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

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

Once borders open further, find out your next travel destination to boost your luck in the areas of wealth, career, health, and love based on your zodiac animal. Get your suitcases and passports ready – Expedia has prepared a holistic Feng Shui Travel Guide 2022. The guide also recommends activities you shouldContinue 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

From left: Tourism Minister Prasanna Ranatunga, SriLankan Airlines Chairman Ashok Pathirage, Raid Amazones Director Logistics Jean Louis Conesa, and SriLankan Airlines Head of Worldwide Sales and Distribution Dimuthu Tennakoon with two SriLankan Airlines cabin crew members

The country’s tourism landscape will receive the much-needed international spotlight, as the world’s biggest female adventure challenge — ‘Raid Amazones’ — is all set to be held in Sri Lanka early next year. It is expected to attract over 1,000 international travellers, including athletes, officials and cheering squads to SriContinue Reading