Sri Lanka Tourism

  • Terror attacks still haunt Sri Lanka tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, July 17, 2019

    The recent terror attacks still haunt tourism in Sri Lanka and the island nation is still recuperating from the debacle. The country is expecting at least 1,00000 tourists to visit this month after the April 21st Easter Sunday terror attacks. …

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  • Sri Lanka Tourism enhanced its initiations to attract more Chinese tourists

    Published on : Wednesday, July 3, 2019

    Sri Lanka Tourism has enhanced its initiations to attract more Chinese tourists, the largest contingent of travel agents from the Asian giant.   The familiarization tour ‘China Panda Travels Sri Lanka’ is arranged by a local destination management company (DMC), …

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  • Sri Lanka tourism yet to get Government relief

    Published on : Thursday, June 6, 2019

    In April, the terror attacks that shivered the country to its core had an unfavorable effect on several fields. Following the terror attacks, many countries issues travel advisories advising citizens from traveling Sri Lanka. The tourism industry on which the …

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  • Sri Lanka tourism aiming to come back to normalcy

    Published on : Tuesday, May 14, 2019

    With Sri Lanka coming back to normalcy after the tragic events of Easter bombings that shook peace and prosperity in the island, Sri Lanka Tourism is hopeful of moving forward.   The tourism industry of the Island is preparing itself …

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  • Sri Lanka tourism positive about reviving tourist numbers

    Published on : Wednesday, May 8, 2019

    Sri Lanka Tourism has said that it is still confident that the industry will get back on its feet after the Easter Sunday attacks and official April arrivals figures showing a drop.   The total number of international tourist arrivals …

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  • Sri Lanka tourism chief is confident of rapid revival of tourism

    Published on : Tuesday, May 7, 2019

    Kishu Gomes, Sri Lanka Tourism chief has recently shown his confidence on the resurgence of the tourism industry of the country in less than 13 months, in the results of the Easter Sunday bombings and is quite positive that it …

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  • Sri Lanka tourism suffers after the terror attacks

    Published on : Monday, May 6, 2019

    As an aftermath of the recent deadly terror attacks in Sri Lanka, its tourism industry is reeling under the circumstances. After the Easter Sunday bombings, tourists are cancelling their trips and bookings in great numbers. Sri Lanka’s $4.4 billion tourism …

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  • Sri Lanka tourism joins hands with the world to fight against terrorism

    Published on : Friday, May 3, 2019

    The Sri Lanka tourism industry stands in unity with the rest of the world to fight against terrorism; in spite of recent unfortunate blasts, the island nation needs to move forward with resilience to restore faith of tourists in its …

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  • In February 2019, tourist arrivals in Sri Lanka increased by 7 percent!

    Published on : Tuesday, March 12, 2019

    More than 250,000 tourists arrived in Sri Lanka on February, 2019. This resulted in a 7 percent rise compared to February 2018, figures from the Tourism Ministry showed on Monday.   India, Britain, China, France and Germany were top five …

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  • Sri Lanka tourism – Little attention paid on ROI despite staggering 2.2 million tourists!

    Published on : Monday, February 11, 2019

    Sri Lanka tourism in 2018 was said to have reached an all-time height, with an astounding 2.2 million tourists visiting the country. As the news articles extensively publicized this staggering rate, little did anyone pay attention to the return in …

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  • Board delay prevents Sri Lanka tourism promotion

    Published on : Saturday, January 19, 2019

    A planned three billion rupee destination promotion campaign has got stuck with the government still to employ a permanent chairman and directors to the tourism promotions office of the state, sources said.   Many government programs come up against a …

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  • Sri Lanka Tourism to host CITES conference in May 2019

    Published on : Monday, December 24, 2018

    Sri Lanka tourism expects a boost by hosting the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora’s (CITES) World Wildlife Conference in May next year, where over 3, 000 foreign delegates and foreign media are expected …

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  • SriLanka’s state tourism office to launch a sustainable tourism certificate scheme for the industry

    Published on : Thursday, December 13, 2018

    Sri Lanka’s state tourism office will be launching a sustainable tourism certificate scheme for the industry in association with the United Nations Development Programme in 2019.   Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority Director General Upali Ratnayake said, “Next year we …

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  • To attract the millennials, Sri Lanka tourism introduces new brand!

    Published on : Thursday, December 6, 2018

    A rebranded tourism sector of Sri Lanka is keen on increasing visitor footfall via multi-pronged marketing efforts, as seeking to shake off concerns in the recent political developments.   Disclosed at London’s World Travel Market 2018, the slogan targets to …

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  • Sri Lanka rebrands its tourism promotion for optimum results

    Published on : Wednesday, November 14, 2018

    The Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB) announced a new brand identity, under the creative platform “So Sri Lanka” at the World Travel Market trade show in London. The new brand platform “So Sri Lanka”, created by advertising agency JWT …

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  • Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau unveils new brand platform to entice Millennial Experience

    Published on : Monday, November 12, 2018

    The Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau announced a new brand identity, under the creative platform “So Sri Lanka”.   So Sri Lanka (1)Revealed at the World Travel Market trade show in London, the new brand platform “So Sri Lanka”, created …

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  • Political crisis did not affect Sri Lanka tourism

    Published on : Monday, November 12, 2018

    Wasantha Senanayake, Sri Lanka’s new Tourism Minister explained on Friday that the ongoing crisis in politics had no effect on the tourism of the country and efforts were being made to brief foreign governments after travel advisories had been issued. …

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  • Sri Lanka tourism sets new goals to achieve targets

    Published on : Friday, September 14, 2018

    Sri Lanka’s position as a tourist destination will be further strengthened with the newly set industry targets, which include four million tourist arrivals, 600, 000 direct employments and US $7 billion revenue from tourism in 2020. This was said by …

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  • 25 new police posts to be set up in strategic places in Sri Lanka for tourist safety

    Published on : Tuesday, August 14, 2018

    Sri Lanka’s Inspector General of Police (IGP), Pujith Jayasundara has assured that 25 new tourist police posts will be set up in strategic places. These will cover all main tourist destinations across the country for maintaining tourism security. After discussions …

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  • Sri Lanka Tourism is organizing multi-platform global campaign

    Published on : Monday, July 2, 2018

    Recently, Sri Lanka Tourism has introduced many multiplatform global campaigns to endorse the tourism potential of Sri Lanka to the fullest. The campaigns have aimed on few main international markets like Europe, Middle East, China, India, APAC and the USA. …

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