Tourism Arrivals Increasing in Sri Lanka

Hotel_management_in_sri_lankaThe tourism industry in Sri Lanka is looking sunny. According to a recent study by HVS, a prominent hospitality research organization, approximately 1.1 million visitors have been into the country till September 2014. International arrivals to Sri Lanka were an impressive 22% up from the same period in 2013. The increased number of tourist was from regions like Eastern Europe, the Middle East and countries like China.

The single largest growing feeder market during this period was Indonesia. Tourists from this country increased almost 500% from 2,900 to 17,300 arrivals. With a target of 2 million international arrivals in 2015 and 2.5 million in 2016, Sri Lanka is slated to become one of the region’s premier tourist and leisure destinations. In response to the increasing demand of quality accommodation on the island nation, many international hotel brands are expected to enter the market in next few years. Read More

By: Nandika Udupihilla

Published in: IDS Next Sri Lanka Microsite

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Technology is making greater and greater inroads into our lives. Right from when we wake up in the morning to when we head to sleep – we cannot imagine a life without the gadgets and gizmos that make life easy and interesting. When we travel and stay in hotels, our expectations are no different. We expect all the technological amenities we easily access at home if not more. The hospitality industry in increasingly accessing technology to wow guests, optimize their use of manpower, control hotel functions in an integrated manner and on the whole reduce costs while increasing efficiency. This blog is meant to track these technological changes happening in the hospitality sector. The growing move towards sophisticated hotel ERP, the growing use of cloud computing, the rapidly changing customer facing devices – smart phones and iPads, the increasing security concerns and more. Expect to find interesting articles, whitepapers, thoughts, and observations. Feel free to comment and even mail us content that you don’t mind posted here. Happy reading!
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