The Association of Small and Medium Enterprises in Tourism
The Association of Small and Medium Enterprises in Tourism Sri Lanka, popularly known as ASMET, was founded in2005 by the Core Group for Alternative Tourism, an initiative in co-operation with the “Value Chain Promotion Component (VCPC)” of the “Capacity Building for Competitiveness and Qualified Employment (CBCQE) Program” of GTZ-Integration.
The formation of an umbrella organization for the SME sector in tourism has been in discussion among its stakeholders for more than ten years. After two years of multi stakeholder consultation and careful deliberation, the Core Group Members were able to formalize the organization. ASMET was formerly launched by its Members, at a simple ceremony in March 2006 at the Auditorium of the Sri Lanka Tourist Board. The Deputy Minister of Tourism of Sri Lanka, The Chairman of Sri Lanka Tourist Board, and The Senior Advisor of VCPC/GTZ in Sri Lanka, and many key personnel who represent Sri Lanka Tourism graced the occasion and offered their fullest support.
Vision for ASMET
ASMET – a united voice for empowerment of Small and Medium Enterprises in tourism..
Vision for Tourism in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka – a responsible tourist destination that is highly desired and greatly respected.
Opportunities for our Members
To attract infrastructure and resources to run a professional Secretariat that has capacity to drive ASMET’s mission and achieve the goals.
Goals for 2016/2017
For more information visit – http://asmetsrilanka.com/AboutUs.html