Travel / Tourism

Veteran city hotelier Shanthikumar hits out at move to abolish minimum room rate

/ Thursday, 29 September 2016 00:01

President City Hotels Association,  Vice President Tourist Hotels Association and Ramada Colombo Director M. Shanthikumar &nb...


Singapore Airlines launches ‘Capital Express’ service to Canberra and Wellington

/ Thursday, 29 September 2016 00:00

Singapore Airlines has launched its new ‘Capital Express’ service, linking Singapore for the first time with the capital cities of both...


Sri Lankan Flag flies high in Eastern Europe

/ Thursday, 29 September 2016 00:00

  Sri Lanka Tourism concludeditswide range of road showsin Eastern Europe, including Poland, Czech Republicand Hungaryon 14,1...


NCE participates in Hotel Asia Exhibition & International Culinary Challenge in Maldives

/ Thursday, 29 September 2016 00:00

The National Chamber of Exporters of Sri Lanka (NCE) participated in the Hotel Asia Exhibition which was held in the Maldivian capital Male from 5-...


Agents from Spain arrive on tour organised by Connaissance de Ceylan

/ Thursday, 29 September 2016 00:00

A group of agents from Spain arrived in Sri Lanka on a tour. They were welcome by the representatives of Connaissance de Ceylan on arrival...


New transit visa rules make visiting Qatar easier

/ Thursday, 29 September 2016 00:00

  Doha, Qatar: Qatar Airways, Qatar Tourism Authority and Qatar’s Ministry of Interior announced today a revised touri...


Miss Intercontinental contestants to tour Sri Lanka

/ Thursday, 29 September 2016 00:00

  Sri Lanka is set to host the Miss Intercontinental Pageant which will be the largest pageant to be held in the country thi...


Minister of State at the Taj

/ Wednesday, 28 September 2016 00:01

Indian Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Commerce and Industry Nirmala Sitharaman (left)was warmly welcomed by Area Director Sri Lanka and...


Differently-abled holidays give new growth focus

/ Wednesday, 28 September 2016 00:01

Tourism Minister John Amaratunga launching the social media pages for travel documentary 'Adaraneeya Sri Lanka', while SLTDA Direc...


Mövenpick goes Sri Lankan soul – Swiss heart

/ Tuesday, 27 September 2016 00:27

Markus Marti, the General Manager of Mövenpick Hotel Colombo, the first new international five-star hotel to open in Colombo in more than ...


Fairway Holdings pioneers ‘Smart Luxury’ with ZMAX Fairway Colombo Hotel

/ Tuesday, 27 September 2016 00:23

Colombo Fort was lit up in brilliant shades last Thursday night as Fairway Holdings celebrated the grand opening of its brand new city hotel &ndash...


Qatar Airways uses Airbus A380 to increase Sydney capacity by 44%

/ Tuesday, 27 September 2016 00:21

Qatar Airways has launched Airbus A380 flights to Sydney, the airlines’ first destination in Australia to be served by the super-jumbo. The...


Tourism Leaders’ Summit and International Research Symposium 2016 tomorrow

/ Tuesday, 27 September 2016 00:20

The Department of Economics, University of Colombo takes pride in organising the Tourism Leaders’ Summit and International Research Symposium...


Himalaya Airlines to start Kathmandu-Colombo flights from 1 October

/ Tuesday, 27 September 2016 00:19

Himalaya Airlines, a Nepal-China Joint Venture Airline, has announced its second destination – Colombo - as the airline commences its passeng...


German travel agents on fam tour

/ Tuesday, 27 September 2016 00:18

A group of 40 best-selling travel agents from German tour operator FTI Touristik arrived in Sri Lanka on a familiarisation tour of the isl...


Saudia to acquire 63 planes in fleet expansion

/ Tuesday, 27 September 2016 00:17

Reuters: Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) will acquire 63 aircraft as part of a fleet modernisation programme, a top executive was quoted a...


Amari Galle to offer Asian hospitality, friendly luxury

/ Monday, 26 September 2016 00:01

  Amari Galle building   Ballroom Bommu Rooftop Bar Voyager Lounge By Mari...


Emirates revamps corporate loyalty program providing more value added incentives for business travellers

/ Thursday, 22 September 2016 00:00

Emirates has revamped its corporate loyalty program, Emirates Business Rewards, to provide greater value and added features for customers &...


A unique train journey aboard JF Tours’ vintage T1 Railcar

/ Wednesday, 21 September 2016 00:01

A unique train journey was arranged by JF Tours for corporates to experience the services offered on board the T1 Railcar and encourage them to pro...


Qatar Airways awarded Best Up in the Air Award by Future Travel Experience Global

/ Wednesday, 21 September 2016 00:01

The Qatar Airways team, led by Rossen Dimitrov collect the FTE award for the airline’s leading on board customer experience ...


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Making Sri Lankan tourism accessible for all

29 September 2016

       By Kanchana Wickramasinghe Sri Lanka is witnessing a rise in tourism since the end of the war. An important aspect that needs consideration in the country’s post-war tourism development is...


Cruise shipping as a progressive business model in Lankan tourism

29 September 2016

        International background Cruise shipping is a booming business in the world. There are two kinds of cruise shipping in business; one is liner shipping and the other is cruising. Liner shippin...


Connected Finance: Setting up your business for higher gains

29 September 2016

By Asanka Abeysinghe  Technology today is changing and shaping the scope of the financial industry at a rapid pace. Customers are frequently looking for more convenient ways to interact with their respective financial institutions and carry...


Lesson from last policy decision of the Fed and BoJ

29 September 2016

  The Federal Reserve System (the Fed) and Bank of Japan (BoJ), two of the main central banks in the world, announced their monetary policy changes on 21 September.  The Fed’s decision was a testimony that the ce...


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