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Sri Lanka targets million tourists in 2019: minister

Sri Lanka targets million tourists in 2019: minister

Sri Lanka is targeting three million tourists for 2019 Tourism Development Minister John Amaratunga said, after missing a 2.5 million target for 2018 partly due to a political and economic crisis triggered by President Maithripala Sirisena. “We are targeting three million tourists this year,” he said on January…

SL showcases wellness tourism at UAE fair

SL showcases wellness tourism at UAE fair

Six leading companies in the wellness tourism sector from Sri Lanka participated in Arab Health 2019, which was held in Dubai, UAE, from January 28–31, at Dubai World Trade Center, promoting Sri Lanka as an emerging wellness tourism destination. This was the first time that Sri Lanka participated…

Sri Lanka to get digital transit card for bus, rail transport

Sri Lanka to get digital transit card for bus, rail transport

Sri Lanka’s central bank is working to help introduce a digital transit card to be used in buses and trains and supporting infrastructure for ticketing and fare collection, its governor Indrajit Coomaraswamy said. The initiative was part of future plans and policies to promote digital payment mechanisms to…

Sri Lanka tourist arrivals up 10.3-pct in 2018, earnings down

Sri Lanka tourist arrivals up 10.3-pct in 2018, earnings down

Tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka grew 10.3 percent from a year earlier to 2.3 million visitors in 2018,…

Marella Discovery makes maiden call to Colombo port

Marella Discovery makes maiden call to Colombo port

Super luxury passenger vessel M.V. Marella Discovery of Marella Cruises with 1,732 passengers and 764 crew on board…

Sri Lanka Voted by Travel Influencers as Top Destination in Asia for 2019

Sri Lanka Voted by Travel Influencers as Top Destination in Asia for 2019

A panel consisting of five of the world’s top travel influencers and bloggers has voted Sri Lanka as…

Jet Airways Flight To Colombo Returns To Mumbai Due To Technical Snag

Jet Airways Flight To Colombo Returns To Mumbai Due To Technical Snag

  A Colombo-bound Jet Airways flight returned to the Mumbai airport due to some technical reasons on Tuesday,…

Cruise ships calling Port of Colombo up 29-pct in 2018

Cruise ships calling Port of Colombo up 29-pct in 2018

A remarkable growth of cruise ships calling at the Port of Colombo has been reported in this year, Sri…

Cruise ships calling Port of Colombo up 29-pct in 2018

Cruise ships calling Port of Colombo up 29-pct in 2018

A remarkable growth of cruise ships calling at the Port of Colombo has been reported in this year, Sri…

Over 153,000 tourist arrivals in October

Over 153,000 tourist arrivals in October

The total number of international tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka during October 2018 was 153,123. In comparison to…

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