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

Sri Lanka has announced resumption of visa on arrival facility for international tourists, except travellers from 10 countries including Pakistan and Nepal. The on-arrival visa facility for foreign tourists was on hold since the pandemic broke out in the country in 2020. The move is expected to give a much-neededContinue Reading

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Marine mammals are found in Sri Lankan waters throughout the year off all maritime provinces, but sightings cannot always be assured. For this reason, commercial whale and dolphin watching is a seasonal activity whose timing at different locations round the island is influenced by weather patterns, sea conditions and, toContinue Reading

‘Love Sri Lanka Jobs’ portal is a key initiative by Sri Lanka Tourism Alliance  Sri Lanka Tourism Alliance has announced the launch of the first ever jobs site dedicated to Sri Lanka’s tourism industry. The ‘Love Sri Lanka Jobs’ portal which can be accessed via jobs.lovesrilanka.org already hosts a numberContinue Reading

Sri Lanka’s National Day event was held yesterday at the Expo 2020 Dubai. A colourful, emphatic event-filled exposition of cultural performances themed ‘Pearl of the Indian Ocean’ was staged at Al Wasl Plaza at the Stage of Nations of Expo 2020 Dubai. Sri Lanka is using the six-month long ExpoContinue Reading

Sri Lanka’s tourism industry is expecting over 200,000 tourists in the last two months of the year, banking on greater air connectivity, promotional activities, eased travel restrictions and successful vaccination rollout efforts. “We are expecting around 200,000 tourists from November to December,” Tourism Minister Prasanna Ranatunga told the Daily FT.Continue Reading