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Tourism Leaders' Summit and International Tourism Research Conference

We were delighted and honoured to have one of our founders, Yasmine Samarasinghe be invited to speak at the Tourism Leaders' Summit. Speaking about the growth of the Destination Wedding Market and how we can look it from a country view and what would be required to grown and further improve the wedding experience for international clients. As leaders in the specialist field of Destination Weddings in Sri Lanka, Happily Ever After is constantly seeking ways on improving all areas of the wedding industry to truly offer world class destination wedding experiences. After all, a wedding is one of the most important days in a couple's journey together. The right mix of the completely personal as well as ultimate professional delivery.


Tourism Leaders’ Summit (TLS) and International Tourism Research Conference (ITRC) was organized by the premier state-run academic body, the Tourism Study Programs of the Department of Economics; University of Colombo.

The event was held on 04th and 05th of October 2018 at Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) for the 4th consecutive year in celebrations of United Nations World Tourism Day at national level.

Seven panel discussions paved way to interesting information sharing about a wide array of interesting topics related to travel and tourism. Not only information related to the academia were shared, but also many other important aspects were directed towards policy makers, which further created a platform to have an open dialogue about the future of tourism and what needs to be done to improve and secure its future in a sustainable manner.

Panel One-Diplomats Forum – "Global Expectation for Sri Lanka Tourism Development" from Ambassadors/ Diplomatic Representatives from Tourist Origin Countries

International Organization’s Forum: "Building Capacities and Enhancing Community Contribution for Inclusive Sustainable Tourism"; I/NGOs, Community Leaders, Community Organizations

International Tourism Leaders' Forum- "Lessons Learnt from Global Best Practitioners" CEOs/ Chairmen from NTOs

Aviation/Maritime and Hospitality Forum-"Enhancing Connectivity and Industry Networks"; Airlines, Travel Agencies, DMCs

Cooperate and Industry Leaders’ Forum: "Strengthening Cooperate Partnership for Implementation of Tourism Strategies", CEOs/COOs from the industry and cooperate sector of Sri Lanka

A Way forward for Sustainable Tourism Development : "Together Tourism for All"

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