Journal of Tourism & Hospitality

Journal of Tourism & Hospitality
Open Access

ISSN: 2167-0269

Pathmananda Kumar V

Pathmananda Kumar V

Sri Lanka

  • Research Article
    Potentials, Challenges and Opportunities for Tourism Development in the Eastern Province Sri Lanka
    Author(s): Pathmananda Kumar VPathmananda Kumar V

    The eastern province consists of diverse resources that make it especially suited for developing tourism to take maximum advantage of it. Following 2009, tourism in the eastern province shows a promising growth and some star hotels have been constructed along the coastal area. Therefore, the main objectives of this research are to identify and examine the potentiality of tourism development and the challenges and opportunities of tourism development in the eastern province in Sri Lanka. The primary data collected form 100 local and foreign tourists in the study area. Random sampling was used to select respondent. The result of the study indicates that lack of infrastructure, health and safety of tourists, skilled and trained workforce, accommodation, internet and mobile network and the image of the area are challenges of Eastern province tourism industry. This can be overcome through .. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2167-0269.1000343

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