Travel / Tourism

361 Degrees renews focus on MICE via new website

/ Friday, 27 May 2016 00:00

361 Degrees, Sri Lanka’s leading cognitive experiences partner, has expanded their brand MICE.lk with the re-launch of their very own website...


Hilton Colombo revs youth participation in hospitality

/ Friday, 27 May 2016 00:00

By Shehana Dain In the backdrop of the imminent manpower scarcity in the Sri Lankan hospitality sector, Hilton Colombo on Wednesday hosted its th...


Grand Hyatt Colombo to be ready for 2017 winter season

/ Friday, 27 May 2016 00:00

  Sri Lanka’s travel and tourism industry will see a major boost with the opening of Grand Hyatt Colombo for the Decemb...


Emirates offers Ifthar service for Ramazan

/ Friday, 27 May 2016 00:00

Emirates is bringing back its Ifthar service for customers travelling during the holy month of Ramazan. The special boxes have been re-designed and...


‘Sparkling Surabaya!’

/ Friday, 27 May 2016 00:00

     Text and pix by Marianne David Surabaya, the capital of East Java and Indonesia’s largest city,...


Serendib Leisure Management appoints Edoardo Giuntoli as GM of AVANI Kalutara Resort & Anantara Kalutara Resort

/ Thursday, 26 May 2016 00:00

Serendib Leisure Management Ltd. (SLML), a leading hospitality management company and a subsidiary of Hemas Holdings PLC has appointed Edoardo Giun...


KrisFlyer miles can now be used for Krisshop purchases

/ Thursday, 26 May 2016 00:00

Singapore Airlines has further enhanced the benefits of its KrisFlyer frequent flyer program by enabling KrisFlyer miles to be used for purchases o...


Bolgoda 360 for enchanting wedding experiences by the lake

/ Thursday, 26 May 2016 00:00

With its stunning location along the bank of Bolgoda Lake, the lake resort has been in operation since 2012, hosting and catering to event...


Mauritius raises 2016 tourism earnings forecast by 2%

/ Thursday, 26 May 2016 00:00

Reuters: Mauritius said on Friday that tourism revenue in 2016 will be 1.9% higher than it had previously forecast, after a surge in visitors durin...


Sri Lanka Tourism launches roadshow promotions in 3 Australian cities

/ Thursday, 26 May 2016 00:00

Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB) launched its first roadshow in Australia from Melbourne, on 17 May with great success. Following the fir...


Sri Lanka Tourism celebrates Golden Jubilee on Friday

/ Wednesday, 25 May 2016 00:00

The month of May 2016marks a golden milestone for Sri Lanka Tourism with the grand celebration of its 50th anniversary.  E...


Elephant Reach Hotel offers host of benefits on 10th anniversary

/ Wednesday, 25 May 2016 00:00

  Elephant Reach Hotel under the management of Lanka Hotel Resorts has opened out to its customers a host of benefits inclu...


Qatar Airways to launch daily Atlanta flights from 1 June

/ Wednesday, 25 May 2016 00:00

  Qatar Airways will launch flights to Atlanta, the airline’s 10th destination in the United States, on 1 June. The r...


London sets record with over 31.5 million visitors in 2015

/ Wednesday, 25 May 2016 00:00

  The Rugby World Cup and blockbuster exhibitions at museums and galleries, helped London set a new tourism record with more ...


Tourism plays important role in boosting world economic recovery

/ Tuesday, 24 May 2016 00:06

The role of tourism in fighting poverty and building peace was the key focus of the First World Conference on Tourism for Development in Beijing he...


Cathay Pacific previews new business class lounge

/ Tuesday, 24 May 2016 00:04

Cathay Pacific General Manager Product Leslie Lu (centre), Hong Kong International Airport General Manager Liza Ng (left) and General Manager Sales...


Sri Lanka Tourism’s roadshow in Brisbane an overwhelming success

/ Tuesday, 24 May 2016 00:03

The second event of Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau’s (SLTPB) Australian Roadshows was heralded as an overwhelming success. Eclip...


Premium economy class to be available for Krisflyer redemptions and upgrades

/ Tuesday, 24 May 2016 00:02

Members of KrisFlyer, Singapore Airlines’ frequent flyer program, will be able to redeem their miles for travel in Premium Economy Class with...


Emirates Airline offering customers Visa checkout payment option

/ Tuesday, 24 May 2016 00:01

Emirates Airline has announced it is now accepting Visa Checkout. Visa Checkout is currently available to Emirates Airline customers in 15 countr...


The Gathering: Worth Rs. 1.2 billion?

/ Friday, 20 May 2016 00:06

     Intro:Srilal Miththapala, a passionate wild life enthusiast, untiring advocate of conservation of wild elephant...


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Container fleet growth slows to lowest level

30 May 2016

Container fleet growth slows to lowest level The lowest fleet growth on record will not stop the containership fleet breaking through the 20 million TEU mark this year, according to analysis from Bimco. The shipping association said the fleet wo...


Handagama’s latest indictment: Fantasising educated middle class should wake up from their dreams

30 May 2016

   A film director famous for indicting others Asoka Handagama, an award-winning film director of international repute, has been known for using his medium to serve contemporary society with indictments. His first movie, &lsquo...


Research for Transport and Logistics Industry: Linking the TLI and Research

30 May 2016

Logistics and transport are considered two sides of a coin. Without effective transportation systems, logistics could not deliver its advantages in full. Similarly, highly efficient logistics could make the transportation more systematic, predicta...


An ‘affair’ of the mind between a nubile undergrad and her ageing professor

28 May 2016

Asoka Handagama Asoka Handagama’s latest film ‘Let Her Cry’ is currently being shown in theatres on a limited run from 13 May to 10 June. The director apparently preferred to utilise the gap in between already-scheduled r...


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