Dr. M.S.M Aslam

Sabaragamuwa University, Sri Lanka

Organizing Committee Member

Expertise: inbound travel agencies, sustainable tourism development, tea tourism, sustainable rural tourism development, spice and herbs tourism, historic lodging, tourism planning and development,heritage motoring tourism, enterprising rural tourism.

Bio:

Dr. M.S.M Aslam is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Tourism Management at the Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka (SUSL) and also he is the Director of Centre for Research and Knowledge Dissemination (CRKD), SUSL and the Chairman, Board of Postgraduate Studies at Faculty of Management Studies. He took his bachelor degree B.Sc. Business Studies (Specialization in Tourism Management) from Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka in 1998. He has completed M.Sc. in Management at University of Sri Jayawardenapura in Sri Lanka and obtained his doctoral of philosophy (PhD) in tourism from Universiti Putra Malaysia under the title “Contribution of Tourism to Sustainable Rural Development in Sri Lanka”.

Dr. Aslam has carried out a number of researches and publication in different areas of tourism. Aslam has contributed for a number of popular international and national tourism conferences.Dr. Aslam was a member of consultant team for development of Five Year Tourism Master Plan 2009-2014 for Sabaragamuwa Province and Integrated Regional Development Plan for Sabaragamuwa Province 2013 - 2018 & he is the chief consultant for five year tourism development plan 2016-2020 in Ampara and Batticaloa Districts of Sri Lanka & also serves as a resource person/advisor/ cosultant for national,provincial, local and community level tourism planning and development in Sri Lanka. He was in the ministry advisory board on community based tourism development in Sri Lanka from 2008 to 2010 and at present he is a member of academic board of SriLanka Institute of Tourism and Hospitality Management.He has also served as a co-chairman and a member of Scientific Committee for 7th and 8th Tropical Tourism Outlook Conference.He has been recognized and invited by authorities and NGOs as a resource person for a number of capacity building programmes in various parts of the country.

Related Journals & Conferences :

World Hospitality, Travel and Tourism Summit