Sri Lanka Tourism introduces e-learning platform for all SLTDA-registered tourist guides

Sri Lanka Tourism introduces e-learning platform for all SLTDA-registered tourist guides

Fri, Jul 30, 2021, 09:41 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 30, Colombo: As an initiative to uplift the reviving tourism industry in the country, the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management (SLITHM) has introduced the continuous professional development (CPD) e-learning platform to all registered guides to enhance their knowledge and skills.

The launch of the CPD e-learning platform took place this week under the patronage of Tourism Minister Prasanna Ranatunga, Ministry Secretary S. Hettiarachchi and Sri Lanka Tourism Chairperson Kimarli Fernando.

“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,” Fernando shared while the minister congratulated all the officials who were involved in bringing this initiative to reality.

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.

If you are a registered guide with the SLTDA, you can now sign up on and avail of the online courses.

A certificate of completion will be given at the end of the course from the SLTDA and SLITHM.

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