Sri Lanka offers $600 million tourism opportunities for you Detailed Event Information For Sri Lanka offers $600 million tourism opportunities for you
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Location/Date: Washington, DC, United States 10/26/2010 - 10/26/2010
Event Summary:
Sri Lanka, the island nation anticipates $600 million earnings in the tourism sector this year alone. In the coming years, Sri Lanka is looking to invest $10 billion to build and upgrade hotels. Approximately 2,000-3,000 rooms will be constructed in 2010 with 20,000 rooms expected to be built in the next six years to cater to anticipated demand. Sri Lanka is a country with beautiful beaches, rare and wonderful wildlife, and gorgeous hill country with tea plantations. The country is experiencing high levels of growth in the tourism sector (50% year-on-year growth!) following the end of the 26 year civil conflict which ended in early 2009. Speakers on the webinar will include the commercial officer at the U.S. Embassy in Colombo, Sri Lanka, the Director General for the Sri Lankan Ministry of Tourism, the past-President for the Sri Lankan Hotel and Tourism Association, and the Executive Director of the local American Chamber of Commerce. These on-the-ground experts plan to share with interested American companies a wealth of information about the growth that is happening in the country, the Sri Lankan government's active support for that growth, and how U.S. exporters can participate. To register for this webinar, go to the following link: Supplying the Sri Lankan Tourism Industry. For more information contact: Terri Batch at Terri.batch@trade.gov or Roza.pace@trade.gov

Contacts:
Mala Venkat, Chennai
Senior Commercial Specialist
Phone: +91 44 2857 4293
Mala.Venkat@trade.gov
Aileen Nandi, San Salvador
Regional Senior Commercial Officer
Phone: +503 2501 3070
aileen.nandi@trade.gov
Roza Pace, TPP
International Trade Specialist
Phone: 202-482-1354
Roza.Pace@trade.gov
Abdul Shaikh, TPP
International Economist
Phone: 202-482-1619
Abdul.Shaikh@trade.gov
Terri Batch, Los Angeles (West)
International Trade Specialist
Phone: 310-235-7212
Terri.Batch@trade.gov