Sri Lanka

  • 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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