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Yala hoteliers form association


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Established in 2018 with 12 member hotels, the Yala Hotel Association is ready to go a long way. 

Since its inception, the YHA has been able to make its presence felt by representing many industry-related events.

With the ever-increasing demand for nature tourism, Yala National Park has become a major attraction for foreign and local tourists. As a result, many star class hotels have moved into the destination and many more are waiting in the pipeline. With the ever-increasing influx of tourists to Yala, the need for an association was felt by many hotel general managers and as a result YHA was formed in April 2018. 

Yala Hoteliers Association Secretary Krishanta Damunupola said: “Our objective is to protect and promote the main tourist attraction in the destination, which is the Yala National Park. YHA will do everything possible to raise concerns with relation to the above park and get the support of the concerned authorities and NGOs to ensure that we protect this natural wonder for generations to come. Also, YHA’s emphasis lies in the adaptability and creativity of the hospitality industry, which ensures not just adapting to change but anticipating change and in essence forging its way to a global market.”


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