20/20 offers and gifts in celebration of 20 years at Jetwing Lighthouse

In a time where tourism saw a fall in the country, late Chairman Herbert Cooray took a bold step by opening Jetwing Lighthouse in Galle in 1997. What would then seem an impossible task has now come to fruition and has helped transform the city of Galle itself. Galle is now a popular traveller destination … More 20/20 offers and gifts in celebration of 20 years at Jetwing Lighthouse

Tourism taskforce to drive 2025 vision

A new high-profile taskforce has been appointed to drive Sri Lanka’s 2025 vision for the tourism industry. The 13-member taskforce recommended by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has been approved and appointed by the Cabinet. The taskforce is chaired by Hari Selvanthan and comprises Tourism Ministry Secretary Janaka Sugathadasa, Sri Lanka Tourism Chairman Paddy Withana, Harry … More Tourism taskforce to drive 2025 vision

As tourism booms in Sri Lanka, officials grapple with regulating home stay businesses

  As tourism booms and more people look for local accommodations, Sri Lanka, like other nations, struggles to catch up with regulations to address the increasingly popular sector of home stays. Officials in the hotel sector are hopeful that the government will impose regulations soon to ensure fair standards Malcoln Peiris and his wife Sagari … More As tourism booms in Sri Lanka, officials grapple with regulating home stay businesses

Sri Lanka a land of respect says UNWTO Chief

Highlights importance of technology for secure and seamless travel Says world is determined with travel and digital revolution  Urges stakeholders to build responsible, committed tourism sector for economic prosperity, social inclusion, peace The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Secretary General Dr. Taleb Rifai last week termed Sri Lanka a land of visit, respect and enjoy, while commending … More Sri Lanka a land of respect says UNWTO Chief

SriLankan Airlines renews support to boost tourism

National carrier Sri Lankan Airlines pledged its support to bolster the tourism industry while announcing that its focus has changed primarily to regions in the Far East and India. Noting that the airline was essentially set up to help the country’s tourism industry, Sri Lankan Airlines Chairman Ajith Dias said they would continue to focus … More SriLankan Airlines renews support to boost tourism

Jetwing Yala comes highly recommended at 2017 Green Hotelier Awards

                          The world’s most eco-friendly and sustainable hotels have been listed by the 2017 Green Hotelier Awards as part of Responsible Business Week and Jetwing Yala being the only Sri Lankan hotel has been highly recommended for its sustainability initiatives in the Asia … More Jetwing Yala comes highly recommended at 2017 Green Hotelier Awards

Govt. develop Hummanaya blowhole as a tourist attraction

The Government will take measures to develop the Hummanaya blowhole at Kudawella in the South as a tourist attraction, State Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Dilip Wedaarachchi said. Participating in a meeting held at the Tangalle Divisional Secretariat District Secretariat on Tuesday, the State Minister said the Southern Province will be developed as a … More Govt. develop Hummanaya blowhole as a tourist attraction