Travel / Tourism

Americans, Chinese look to UK for travel bargains after Brexit vote

/ Wednesday, 29 June 2016 00:00

NEW YORK/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - U.S. and Chinese online travel sites have reported a jump in queries about UK holidays since Britain voted to leave t...


Thailand targets women travellers in India; appoints Anusha Dandekar as Ambassador

/ Wednesday, 29 June 2016 00:00

The Tourism Authority of Thailand has launched a campaign in India to target women travellers and has appointed Anusha Dandekar as its brand ambass...


‘The Adventure of Arrack’ wins Best in the World at Gourmand Awards 2016

/ Wednesday, 29 June 2016 00:00

Michelle Gunawardana ‘The Adventure of Arrack’, written by Michelle Gunawardana, became the first Sri Lankan book to r...


Badulla to get domestic airport

/ Wednesday, 29 June 2016 00:00

Badulla is to get a new domestic airport to promote tourism and encourage agriculture exports, as approved by Cabinet last week.  Except Uva...


Oceanpick pioneers sustainable sourcing concept in Sri Lanka’s leisure industry

/ Wednesday, 29 June 2016 00:00

Oceanpick took culinary teams from the leading hotels in the East on a visit to their off shore sites in Trincomalee, in order to gain insight int...


Amaranthé Bay celebrates 1st birthday with TripAdvisor certificate

/ Wednesday, 29 June 2016 00:00

No one demands quality more than the customer, who is willing to pay the price for it. The Italian luxury fashion brand, Gucci, has a slo...


Shipping containers-turned-hotel launched in India

/ Wednesday, 29 June 2016 00:00

Indian Managing Director of Hirise Hospitality Tanmay Bathwal poses for a photograph in front of a refurbished shipping container that wil...


Sail through the airport and earn a discount for Qatar duty free on your next trip

/ Wednesday, 29 June 2016 00:00

DOHA, Qatar: Qatar Airways and Qatar Duty Free are heralding the height of summer with a global discount for all travellers to enjoy on t...


The China factor in Sri Lanka tourism

/ Wednesday, 29 June 2016 00:00

  A group of Chinese tourists enjoying the visit to the Independence Square  Q: How was winter 15/16 for the destination ...


‘Incredible India Roadshow’ launched in Sri Lanka

/ Tuesday, 28 June 2016 00:02

Text & Pix By Gitika Talukdar Incredible India launched a new tourism drive in Sri Lanka by introducing the ‘Incredible India Roadshow&...


Global tourism giants to speak at Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2016

/ Tuesday, 28 June 2016 00:01

Senior executives of the globally acclaimed tourism players such as Shangri-La International, Australian Tourism, AirBnB, DERTOUR and JKH are expec...


PATA and PTBA launch Bloggers Forum at PTM 2016

/ Friday, 24 June 2016 00:00

PATA Travel Mart 2016 (PTM 2016) is to feature a Bloggers’ Forum on 7 September. The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is joining forc...


Aditya Resort announces host of special offers and promotions

/ Friday, 24 June 2016 00:00

Renowned as one of the best resorts for romance in Asia, the Aditya Resort recently celebrated the formal launch of two new villas by offering a ho...


Hong Kong becomes world’s costliest city: Mercer

/ Friday, 24 June 2016 00:00

AFP: Hong Kong has overtaken Angola’s capital to become the costliest city in the world for expats, Mercer’s annual survey said this we...


Sultan of Johor at the Taj

/ Friday, 24 June 2016 00:00

The Sultan of Johor Sultan Ibrahim Ismail Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar Al-Haj was warmly welcomed by Area Director Sri Lanka and Maldives and Gene...


Great Barrier Reef bleaching could cost a million tourists

/ Friday, 24 June 2016 00:00

FILES: This file photo taken on 22 September 2014, shows a tourist from the Ocean Freedom tourist boat diving on Australia’s Great Barrier Re...


Spain joins forces with Bollywood to boost tourism

/ Friday, 24 June 2016 00:00

This file photo taken on 14 March shows Indian actors Anil Kapoor (2ndL), Hrithik Roshan (3rdL) and Sonakshi Sinha (2ndR) posing with dancers befor...


Bongo.lk introduces seamless online flight and hotel booking for the first time in Sri Lanka

/ Friday, 24 June 2016 00:00

In the spirit of industry innovation, Bongo Ltd. introduced simultaneous flight and hotel bookings online for the first time in Sri Lanka by a Sri ...


BA cancels Sharm Al Sheikh winter flights

/ Thursday, 23 June 2016 00:00

British Airways has extended its suspension of flights to the Egyptian resort of Sharm Al Sheikh indefinitely, becoming the first major UK airline ...


ONYX Hospitality Group appoints Simon Dell as Vice President and Area General Manager for Sri Lanka

/ Thursday, 23 June 2016 00:00

Thailand-based ONYX Hospitality Group appoints Simon Dell as its new Vice President and Area General Manager for Sri Lanka. In his new role, Dell o...


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Brexit worsens external economic environment for Sri Lanka

29 June 2016

  The UK’s withdrawal from the European Union (EU) following the referendum of Brexit – abbreviation of British exit – last Friday has created ripples in global markets. The British Pound fell to its lowest level sin...


The two trillion dollar earthquake! What next?

29 June 2016

Friday 24 June saw the global markets rumbling and initially seeing two trillion dollars wiped off within hours as a result of the Brexit news sent shockwaves around the world. This was the magnitude of the decision taken by 52% of UK voters to le...


Soft exit strategy for silent old guard, while our young republican watchdogs bay for blood

29 June 2016

  The silent treatment   It’s the clever young man who writes a column for another newspaper who made me realise for the first time what’s really wrong. He was so clear and trés articulate that ...


Brexit and Sri Lanka exports

29 June 2016

With the withdrawal of the UK from the EU, it is likely to gain benefits and bear losses as well in social, political and economic sectors internationally. The most important factor with regard to Sri Lanka is how such changes could affec...


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