Sri Lanka

  • Sri Lanka has set the 5 year tourism revival plan

    Published on : Monday, September 13, 2021

    A five-year-plan will be put into practice to create the tourism industry of Sri Lanka that’s experiencing challenges produced during the pandemic and post pandemic times, Tourism Minister Prasanna Ranatunga said. Under this tourism strategic plan, steps will be taken …

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  • Sri Lanka launches tourism promotion initiatives with Russia and Ukraine for reviving the sector

    Published on : Wednesday, September 8, 2021

    Sri Lanka has launched tourism promotion initiatives with Russia and Ukraine aimed towardresurrecting the sector which has been severely badly by the Covid-19 pandemic. Sri Lanka Tourism Minister PrasannaRanatunga said that recently, Russia and Ukraine were among the top 10 …

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  • Sri Lanka is wooing tourists with a vengeance

    Published on : Thursday, September 2, 2021

    Reopening for fully vaccinated Indian tourists — including those getting jabbed with Covaxin, Sri Lanka is wooing tourists with a vengeance! SriLankan Airlines has come with a “buy one and get one free” offer for desi leisure travelers on Colombo …

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  • Sri Lanka Tourism attracts over $950 million investments

    Published on : Wednesday, August 11, 2021

    Foreign investment is a key driver of economic growth, as is the revenue generated via tourism. As one of its primary exports, tourism remains Sri Lanka’s calling card to the world. Over the last fifteen months (March 2020-June 2021) the …

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  • Sri Lanka to develop five domestic airports to boost tourism

    Published on : Tuesday, July 27, 2021

    The Sri Lanka Government will soon develop five domestic airports at Sigiriya, Anuradhapura, Hingurakgoda, Koggala and Ampara to boost tourism, Tourism Minister Parana Ranatunga said. There are 10 air strips which are already being maintained by the Sri Lanka Air …

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  • TUI cancels holidays until July tourism season due to green list uncertainty

    Published on : Tuesday, June 15, 2021

    TUI has cancelled more holidays until next month at the earliest amid fears that the return of trips abroad may be delayed. The tour operator has already been forced to cancel flights and holidays to many Brit hotspots in recent …

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  • Marriott International is going to Open The Courtyard By Marriott Brand in Sri Lanka

    Published on : Thursday, June 10, 2021

    Marriott International signed an agreement with Colombo City Centre Partners (Private) Limited, part of the Abans Group, one of Sri Lanka’s largest conglomerates with diversified interests in retail, real-estate development, environmental management and logistics to debut the Courtyard by Marriott …

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  • Sri Lanka to allow foreign tourists to travel under Biosafety Bubble

    Published on : Monday, May 17, 2021

    Dhammika Wijesinghe, Director General of the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) said foreign tourists visiting the island would be able to travel under the Biosafety Bubble System according to health guidelines. She said the Director General of Health and …

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  • For tourism, government will look for concessionary donor funds

    Published on : Monday, May 10, 2021

    For tourism, the Government is working hard on protecting concessionary multilateral funding. Last Thursday, a new lifeline for tourism has come up for discussion with Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the President of Sri Lanka, during the meeting to evaluate the progress of …

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  • Sri Lanka to have its first-ever floating resort with agro-tourism theme

    Published on : Monday, April 19, 2021

    Sri Lanka is set to experience its first-ever floating resort with an agro-tourism theme that will feature around 50 floating cabanas. The Bolagala Floating Agro Tourism Resort in Katana, located close to the Negombo tourism hub, will be the latest …

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  • Sri Lanka slowly introduces bio bubble travel for foreigners

    Published on : Friday, February 19, 2021

    Sri Lanka has slowly started permitting international tourists. However, they would have to enter under “bio bubbles” during their first two weeks on arrival. From January 2021, for leisure travelers, the Southeast Asian nation has exempted the requirements for quarantine, …

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  • Sri Lanka reopens its tourism relation with India

    Published on : Tuesday, February 2, 2021

    In 2021, observing the spirit of resilience and renewed hope for tourism recovery, Sri Lanka has reopened its international borders for foreign tourists world over. To mark this momentous occasion, Resplendent Ceylon greets astute Indian guests back and is working …

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  • Resplendent Ceylon welcomes Indian guests back

    Published on : Friday, January 29, 2021

    Celebrating the spirit of resilience and renewed hope for the revival of travel in 2021, Sri Lanka has now reopened its borders for international travellers around the world. To mark this momentous occasion, Resplendent Ceylon welcomes discerning Indian guests back …

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  • Sri Lanka looking forward to receive foreign tourists into the country with strict rules

    Published on : Thursday, January 21, 2021

    After being shut for 10 months due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Sri Lanka is once again looking forward to receive foreign tourists into the country, but with strict rules in place. Although Sri Lanka has witnessed a significant number of …

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  • Sri Lanka set to reopen for foreign tourists this week

    Published on : Tuesday, January 19, 2021

    After observing a ten-month hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Sri Lanka has finally decided to reopen its borders to foreign tourists on Thursday, January 21, 2021. However, all travellers will be subject to strict coronavirus related protocols. Under the …

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  • Sri Lanka yet to take a decision for stopping tourists from Ukraine

    Published on : Tuesday, January 12, 2021

    Sri Lanka Tourism Minister Prasanna Ranatunga said that no decision has been taken to stop tourists from Ukraine. The Minister added that the decision to stop bringing tourists from Ukraine or any other country to Sri Lanka would be taken …

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  • Sri Lanka reopens for tourists after nine months

    Published on : Thursday, December 31, 2020

    Sri Lanka has reopened to tourists after being closed for more than nine months. The Indian Ocean island nation closed to tourists in March, after the first wave of the corona virus struck. Authorities also closed the two main international …

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  • Sri Lanka ready to resume international flights from December 26

    Published on : Thursday, December 17, 2020

    Sri Lanka is ready to resume international flights from December 26. This move comes after a hiatus of eight months with flight operations closed in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka (CAASL) stated …

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  • From Jan 2021, Sri Lanka is set to reopen its international borders once again

    Published on : Saturday, December 12, 2020

    From January 2021, Sri Lanka is all prepared to welcome international tourists once again. However, all travelers will have to go through mandatory 14 days quarantine, as per the Association of Tour Operators. At present, Sri Lankan authorities are planning …

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  • Sri Lanka to offer livestreams from wildlife parks to boost tourism

    Published on : Thursday, September 24, 2020

    On Wednesday, Sri Lankan authorities announced that they have decided to offer livestreams from the island nation’s wildlife parks.

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