Jan 06, 2020

“Foreigners Only” hotels in hot water Featured

Measures have been taken to either suspend or cancel the licenses of hotels or restaurants which prohibit the entry of locals in the future.

This warning has been issued by the Tourism Development Authority to such establishments which maintain a stand that they would not cater to locals.

According to Tourism Development Authority sources, local tourists have complained that several hotels and restaurants in Hikkaduwa and Arugambe areas do not permit the entry of locals.

The Tourism Development Authority had warned such hotels and restaurants which do not cater to locals that as locals contribute immensely to the tourism industry, especially during off seasons,  if they fail to change their policies, these establishments  would be liable to face dire consequences.