Local Bound

From left: Dr. Fernando Im, Senior Country Economist for Sri Lanka and the Maldives, The World Bank, Hon. Eran Wickramaratne, State Minister, Ministry of Finance and Mass Media, Dr. W A Wijewardana, Former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, Prof. Indralal de Silva, Former (Chair) of Demography, University of Colombo, Prof. Amala de Silva, Department of Economics, University of Colombo at the panel discussion on "Demographic Change in Sri Lanka" moderated by Dr. Ramani Gunatilaka, International Centre for Ethnic Studies.

Local inbound travel operators will have yet another travel distribution system at their disposal to help increase tourist arrivals to a record 600,000 visitors this year.
The Galaxy global travel distribution system gives wholesale-priced hotel rooms and transfers to retail travel agents and other travel professionals worldwide, enabling them to immediately access, book, confirm and settle payments on-line at the best possible rates to IATA and non-IATA travel agents without a international code. rn

rnAmong the products on offer are Galaxys Travel Distribution System (Galaxy TDS), which filters best rates and availability from among numerous ground services suppliers in each destination, giving travel agents access to the most competitive rates in the market. rn

rnRates come direct from the principal source of wholesale-priced ground services, the Receptive Inbound Operators (RIOs), who have current deep discounted arrangements with hotels and other ground services providers, but generally do no