Unlocking Sri Lanka’s Tourism Potential: August 2023 Insights Exploring Sri Lanka’s Tourism Revival and Future Prospects In August 2023, Sri Lanka’s tourism industry displayed encouraging signs of recovery, welcoming 136,405 tourists. Though this figure fell short of the monthly target of 149,075, it marked a significant step towards restoring theContinue Reading

Minister of Public Security, Tiran Alles, has taken swift action following Cabinet approval of a groundbreaking visa scheme aimed at attracting a key segment of the tourism industry. The newly approved visa program, known as the “Digital Nomad Visa” (DNV), offers applicants a one-year visa at a cost of $500,Continue Reading

Sri Lanka is expecting 1.55 million tourists in 2023 led by visitors from India, Chairman of Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority Priyantha Fernando said. “We are targeting almost 260,000 India arrivals this year,” Fernando told EconomyNext. “With the Chinese traffic opening up of this month there will be further increases.Continue Reading

A new year can only mean one thing for The Independent’s travel desk: a new list of dream destinations that we’re planning trips to. After years of pandemic-related restrictions, it’s hopefully the first year that travel should be broadly back to “normal”, with most countries having opened back up toContinue Reading

Contradicting the statement issued by the Sri Lanka Tourism declaring new guidelines for inbound tourists, Health Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said Sri Lanka entry status quo remains unchanged. He said in a Twitter post that Ministry of Health is in real-time discussion with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and any statementContinue Reading

Walkers Tours, a leading destination management company, is readying to welcome two cruises, MS Amera and MS Artania belonging to the Phoenix Reisen, Germany. The cruises carrying German nationals are expected to arrive this week and the third week of January. MS Amera, a mid-sized premium category passenger cruise vesselContinue Reading

Indian tourists accounted for 17% of all tourist arrivals in Sri Lanka in 2022, according to reports. Close to 120,000 tourists visited the island nation from India this year out of a total of 700,000. Russia was the second-largest source market with close to 87,000 tourists this year. The GovernmentContinue Reading