Views - 19 Wednesday, 1 November 2017 00:00
According to data compiled by STR, hotels in the Asia Pacific region reported positive results in the three key performance metrics during Q3 2017.
Views - 9 Wednesday, 1 November 2017 00:00
Sheltered by a cove of golden sand and fringed by coconut palms, a new upscale resort paradise is being developed on the southeast coast of Koh Samui, Thailand.
Views - 13 Wednesday, 1 November 2017 00:00
Royal Jordanian (RJ) announced that it will implement the new security measures required by the US authorities for US-bound flights in mid-January 2018, upon pre-agreement with the concerned US authorities.
Views - 56 Wednesday, 1 November 2017 00:00
The Sri Lanka High Commission in Ottawa, Canada participated at the 29th Edition of the International Tourism and Travel Show which was held in Montreal, Canada from 20 to 22 October. This is the second consecutive year
Views - 20 Wednesday, 1 November 2017 00:00
Two key hotels in the Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts portfolio, Cinnamon Bey Beruwela and HikkaTranz by Cinnamon, attained Travelife Gold certifications
Views - 49 Wednesday, 1 November 2017 00:00
Palladium Holdings, an end-to-end hospitality solutions consulting company headed by Shamrin Mohamed introduced its comprehensive range of solutions to the hospitality industry recently
Views - 153 Tuesday, 31 October 2017 00:00
An iconic heritage property, the Galle Face Hotel has expanded its management team and has announced that Tilome Nanayakkara has taken up office as the new Director of Operations. With a career background in Sales and Marketing and also being a Gene
Views - 50 Tuesday, 31 October 2017 00:00
Tourists may soon be welcomed in Saudi Arabia as the government plans to begin issuing tourist visas for the country, a report said. The decision comes as Saudi Arabia hopes to receive 1.5 million tourists a year by 2020. The initial stage will see v
Views - 108 Tuesday, 31 October 2017 00:00
Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau successfully concluded a week long promotional mission to the Middle East as part of its on-going efforts to develop new markets and increase the number of visitors and spend from the region to Sri Lanka. A delegati
Views - 30 Tuesday, 31 October 2017 00:00
Makeyourtrip.com, Sri Lanka’s first online platform to build, customise, edit and price travel itineraries, has widened its reach by adding a number of fantastic new destinations to select from. Following up on its launch in July, this innovative w
Views - 64 Tuesday, 31 October 2017 00:00
In a strategic move to counter the shortage of trained hospitality industry personnel, the state run Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management opened a new training facility in the northern city of Jaffna recently. The new facility aims to
Views - 194 Tuesday, 31 October 2017 00:00
For the second consecutive year, Aitken Spence Travels will be bringing in 20 charter flights from Russia for the annual season. The first charter flight for 2017/18, a Boeing 767 operated by Royal Flight arrived in Sri Lanka on Friday, 27 October ca
Views - 45 Monday, 30 October 2017 00:00
Enjoy Singapore Airlines’ world class service while travelling on Business Class and Premium Economy Class with Singapore Airlines and SilkAir with attractive fares.
Views - 42 Monday, 30 October 2017 00:00
South Asia’s leading Grande Dame, the Galle Face Hotel recently celebrated two years since their historic renovation of the property. The 30-month restoration was the first of this scale in the hotel’s 150 year legacy.
Views - 44 Monday, 30 October 2017 00:00
Oman Air announced a grand global sale to coincide with and to celebrate the 47th National Day of the Sultanate of Oman.
Views - 128 Monday, 30 October 2017 00:00
Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo is set to become the most extensive and versatile events venue in Sri Lanka when it opens its doors by mid-November.
Views - 122 Monday, 30 October 2017 00:00
More budget airlines should be welcomed into Sri Lanka if the country is to increase tourist arrivals, Tourism Development and Christian Religious Affairs Minister John Amaratunga said recently.
