Batey, a top regional public relations company, is to take over the state tourism promotion agency early next year.
The company singled out by the Prime Minister is waiting for the fine print in their contract to be sorted out according to officials.rn
rnBatey, the creator of lquote the Singapore girl for Singapore Airlines and the official promotions agency for the Singapore Tourist Board, Mercedes Benz and Star Hub will add the Ceylon Tourist Board to its list from early next year.rn
rnA voluntary retirement scheme has also been offered to Ceylon Tourist Board employees in a bid to cut down the excess staff once the key promotion function is outsourced.rn
rnThe Singapore based company is expected to operate from its headquarters with a branch office in Colombo.rn
rnOfficials at Tourist Board and the Regaining Sri Lanka steering committee for tourism said that the company is expected to come on a two-year contract.rn
rnOfficials from Bateys in an interview with a Singaporean business newspa