Ayurveda specialists in India are expecting a busier season for medical tourism as Sri Lanka, a major competitor in the field, struggles with tourism disruption on the back of an unprecedented unrest. Kairali Ayurvedic Group Executive Director Abhilash K. Rameshsaid: “What’s happening in Sri Lanka is unfortunate. We expect internationalContinue Reading

According to the Central Bank’s latest statistics, Sri Lanka’s earnings from tourism in the first eight months of 2022 have increased to $ 892.8 million (Rs. 246 billion). This is a significant increase compared to the previous year, as tourism earnings in the first eight months of 2021 only amountedContinue Reading

Suggest B2C promotions involving digital media to repair country’s image Negative global headlines on SL led to massive image crisis: Sanath Ukwatte Digital promotion alone is not sufficient: Dmitri Cooray Sri Lanka should stop comparing itself with others: Kimarli Fernando By Shenal Fernando Sri Lanka’s tourism sector needs to optContinue Reading

Condor, a German leisure carrier that operates scheduled services to holiday destinations worldwide, is hoping to start operations to Sri Lanka. Condor is represented in Sri Lanka and the Maldives by Hayleys Aviation, a subsidiary of the blue-chip multinational conglomerate Hayleys PLC. Hayleys Aviation is a General Sales Agent (GSA)Continue Reading

Article By FT.lk guest Mr.Srilal Miththapala Sri Lanka tourism is yet again going through a severe crisis. But this time the crisis is multi-faceted and of unprecedented proportions. Many service providers are barely managing to survive with several expected to ‘go under’ in the next few months. However tourism isContinue Reading

Tourist arrivals for the first three weeks of April have declined significantly when compared to previous months, indicating that greater challenges are ahead for the tourism and hospitality sector. For the April 01-26 period, a total of 55,590 tourists visited the country. The arrival numbers for the month are almostContinue Reading

The Delegation of the European Union (EU) in Sri Lanka and the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) awarded the first three grants – worth Rs. 1 million each – to small tourism enterprises to help them accelerate their post COVID recovery and build a stronger base for growth asContinue Reading

The tendency to travel to attend events, both on the part of dedicated event tourists who are motivated to travel for specific events and on the part of casual event tourists who are not motivated to travel for certain events, is referred to as event tourism. The event industry isContinue Reading