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Sri Lanka Tourism in crisis: Managing and seeking out opportunities

Srilal Miththapala - eTN Sri Lanka Srilal Miththapala - eTN Sri Lanka- June 11, 2019 23:55

The Rapid Response Team by Safertourism reached out to Sri Lanka tourism authorities including the minister of tourism and industry leaders within hours of the devastating terror attack on the ... Read More

Is Sri Lanka on a Tourism Suicide path?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 26, 2019 06:41

The good news, there has never been a better time to visit Sri Lanka. It's true when it comes to travel specials available. Sri Lanka is safe, but to relate ... Read More

Sri Lanka Tourism puts together special tourist offers following terror attacks

editor editor- May 17, 2019 22:17

A host of offers were shared and discussed, and a final decision on a collective effort will be made next week with the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA), Sri ... Read More

Sri Lanka Tourism: Demonstrating resilience after terror attacks

editor editor- April 30, 2019 22:12

One week on from the deadliest terror attacks perpetrated in the country since the end of the civil war, Sri Lanka Tourism discusses measures taken to ensure the safety and ... Read More

Sri Lanka Tourism suffers cancellation tsunami

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 26, 2019 16:25

A tidal wave of cancellations has hit Sri Lanka in the aftermath of the horrendous terror attacks of Easter Sunday. In the three days immediately after the bombings, cancellations of ... Read More

Sri Lanka still safe for tourists? Heartfelt plea by Jetwing Hotels Chairman Shiromal Cooray

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 25, 2019 23:15

Sri Lanka Tourism is actually open for business: There is no threat to the overall safety of visitors. This is the latest message released by Sri Lanka Tourism officials and ... Read More

Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority, U.S. and British Authorities warn in response to terror attacks

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 21, 2019 22:07

The Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority in a statement released urges hotels in Sri Lanka to take maximum measures to strengthen security as Hotels have been one of the main ... Read More

Brave new world opens up for Young Tourism Ambassadors in Jaffna

editor editor- January 4, 2019 22:04

USAID and Jetwing Jaffna support the Tourism Skills Committee to showcase careers in tourism. Read More

Sri Lanka Political Turmoil to blame of tourism arrival shortfall

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 2, 2019 08:05

Sri Lanka did not reach its 2018 target in tourism arrivals Sri Lanka Tourism Development Minister John Amaratunga blamed the political challenge in October. Read More

Young Tourism Ambassadors: Opening doors to their futures

editor editor- December 18, 2018 21:11

A transformational program is introducing young men and women to the tourism sector. Read More

Sri Lanka and Tanzania travel and economic partnership

editor editor- June 24, 2013 05:15

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. Read More

Yala – ruined by its own popularity?

editor editor- March 11, 2013 07:16

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

The new breed of tourists: the Flashpackers

editor editor- March 6, 2013 09:52

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 ... Read More

One million tourists arrivals – the story behind the numbers

editor editor- January 21, 2013 06:51

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. Read More

Emerging tourism trends in Sri Lanka

editor editor- September 19, 2012 06:16

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. Read More

Achievements a triumph for ecotourism in Sri Lanka

editor editor- September 3, 2012 05:41

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

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

editor editor- June 12, 2012 03:19

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 Read More

Excerpts of the address at World SKAL Day Dinner

editor editor- May 7, 2012 05:59

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 ... Read More

Tourist arrivals in Sri Lanka: food for thought

editor editor- September 24, 2011 04:45

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 ... Read More

Sri Lanka tourism: new kid on the block

editor editor- May 16, 2011 04:34

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

Sri Lanka plans for tourism industry boom

editor editor- January 29, 2011 03:23

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

Sri Lanka to promote ‘Ramayana’ sites to attract tourists

editor editor- December 26, 2007 07:04

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 ... Read More