Officials help tourists at an airport in Katunayake, Sri Lanka. File/Reuters
Sri Lanka’s tourism industry, badly hurt by Easter day bombings, is showing signs of gradual recovery, industry executives say, although a national election later this year is likely to weigh on holiday season arrivals.
Sri Lanka plans to reopen its tourism sector in mid-June by allowing only small groups of visitors to begin with, a local newspaper quoted a senior tourism ministry official as saying.
Darshana Ratnayake, a cafe owner in Ella, a former colonial hill station in Sri Lankan tea country, organized free food and shelter for dozens of stranded tourists.
Responsible investment strategies, aligned with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), alongside bold action on - and accountability from businesses to - the SDGs proved key themes at the Global Goals Business Forum at Expo 2020 Dubai.
Traditionally an agricultural country classified as a middle-income economy and, commonest perceived to be mostly raking in hefty dollars by way of its fresh and processed tropical fruits, the number one export of the Philippines to the Middle East and North Africa
Oil prices rose for a fourth day on Wednesday after a fire on a pipeline from Iraq to Turkey briefly stopped flows, increasing concerns about an already tight short term supply outlook. Brent crude futures rose 48 cents, or 0.6%, to $87.99 a barrel at 1245 GMT, adding