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Our programs are internationally recognised and provide graduates with
a competitive edge when searching for employment or when climbing
higher in the corporate ladder. Each course is structured to provide you
with critical and strategic thinking skills, and contains a greater focus on
management. If you are interested in rising to the very top of your field or
would like to work overseas, our qualifications will provide you with the skills
to get you there.
We build on core units that are multi disciplinary and industry based, and have been customised to reflect managerial skills and knowledge relevant to the industry. Students also receive a strong foundation in general management skills and knowledge. Our teaching expertise is blended by worldwide industry experience and qualifications. We give our graduates the ideal balance of business skills, industry insights and real world experience to take on exciting roles anywhere you choose.
The Economics Department of the University of Colombo offers multi-disciplinary programmes in Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Management from Diploma to Masters level. They are especially designed to respond to the increasing demand for multi-skilled practitioners and professionals who are able to take responsibility for a wide range of complex industry processes to contribute towards the growth ad sustainability of the industry. These programmes prepare them to improve their knowledge through an interactive and application-oriented approach to meet the present challenges of global trends in the travel and tourism industry. The programmes provide practical and analytical competence in socio-economic, ecological, marketing, managerial, accounting, information technological and legal aspects of the travel and tourism industry. Read More
The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is the United Nations agency responsible for the promotion of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism.As the leading international organization in the field of tourism, UNWTO promotes tourism as a driver of economic growth, inclusive development and environmental sustainability and offers leadership and support to the sector in advancing knowledge and tourism policies worldwide.Read More
The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) is the forum for business leaders in the Travel & Tourism industry. With Chief Executives of some one hundred of the world's leading Travel & Tourism companies as its Members, WTTC has a unique mandate and overview on all matters related to Travel & Tourism.WTTC works to raise awareness of Travel & Tourism as one of the world's largest industries, supporting 277 million jobs and generating 9.8 per cent of world GDP.Read More
Founded in 1951, the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is a not-for profit association that is internationally acclaimed for acting as a catalyst for the responsible development of travel and tourism to, from and within the Asia Pacific region. The Association provides aligned advocacy, insightful research and innovative events to its member organisations, comprising 90 government, state and city tourism bodies, nearly 30 international airlines, airports and cruise lines, 57 educational institutions, and hundreds of travel industry companies in Asia Pacific and beyond.Read More
IATA was formed in April 1945 in Havana, Cuba.It is the successor to the International Air Traffic Association, which was formed in 1919 at The Hague, Netherlands. At its founding, IATA consisted of 57 airlines from 31 countries. Much of IATA’s early work was technical and it provided input to the newly created International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), which was reflected in the annexes of the Chicago Convention, the international treaty that still governs the conduct of international air transport today.Read More
The Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) was formed as the apex body for Sri Lanka Tourism under Section 2 of the Tourism Act (No. 38 of 2005). The organization (Formally known as "Ceylon Tourist Board / Sri Lanka Tourist Board / Sri Lanka Tourism Board ") is committed towards transforming Sri Lanka to be Asia’s foremost tourism destination. The SLTDA will strive to develop diverse, unique and quality tourism services and products that would make Sri Lanka as a unique destination, globallyRead More
The Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism & Hotel Management (SLITHM) is the only Government approved premier Institute in Sri Lanka, which was established by the Government in 1964 to train young men and women in the complex field of Hospitality and Travel Industry, and is managed by Sri Lanka Tourism under the Ministry of Economic Development. Further, in order to facilitate students island-wide, provincial schools have been set up in Anuradhapura, Bandarawela, Pallekelle, Koggala, and Ratnapura.Read More
The website includes details of all SLAITO members, information about the association and how it can help you, useful industry contacts and links to other tourism related organisations in Sri Lanka. Visitors can also view members filtered according to the category. If the information you are looking for is not on the SLAITO website then please feel free to contact the association, who will be happy to help with any enquiries.Read More
The Travel Agents Association of Sri Lanka (TAASL) is affiliated to The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce. The Travel Agents Association of Sri Lanka (TAASL) is the National Travel Agents body in the country, founded on October 22, 1974 & representing the interests of 168 inbound and outbound travel and tour operators in Sri Lanka. The Association was the fist tourism related association established at that time and was the common association for many tourism industries including outbound, inbound and hotels. However with the evolving tourism trade, separate associations were established.Read More