SilkAir to add Colombo to network

SilkAir to add Colombo to network

SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines (SIA), will commence flights to Colombo on April 8,2017.SilkAir will operate three flights per week, taking over SIA’s SQ466/SQ467 service. SIA will continue to operate its daily night flight SQ468 and return flight SQ469. The addition of SilkAir to the Singapore-Colombo…

Joint venture to open Indo Lanka ferry connectivity

Joint venture to open Indo Lanka ferry connectivity

The Indo-Lanka ferry service commenced in 1914, connecting Dhanushkodi in Tamil Nadu with Talaimannar in Mannar in northwest Sri Lanka. MMBL-Pathfinder Group along with Aitken Spence and Norled AS a leading ferry operator in Norway will set up a consortium and jointly invest to re-launch the much talked…

Sri Lanka sees rapid growth of overseas tourists

Sri Lanka sees rapid growth of overseas tourists

Sri Lanka has seen rapid growth of overseas tourists, expecting total foreign visitors to reach 2.2 million in 2016, up 26 percent from 2015. Sri Lanka’s Tourism Authority said Monday that country has welcomed 1.7 million visitors as of October, a 14.6 percent increase compared with the same…

200 Chinese couples eye mass wedding in Sri Lanka

200 Chinese couples eye mass wedding in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo has been chosen by 200 Chinese couples to hold a mass wedding event. Tourism…

Euromonitor research confirms Sri Lanka as star attraction for tourism investment

Euromonitor research confirms Sri Lanka as star attraction for tourism investment

An exhaustive and independent report into Sri Lanka’s tourism prospects by one of the world’s leading providers of…

Mega Maldives flies to Colombo

Mega Maldives flies to Colombo

Mega Maldives airlines will launch direct flights to Colombo from tomorrow(03.11.2016). They will operate a Boeing 767, 300…

Sri Lanka announces plans for Tourism Development Zones

Sri Lanka announces plans for Tourism Development Zones

Sri Lanka announced plans to attract tourists back to the ‘Pearl of the Indian Ocean’ with the launch…

Japan’s bullet-trains play a significant part in the growth plan

Japan’s bullet-trains play a significant part in the growth plan

Britain may have invented the steam locomotive and Germany the electric tram but Japan can viably claim to…

China’s elevated ‘straddle bus’ hit the roads

China’s elevated ‘straddle bus’ hit the roads

The Transit Elevated Bus, to give it its official title, is designed to help combat gridlock by letting passengers soar…

Post-civil war, Sri Lanka’s tourism industry having one great run

Post-civil war, Sri Lanka’s tourism industry having one great run

In 2009, 4,48,000 arrivals were recorded, while in 2015 it had grown by a little over 300 p.c.…

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