Travel / Tourism

The Fortress Resort and Spa: A luxurious experience

/ Friday, 26 August 2016 00:02

  By Shannine Daniel Nestled atop the rocky outcrop of the Koggala beach is The Fortress Resort and Spa. Given its close proximity...


SriLankan Airlines says handling of drunk pilot issue reaffirms commitment to safety

/ Friday, 26 August 2016 00:01

SriLankan Airlines General Manager Marketing Saminda Perera speaking to media yesterday. Others from left are SriLankan Airlines Capt Bandu Kumbala...


Turkish Airlines resuming flights to Sharm al-Sheikh

/ Friday, 26 August 2016 00:01

CAIRO (Reuters): Turkish Airlines will resume flights next month to Sharm al-Sheikh, nearly a year after they were suspended following the bombing ...


New beachfront hotel and club ‘KK Beach’ opening in December

/ Friday, 26 August 2016 00:01

    ITCM: Set to be the most stylish new place to relax and unwind on the Sri Lankan coast, KK Beach opens in December ...


OZO moments in Kandy: Magical sunsets, fabulous poolside brunch and dreamlike sleep

/ Thursday, 25 August 2016 00:00

    Driven by the vision that every experience at Sunsets should be unique, Sunsets – Over the Hills celeb...


Cathay Pacific and Dragonair revises baggage policy

/ Thursday, 25 August 2016 00:00

  Cathay Pacific and Dragonair is to introduce an enhanced baggage policy, which will see passengers benefit from increased c...


Asia cruise industry continues to grow at record pace

/ Thursday, 25 August 2016 00:00

Asia has been confirmed as the world’s fastest growing source of cruise passengers, with a new Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) ...


Paris tourism lost 750 m euros after attacks

/ Thursday, 25 August 2016 00:00

Paris (Reuters): Islamist attacks, strikes and floods kept foreign tourists away from the French capital in the first half of the year and cost the...


SampathCards partners with Etihad Airways

/ Thursday, 25 August 2016 00:00

SampathCards, the nation renowned credit card has partnered with Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates to offer all Samp...


Airline Pilot’s Guild of Sri Lanka issues statement on intoxicated member

/ Thursday, 25 August 2016 00:00

  The ‘isolated incident’ of a SriLankan Airlines pilot being found unsuitable to fly an aircraft due to intoxica...


Sri Lanka aims to build tourism momentum

/ Thursday, 25 August 2016 00:00

  Increased international arrivals and expansion into new segments are key elements in Sri Lanka’s plans to boost reven...


Hospitality Investment Conference Indian Ocean kicks off in Colombo

/ Thursday, 25 August 2016 00:00

    The two-day annual Hospitality Investment Conference Indian Ocean (HICIO) 2016 kicked off yesterday at Hilt...


SIA goes daily non-stop to San Francisco

/ Thursday, 25 August 2016 00:00

  From 23 October, Singapore Airlines will operate daily non-stop flights between Singapore and San Francisco on its Airbus A...


Kuwait Airways awarded Most Improved Airline

/ Thursday, 25 August 2016 00:00

During the function, plaque of recognition is presented to Kuwait Airways and the award ceremony is attended by KAC’s Acting Station Manager ...


Sri Lanka holds tourism promotion event in Stockholm

/ Thursday, 25 August 2016 00:00

  The Sri Lankan Embassy in Sweden conducted a tourist outreach promotional event titled ‘A Glimpse of Sri Lanka’...


Swathed amidst cultural riches, Water Garden Sigiriya cloak guests in luxurious tranquility

/ Wednesday, 24 August 2016 00:02

Swathed amidst the fascinating cultural riches of the ancient Sigiriya Rock fortress, the new luxurious Water Garden Sigiriya resort beckons as th...


Emirates enhances service to Khartoum

/ Wednesday, 24 August 2016 00:01

Emirates is set to upgrade its service between Dubai and Khartoum, Sudan with the deployment of a larger Boeing 777-300ER on the route fro...


New generation of hoteliers graduate from IHS

/ Wednesday, 24 August 2016 00:01

The International Hotel School of Mount Lavinia Hotel (IHS), held their graduation ceremony recently, which coincided with the schools&rsq...


Special moments of the train ride arranged for UNWTO delegates

/ Wednesday, 24 August 2016 00:01

The foreign delegates who arrived in Sri Lanka to participate at the recently-concluded United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) conferenc...


Kodikara reappointed Institute of Hospitality SL Chapter Chairman for third consecutive year

/ Wednesday, 24 August 2016 00:01

The Institute of Hospitality, Sri Lanka Chapter re-elected Sidath Kodikara as its new Chairman at its recently-concluded Annual General Me...


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Banality of evil

27 August 2016

Namal Rajapaksa, Member of Parliament, the eldest son of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, was interviewed recently on television. By and large the tone of the lengthy interview, nearly two hours in duration, was defensive, an attempt at validat...


Fast-track reforms to address skill gaps

26 August 2016

 The Sri Lanka Human Capital Summit (HCS) served as a platform for a dialogue between policymakers, business leaders, industry experts and global thought leaders. The conference also served as a platform to identify solutions to bridge the sk...


An old presidential ethic, or a new political culture?

26 August 2016

  THE X FILES – the more some things change, the more they remain the same… You could think we would know better by now not to make future heroes out of former zeroes. We have had our idolatrous fingers burned by ...


Post-Paada Yathra – Punditry and Polemics

26 August 2016

 Confusing friend and foe with right and wrong is an occupational hazard of partisan commentators. Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka is no exception to the rule. Despite the voluntary stepping on a discursive banana skin, his latest essay ‘Politic...


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