• The Development of Tourism in Post Conflict Destinations
    I have been working on the development of tourism in post conflicts areas of Sri Lanka, predominantly the Eastern Province, for the past 18 months. As an advocate for Responsible Tourism I have definitely struggled with the way that some of the development has taken place and the total absence of responsible tourism planning in Sri Lanka more
  • Sustainability Reporting
    I recently attended a conference in Sri Lanka on the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G3 guidelines for sustainability reporting. GRI is the world most widely used and accepted sustainability reporting framework. The framework sets out the principles and indicators that organizations can use to measure and report their triple bottom line (economic, environmental, and  more
  • Mirissa Water Sports, Sri Lanka a Pro Poor Tourism Enterprise
    What is Pro Poor Tourism? Pro-Poor Tourism (PPT) as defined by the Pro Poor Tourism Partnership is tourism that results in increased net benefits for poor people. PPT is not a specific product or niche sector but an approach to tourism development and management. It enhances the linkages between tourism businesses and poor people, so more
  • A critical review of the Responsible Tourism issues in Galle Fort, Sri Lanka using the triple bottom line approach.
    As a UN World Heritage site, Galle Fort has enormous potential as a visitor attraction as well as significant potential in generating economic benefits to the residents of the fort. With the end of Sri Lanka 26 year conflict in May 2009 Galle Fort is experiencing increased numbers of tourists, particularly domestic tourists, placing pressure more
  • Greening Sri Lanka Hotels
    As a board member of the Responsible Tourism Partnership in Sri Lanka I have been involved in a new initiative called Green Sri Lanka Hotels (GSLH). The initiative was launched today and is designed to enhance the environmental performance of Sri Lanka hotels through improvement of energy, water and waste management systems, a reduction in more
  • About AdLib Consulting
    AdLib Consulting offers a range of strategic services to the Tourism Industry working with both the private and public sectors creating financial value while at the same time addressing environmental and social issues. AdLib Consulting specialises in: Organisational Strategy  & Development Marketing & Communications Sustainability AdLib Consulting works with: Private Enterprise International & Local NGO  more
  • About Libby Owen-Edmunds
    Australian born Libby Owen-Edmunds (nee Southwell) is the founding director of AdLib Consulting. Libby has been involved in marketing, advertising, business development and strategic planning for more than 15 years. She has lived and worked in Sri Lanka for eight years developing businesses in up-market tourism focusing on preserving the heritage of Sri Lanka as more