Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka can reopen for foreign guests from August under strict guidelines

Sri Lanka’s virus-battered tourism industry can reopen for foreign guests from August under strict guidelines. However, all foreign tourists might have to undergo several corona virus tests during their period of stay, said the officials. Tourism in the island country …

  • Sri Lanka top travel destination for 2019: Lonely Planet

    Published on : Friday, October 26, 2018

    Lonely Planet has come out with top travel destinations for 2019 in its new guide “Best in Travel 2019”. The top spot has been occupied by Sri Lanka followed by Germany and Zimbabwe.   Germany’s number-two ranking was based in part on …

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  • 12.5 percent year-on year increase in China’s domestic tourism revenue

    Published on : Thursday, August 23, 2018

      According to the figures released by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism China’s domestic industry garnered 2.45 trillion yuan (358.9 billion U.S. dollars) during the first half of 2018. This was 12.5 percent up year on year.   More …

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  • 25 new police posts to be set up in strategic places in Sri Lanka for tourist safety

    Published on : Tuesday, August 14, 2018

    Sri Lanka’s Inspector General of Police (IGP), Pujith Jayasundara has assured that 25 new tourist police posts will be set up in strategic places. These will cover all main tourist destinations across the country for maintaining tourism security. After discussions …

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  • State of Emergency in Sri Lanka, tourism not affected

    Published on : Wednesday, March 7, 2018

      While claiming that there is no immediate impact on tourism sector from the declaration of State of Emergency.     The Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) yesterday said it has backup plans for any tour plan disruptions after …

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  • ‘Crisis Tourism’ hampers Sri Lanka’s position

    Published on : Monday, December 18, 2017

    In the coming days, it has been published in the print media that Sri Lanka will encounter a drop in tourist arrivals. Fitch Ratings made the findings and its exclusive report is the result of a deep and comprehensive study. …

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  • Sri Lanka to launch tourism promotion drive in Fujian province of China

    Published on : Saturday, February 11, 2017

    In order to attract more and more Chinese tourists, the Sri Lanka government will undertake a tourism promotion drive in Fujian province of China next week, a Sri Lankan Minister said on Friday.   Tourism Promotion Minister John Amaratunga told …

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  • New tourism program for Sri Lanka from Australia

    Published on : Monday, January 16, 2017

    The Australian government will provide 1.6 billion rupees in aid and technical assistance for four years for strengthening Sri Lanka’s tourism sector, by providing training and mentoring for employees and small businesses. This program will help Sri Lanka develop a …

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  • Sri Lanka attracts over 2,70,000 Chinese tourists in 2016

    Published on : Wednesday, January 4, 2017

    Sri Lanka attracted over 2,70,000 Chinese tourists in 2016, statistics from the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau indicated. China recorded the strongest growth of 26.4 percent compared to the previous year.   About 271,577 tourists from China visited Sri Lanka …

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