Travel / Tourism

Singapore Airlines offers great connections to Indonesia with additional flights

/ Friday, 22 July 2016 00:01

Singapore Airlines, the world’s most awarded airline, together with its regional carrier – SilkAir, offers customers up to mor...


Malaysian Deputy PM at Taj Samudra

/ Friday, 22 July 2016 00:00

Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and Hamidah Khamis were warmly welcomed by Resident Manager Ranil Perera of Taj S...


Galle Face Hotel doorman clocks 50 years of service

/ Friday, 22 July 2016 00:00

Gathering at the Felicitation Ceremony Rathnayake Mudiyanselage Punchi Banda, adressing the gathering   ...


Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort’s ‘Il Mare’ becomes first restaurant in Sri Lanka to win prestigious Wine Spectator Award

/ Friday, 22 July 2016 00:00

Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort’s signature Italian restaurant ‘Il Mare’ has become the first and only restaurant in Sri Lan...


Students of Harpo’s School of Hospitality and Tourism Management Galle receive certificates

/ Thursday, 21 July 2016 00:00

  Harpo’s School of Hospitality and Tourism Management Galle branch conducted certificate programs in Cookery, Houseke...


Malaysia Airlines settles damages with MH17 victims

/ Thursday, 21 July 2016 00:00

A man rides his bicycle past the wreckage of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, near the village of Hrabove (Grabovo) in Donetsk region, in this 15...


Paris Hilton to open luxury hotel in Dubai

/ Thursday, 21 July 2016 00:00

American businesswoman and socialite Paris Hilton will soon launch a new line of luxury hotels in Dubai, New York and Las Vegas, said a report. C...


SLCB promotes MICE tourism in Hyderabad

/ Thursday, 21 July 2016 00:00

      With India becoming a prominent tourism generating market including Corporate Meetings and Incentives,...


Theme Resorts & Spas commits to sustainable development

/ Wednesday, 20 July 2016 00:00

Theme Resorts & Spas, one of Sri Lanka’s leading hotel management companies, entered into an agreement with the UNWTO this week ...


Emirates introduces world’s first interactive amenity kit in Economy Class

/ Wednesday, 20 July 2016 00:00

Emirates is the first airline to introduce AR technology with the amenity kits, making it the world’s first interactive kit bags ...


Transcending from a legacy to a legend

/ Wednesday, 20 July 2016 00:00

The Nuwara Eliya Hotels Company PLC (Grand Hotel) recently published its annual report and financial results, showing the company’s ...


BMICH renames Committee Rooms to reflect grandeur of venue

/ Wednesday, 20 July 2016 00:00

For long admired as one of Colombo’s iconic buildings, the BMICH has today evolved as a magnificent venue for any event. This ver...


Indonesia’s foreign tourist arrivals rise almost 12% in May

/ Wednesday, 20 July 2016 00:00

Jakarta (Reuters): Foreign tourist arrivals in Indonesia rose 11.99% in May from a year ago, slowing from April’s 14.45% growth, the...


UNWTO optimistic of 5% growth in 2016

/ Wednesday, 20 July 2016 00:00

UNWTO Secretary General Dr.Taleb Rifai addressing the media. Others from left: Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) Director General Mal...


Calling out en‘tour’preneurs: JobStreet Lanka to host travel and tourism business seminar

/ Wednesday, 20 July 2016 00:00

Travelers can consult guide books and road maps to navigate unfamiliar destinations, but entrepreneurs starting a tourism business are usually left...


Cantaloupe wins Luxury Travel Guide Awards 2016

/ Wednesday, 20 July 2016 00:00

Cantaloupe & Co. has been chosen as the winner of the ‘2016 Luxury Travel Guide Awards’. The Luxury Travel Awards recognis...


China to merge tourism operators in latest move to reform State sectors

/ Wednesday, 20 July 2016 00:00

  Beijing (Reuters): China has announced the merger of its biggest tourism groups, China International Travel Service Group Co and who...


Vistara says first overseas routes will include South Asia

/ Wednesday, 20 July 2016 00:00

Reuters: Indian airline Vistara will feature South Asian nations among its first international destinations, a senior executive said on We...


North Korea allows Chinese tourists to visit without passports

/ Wednesday, 20 July 2016 00:00

Beijing (Reuters): North Korea is allowing Chinese tourists to visit without a passport on half-day tours, Chinese state media reported on Monday, ...


UNWTO Chief at Mahaweli Reach

/ Wednesday, 20 July 2016 00:00

Dr. Taleb Rifai, Secretary General of the United Nations World Tourism Organization, and Princess Dana Firas, Chairperson of the Petra Nat...


Today's Columnists

Think outside the box, the way out?

23 July 2016

A classic example of our cultural predictability is explicit in the saga behind the naming of Sri Lanka’s only international airport   It will not be wrong to say that we are a country in a permanent state of crisis, but...


“Nationalist” Government – to counter nationalistic rhetoric?

22 July 2016

NOT BY MIGHT, NOR BY POWER – The spirit of a nascent Sri Lankan nationalism (inclusive, tolerant, Other-embracing) might be compromised if Government and civil society together don’t challenge competing nationalisms Ca...


Premechandran on northern problems and Govt. inaction

22 July 2016

    EPRLF Leader and TNA member Suresh Premechandran   Q: What is the latest with regard to the Jaffna University clash?  A: I do not know why this much of exposure is given to this drama. Earlier...


Trade and FDI needs a one-stop-shop, not one more stop

22 July 2016

Apple CEO Tim Cook at Apple’s office in Ireland. Apple has publicly stated that it wants to significantly expand its operations in Ireland Many foreign investors I engage with want Sri Lanka to emulate Ireland, or even Vietn...


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