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Sri Lanka targets Saudi tourism market

Sri Lanka targets Saudi tourism market

Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau has successfully concluded a two-day promotional mission to Saudi Arabia 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. Headed by Anjantha Ratnayake, assistant director, Sri Lanka Tourism…

Sri Lanka targets 450,000, Indian tourists in 2018

Sri Lanka targets 450,000, Indian tourists in 2018

Sri Lanka Tourism continued its quest to target more Indian tourist arrivals this year by participating at the SATTE – 2018, which was held recently.   The Sri Lankan pavilion proved to be an outstanding attraction among the rest of the stalls at the venue, with its bright,…

Sri Lanka Tourist arrivals up 12.6-pct in Jan 2018

Sri Lanka Tourist arrivals up 12.6-pct in Jan 2018

Tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka rose 12.6 percent from a year earlier to 246,972 in January 2018 with Indian visitors taking the lead, official data shows. Arrivals from India were up 40 percent from 31,173 to 43,643 in January from an year ago. However Chinese arrivals were down 22…

ITC to add 5,000 rooms in next 3-5 years

ITC to add 5,000 rooms in next 3-5 years

  Diversified conglomerate ITC Ltd plans to add 5,000 rooms across new hotels over the next 3-5 years.…

Tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka up 3.2-pct in 2017 despite set-backs

Tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka up 3.2-pct in 2017 despite set-backs

Tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka has reached an all-time high of 2,116,407 in 2017 according to the latest…

ADB support for Sri Lanka’s railway sector master plan

ADB support for Sri Lanka’s railway sector master plan

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved technical assistance to help prepare a master plan for the development…

President opens Shangri-La hotel Colombo

President opens Shangri-La hotel Colombo

President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday opened the Shangri-La Hotel built in front of Galle Face. This hotel is another…

Crocodile kills British journalist holidaying in Sri Lanka

Crocodile kills British journalist holidaying in Sri Lanka

A young British journalist was dragged into a river and killed by a crocodile while holidaying in Sri…

Sri Lanka’s tourism industry looks to India for growth: OBG

Sri Lanka’s tourism industry looks to India for growth: OBG

Increased access for air travellers, stronger advertising campaigns and enhanced bilateral cooperation are underpinning Sri Lanka’s push to…

Air India to operate Varanasi-Colombo flights for pilgrims

Air India to operate Varanasi-Colombo flights for pilgrims

For the first time Air India will commence twice weekly flights beginning on 04 August. This operation will…

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