Tour De Farce

The future of the tourism industry hangs loose as travel associations squabble over as to that should represent the industry.
Some in the trade have already made representations to the government challenging the status of the newly established Tourism and Travel association. rn

rnThe association formed with government patronage was thought to comprise both the travel agents association and the inbound tour operators association.

However the travel agents last week questioned its representation in the new association.rn

rnldblquote An emergency meeting was held by the then council of the Travel Agents Association of Sri Lanka and they thought it fit that they should form what its called Sri Lanka Association of Travel and Tourism and without giving much time for the membership to study its constitution and the formation of this body,
dblquote says Noel Fernando, the President of Travel Agents Association of Sri Lanka.rn

rnThey claim that the new association has left the small and medium scale t