State tourism officials are drawing up plans to restrict the lquote all inclusive tourist packages to Sri Lanka.
The all-inclusive is believed to be low-end market.rn
rnThis means tourists will now have to settle for bed and breakfast packages or luxury suite offers.rn
rnldblquote We are looking at ways to control the all-inclusive concept. We are trying to link to a business plan,
dblquote Tourist Board Chairman Paddy Withana says explaining the move.rn
rnldblquote We are going to bring a policy that every five-years hotels will get duty free concession for refurbishments.
rnHotels will now have to refurbish every five years to be eligible for the concessions offered.rn
rnldblquote We might say that hotels that do not operate all-inclusive or that hotels that have a very good room rate will get the offer,
dblquote he says.rn
rnPlans also include a separate zone for all inclusive package operators, in order to be fair by the large all-inclusive operators.rn