Venue and Accommodation

The Asia Hotel and Tourism Investment Conference will take place at the Galle Face Hotel in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Galle Face Hotel

2 Galle Road, Colombo 3, Sri Lanka

T: 0094 11 254 1010


Bandaranaike International Airport is 35 kilometres to the north of Colombo, which will take approximately 40 minutes in a taxi and cost from US$48. Kandy, to the east, is 100 kilometres and Galle, to the south, is 110 kilometres.

ACCOMMODATION - Booking a Room

A block of rooms have been reserved at the Galle Face Hotel with preferred rates for AHTIC delegates. To make your reservation with the special AHTIC rate, please click here.

Prices start from US$139.70 per night, including Buffet Breakfast, Wi-Fi & Mini Bar - Excluding Tax and Service Charge.

Visa Information

Short-stay visitors to Sri Lanka require an Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) Visa to enter the country. This visa option is for businesspeople, tourists and all visitors to Sri Lanka whose intention is to stay for less than 30 days.

On the basis of reciprocity, citizens of The Republic of Singapore, The Republic of Maldives and The Republic of Seychelles are exempt from the requirement of obtaining ETA to visit Sri Lanka.

Applying for a Sri Lanka ETA visa

The simplest and quickest way to apply for a Sri Lanka ETA Visa is to make an online application with the Sri Lanka ETA visa application form.

Business visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days costs $40

Processing typically takes two business days, after which point you will be notified whether your application was accepted or rejected. Accepted applicants are entitled to enter Sri Lanka within three months of the date of issue.

Once an ETA visa to Sri Lanka has been obtained, visa holders must be able to demonstrate the following requirements at point of entry into Sri Lanka:

  • A passport valid for a minimum period of six months;
  • A round trip ticket to show at the port of entry in Sri Lanka (only if you are travelling by air); AND
  • Evidence of sufficient funds to cover your expenses during your stay in Sri Lanka.

Who Attends?

AHTIC will attract an international audience of senior figures and decision-makers involved in all aspects of hotel and tourism investment, including investors, hotel owners, financiers, developers, brands, operators, lawyers, advisors, architects and senior government officials, and will serve as the meeting place for region’s hotel and tourism investment community.

Attendees will include:

  • Investors
  • Hotel Owners
  • Lenders
  • Developers
  • Operators
  • Financial Advisors
  • Real Estate Agents
  • Lawyers
  • Designers
  • Architects
  • Consultants
  • Government and Tourism Officials

No-where else is it possible to meet so many of the regions’ most influential decision makers in one place, at one time.