Sri Lanka Attracts Cruise Ship Passengers

As Sri Lanka builds up its tourism industry, the cruise industry is sure to follow. According to the philSTAR.com (a local Filipino news source), Sri Lanka is encouraging cruise ship stopovers.

"The Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau said in a statement that they along with the officials of the Sri Lanka Port Authority, welcomed the Carnival PLC luxury cruise liner Arcadia with 2,100 tourists onboard at the Colombo Harbor," the article reports.

Sri Lanka is on track to pull in over 1 million tourists this year, and to reach 2.5 million by 2016. In addition, large-scale companies like Shangri-La, Hyatt and Sheraton are considering hotel projects in the country.

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