EU helps to strengthen tourism in SL

The European Union (EU) Delegation to Sri Lanka, has allocated funds to help strengthen the local wellness tourism capacity to transform the island nation into an attractive destination for wellness tourism.

This will be carried out under the guidance of Sri Lanka Tourism. The resulting ‘Sri Lanka Wellness Tourism Stakeholder Project’ will be officially launched on 15 February 2022, the Sri Lankan Tourism Ministry announced.

The EU Delegation has contracted IBF International Consulting to undertake a technical assistance assignment to develop short term course curricula for Ayurveda therapists and wellness facility management in Sri Lanka in order to provide an authentic experience to tourists to grow the wellness tourism component for the country..”

Meanwhile in June last year the European Parliament passed a resolution on abuses in Sri Lanka, which called on the European Commission (the EU’s executive arm) to consider temporarily withdrawing GSP plus, that removes tariffs for many goods is set to be lost with serious economic consequences.

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