Monday, 10 August 2020 18:47

Sri Lanka gears to attract international leisure travellers

Sri Lanka is geared to attract international leisure travellers with all aspects of a traveller’s visit been thoroughly evaluated and necessary safety protocols put in place, Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) Chairperson Kimarli Fernando said.

Recognising the safety protocols introduced by the Government of Sri Lanka along with standards mandated by Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority to ensure the safety of domestic and international travellers, destination Sri Lanka was recently endowed with the World Travel and Tourism Council’s (WTTC) Safe Travels stamp.

Whilst establishing confidence among tourists looking at the island paradise as a preferred destination to travel amidst the pandemic, the Safe Travels stamp will also allow them to recognise properties and businesses that diligently follow globally streamed health and hygiene protocols aligned with the WTTC’s Safe Travels Protocols.

“Having one of the world’s highest success rates in combatting Covid-19, positions Sri Lanka is now becoming as an exemplary destination for safe travels,” Kimarli Fernando said.

She highlighted that the stringent safety standards imposed coupled with the country’s laudable healthcare system has highlighted the island as a travel destination that can offer unique experiences to tourists, whilst prioritising their health and sanitation”.

Sri Lanka joins the ranks of leading destinations to be stamped safe, including Indonesia, Dubai, Tanzania, Portugal, Mexican Caribbean, Barcelona, Madrid, Seville, Turkey, Bulgaria, Jamaica, Mauritius, Ontario, Saudi Arabia, Rwanda and counting, having had its protocols validated by WTTC to be in line with those devised by the global organization.

(LIN)

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