Travel / Tourism

Ayurvie Weligama luxury Ayurveda and yoga resort opens its doors

Views - 86 Friday, 30 March 2018 00:00

Theme Resorts & Spas’ proudly launched ‘Ayurvie Weligama’ as the latest addition to its collection of experiences. The resort opened its doors to guests recently


Hilton preps for record expansion

Views - 307 Friday, 30 March 2018 00:00

With over 30 years of shared history with Sri Lanka, the Hilton chain of hotels is preparing for arguably its most exciting year yet in the island nation.


SriLankan Airlines in partnership with Air Seychelles

Views - 72 Thursday, 29 March 2018 00:00

SriLankan Airlines and Air Seychelles have entered into a Special Prorate Agreement that will enhance their respective route networks and provide greater travel options in a seamless manner to passengers of both airlines with effect from 1 April. Sri


SIA unveils new regional cabin products

Views - 28 Thursday, 29 March 2018 00:00

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has unveiled the next generation of regional cabin products, fitted on its new Boeing 787-10 fleet, which will redefine travel on flights up to eight hours. The new cabin products feature fully-flat beds and direct aisle acce


Sri Lanka steals the show at IIFTC 2018 for 2nd successive year

Views - 142 Thursday, 29 March 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka showcased its potential again to become a major film attraction in South Asia with its wide diversity of picturesque locations which caters to the needs of every film director. Focusing on this growing opportunity, Sri Lanka Tourism comple


Playing ball with tourist comfort

Views - 418 Thursday, 29 March 2018 00:00

By Charumini de Silva Confusion was the order of the day after a photo of a tourist sleeping on a trolley at Pattipola Railway Station went viral, with the Tourism Development and Transport Ministries unable to confirm who was responsible for operati


Batticaloa domestic airport begins operations

Views - 64 Wednesday, 28 March 2018 00:00

Aviation operations and services of the Batticaloa Domestic Airport commenced on Monday following the inauguration


Boeing completes Dreamliner family with first 787-10 delivery

Views - 45 Wednesday, 28 March 2018 00:00

North Charleston SC (Reuters): Boeing Co. delivered its first 787-10 Dreamliner to Singapore Airlines on Sunday,


Hemas Travels wins Malaysia Tourism Award

Views - 232 Wednesday, 28 March 2018 00:00

Hemas Travels Ltd., one of Sri Lanka’s largest outbound travel companies and a subsidiary of Hemas Holdings PLC


Turkish Airlines adds Samarkand to flight network

Views - 20 Wednesday, 28 March 2018 00:00

Turkish Airlines has added Samarkand to its flight network recently as part of its robust expansion plan. Samarkand


Emirates named ‘Airline of the Year’ at 2018 Air Transport Awards

Views - 18 Wednesday, 28 March 2018 00:00

Emirates Airline has been named ‘Airline of the Year’ at the 2018 Air Transport Awards. Emirates won the prestigious


Heritance Ayurveda receives ‘Best Partner’ certification from German operator at ITB

Views - 29 Wednesday, 28 March 2018 00:00

Aitken Spence Hotels’ wellness resort, Heritance Ayurveda Maha Gedara was commended for its product and service


Cinnamon Grand honours staff at Long Service Awards

Views - 59 Wednesday, 28 March 2018 00:00

Cinnamon Grand presented Long Service Awards to 159 associates who have been with the hotel for 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30 years


Colombo Court Hotel & Spa awarded Gold by WP Tourist Board

Views - 27 Wednesday, 28 March 2018 00:00

Colombo Court Hotel & Spa, an urban boutique hotel, was awarded as Gold Partner for Advertising with ‘Amazing Sri Lanka’ Magazine and being a part of improving tourism in Sri Lanka.


