Sri Lanka tourism receipts rise to Rs50bn in half year

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s estimated tourism receipts rose 19 percent from a year earlier to Rs50 billion in the first six month of 2016, with tourist arrivals also going up 16.2 percent, official data showed. In rupee terms, estimated tourism receipts expanded 29.4 percent to Rs50.5 billion as the rupee collapsed over late 2015 after … More Sri Lanka tourism receipts rise to Rs50bn in half year

Sri Lanka takes a cultural and heritage theme at Top Resa 2015

At the IFTM-2015 Top Resa, the leading international travel and tourism trade fair in France which will be launched tomorrow, Sri Lanka will take the ‘Culture and Heritage’ theme so that we differentiate ourselves from the competition, said Sri Lanka Tourism Promotions Bureau Chairman Rohantha Athukorala. Thirty-six senior tourism officials will take part in the … More Sri Lanka takes a cultural and heritage theme at Top Resa 2015

US, next possible big source market for Sri Lanka Tourism– Analyst

Sep 29, 2015 (LBO) – Sri Lanka should attract more US tourists, making use of the geographical position of the island near to India, in which the US is the top key arrivals generator, an analyst said. “India can be the number one source market for Sri Lanka, because they are geographically located closer,” Shabori … More US, next possible big source market for Sri Lanka Tourism– Analyst

Sri Lanka – The Cultural focus country at Key Italian Travel Fair TTG

Sri Lanka Tourism is branding each global fair based in the platform ” An Island of thousand treasures” so that we start developing a footprint globally said the Chairman Sri Lanka Tourism Promotions Bureau Dr Rohantha Athukorala. ATM in Dubai took the Sri Lankan Wildlife theme, ITB in Berlin took the theme Sri Lankan Beaches, … More Sri Lanka – The Cultural focus country at Key Italian Travel Fair TTG

Petit Futé Sri Lanka 2015-2016 launched

The Petit Futé Sri Lanka 2015-2016 was launched recently at The Kingsbury hotel. The event gathered about hundred French and Sri Lankan guests from the tourism field, as well as the Ambassador of France in Sri Lanka and Maldives M. Jean-Marin Schuh, and the Chairman of Sri Lanka Tourism Promotions Bureau Rohanta Athukorala. Petit Futé … More Petit Futé Sri Lanka 2015-2016 launched

Colombo International Maritime Conference gives boost for tourism

SLTPB and SLAITO take initiative to make Sri Lanka as a turnaround destination for cruise tourism Royal Caribbean Cruises, Royal Asian Cruises participate at the CIMC In an aggressive and positive approach Sri Lanka Association of Inbound Tour Operators (SLAITO) has decided to initiate a strategy to develop cruise tourism of the country which would … More Colombo International Maritime Conference gives boost for tourism

Swedish Royal Family rep at Sri Lanka Tourism Pavilion in Sweden

Tourist arrivals grow 18.7% in August  Cumulative arrivals cross 1.1 m at 17.1% Scandinavian arrival surge 31.9% China beats India for 2nd month in a row In the backdrop of tourist arrivals picking up to grow by 18.7% in August 2015 and cumulative numbers registering 17.1% at 1172,465 visitors to Sri Lanka, the industry received … More Swedish Royal Family rep at Sri Lanka Tourism Pavilion in Sweden

Sri Lanka Tourism focus on a Indian niche market- IAS officers

Indian Administrative Service, the premier administrative civil service of the Government of India which has the option of selecting a global awareness programme during one tenure has been targeted by Sri Lanka Tourism as potential tourist and brand Ambassador for Sri Lanka said Chairman Dr Rohantha Athukorala. We first profile the country and thereafter carry … More Sri Lanka Tourism focus on a Indian niche market- IAS officers

Sri Lanka beats Guinness Record for largest tea party in Kandy

In a unique partnership, Sri Lanka Tourism, SriLankan Airlines and Sri Lanka Tea Board with implementing partner APOT (Asia Pacific Onboard Tour agencies) Sri Lanka crossed the ‘Largest Tea Party’ in the Guinness Book of Records in Kandy over the weekend. The private sector partner was global value added tea brand Basilur whilst the official … More Sri Lanka beats Guinness Record for largest tea party in Kandy