Heritage tourism has emerged as one of the most successful types of modern tourism. However, at present, the access to information on cultural heritage is limited and scattered. The accuracy and consistency of available information are also of concern.
Therefore, the ICTA initiated the ‘e-Heritage Project’ to introduce cutting-edge technology for the storage and dissemination of information on the cultural heritage of Sri Lanka.
It is a three-year (2016-2018) project, implemented in close collaboration with the Ministry of Education and other national stakeholders. The ICTA will obtain the support of service providers and experts in the fields of cultural heritage, archaeology and tourism promotion during the course of implementation. Sustainability will be ensured through the collaboration with stakeholders to enhance benefits to tourists, students, academia and the society.
The project’s aim is to improve tourists’ access to information, tourists’ knowledge on and satisfaction at heritage sites through a comprehensive digital heritage framework with view to raise Sri Lanka’s image as a ‘heritage destination’.