Webinar on ‘Sri Lanka – Reimagining the Tourism Journey Ahead’ to be Held on 11 August 2020

10th June, 2020 News and Updates

With plans in place to reopen Sri Lanka to travellers on 1 August with a special two-step post-COVID-19 protocol laid out by the government the country’s travel and tourism stakeholders gearing up to return to business. A Webinar organised by hospitality consulting group C9 Hotelworks and Delivering Asia Communications titled ‘Sri Lanka – Reimagining the Tourism Journey Ahead’ will be held on Thursday 11 June at 1 p.m. Colombo time. The panellists include Sri Lanka Tourism Chairperson Kimarli Fernando, Sri Lankan Airlines Chairman Ashok Pathirage, investment banker and entrepreneur Thilan Wijesinghe and Cinnamon Hotels and Resorts Head of Brand Marketing and Cinnamon Life Mall CEO Dileep Mudadeniya. Discussion topics include:

Airlift: will travel bubbles create a stated recovery of flights and from what markets?

Hotels: how are hotel owners and operators addressing the crisis and beyond?

Financial Institutions: debt, loans and defaults, how is the travel sector coping?

Government: what incentives are available for tourism businesses to stimulate growth? Non-Traditional Accommodation: is Sri Lanka’s considerable set of villas and private accommodation best suited for post-crisis travel?

Source: Daily FT