Sri Lanka

  • Chinese tourists on the rise in Sri Lanka

    Published on : Friday, July 27, 2018

    Since the last two years, growing number of Chinese tourists traveling to Sri Lanka is on the rise. It remains to be seen if Sri Lanka can truly ever become a major destination for Chinese tourists, as it has to …

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  • Sri Lanka to promote tourism during off season

    Published on : Wednesday, July 25, 2018

    Sri Lanka’s Tourism Promotion Bureau announced that it will soon launch mega campaigns in China, India and the Middle East to promote the island among tourists during the off season.     Tourism Minister John Amaratunga said that from September …

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  • Sri Lanka to launch grand campaign to woo tourists in off season

    Published on : Tuesday, July 24, 2018

    Tourism Promotion Bureau of Sri Lanka is all set to launch mega campaigns in China, India and the Middle East to promote the island as a tourism destination during the off season, local media reported Tuesday.   The first campaign …

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  • Easy tourist visa policy to boost tourism in Sri Lanka

    Published on : Monday, July 23, 2018

    The Sri Lankan government announced plans of easing the air traffic system that will include visa for tourists in order to boosts the island’s tourism industry.     Ranil Wickremesinghe, Sri Lankan Prime Minister during the Hotel Show Colombo 2018 …

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  • The strategic partnership MoU finalized between Thailand & Sri Lanka

    Published on : Wednesday, July 11, 2018

    Thailand is all prepared to sign a memorandum of understanding or MoU in terms of strategic partnership with Sri Lanka and declare that the first round talks of Thailand-Sri Lanka free trade agreement to happen this week.   Auramon Supthaweethum, …

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  • Sri Lanka sees 18.7 percent increase in Chinese tourist arrivals in June 2018

    Published on : Friday, July 6, 2018

    The Chinese tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka grew by 18.7 % in June, compared to the same period last year.     The Tourism Minister of Sri Lanka John Amaratunga said that, there are 20,424 Chinese tourists arrived in the …

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  • Sri Lanka’s tourism industry up by 17.7 percent

    Published on : Thursday, June 21, 2018

    Sri Lanka’s lucrative garment industry has been surpassed by tourism which has now emerged as the second highest foreign exchange earner as per the official data.   The garment industry had strongly held a strong position for the past eight …

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  • Tourism is top forex earner for Sri Lanka

    Published on : Tuesday, June 19, 2018

    Official data showed here Tuesday that Sri Lankan tourism has emerged as the second highest foreign exchange earner for the country, beating the island country’s lucrative garment industry which held this position for the past eight years since 2010.   …

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  • Tourism informed to fill in the shortage in talent

    Published on : Tuesday, June 19, 2018

    As professional bodies urge the Government to impose constraint on worker migration, the regulator of the tourism industry cautioned yesterday that it is going through increasing pressure to issue additional work visas for hospitality professionals to work at international hotel …

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  • Sri Lanka’s visitor arrivals rose by 6.2 percent in May

    Published on : Wednesday, June 6, 2018

    Visitor arrivals in Sri Lanka increased by nearly 6.2 percent in May as compared to the same month last year with more than 129,000 tourists visiting the island nation according to statistics from the Tourism Ministry that were revealed on …

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  • Sri Lanka trying hard to guarantee safety of visitors

    Published on : Thursday, April 19, 2018

    John Amaratunga, the Sri Lankan Tourism Minister has guaranteed to make sure that the safety of tourists coming to the island country and has organized extra security in various tourist hot spots, as reported by the local media on Wednesday. …

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  • MD, Sri Lanka Tourism Bureau states France, UK emerging target markets for Sri Lanka

    Published on : Monday, March 26, 2018

        Travel And Tour World converses with Sutheash Balasubramaniam, Managing Director of Sri Lanka Tourism Bureau in an exclusive interaction at the ITB Berlin 2018. He is a top industry professional with high expertise, both locally and internationally in …

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  • Sri Lanka witnesses 19% more Chinese tourist arrivals in February

    Published on : Friday, March 9, 2018

    Tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka in 2018 continues to grow in double digits for the second consecutive month in February.   China reclaimed the leading spot as the largest tourist sourcing nation after a lapse of 18 months as per …

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  • Tourists informed Kandy returning to normalcy steadily

    Published on : Friday, March 9, 2018

    The tourism authorities of Sri Lanka issued a statement on the present situation in Kandy on Thursday afternoon.   They mentioned that tourists could now be able to resume their travel plans to the hill capital and went on to …

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  • Global marketing campaign for tourism promotion to be launched by Sri Lanka

    Published on : Thursday, February 22, 2018

      An official mentioned that Sri Lanka will launch a global marketing campaign starting from next month to attract more and more tourists to the country.     Felix Rodriguez, consultant to the Tourism Promotion Minister stated that Sri Lanka …

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  • Sri Lanka to witness the 18th HRAWI Regional Convention

    Published on : Wednesday, February 21, 2018

    The Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India (HRAWI) had declared that it has plans of hosting its 18th Regional Convention in Colombo in Sri Lanka.   HRAWI is ready to host the Regional Convention overseas.   It is scheduled …

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  • Sri Lanka expects 4.4 lakh tourists from India

    Published on : Monday, February 5, 2018

    Officials mentioned that the growing number of tourists from India in Sri Lanka might come to 4.4 lakh this year.     The officials of the Sri Lanka Tourism stated that it is a destination for all seasons and  a …

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  • Sri Lanka named as the most popular destination on Eurasia review

    Published on : Saturday, January 6, 2018

    Sri Lanka is placing its name on the global map as a sought after destination by various international news feature reviews, as Eurasia review mentioned Sri Lanka as the most sought after destination in Asiawith reference to the 2018 Virtuoso …

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  • Lanka Exhibition and Conference Services celebrate 15 years

    Published on : Friday, January 5, 2018

    Lanka Exhibition and Conference Services (Pvt.) Limited (LECS) is celebrating 15 years as the pioneer of the leading organizer and manager of exhibitions and business conferences of Sri Lanka.   LECS continues to bring together buyers and sellers in several …

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  • Sri Lanka likely to strengthen tourist police in 2018

    Published on : Wednesday, December 27, 2017

    The government of Sri Lanka mentioned on Tuesday that it would be strengthening its tourist police force in 2018 for the safety and assistance of globetrotters visiting the island nation.   The Law and Order Ministry officials also declared that …

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