Sri Lanka

  • Sri Lanka records over 1.2 million foreign tourist arrivals this year so far

    Published on : Thursday, August 10, 2017

    Sri Lanka has welcomed more than 1.2 million foreign tourists this year. Out of these, China has emerged as the largest source markets for Sri Lanka tourism, statistics from Sri Lanka’s Tourism Ministry revealed.   Sri Lanka Tourism Minister John …

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  • India remains the top tourist source for Sri Lanka

    Published on : Wednesday, August 2, 2017

    For Sri Lanka, the top five tourist arrival sources were from India, China, the UK, Germany and France which accounted for 51.4 per cent of total tourist arrivals during the first five months of this year.   India was Sri …

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  • Sri Lanka tourism gets boosted with direct air links with China

    Published on : Wednesday, July 19, 2017

    Sri Lanka On Tuesday, John Amaratunga, Sri Lanka’s Tourism Minister explained that direct air links with China have enhanced the tourism sector of the country as more and more Chinese tourists are willing to explore Sri Lanka as their next holiday …

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  • Luxury Ballroom to Debut at Anantara Kalutara Resort in Sri Lanka

    Published on : Wednesday, July 12, 2017

    Anantara Kalutara Resort is set to open its luxurious 680 square metre ballroom later this month. The purpose-built two storey building has stunning views over the Indian Ocean as well as indoor and outdoor pre function space overlooking the Kalu …

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  • World Bank group and Airbnb signs partnership to boost rural tourism

    Published on : Friday, June 23, 2017

    Airbnb and The World Bank group has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), validating their combined efforts to boost the tourism industries of the developing economies.   With an aim to boost rural tourism, community-driven hospitality company Airbnb announced their …

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  • Asia’s Hospitality Industry Leaders to gather in Colombo

    Published on : Thursday, June 22, 2017

    The Asia Hotel & Tourism Investment Conference (AHTIC), a top-level gathering of international investors, business leaders, government ministers and officials will return to Colombo, Sri Lanka in November, under the patronage of H.E. Maithripala Sirisena, President of Sri Lanka.   …

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  • Sri Lanka achieved Asia’s leading destination award 2017

    Published on : Wednesday, June 7, 2017

    Sri Lanka won the title of leading destination for the region at the World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia 2017. It was organized in Shanghai. This award showcases a country’s range of tourism products and services to the world.   …

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  • Sri Lanka needs more tourism carrying capacity for higher tourist volumes

    Published on : Tuesday, April 25, 2017

    Sri Lanka requires extensive study on the country’s tourism carrying capacity for attracting higher volumes of tourists to the country. To quote Tourism Development, Land and Christian Affairs Ministry Secretary Janaka Sugathadasa, “We will require a big study. Not only …

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  • Sri Lanka expects to earn US$ 4 billion from 2.5million tourists in 2017

    Published on : Friday, April 21, 2017

    The tourism department of Sri Lanka expects to lure in an overwhelming 2.5 million tourists who are expected to generate US$ 4 billion in terms of foreign exchange for this nation this year.   This is backed by a short-term …

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  • Sri Lanka plans to elevate its adventure tourism standards

    Published on : Friday, April 21, 2017

    Keeping in accordance with international standards and the assistance of the tri forces, Sri Lanka will strengthen the standards of its adventure tourism. in a statement issued by the Prime Minister’s Office, it says that the “Adventure Tourism and Adventure …

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  • Anantara appoints two new General Managers in Sri Lanka

    Published on : Wednesday, April 12, 2017

    Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas is pleased to announce the appointments of two new General Managers in Sri Lanka.   Giles Selves is announced as Area General Manager overseeing Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort, Anantara Kalutara Resort and AVANI Kalutara …

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  • Skyscanner reveals the top destinations which value the Indian money

    Published on : Monday, March 27, 2017

    As India gears up for its new financial year, people can get deeply engrossed with financial planning. Additionally, tax clearance, yearly budgets, annual saving plans at the end of March leaves little thought for the holidays. Amidst all this, Skyscanner …

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  • Dynamic range of speakers confirmed for PATA Annual Summit 2017

    Published on : Saturday, March 18, 2017

    Influential tourism experts, innovators and international thought leaders are set to explore future travel and tourism trends at the PATA Annual Summit 2017 in Negombo, Sri Lanka.   The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has gathered a diverse and dynamic …

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  • Sri Lanka awarded tag of Most Popular Tourism Destination at GITF

    Published on : Saturday, March 4, 2017

    Sri Lanka has been named as the Most Popular Tourism Destination at the Guangzhou International Travel Fair (GITF) held recently in a southern Chinese city, Sri Lanka’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement.   The volume of visitors to this …

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  • Alejandro Bernabé has been appointed Group Director, AVANI Hotels & Resorts

    Published on : Friday, February 10, 2017

    Minor Hotels is pleased to announce the appointment of Alejandro Bernabé as Group Director, AVANI Hotels & Resorts. With over 20 years of global hospitality experience, Bernabé has an impressive management track record, along with years of practical operational and …

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  • Alain St.Ange gets support of Sri Lanka for UNWTO Secretary-General

    Published on : Wednesday, February 8, 2017

    Alain St.Ange, the potential candidate from Seychelles for the impending position of the UNWTO Secretary-General has received a lot of backing in his bid to win the title in the May elections.   Sri Lanka Tourism professional Chandra Mohotti, the …

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  • Sri Lanka to host shopping festival to lure tourists

    Published on : Saturday, February 4, 2017

    Sri Lanka has been planning to host a mega shopping festival that would be strikingly similar to the famous ‘Dubai Shopping Festival’, with an aim to draw an increased number of tourists to this part of the world, as per …

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  • Sri Lanka taps into European market for more tourists

    Published on : Friday, January 20, 2017

    The government of Sri Lanka is making efforts to lure in a large number of European tourists. It has even appointed as a senior official tourism consultant to highlight on the European continent, as described by the officials on Thursday. …

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  • Sri Lanka appoints senior official as tourism consultant to attract European tourists

    Published on : Thursday, January 19, 2017

    Eyeing to attract more European tourists, the Sri Lankan government has appointed a senior official as a tourism consultant to focus especially on the European continent, China’s Xinhua news agency reported quoting officials as saying on Thursday.   Tourism Minister …

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  • Maldives and Sri Lanka are new choice for honeymoon travellers

    Published on : Friday, January 13, 2017

    Every couple looks forward to their honeymoon. A brief getaway from the hustle and bustle of their daily lives, honeymoon gives couples the much needed and rare privacy. During these private moments, the intimate bond between them grows further. Considering …

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