Research Article


DOI :10.26650/jot.2020.6.2.0007   IUP :10.26650/jot.2020.6.2.0007    Full Text (PDF)

Beyond Collapse: The Message of COVID–19 to the Sri Lankan Tourism Industry

Sivanandamoorthy Sivesan

The coronavirus (COVID – 19) is a grave and rapidly growing health concern, which not only affects Chinese economic growth but which also has a serious impact on the global economy. The tourism industry has made, and continues to make, a valuable contribution to Sri Lankan economic and socio cultural development. This research study describes how far Sri Lanka tourism industry has collapsed due to the COVID – 19? how can Sri Lanka possibly reshape of as a leading tourist destination in the world market? This study suggests two phases of different strategies to reshape the Sri Lankan tourism market. Phase 01 deals with short terms remedies to the current problem which has arisen due to the health crisis. SLTDA should begin to work with the Ministry of Health and Indigenous Medical Services in the following ways: Issuing certificates to hotels to ensure the health and safety management of the hotels’ staff, tourists and host community as well as security and hygiene arrangements at airports. Preparing detailed guidelines to establish quarantine hotels with employee safety and ensuring health safety of tourist guides and tourism related business. Phase 02 deals with with long–term strategies to rebuild the tourism industry in Sri Lanka.


PDF View

References

  • Bowen, G. A. (2009). Document analysis as a qualitative research method. Qualitative Research Journal, 9(2), 27-40. google scholar
  • Central Bank of Sri Lanka, (2020). Central bank annual report – 2019. Retrieved from: https://www.cbsl.gov.lk/en/news/the-central-bank-of-sri-lanka-releases-its-annual-report-for-the-year-2019 google scholar
  • Cetin, G., (2020). Impact of Covid – 19 on tourism industry. Journal of Tourismology, 6(1). google scholar
  • Fernando, S., Bandara, J. S., & Smith, C. (2013). Regaining missed opportunities: the role of tourism in post-war development in Sri Lanka. Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research, 18(7), 685-711. google scholar
  • Gössling, S., Scott, D., & Hall, C. M. (2020). Pandemics, tourism and global change: a rapid assessment of COVID-19. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 1-20. google scholar
  • Hall, C. M., Scott, D., & Gössling, S. (2020). Pandemics, transformations and tourism: be careful what you wish for. Tourism Geographies, 1-22. google scholar
  • Heritage City of Kandy, Sri Lanka, in Cheer, J. and Lew, A. Tourism and Resilience: Transational and Comparative Perspective, New York: Routledge, 2017 google scholar
  • Merriam, S. B. (2002). Qualitative research in practice: Examples for discussion and analysis: Jossey-Bass Inc Pub. google scholar
  • Reeves, K. & sivesan, S. Tourism, history, identity, and community resilience in the World google scholar
  • Robinson , L., & Jarvie, J. K. (2008). Post‐disaster community tourism recovery: the tsunami and Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka. Disasters, 32(4), 631-645. google scholar
  • Sharpley, R., & Ussi, M. (2014). Tourism and governance in small island developing states (SIDS): the Case of Zanzibar. International Journal of Tourism Research, 16(1), 87-96. google scholar
  • UNWTO, (2020). International Tourism Highlights. Retrieved from: https://www.e-unwto.org/doi/pdf/10.18111/9789284421152, google scholar

Citations

Copy and paste a formatted citation or use one of the options to export in your chosen format


EXPORT



APA

Sivesan, S. (2020). Beyond Collapse: The Message of COVID–19 to the Sri Lankan Tourism Industry. Journal of Tourismology, 6(2), 147-153. https://doi.org/10.26650/jot.2020.6.2.0007


AMA

Sivesan S. Beyond Collapse: The Message of COVID–19 to the Sri Lankan Tourism Industry. Journal of Tourismology. 2020;6(2):147-153. https://doi.org/10.26650/jot.2020.6.2.0007


ABNT

Sivesan, S. Beyond Collapse: The Message of COVID–19 to the Sri Lankan Tourism Industry. Journal of Tourismology, [Publisher Location], v. 6, n. 2, p. 147-153, 2020.


Chicago: Author-Date Style

Sivesan, Sivanandamoorthy,. 2020. “Beyond Collapse: The Message of COVID–19 to the Sri Lankan Tourism Industry.” Journal of Tourismology 6, no. 2: 147-153. https://doi.org/10.26650/jot.2020.6.2.0007


Chicago: Humanities Style

Sivesan, Sivanandamoorthy,. Beyond Collapse: The Message of COVID–19 to the Sri Lankan Tourism Industry.” Journal of Tourismology 6, no. 2 (Apr. 2021): 147-153. https://doi.org/10.26650/jot.2020.6.2.0007


Harvard: Australian Style

Sivesan, S 2020, 'Beyond Collapse: The Message of COVID–19 to the Sri Lankan Tourism Industry', Journal of Tourismology, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 147-153, viewed 20 Apr. 2021, https://doi.org/10.26650/jot.2020.6.2.0007


Harvard: Author-Date Style

Sivesan, S. (2020) ‘Beyond Collapse: The Message of COVID–19 to the Sri Lankan Tourism Industry’, Journal of Tourismology, 6(2), pp. 147-153. https://doi.org/10.26650/jot.2020.6.2.0007 (20 Apr. 2021).


MLA

Sivesan, Sivanandamoorthy,. Beyond Collapse: The Message of COVID–19 to the Sri Lankan Tourism Industry.” Journal of Tourismology, vol. 6, no. 2, 2020, pp. 147-153. [Database Container], https://doi.org/10.26650/jot.2020.6.2.0007


Vancouver

Sivesan S. Beyond Collapse: The Message of COVID–19 to the Sri Lankan Tourism Industry. Journal of Tourismology [Internet]. 20 Apr. 2021 [cited 20 Apr. 2021];6(2):147-153. Available from: https://doi.org/10.26650/jot.2020.6.2.0007 doi: 10.26650/jot.2020.6.2.0007


ISNAD

Sivesan, Sivanandamoorthy. Beyond Collapse: The Message of COVID–19 to the Sri Lankan Tourism Industry”. Journal of Tourismology 6/2 (Apr. 2021): 147-153. https://doi.org/10.26650/jot.2020.6.2.0007



TIMELINE


Submitted05.05.2020
Accepted10.06.2020
Published Online20.12.2020

LICENCE


Attribution-NonCommercial (CC BY-NC)

This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially, and although their new works must also acknowledge you and be non-commercial, they don’t have to license their derivative works on the same terms.


SHARE




Istanbul University Press aims to contribute to the dissemination of ever growing scientific knowledge through publication of high quality scientific journals and books in accordance with the international publishing standards and ethics. Istanbul University Press follows an open access, non-commercial, scholarly publishing.