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Wednesday December 1st, 2021

Sri Lanka hotels brace for 12-month slump on Covid-19 hit

Sri Lanka's tourism industry is bracing for a year long downturn with the Coronavirus crisis coming on top of a hit from...

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Sri Lanka tourist arrivals down 70-pct in March 2020

Sri Lanka's tourist arrivals had dropped 70.8 percent from a year earlier to 71,370 in March 2020, amid a Coronavirus cr...

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Sri Lanka cabinet clears global tourism promotion campaign

Sri Lanka' cabinet of ministers had cleared a global promotion plan proposed by the tourism promotion office with no mod...

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Sri Lanka tourism leaders at Advocata online forum LIVE NOW on Coronavirus fallout

Advocata Institute, a Colombo-based think tank, is hosting an online discussion on April 21 from 1030hour with leaders o...

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Sri Lanka, India to discuss tourism revival strategy with Maldives, Nepal

Sri Lanka and India plans to initiate talks to revive post Coronavirus tourism President the office of President Gotabay...

Sri Lanka to open airports for tourist flights from January 21: Tourism Minister

Sri Lanka will open airports for commercial tourist flights from January 21, 2021 and travel industry will have follow r...

TUI scraps trips to Sri Lanka, sends rescue plane

TUI, and European travel firm said it will stop selling Sri Lanka, send a rescue plane to take off those who wanted to r...

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US follows UK to tighten Sri Lanka advisory to all but essential travel

The United States has tightened its advice on Sri Lanka to 'all but essential travel' following as authorities hunt down...

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Sri Lanka tourism may take 30 percent hit, but will bounce back: Mangala

Sri Lanka's tourism sector may take a 30 percent hit but will bounce back with security being tightened, Finance Ministe...

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UK tightens travel advisory to Sri Lanka

United Kingdom has tightened a travel advisory to Sri Lanka saying telling citizens to avoid all but essential travel to...

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Sri Lanka halts free visa on arrival program after Easter blasts

Sri Lanka has suspended a visa on arrival program which was to start on May 01, following Easter Sunday bombings, the mi...

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Sri Lanka beefs up security around tourist sites

Sri Lanka's Tourism Development Ministry on Tuesday said that all major tourist sites remain open with tighter security ...

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Thousands of tourists cut short visits to Sri Lanka, new bookings fall

Thousands of tourists visiting Sri Lanka are cutting short their holiday plans and going back home, while forward bookin...

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Sri Lanka working to put tourism back on track: minister

Sri Lanka is working to return the tourism industry to normalcy following the Easter Sunday bombings, the country's Tour...

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Sri Lanka’s Shangri-La hotel in Colombo closed

ECONOMYNEXT – Shangri-La International Hotel Management Ltd. said its hotel in Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo...

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Audit queries validity of Sri Lanka tourist board assets, delayed EPF payments

The state tourism regulator, the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) has 2.9 billion rupees in assets which ...

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Sri Lanka tourist arrivals up 4.7-pct in March

Sri Lanka's tourism arrivals rose 4.7 percent in March 2019 from a year earlier to 244,328, helped by visitors from the ...

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Sri Lanka eyes 20-pct arrivals gain with free visa from May to October for off-season countries

Sri Lanka is planning to boost off-peak season arrivals by 20 percent in 2019 with the introduction of a free on-arrival...

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Sri Lanka tourist arrivals up 7-pct in Feb; Chinese visitors plunge

Tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka grew 7 percent from a year earlier to 252,033 in February 2019, the state tourism developm...

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Sri Lanka to give free visas to tourists for 06 months from April

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka will grant free visas to tourists from key markets like the United Kingdom, Europe and As...

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Sri Lanka approves 13 new hotel investments in Dec quarter

Sri Lanka has approved for 54.7 million US dollars in hotel investments during the fourth quarter ending in December 201...

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Sri Lanka's Jetwing Symphony Hotels hit by forex loss

Sri Lanka's Jetwing Symphony Plc reported a loss of 128.5 million rupees in the December 2018 quarter, up 20 percent fro...

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Sri Lanka awaits funding to wrap up 'overtourism' study

A Sri Lanka-World Bank joint study on how many tourists Sri Lanka can handle sustainably requires funding approval from ...

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Tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka up 2.2-pct in Jan 2019

Tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka in January 2019 rose 2.2 percent from a year earlier to 238,924, the tourism development a...

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Sri Lanka to give promotions incentive for inbound tour operators

Sri Lanka's tourism promotion agency is planning to give an advertising incentive for inbound tour operators to encourag...

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Sri Lanka to focus on three Indian states in tourism promotions

Sri Lanka's state tourism agency, the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotions Bureau, is hoping to target its future promotions in ...

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