Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism & Hotel Management (SLITHM), as an initiative to uplift the reviving tourism industry in the country, has introduced the continuous professional development (CPD) e-learning platform to all registered guides to enhance their knowledge and skills.
The launch of the continuous professional development (CPD) e-learning platform took place this week under the patronage of Minister of Tourism Prasanna Ranatunga, Secretary of the Ministry S. Hettiarachchi and Sri Lanka Tourism (SLT) Chairperson Kimarli Fernando, SLT said in a media release.
“Tourist guides play an important role in our tourism sector as they spend a lot of time with visitors from arrival to departure. It is important that our guides stay updated on their professional/technical knowledge and I hope this e-learning platform by Sri Lanka Tourism will help them enhance their knowledge and skills,” SLT Chairperson Kimarli Fernando said while the Minister congratulated all the officials who were involved in bringing this initiative to reality, the release said.
Knowledge improvement, obtaining expertise knowledge from veterans, develop active participation with guests, improve the link between tourism institutions and guides are some key objectives of this e-learning platform.