A critical review of the Responsible Tourism issues in Galle Fort, Sri Lanka using the triple bottom line approach.

June 15, 2010 at 12:53 pm Leave a comment

As a UN World Heritage site, Galle Fort has enormous potential as a visitor attraction as well as significant potential in generating economic benefits to the residents of the fort. With the end of Sri Lanka’s 26 year conflict in May 2009 Galle Fort is experiencing increased numbers of tourists, particularly domestic tourists, placing pressure on all of its assets, both cultural and heritage. In addition in May 2008 UNESCO sent a reactive monitoring mission to Galle Fort to assess the state of its conservation after major concerns were expressed regarding the recent building of the international cricket stadium as well as plans to develop Galle Harbour. With these concerns raised and the absence of a tourism plan being implemented it is essential to critically review the triple bottom line responsible tourism issues of Galle Fort for it to remain as one of the best preserved living fortifications in Asia.

To read the full report click here –  Galle Fort Triple Bottom Line Responsible Tourism Issues

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