Commonwealth Parliament Conference boost for tourism
Thursday, September 20, 2012
The 58th Commonwealth Parliament Conference which is currently underway in Colombo has presented many opportunities to different sectors especially for the country’s tourism industry.
The large number of foreign delegates in the country will be an opportunity for image building and promoting tourism on the sideline of the conference.
We are confident that first hand experience gained by the participants will go a long way in promoting the country and developing the tourism sector, Jetwing Group Chairman Hiran Cooray told Daily News Business.
“The presence of significant number of influential people from all over the world in the country will have a positive impact. They will be able to witness the on going development activities in the country and measures taken to facilitate growth in sectors such as tourism, infrastructure and agriculture.
The positive comments and opinions of these world leaders will augur well for the country’s economic progress, " he said.
“The tourism industry is progressing well and we are confident that it will continue to do well. The current product development and aggressive marketing initiatives supported by the promotional efforts will further fuel the industry growth,” Cooray said.
Converging with the purpose to make a difference, to reinforce change across all nations, the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association conducted its annual conference for the third time in Colombo under the theme “ensuring a relevant Commonwealth for the future”.
There were 850 participants representing 179 Commonwealth Parliamentary Associations from 54 countries while showcasing the values of the Commonwealth, a series of workshops were lined up to address the issues of global importance.