Sri Lanka

  • Sri Lanka to promote tourism by focusing on traditional markets

    Published on : Tuesday, December 26, 2017

      Chinthaka Liyanaarachchi, Assistant Director, Marketing, Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau engages in an exclusive conversation with Travel And Tour World at the Chengdu International Tourism Expo (CITE) 2017, Chengdu, China. He shared his insight about the tourism growth strategies …

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  • ‘Nepal Night’ promotes tourism in Sri Lanka

    Published on : Thursday, December 21, 2017

    The Embassy of Nepal in Sri Lanka had organized a tourism promotion program ‘Nepal Night’ in collaboration with Nepal Tourism Board, Nepal Travel and Tour Agents and Nepal Airlines Corporation on 15th December, 2017 at Bandaranayake Memorial International Conference Hall …

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  • Amari enters Sri Lanka with the opening of a new beachfront resort in Galle

    Published on : Saturday, November 11, 2017

    ONYX Hospitality Group, one of Asia’s leading hotel management companies, has launched a brand-new Amari property in Sri Lanka’s historic southwest coastal city of Galle. The 172-room Amari Galle, located a short distance from the UNESCO World Heritage Galle Fort, …

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  • Sri Lanka tourism aims GCC with roadshows

    Published on : Tuesday, October 17, 2017

    Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau will launch a promotional roadshow which will have a delegation of Sri Lanka Tourism officials, as well as Sri Lanka’s leading hotels and tourism stakeholders and will visit the cities of Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman and …

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  • Sri Lanka is anticipated to lead world tourism

    Published on : Friday, October 13, 2017

    Majority of the participants who had gathered in Dubai, UAE for the Arabian Travel Market jointly agreed that the event offers supporting environment to promote their hospitality business effectively. Sri Lanka was one such participant in the event. In its …

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  • Exotic ocean front weddings at Anantara Kalutara Resort in Sri Lanka

    Published on : Friday, September 15, 2017

    Exchange vows under a canopy of palm fronds with the Indian Ocean setting a perfect backdrop. Toast Champagne beside a tranquil lagoon at sunset, before enjoying a soiree reception in tropical gardens fragrant with the scent of frangipani, or in …

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  • Sri Lanka eyes India to boost its tourism sector

    Published on : Friday, September 8, 2017

    As per the latest reports of the Oxford Business Group, higher air connectivity for travelers keen to fly, powerful advertising campaigns and improved bilateral cooperation are supporting Sri Lanka to extent its grip over India, one of the largest potential …

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  • Eid Al Adha triggers raised air fares owing to high demand

    Published on : Tuesday, August 29, 2017

    Airfares to key destinations are believed to keep rising in the subcontinent thanks to the soaring travel demand as more residents are ready to fly during the Eid Al Adha holidays commencing from 31st August, 2017.   Sources from travel …

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  • 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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