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Launch of ‘Enabling Sri Lanka Tourism 2.0 Program’

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Sri Lanka Tourism 2.0

The American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Sri Lanka in partnership with Sri Lanka Association for Software Services Companies (SLASSCOM) has organized a program to enable the Sri Lankan Tourism Industry to leap frog in becoming the destination of choice. This program entails utilizing innovative IT solutions to achieve following business objectives:

-  Enable Hotels & Destination Management Companies (DMCs) to explore best in class IT products and solutions available in Sri Lanka to Attract, Service and retain guests.

-  Facilitate meaningful  engagement between the leaders of the IT companies and Hotels & DMCs to help accelerate innovation and adoption

-  Recognize best in class IT products and solutions servicing Hotels & DMCs

This unique program includes a competition to select winning IT solutions for the Sri Lanka Tourism Industry. The short listed companies will be allowed to participate at a conference and a trade exhibition attended by senior executives within the leisure industry and make presentations to the audience highlighting the business value of their solutions. The business interactions that will occur during the event will lead to higher level of entrepreneurship within IT Tourism sector and increased funding for companies engaged in such ventures.

Live updates from the launch

We were available there to cover the event as well as to live blog the event.

admin Jul 25, 20136:46 pm

Thanks to all who stay tuned to the updates, this is digit live team signing out.

admin Jul 25, 20136:45 pm

We are about to wrap up with the launch of ‘Enabling Sri Lanka Tourism 2.0 Program’

admin Jul 25, 20136:44 pm

We believe that some of these products will showcase Sri Lanka differently, and if we don’t do certain things like this, we can’t up our game and compete with other tourist destinations

admin Jul 25, 20136:41 pm

Its not easy to give a number of tourism increase purely on this programme – Jayantissa Kehelpannala

admin Jul 25, 20136:39 pm

“What kind of tourism attraction enhancement would we see from this program” – asked by one from the audience

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It is a programme in partnership between AMCHAM and SLASSCOM

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The programme is collaboration between ICTA, Sri Lanka Tourism, Hotels Association of Sri Lanka, SLAiTO & Dialog Enterprise

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Industry Exhibition/Trade Show open to tourism sector at which the finalist will pitch to select award winners in each of the 4 categories, which will be held on 12th September at Kingsbury.

admin Jul 25, 20136:30 pm

We have selected 3 finalists for each of the 4 categories- Prasath Nanayakkara

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Judges for this include:
- Udaana Wickramasinghe
- Srilal Miththapal
- Dileepa Mudadeniya
- Rohan Jayaweera
- Wellington Perera

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Key evaluation criteria across the 4 key business focus areas
- Effectiveness of solution
- Ease of deployment and adoption in the local context
- Proven capability of solution

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Business focus areas defined as award categories
- Marketing Sr Lanka as a destination
- Marketing individual properties, destination management companies and experiences
- Enhance and manage top line enablers
- Optimize cost management

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Key objectives
- Facilitate for the hotels and DMCs to explore best in class IT products and solutions available in Sri Lanka that will enable to Attract, Service and retain guests
- Facilitate meaningful engagement between the leaders of the IT companies and hotels to help accelerate innovation and adoption
- Recognise best in class IT products and solutions servicing the hotels.

admin Jul 25, 20136:18 pm

Big asks by SL Tourism Industry
Attract, Service, Retain – highlghts Prasath Nanayakkara

admin Jul 25, 20136:16 pm

Vijaya Ratnayake, President American Chamber of Commerce in Sri Lanka was scheduled to give the welcome address. In his absence we have Prasath Nanayakkara, VP of AMCHAM giving the welcome address

admin Jul 25, 20136:14 pm

Prasath Nanayakkara starts the proceedings by briefly introducing the programme

admin Jul 25, 20136:14 pm

We have on the panel the following dignitaries:
Prasath Nanayakkara
Vasantha Leelananda
Jayantissa Kehelepannala
Ruwindhu Peiris

admin Jul 25, 20136:10 pm

We are now live from Kingsbury as we await for proceedings to start

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