Sri Lanka Tourism astonishes Middle East with cultural splendour

Sri Lanka Tourism was able to show its Asian pride in the Middle East at the Winter Festival Consumer Promotion at the Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, held from 8-10 December. This festival is a popular consumer event held annually in Dubai and in 2015 over 30,000 visitors attended the event. The festival is publicised through … More Sri Lanka Tourism astonishes Middle East with cultural splendour

Sri Lanka Tourism kicks off an underground campaign in UK train stations

Dec 06, Colombo: As the key institution in Sri Lanka to promote Sri Lanka worldwide, Sri Lanka Tourism is carrying various tourism promotional activities to promote Sri Lanka as a high – end tourist destination. Sri Lanka Tourism currently has taken a new step of promoting underground advertising campaigns in order to create consumer awareness … More Sri Lanka Tourism kicks off an underground campaign in UK train stations

Sri Lanka’s tourism minister highlights red-tape as major challenge

  Sri Lanka’s ambitious plans to develop its tourism sector are being held up by too much bureaucracy, according to the island’s Minister for Tourism, John Amaratunga. Speaking ahead of the inaugural Asia Hotel and Tourism Investment Conference (AHTIC) in Colombo, he said: “One of the biggest challenges is the bureaucracy. We do not have … More Sri Lanka’s tourism minister highlights red-tape as major challenge

Sri Lankan Flag flies high in Eastern Europe

Sri Lanka Tourism concluded its wide range of road shows in Eastern Europe, including Poland, Czech Republic and Hungary on 14,16 and 19 September respectively, in collaboration with the Sri Lankan Embassy in Poland. The lighting of the traditional oil lamp was an important segment of every event, which gave the industry members a glimpse … More Sri Lankan Flag flies high in Eastern Europe

Sri Lanka Tourism explores Buddhist heritage and culture tourism with Pakistan

The World Bank through the Pakistan Provincial Councils of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Sri Lanka Tourism, under the Ministry of Tourism and Christian Religious Affairs is planning to develop vast Buddhist Heritage Tourism through a strategic partnership. This will not only be a good opportunity to get foreign help to protect and preserve Buddhist … More Sri Lanka Tourism explores Buddhist heritage and culture tourism with Pakistan

45th Miss Intercontinental Pageant In Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is set to host the Miss Intercontinental pageant on October 16. Having competed with over 80 countries to be the preferred destination, it certainly brings prestige and pride to the paradise Island.This is the first  time that a reputed global pageant is being held in Sri Lanka and the first time in 20 … More 45th Miss Intercontinental Pageant In Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s tourism promo campaign from Nov 2016

Sri Lanka is launching, what is seen as its first big country promotion campaign in November 2016 focusing, apart from other ‘delights’, on the country being one of the safest countries in the world from being a one-time negative destination.  Arrivals are soaring with July 2016 clocking the highest month ever on record with 2019,351, … More Sri Lanka’s tourism promo campaign from Nov 2016

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