As a growing number of reports continue to predict economic recession in the midst of the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic, it’s not surprising to hear that the tourism industry is bracing itself for a decline in bookings and increase in cancellations. In Part 1 of this series we dive into the historyContinue Reading

Sri Lanka is readying to welcome travelers from across the world with safety guidelines and precautionary measures. Frequently Asked Questions Who can visit? All nationalities are welcome and all types of travellers whether groups, families, individuals. Which airports will operate? Bandaranaike International Airport [BIA], Colombo Ratmalana Airport [RMA] and MattalaContinue Reading

<ul> COVID-19 Task Force takes up key issues All measures will be based on international, local health guidelines Hotels and restaurants registered with SLTDA to open first Task Force acknowledges no COVID-19 infected reported from local community since 30 April as key achievement  President Gotabaya Rajapaksa yesterday stressed that tourismContinue Reading

The travel industry at large has to confront the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, developing innovative ways to come back online during a time when social distancing is paramount. Hotels have had to reassess practices – even signature hospitality amenities like breakfast buffets – and guarantee new levels on cleanlinessContinue Reading

The tourism industry would first seek to reopen restaurants before fully reopening the sector, The Morning learnt. It is revealed that the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) has requested the Covid-19 Presidential Task Force to seek approval of the health authorities to open restaurants once again. “I requested thatContinue Reading

<ul> Cabinet approves critical 5-year global promotion initiative Terms of Reference being finalised Working with UNDP for three-stage strategy of situation assessment, impact assessment and road mapping, for tourism revival SL Tourism finalises short-term focus to step up safety and health of future tourists Detailed guidelines shortly for incoming tourists,Continue Reading