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Tourism & Leisure Sector Review

Definition and scale of sector

  • Attractions, accommodation,
  • Catering,
  • Public realm management,
  • Information services,
  • Intermediary services,
  • Catering, supplies,
  • Leisure goods,
  • Presentational arts

Why the sector was chosen in the West Midlands

  • Significant employment growth potential - although highly concentrated in certain parts of the region around specific types of product.
  • Potential for expansion of heritage-related, business and sports-related tourism.

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The 2008 Travel & Tourism Economic Research: Sri Lanka - February 2008

Measurement of that importance is best achieved through the construction of Travel & Tourism Satellite Accounts, analogous to the national income accounts routinely published by government statistical offices worldwide. The 2008 Tourism Satellite Accounting research - sponsored by Accenture and produced by Oxford Economics - constructs such accounts for 176 countries and follows the standardised United Nations' methodology for measurement of Travel & Tourism's economic impact on personal consumption, business spending, capital investment, government expenditures, exports and imports, culminating in quantification of the contribution to gross domestic product and employment.

Source: The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC)

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Tourism and Leisure Sector Report - June 2007

Despite the shock and the devastation arranged by Tsunami in December 2004, the economy of Sri Lanka reacted well and straightaway restarted growing. Agriculture plays the most important role in Sri Lanka economy, but the value of manufacturing and services is of increasing importance, especially after a wide-scale liberalisation occurred during 1989. The main trading partners are US, UK and India (exports) and India, China, Singapore (import). 

Source: India Pakistan Trade Unit

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Sri Lanka Tourist Board: Annual Report 2005 - June 2006

This report provides the work performances and the activities carried out by Sri Lanka Tourist Board during the year 2005.

Two of their main mission is to promote sustainable development of tourism as a key sector of the economy for the economic and social well being of the people, work towards delighting visitors (domestic and international) through effective and quality facilitation of access, accommodation and other services.

Source: Sri Lanka Tourist Board

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Addendum to the SASEC Tourism Development Plan to include Sri Lanka - April 2006

Tourism has been a priority sector of the South Asia Sub regional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) program since its inception in 2001. The SASEC Tourism Working Group (TWG), made up of the tourism ministries and national tourism organizations (NTOs) of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal, has met six times. At its sixth meeting at Colombo in November 2005, the TWG welcomed Sri Lanka as a new participant in the SASEC tourism program.

The TWG's work is guided by the SASEC Tourism Development Plan (TDP). Designed to complement existing national and state tourism development plans, the TDP contains a framework and rationale for various sub regional tourism development projects currently underway. This Addendum to the TDP has been prepared to include Sri Lanka. Its preparation included creative planning sessions with Sri Lanka's tourism industry and a workshop session at the sixth TWG meeting.

Source: Asian Development Bank and South Asia Sub regional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) Tourism Working Group

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Annual Sratistical Report of Sri Lanka Tourism 2006 - Sri Lanka Tourist Board

In 2006, the international tourist arrivals increased by 4.5% from 806 million arrivals in 2005 to 842 million arrivals in 2006. Tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka during the year 2006 amounted to 559,603. This was an increase of 10,295 or 1.9%, when compared with the 549,308 arrivals registered for the year 2005, the year following the impact of the tsunami.

Source: Sri Lanka Tourist Board - Annual Statistical Report

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Tourism Sector Report: Ampara District Master Plan - January 2006

 

The tourism industry is a major part of the Sri Lanka economy. In 2003, tourism was the fourth largest source of foreign exchange, as well as, a major employer. While other destinations in Asia have developed their tourism industry, Sri Lanka has had to contend with the on-going civil conflict. The main global competitors are Thailand, Malaysia, Maldives, India, and The Caribbean (Source: The Competitive Initiative-Tourism Cluster).

 

Source: Canadian Agro-Sustainability Partnership Inc. (CASP)

 

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