Amaya Re-emergence

The Connaisance group with a new branding as Amaya Resorts and Spas’ hopes to attract higher spending tourists despite worries about the future course of the peace process. The Connaisance group with a new branding as Amaya Resorts and Spas’ hopes to attract higher spending tourists despite worries about the future course of the peace process. Holidaymakers don’t like to travel to countries at war because of the added risk.

Statements from one presidential candidate that could roll back recent peace gains are worrying the industry.

Sri Lanka’s tourist arrivals and earnings are small compared to even regional standards.

The island, one of the 25 ecological hotspots in the world that’s also heavy on culture attracts just than seven hundred thousand tourists a year.

The worlds top tourism destination France attracts more 75 million tourists a year which is more than a hundred times the expected arrivals this year in Sri Lanka.

Even China, that has only recently started opening up attracts over 33 million visitors a year most of them business travelers.

Thailand’s tourism earnings at US$ 9 billion last year is around half of Sri Lanka’s GDP.