Sri Lanka Tourism

  • Sri Lanka tourism plans to boost tourism

    Published on : Tuesday, April 21, 2020

    The tourism department of Sri Lanka is preparing a five year global tourism promotion initiative to target an early revival of the island’s tourism sector following the COVID-19 pandemic.     As Sri Lanka relaxed a curfew in 19 districts …

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  • Sri Lanka plans for five year global tourism promotion initiative

    Published on : Tuesday, April 21, 2020

    Sri Lanka has decided to prepare a five-year global tourism promotion initiative plan. The initiative has been undertaken to target an early recovery of the island’s tourism sector in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.     On Monday, Sri …

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  • Sri Lanka tourism regaining momentum getting over crisis period

    Published on : Friday, March 13, 2020

    Almost a year after a series of terrorist attacks targeting churches and luxury hotels in the capital city Colombo affecting Sri Lanka tourism severely, the country’s tourism industry is once again getting back on its feet to re-establish itself as a preferred destination. …

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  • In the middle of coronavirus fears, tourism in Sri Lanka is seeing a silver lining

    Published on : Tuesday, March 3, 2020

    A silver lining may be slowly be coming up for the tourism industry of Sri Lanka as European holidaymakers are looking for alternative destinations to keep away from coronavirus-hit East and South-East Asian regions as the sector encounters a huge …

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  • What’s New and Upcoming in Sri Lanka Tourism for 2020

    Published on : Monday, January 27, 2020

    Product managers creating holidays in Sri Lanka believe 2020 will be a positive year due to better road infrastructure, the increasing popularity of ecotourism products, new and flexible accommodation offerings and heightened security. In the last few weeks, customer queries …

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  • India remains top market of origin for Sri Lanka tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, January 8, 2020

    India remains the top sourcing market for Sri Lankan tourism with Indian tourists constituting 19 per cent of total tourist arrivals to the island nation in 2019.   The latest data released by Sri Lankan Tourism revealed that 3,55,002 Indian …

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  • Sri Lanka extends its visa on arrival scheme till April 30 to boost tourism

    Published on : Friday, January 3, 2020

    Sri Lanka has extended the free visa-on-arrival scheme till April 30, 2020 for the citizens of 48 countries, including India, Tourism Minister Prasanna Ranatunga said, as the country tries to revive the tourism sector which was hit by the Easter …

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  • Sri Lanka: Over 1.6 million tourist arrivals reported till November end

    Published on : Thursday, December 5, 2019

    The tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka hit the 1.6 million mark in November with the arrival of over 175,000 tourists to the country by the end of the month, statistics from the Sri Lanka Tourism Ministry showed on Thursday.   …

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  • Sri Lanka tourism is showing signs of come back

    Published on : Friday, October 4, 2019

    Sri Lanka’s Easter Sunday suicide bombings killed more than 250 people, wrecking havoc on the country’s tourism industry. However, after five months, things are looking hopeful.   Among those killed in the suicide bombings, were 42 foreign nationals. In the …

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  • Sri Lanka to approach investors to develop China’s newly reclaimed land

    Published on : Friday, September 6, 2019

     Sri Lanka is to call proposals for investors to build a hotel, convention centre, hospital and international school in land newly reclaimed by China. Sri Lanka’s National Agency for Public Private Partnership will assist in the process, the state information …

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  • To perk Sri Lanka Tourism, Cinnamon introduces ‘Bring A Friend Home’ campaign!

    Published on : Tuesday, August 20, 2019

    Cinnamon’s Bring A Friend Home (BAFH) launches a special campaign to spearhead Sri Lanka tourism and also to conquer the challenges undergone by the tourism sector. BAFH enthuses fellow Sri Lankans residing here and abroad as well as expats living …

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  • After April bombings, Sri Lanka tourism is showing signs of recovery!

    Published on : Tuesday, August 6, 2019

    In July, Sri Lanka tourism showed its signs of recovery with 83 percent rise in tourist arrivals from the last month after declining to 70 percent following the Easter Sunday bomb attacks on churches and hotels.   As per the …

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  • 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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