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Sri Lanka and Tanzania travel and economic partnership

TANZANIA (eTN) - Looking at strengthening economic and travel partnerships with Tanzania, Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapaksa is set for a five-day official visit to Tanzania this week.

Yala – ruined by its own popularity?

Srilal Miththapala offers a pragmatic approach to mitigate some of the problems faced by the country’s most visited national park.

The new breed of tourists: the Flashpackers

There is no doubt that the overall tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka have shown YOY growth in the past few years. Almost all hotels are returning healthy revenue, occupancy and profitability figures.

One million tourists arrivals – the story behind the numbers

There has been great publicity in the press celebrating the arrival of the 1 millionth foreign tourist to Sri Lanka for the year 2012 during late December 2012.

Emerging tourism trends in Sri Lanka

The Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) undertook an airport survey of departing foreign tourists from Sri Lanka from January to June 2011, and the results were published last week.

Achievements a triumph for ecotourism in Sri Lanka

The Sri Lanka Tourism Awards 2011 was held on August 30, 2012, at the Waters Edge - Battramulla.

Srilal speaks on elephants and tourism at the Women’s Chamber

SRI LANKA (eTN) - Srilal Miththapala, Project Director of the EU-funded SWITCH ASIA PROGRAM – Greening Sri Lanka Hotels Project (GSLH) implemented by The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, former President

Excerpts of the address at World SKAL Day Dinner

From time immemorial, Sri Lanka has been well known for its hospitality, and we have on record many accolades from visitors in the annals of Sri Lankan history including Far Hein, Mark Twain, and Marc

Tourist arrivals in Sri Lanka: food for thought

SRI LANKA (eTN) - There is no doubt that tourism in post-war Sri Lanka has grown at an unprecedented and record-breaking manner, reaching a dizzy 40% YOY growth in arrivals in 2010.

Sri Lanka tourism: new kid on the block

SRI LANKA - Currently, tourism is the main buzz word in business and general circles, with all hotels reportedly doing very well with high occupancies.

Sri Lanka plans for tourism industry boom

Sri Lanka will be positioned as a high-end tourism destination focusing more on quality service delivery.

Sri Lanka December Tourist Arrivals up 55.8 percent, year ends on...

December Tourist Arrivals up 55.8 percent, year ends on a promising note

Sri Lanka to promote ‘Ramayana’ sites to attract tourists

Colombo (eTN) - Tourists visiting Sri Lanka can now have a feel of the 'Ramayana' as the government has decided to develop the sites associated with the epic for which it has sought India's assistance. Hindu devout and those interested in mythology would get an opportunity to visit the sites in the island nation which the epic suggests was ruled by the great demon-king Ravana.