Tourism Sri Lanka Core Goals for Development

Tourism Sri Lanka Core Goals for Development
Sri Lanka on a fast-track development pattern under the new UN Sustainable Development Agenda aims to reap benefits by 2030. The government’s desire to grow the tourism industry by 2025 include plans to establish the island as a top tourist destination, further consolidated under a set of core sustainable development goals or SDG’s, thus making tourism a leading contributor and central pillar for economic growth. Designs to establish the industry as a no.3 net foreign exchange earner of US$ 7 billion with a target of over four million tourist arrivals by 2020, Sri Lanka Tourism goals are ambitious. Aspirations of eventually employing 600,000 locals within tourism and supporting industries, raising industry standards, destination development ventures mainly transformative tourism projects (TTP),  and implementing viable commercial policies to attract foreign investors are factors identified to meet core SDG’s. As one of the 195 countries to sign the ‘Paris Agreement’ part of a global response to fighting climate change, fits in with the nation’s tourism vision for 2025 and it’s root philosophy of boosting eco-friendly practises and green-policies for tourism. Expectations are high to identify Sri Lanka by 2025 as a destination of original, diverse and memorable experiences.

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