Koneshwaram Kovil to be uplifted as main Hindu pilgrimage destination in Asia

One of the most secret shrines of Hindu devotees in Sri Lanka, the Thiru Koneshwaram Kovil in Trincomalee is to be uplifted as one of the main Hindu pilgrimage destination in Asia. This was proposed by the Eastern Province Governor Rohitha Bogollagama who visited the shrine with Deepthi Bogollagama and other top level officials from … More Koneshwaram Kovil to be uplifted as main Hindu pilgrimage destination in Asia

Blissful escapism into the natural world at Jetwing Yala and Jetwing Tented Villas

Imagine the wild growths of an untamed semi-arid jungle – red dust, thick scrub and lakes as still as glass. Imagine also, the life this wilderness holds – from the graceful wings of endemic and migrant birds to the quiet footfalls of the elusive leopard. Now imagine waking up with all this wonder outside your … More Blissful escapism into the natural world at Jetwing Yala and Jetwing Tented Villas

SLTPB kick-starts Nordic roadshow with success

Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau just started their inspiring roadshow in the Nordics. The first out of four workshops was held in Copenhagen providing Sri Lankan tourism partners with a platform to make valuable business relations with Danish and Swedish tour operators. Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau is currently visiting the Nordic countries with the … More SLTPB kick-starts Nordic roadshow with success

SriLankan Airlines commissions sophisticated new Global Contact Centre

SriLankan Airlines launched a new state of the art 24-hour Global Contact Centre, which will further enhance levels of service for all its worldwide customers and members of its FlySmiLes frequent flyer programme. Ajith Dias, Chairman of SriLankan Airlines, said: “We have sharply enhanced our focus on the needs of our customers as an integral … More SriLankan Airlines commissions sophisticated new Global Contact Centre

Sri Lanka to Host Asia Hotel and Tourism Investment Conference

Aug 15, 2016 (LBO) – Sri Lanka, one of the top two emerging hotel and resort markets in Asia, is to host the first Asia Hotel and Tourism Investment Conference (AHTIC), a top-level gathering of international investors, business leaders, government ministers and officials. President Maithripala Sirisena is supporting the conference as its patron. The AHTIC … More Sri Lanka to Host Asia Hotel and Tourism Investment Conference

Short holidays to Maldives, Seychelles and Sri Lanka are in demand

(Forimmediaterelease.net) Tour specialists in the UAE are seeing an unprecedented surge in travel bookings for the upcoming Eid Al Adha holidays even before the official dates are announced. Agencies confirmed that they have been swamped with booking requests, with airline tickets to nearby destinations, as well as hotel rooms, selling very fast as residents anticipate … More Short holidays to Maldives, Seychelles and Sri Lanka are in demand

Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau organizes its first roadshow in Singapore

Aug 06, Colombo: Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau organized its first roadshow in Singapore last month to promote the island’s potential tourist industry partners. Over 15 industry partners joined with Sri Lanka Tourism to meet the potential agents and tour operators from both countries at the Hilton Hotel in Singapore on 8 July. The objective … More Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau organizes its first roadshow in Singapore

Sri Lanka tourist arrivals up by 19 percent in July 2016

Aug 05, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s tourist arrivals increased by 19.1 percent in July this year compared to the same period last year exceeding one million tourists arrivals so far this year. The data released today by the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) showed the month recording 209,351 tourist arrivals to the country compared to … More Sri Lanka tourist arrivals up by 19 percent in July 2016

Legendary Ramayana epic will be expected to uplift Indian tourists’ arrival during the period of upcoming Dewali

The Great Ramayana is the first of two ancient Indian heroic epic poems, traditionally ascribed to the Hindu muni Valmiki which is also one of the largest ancient epics in world literature.According to the Hindu tradition, this is considered to be the first poem. The epic story circulate around Lord Rama, Seetha, Rawana and Hanuman … More Legendary Ramayana epic will be expected to uplift Indian tourists’ arrival during the period of upcoming Dewali

UNWTO international conference on tourism opens in conflict affected Eastern Sri Lanka

July 12, Passikudah: The UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) conference, organized by Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Tourism Development and Christian Religious Affairs and Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau, opened Tuesday at the Amaya Beach Resort in the eastern coast resort town of Passikudah. The international conference held from 11-14 July under the theme of “Tourism: … More UNWTO international conference on tourism opens in conflict affected Eastern Sri Lanka