A number of programs will are being organised throughout the country to mark World Tourism Day today.
The Tourism Development Authority has taken steps to develop Pasikudah, Kucchaveli and Kalpitiya as main tourism development zones.
13 hotels with a capacity of one thousand rooms are being built at present, near the Pasikudah Coast. Two of the 14 islands in Kalkudah, have been leased out to the private sector for tourism related purposes.
It is expected to develop a five acre plot of land in Kuchchaveli area as a special tourist park. Development of tourism zones is scheduled to be completed by the year 2016.