Travel / Tourism

Witness the gentle giants of the sea at Trinco Blu by Cinnamon

/ Friday, 24 March 2017 01:59

Trinco Blu by Cinnamon invites guests to witness an annual marvel – the emergence of the gentle giants of the sea. The first blue whale on th...


Establishing the first-ever marinas in Sri Lanka

/ Friday, 24 March 2017 01:58

By Rajkumar Kanagasingam Marina is an unheard name to many Sri Lankans, but not anymore. Dr. Dietmar Doering, a German hotelier based in Marawila...


Ulagalla wins ‘Best Boutique Hotel’ at Connoisseur Hospitality Awards 2017

/ Thursday, 23 March 2017 00:00

From left: Connoisseur Circle Publisher Andreas Dressler, Uga Escapes Managing Director Priyanjith Weerasooria, Presenter Fernanda Brandao...


Emirates spreads happiness to its customers and employees

/ Thursday, 23 March 2017 00:00

From left: Mohammed Mattar, Divisional Senior Vice President Airport Services for Emirates; Florentino Perez, Club President of Real Madri...


Oman Air launches new route to Nairobi

/ Thursday, 23 March 2017 00:00

  Oman Air, the national carrier of the sultanate of Oman, announced the launch of its new four times weekly flight from Musc...


Agent FAM Tour of Eden Viaggi – Italy

/ Thursday, 23 March 2017 00:00

  Eden Viaggi a leading tour operator in Italy together with Aitken Spence Travels Ltd. has organised a FAM Trip for Italian ...


Arden Institute felicitates 1st batch of CGSPs

/ Thursday, 23 March 2017 00:00

  Arden felicitated the first batch of Certified Guest Service Professionals at the Taj Samudra recently.  Arden in co...


Cathay Pacific introduces upgraded online booking experience

/ Thursday, 23 March 2017 00:00

Cathay Pacific has enhanced its website – www.cathaypacific.com – with an all-new online booking experience, providing customers with g...


Vista Rooms: Making affordable stays predictable

/ Wednesday, 22 March 2017 00:06

The team at Vista Rooms knows a thing or two about the bare necessities of travel life and that’s why predictability is the unusual buzzword ...


Ceylon Tea Boutique attracts large number of ITB visitors

/ Wednesday, 22 March 2017 00:04

Ceylon Tea being among the most recognised tea brands in the world, was amongst the most popular items for the German visitors who visited the Sri ...


Turkish Airlines wins PATWA International Award for ‘Best Airline – Best Inflight Catering’ at ITB

/ Wednesday, 22 March 2017 00:02

The International Council of Pacific Area Travel Writers Association (PATWA) has recently awarded Turkish Airlines Inc., the PATWA International Aw...


Kuwait Airways adds new Boeing 777-300ER to New York route

/ Wednesday, 22 March 2017 00:01

Kuwait Airways, the Official National Carrier of the State of Kuwait, highlighted that its flights to New York (John F Kennedy Airport) have recent...


Sail Lanka’s launches new ‘Massage Cruise’

/ Tuesday, 21 March 2017 00:00

  To celebrate the festive season ahead, Sail Lanka, the pioneer in Sri Lanka yachting and coastal cruises is launching an e...


Turkish Airlines adds 2 new routes to its Russian flight network

/ Tuesday, 21 March 2017 00:00

Turkish Airlines, ranked the ‘Most Valuable Brand of Turkey’ has launched two new flight destinations in Russia. Currently operating ...


Oman Air welcomes a new Boeing B737-800 to its fleet

/ Tuesday, 21 March 2017 00:00

  Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, announced that a new Boeing B737-800 aircraft has joined its flee...


Tackling tourism challenges

/ Monday, 20 March 2017 00:06

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Minister of Tourism Development, Lands and Christian Religious Affairs John Amaratunga at the work...


Enjoy the festive season at Anantaya Resorts and Spas

/ Monday, 20 March 2017 00:04

Anantaya Resort & Spa – Chilaw   Plan the perfect getaway this Avurudu season, at Anantaya Resort and Spa C...


Experience ‘Little England’ with Cocoon

/ Monday, 20 March 2017 00:02

Enjoy the outdoors at Cocoon Hills Widely known for its production of tea and the chilly climate, the city of Nuwara Eliya has cer...


Laya Leisure offers 20% off deals in March

/ Monday, 20 March 2017 00:01

No action-packed Sri Lankan adventure is complete without a stay at Laya Leisure in Kukuleganga, Kalutara. Featuring a number of must-have...


‘Sustainable Tourism for Development’ workshop to be held on 19 March

/ Friday, 17 March 2017 00:00

By Ruzaik Farook A one-day workshop for media personnel specialised in tourism promotion, entitled ‘Sustainable Tourism for Development&rsq...


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FDIs into capital markets?

25 March 2017

Yesterday’s FT article on the CSE road show in Melbourne, appealing to expat Sri Lankans, triggered this. Emotional pleas and guilt appeals may be good enough to generate some charity or philanthropy (and do not confuse it with im...


Jobs and no takers, or what?

24 March 2017

IT and Commerce Minister of Telangana State Minister Rama Rao speaking at the Sri Lanka Human Capital Summit in Colombo said that the Telangana Academy for Skill and Knowledge created a platform between Government, academia and industry t...


Cavaliers, roundheads and the big match season

24 March 2017

Big match season lays bare the tribalism and sexism in our society     Big match season brings out the best in us and also the worst, I think. The camaraderie and the loyalty of the old boys and the enthu...


Of new social contracts and ‘goon squads’ on social media

24 March 2017

I don’t often quote the United Nations (UN). Not because they don’t say sensible stuff. But because their sound bites are not as memorable as that which their opposition – rogue states, global terrorists – says. Because the...


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