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

Plans being drawn up to develop Sigiriya as the first Sustainable Destination and draft in relation to this to be shared with the Central Cultural Fund  Yala Palatupana Tourism Zone is scheduled to be upgraded as a Protected Conservancy Area, given the high level of biodiversity  The COVID-19 global pandemicContinue Reading

Sri Lanka needs a comprehensive system change to revamp post-COVID-19 tourism with all related authorities coming together to industry reform, a senior official said. ‘’A comprehensive system change is essential to revamp post-COVID-19 tourism and I urge all the authorities to accelerate industry reform’’ said Sri Lanka Tourism Chairperson KimarliContinue Reading

Sri Lanka Tourism presents this document which provides the tourism operational guidelines to be followed by the stakeholders in all areas of tourism. The Sri Lanka Tourism, in line with the guidance received from the Ministry of Health (MoH) and World Health Organization (WHO), have ensured the right measures areContinue 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

A fresh round of talks on easing the tough times for tourism took place yesterday, with the industry submitting an urgent appeal for State support to pay the wages of minor staff, in addition to other relief measures to survive. Given the importance of tourism in boosting socio-economic development, subjectContinue Reading