Plans to bring wealthy tourists to Sri Lanka in the coming year: Ministry

Plans have been made to bring wealthy tourists to Sri Lanka in the coming year, the Ministry of Tourism said.

The officials of the Ministry told this to the Sectoral Oversight Committee on National Economic and Physical Plans during a recent meeting.

The Committee also directed its attention towards bringing 5 million tourists to Sri Lanka in 2024 and in the simultaneous preparation of infrastructure development.

Addressing the Committee, officials of the Ministry of Tourism and Lands mentioned that they have planned to implement the Home Stay concept. 

The Committee pointed out that the general society of Sri Lanka should be prepared to welcome such tourists in order to attract more tourists to Sri Lanka.

Accordingly, the Members of Parliament present mentioned that they should stop cheating on money from tourists and prepare a system to welcome tourists respectfully. The officials pointed out that training programmes are already being conducted in selected areas.

Furthermore, the Committee also pointed out that it is important to identify the places of tourist attraction at the local level and prepare methods to promote them.

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