New regulations on the way for adventure tourism

Wednesday, 15 November 2017 00:03 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

Steps are being taken to promulgate regulations related to all adventure tourism activities in Sri Lanka. Ten advisory committees have been appointed to each field of the adventure tourism service to set up international standards. 

As per the initiative taken by the Central Program Management Unit (CPMU) of the Ministry of National Policies and Economic Affairs with Sri Lanka Tourism, the project is being implemented by the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA).

It will promulgate regulations related to all adventure tourism activities and limitations to the industry such as carrying capacity limitations, safety requirements, minimum requirement for registration as an adventure tourism operator, etc. Ten consultative committees have been appointed under the SLTDA for each adventure tourism segment which is divided into 10 fields such as land-, water- and air-related activities to develop these guidelines. 

With the input and advice of the experts in these consultative committees, the guidelines on adventure tourism are scheduled to be developed and gazetted by March 2018.