John Keells Maldivian Resorts recognised among the Most Talented HR Leaders in the Maldives

Views - 304 Wednesday, 28 March 2018 00:00

John Keells Maldivian Resorts Manager Human Resources Roshan Netthasinghe was recognised as one of the ‘50 Most Talented HR Leaders


German tourism board accepts cryptocurrencies

Views - 32 Tuesday, 27 March 2018 00:00

Starting immediately, services of the German National Tourist Board (GNTB) can be paid in cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. The GNTB wants to test the underlying blockchain technology of cryptocurrencies in their finance department and in the medium


Heritance Ayurveda Maha Gedara recognised by Fit Reisen for quality

Views - 31 Tuesday, 27 March 2018 00:00

Aitken Spence Hotels’ wellness resort, Heritance Ayurveda Maha Gedara, was recently commended for their excellence in quality and standards by Fit Reisen Germany, a leading provider of health and wellness travel, with the Quality Certificate in the


Lose yourself in simple pleasures at Handun Villas

Views - 36 Tuesday, 27 March 2018 00:00

Along the sun kissed southern coastline of Sri Lanka lies the perfectly preserved 120 year old Dutch manor known as Handun Villas. It is surrounded by a lush green coconut estate and enchanting garden where giant squirrels, monkeys and peacocks come


Mahinda to open latest hotel in Nuwara Eliya

Views - 154 Tuesday, 27 March 2018 00:00

Rathna Producers Cinnamon Exports Ltd., one of the largest cinnamon exporters in Sri Lanka, has announced the opening of an exciting new property Hotel Ashford comprising 100 rooms in the centre of Nuwara Eliya on 1 April by former President Mahinda


Visiting Sri Lanka 100 times is still not enough: Prof. Manfred Domroes

Views - 784 Tuesday, 27 March 2018 00:00

By Shannon Jayawardena Professor Manfred Domroes, a lecturer and adventurist with an immense passion for Sri Lanka’s natural beauty and exquisite tea, recently paid his 100th visit to the country. His maiden visit was in 1967: since then, he has re


Indian airliner makes history by flying to Israel via Saudi airspace

Views - 27 Monday, 26 March 2018 00:00

BEN GURION AIRPORT, Israel (Reuters): Saudi Arabia opened its airspace for the first time to a commercial flight to Israel with the inauguration on Thursday of an Air India route between New Delhi and Tel Aviv.


The Batticaloa Airport and its future potential

Views - 163 Monday, 26 March 2018 00:00

Batticaloa Airport was opened almost 60 years ago on 17 November 1958 and was administered by Department of Civil Aviation initially.


SriLankan Airlines scores a hat-trick at Golden City Gate Awards 2018

Views - 111 Monday, 26 March 2018 00:00

SriLankan Airlines, the National Carrier of Sri Lanka and a member of the Oneworld alliance, won three awards at Golden City Gate Awards 2018 at ITB Berlin, the world’s largest tourism trade fair, reaffirming the global appeal and innovativeness of


Kuwait Airways extends its wings to new destinations for summer

Views - 62 Friday, 23 March 2018 00:00

Kuwait Airlines, the national airline of Kuwait and an airline with a storied history in Sri Lanka, is to further its expansion


Emirates wins three Passenger Choice Awards at APEX Asia

Views - 17 Friday, 23 March 2018 00:00

Emirates received three Regional Passenger Choice Awards for Best Entertainment in the Middle East, Best Inflight Wi-Fi


Gulf Air to fly direct to new cities in Egypt, Saudi Arabia

Views - 23 Friday, 23 March 2018 00:00

Bahrain national carrier Gulf Air is adding new routes for the summer with direct flights to be launched to two new cities each in Egypt and Saudi Arabia in June.


Etihad signs new codeshare deal with Swiss

Views - 25 Friday, 23 March 2018 00:00

Etihad Airways and Swiss International Air Lines (Swiss) have launched a new codeshare partnership with bookings effective immediately.


Tourism Minister thanks industry stakeholders for supporting tourists during Kandy violence

Views - 46 Thursday, 22 March 2018 00:00

Tourism Development and Christian Affairs Minister John Amaratunga yesterday said that the recent violence in Kandy caused a negative impact on the tourism industry.  Addressing an event held at the Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism and Hotel Managemen


WTTC’s 2018 Global Summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina on 18-19 April

Views - 28 Thursday, 22 March 2018 00:00

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC)’s 2018 Global Summit will take place in Buenos Aires, Argentina on 18-19 April. Industry leaders from public and private sector will discuss the theme of ‘Our People, Our World, Our Future’, debating ho


Nine AVANI Hotels & Resorts recognised with 2018 TripExpert Awards

Views - 57 Thursday, 22 March 2018 00:00

AVANI Hotels & Resorts yesterday announced that nine AVANI properties around the world have received 2018 Experts’ Choice and Best of the City Awards from TripExpert. TripExpert relies on over one million reviews from professional travel writers i