Monday, 24 June 2013

Lankan homes open out to tourists

Sri Lanka is encouraging more and more local families to open their homes to tourists and earn money in the process while increasing the room stock from this category to 10,000 by 2016.

The country is targetting 2.5 million visitors by 2016 and currently has 23,000 rooms compared to the 45,000 rooms needed to meet the five-fold increase from less than 500,000 in 2009. Currently there are about 300 homes of below five rooms each listed in the Sri Lanka Tourism website as ‘homestays’ providing a total of less than 1,000 rooms.
(Source: Sunday Times)

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