Travel / Tourism

Sri Lanka’s KumbukRiver among world’s best

/ Friday, 21 April 2017 00:00

KumbukRiver leads Sri Lanka’s forays in the world of tourism with the Lankan gem continuing to be on the list of world’s top 10 most un...


SriLankan Holidays gives Anuradhapura a taste of global leisure travel

/ Friday, 21 April 2017 00:00

SriLankan Holidays, the leisure arm of SriLankan Airlines, is taking its amazing range of travel products to many far-flung corners of the island i...


Fairway Colombo wins ‘2016 Guest Review Award’

/ Friday, 21 April 2017 00:00

From left:  Fairway Colombo Sales Manager Rajith Gooneratne, Fairway Colombo General Manager Saman Perera, Booking.com Account Manager Priyant...


Workshop for media: ‘Sustainable Tourism for Development’

/ Friday, 21 April 2017 00:00

Text and pix by Ruzaik Farook Workshop for the media personnel under the theme ‘Tourism Promotion on Sustainable Tourism for Development&rs...


InterContinental Hotels says 1,200 hotels hit by malware

/ Friday, 21 April 2017 00:00

Reuters: Global hotel chain InterContinental Hotels Group Plc said a third of its franchised properties in the United States were hit late last yea...


Emirates-Daily FT travel anecdotes submission story correction

/ Thursday, 20 April 2017 00:00

In the Daily FT article yesterday titled “Shortlisted submissions in Emirates-Daily FT travel anecdotes competition” the submission on ...


Qatar Airways to bring new ‘QSuite’ to the Middle East

/ Thursday, 20 April 2017 00:00

  World’s leading airline to showcase the revolutionary ‘FIRST IN BUSINESS CLASS’ experience at this ye...


Maheesha Ratnayaka appointed Hotel Manager of OZO Colombo

/ Thursday, 20 April 2017 00:00

ONYX Hospitality Group appoints Maheesha Ratnayake as the Hotel Manager at OZO Colombo. Maheesha brings to OZO Colombo more than 16 years of hospit...


South Korea set to open lavish casino as missile spat scares off Chinese gamblers

/ Thursday, 20 April 2017 00:00

  Reuters: South Korea’s first casino resort has been unlucky with the timing of its grand opening this week as a diplo...


Oman Air named ‘Best In-Flight Duty Free’ provider

/ Thursday, 20 April 2017 00:00

  Oman Air has been voted the ‘Best In-Flight Duty Free’ provider in the Middle East by readers of the German pas...


Rustic yet royal design elements define Sigiriya Jungles

/ Thursday, 20 April 2017 00:00

  Sigiriya Jungles revolutionised the luxury resort segment when it opened its doors for business. A breath of fresh air in ...


Shortlisted submissions in Emirates-Daily FT travel anecdotes competition

/ Wednesday, 19 April 2017 00:01

Readers of the Daily FT and Weekend FT responded enthusiastically to the ‘Emirates Globalistas’ travel anecdotes competition, sending i...


Sri Lanka Convention Bureau celebrates Global Meetings Industry Day

/ Wednesday, 19 April 2017 00:00

Global Meetings Industry Day was celebrated on 6 April all over the world. The Sri Lanka Convention Bureau (SLCB) also joined the celebrations by o...


Turkish Airlines offers special headset to economy class passengers on long haul flights

/ Wednesday, 19 April 2017 00:00

By continuously aiming to further increase the passenger satisfaction, Turkish Airlines now offers a state-of-the-art headset to its economy class ...


Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort is recognised in Condé Nast Traveler’s 2017 Hot List

/ Wednesday, 19 April 2017 00:00

Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort has been recognised in Condé Nast Traveler US’s prestigious 2017 Hot List as one of the best new ...


STB, SIA and Changi Airport in tripartite push for Singapore

/ Wednesday, 19 April 2017 00:00

The Changi Airport Group (CAG), Singapore Airlines and Singapore Tourism Board (STB) will invest S$33.8 million (US$24.2 million) to renew a three-...


Cathay Pacific’s Manchester service to go daily from December

/ Tuesday, 18 April 2017 00:14

Airline strengthens UK connectivity by announcing frequency boost to northern English city  Cathay Pacific has announced that ...


Oman Air launches new daily flight between Muscat and Manchester

/ Tuesday, 18 April 2017 00:11

Oman Air will start its new daily flight between Muscat and Manchester from May 1, 2017; the latest move in the airline’s ambitious and dynam...


Award-winning week for Qatar Airways’ amenity kits

/ Tuesday, 18 April 2017 00:11

Qatar Airways wins top accolades at OnBoard Hospitality Awards and at Pax International for new Economy Class kits Qatar Airways has had...


Singapore Airlines and SilkAir to Codeshare with Air France-KLM

/ Tuesday, 18 April 2017 00:10

Singapore Airlines and its regional subsidiary SilkAir have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Air France-KLM to codeshare on each other&rsq...


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Reform of exchange controls: There is a need, but do it correctly – Part I

24 April 2017

The first Ceylonese Governor of the newly-established Central Bank N.U. Jayawardena ​ Proposal to reform exchange controls without giving details Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, in announcing the economic policy s...


PIM MBA in Oman: A Sri Lankan pride

24 April 2017

It was indeed memorable to organise an inauguration of a brand new MBA batch at the Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM) in Muscat, Oman. It was encouraging to see the spirit of Sri Lankans in Oman who actively supported our endeavo...


Potential risks and negative implications of the proposed Foreign Exchange Bill

24 April 2017

From the perspective of the Government, the following are the key components of a checklist for assessment and validation prior to the enactment of the proposed Foreign Exchange Bill. Does the Bill in its present form, post enactment: 1.Advanc...


Meethotamulla tragedy and political garbage

22 April 2017

    The Meethotamulla tragedy has brought back the politics of garbage to every screen, newspaper and radio. Street protests are happening around every garbage dump. Modern day popular communication technologies have take...


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