Sri Lanka

  • 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

    [cincopa AIBA_Ou7Z9o8]     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 …

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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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  • Sri Lanka to promote tourism by focusing on traditional markets

    Published on : Tuesday, December 26, 2017

    [cincopa AgDAOLOAdZ59]   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 …

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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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