Views - 37 Monday, 30 October 2017 00:00
Changing global trends will continually pose challenges to economic theory and policy and the ways in which we analyse tourism activity.
Views - 54 Friday, 27 October 2017 00:00
Cinnamon’s city hotels Cinnamon Grand, Cinnamon Lakeside and Cinnamon Red won six of the coveted nine categories at the prestigious ‘Rising Stars’ hospitality awards presented by the Hotels Association of Sri Lanka (THASL) at the BMICH on Tuesd
Views - 35 Friday, 27 October 2017 00:00
Travellers from Colombo to Melbourne are eligible for an extra baggage allowance of 10kgs on outbound travel till end November courtesy of Emirates, a global connector of people, places and aspirations.
Views - 30 Friday, 27 October 2017 00:00
Young flyers will take just 49 minutes and 47 seconds to ask the dreaded, ‘’are we nearly there yet?’’ so with parents battling the boredom threshold, Emirates has teamed up with Dr. Sandi Mann, a psychologist and
Views - 184 Thursday, 26 October 2017 00:00
Singapore: The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has launched new city tourism impact data which shows that the world’s top 10 fastest growing tourism cities are all in Asia. ‘Asia Pacific City Travel & Tourism Impact’ is one of a series of
Views - 77 Thursday, 26 October 2017 00:00
Vista Rooms, South Asia’s largest chain of affordable stays, has partnered with handy to provide its network of hotels with free smartphones, allowing guests to enjoy unlimited international calls and data and access to local guides whereas hotelie
Views - 41 Thursday, 26 October 2017 00:00
Singapore Airlines (SIA) has formally signed a firm order with Boeing for 20 777-9s and 19 787-10s, for additional growth and fleet modernisation through the next decade. The signing took place recently (23 October US time) at the White House in Wash
Views - 27 Wednesday, 25 October 2017 00:08
Singapore Airlines customers can now enjoy a more convenient and faster payment method with the introduction of Android Pay and Apple Pay mobile payment services on the Airline’s award-winning mobile app.
Views - 47 Wednesday, 25 October 2017 00:07
Small Luxury Hotels of the World has added four new properties to its global portfolio, expanding its presence to Dubai, Berlin, Cuba and Sydney.
Views - 29 Wednesday, 25 October 2017 00:04
Set to iconic soundtrack by Queen, campaign features airline’s global network and onboard product Emirates has launched a $15 million campaign to inspire travel and promote the airline’s extensive network of global destinations including its home
Views - 59 Wednesday, 25 October 2017 00:01
Aitken Spence Travels commenced its Scandinavian winter season by welcoming a group from Sweden. The group who has combined work with leisure will be visiting exciting sites and places of the country once the conference is over.
Views - 164 Wednesday, 25 October 2017 00:00
Jetwing Vil Uyana continues to set a benchmark in the hospitality industry by being a true embodiment of evolution.
Views - 37 Tuesday, 24 October 2017 00:00
DOHA, Qatar: Qatar Airways has been named ‘Best Airline’ at the highly-respected 2017 Business Traveller Awards, held on Monday 9 October at London’s Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington. In addition to being voted ‘Best Airline’ by travellers
Wednesday, 22 November 2017
The lengthy article by Dr. Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe PC on constitutional reform published in the newspapers recently appears to contain several errors of fact and of law
Wednesday, 22 November 2017
Twenty years ago in 1998, Dr. Jayadeva Uyangoda writing in the periodical ‘Frontline’ traced our peculiar path of progress in the 50 years of independence
Wednesday, 22 November 2017
Today, as a society we are noticing a historical shift from cash-based transactions to digitisation of financial transactions, and from the use of traditional banking channels to e-channels.
Tuesday, 21 November 2017
By Press Notice, the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) through its Financial Intelligence Unit(FIU), has drawn the attention of the public to “Extraordinary Gazette Notification No. 2015/56 dated April 21, 2017 prescribing
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