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Sri Lanka hosts UNWTO Asia tourism on Covid-19 recovery strategies

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka is hosting a United Nations World Tourism Organization meeting online, on June 30 and July 01, the tourism promotion office said.

Sri Lanka was to physically host the 32 Joint Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for East Asia and Pacific (CAP) and the UNWTO Commission for South Asia (CSA) in Colombo.

“However, in view of the COVID-19 pandemic and the global restrictions on international travel, it was decided not to hold a physical meeting this year as it was initially planned,” Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority said.

“Therefore, CAP-CSA will be held virtually on 30th June 2020 under the theme “Impacts of COVID-19 on the tourism sector and the recommendations for the recovery process”.

Secretary-General of UNWTO, Tourism Ministers of Asia and the Pacific region will attend the meeting.

Prasanna Ranatunga, Minister of Tourism and Aviation, Secretary S. Hettiarachchi and Sri Lanka Tourism Chairperson Kimarli Fernando will represent Sri Lanka. (Colombo/June30/2020)