New consultancy to help hospitality sector | Sunday Observer

New consultancy to help hospitality sector

30 January, 2022

Hospitality Classification Consultancy (Pvt) Ltd has been set up by three experienced hospitality professionals, Chandana Wijeratna, Dulantha Cooray and Pubudu Dassanayake to assist the tourism sector to meet the registration and classification standards of the Government, as the travel industry puts priority on registered and classified properties with Sri Lanka Tourism, the national tourism organisation, to facilitate visitors since the pandemic. The company has been set up at a time when hoteliers, investors and owners, due to lack of awareness about classification process, find the process of obtaining ‘Star classification’ and conforming to mandatory requirements a daunting task and time consuming.

The trio behind Hospitality Classification Consultancy, graduates of SLITHM/Ceylon Hotel School and have experience in the tourism and consultancy industries.

The two senior consultants,  Wijeratna, a former Director of Standards and Quality Assurance of Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority and Cooray served consecutively as Secretary to the Hotel’s Classification Committee of Sri Lanka Tourism and have a team of consultants to call upon when needed by the industry.  Dassanayake, as Director, Operations and Marketing, focuses on liaison between the industry stakeholders and the consultants.

The consultancy will support and contribute to upgrade quality and service standards of tourism service providers and to obtain recommendations and licenses from the authorities and the whole process from blueprint level to opening to guests.