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PATA GRAND AWARD FOR Mount Lavinia Hotel

Mount Lavinia Hotel is the winner of this year’s PATA Grand Award for Education & Training.

As the leading travel award programme for the travel industry in the Asia Pacific region, the PATA (Pacific Asia Travel Association) Grand Award represents the highest accolade for organizations which strive to promote the travel sector.

Sanath Ukwatta, Chairman MLH receiving the Grand Award from PATA Chairman

PATA Grand Award 2006 was presented to MLH for its Youth Trainee Programme.
‘This is a timely recognition of Mount Lavinia Hotel's many works and projects aimed at changing the perceptions of a large segment of Sri Lankan society which once viewed tourism and tourism related employment in a negative light, and this recognition becomes unique as the Hotel celebrates 200 years of its existence this year’ said Chairman MLH, Sanath Ukwatta.

Over the past decades Mount Lavinia Hotel has taken upon itself to train young men and women of the low to middle income families in the rural areas of the country.
‘A beneficial programme for tourism industry human resource development, particularly in a developing country where skills are lacking’ said the Chairman PATA, at its inaguration Ceremony.

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