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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

China, Saudi Arabia and travel tech dominate Arabian Travel Market 2019 agenda

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 11, 2019 20:54

This year’s Arabian Travel Market witnessed a 106% increase in visitors from China and a 20% increase in international visitors to the event, which was held at Dubai World Trade ... Read More

Premier Destinations wins Maldives’ Leading Luxury Tour Operator at World Travel Awards

editor editor- June 11, 2019 20:17

Premier Maldives part of the Premier Destinations brand won Maldives’ Leading Luxury Tour Operator at the World Travel Awards 2019 - Africa & Indian Ocean red-carpet gala ceremony held in ... Read More

Tourists from Maldives love to travel to India

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 9, 2019 19:02

Maldives, India and Sri Lanka are neighbors. The Maldives relies on tourism as an export, but  Maldives citizens also love to travel. When they do India has become the fastest ... Read More

Jetwing Symphony PLC set to launch new contemporary boutique hotel in Kandy

editor editor- June 6, 2019 21:35

As part of its luxury portfolio, Jetwing Symphony PLC, the investment arm of Jetwing, will launch Jetwing Kandy Gallery in the historical city of Kandy by the end of this ... 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

Myanmar Tourism Police arrests accused Sri Lanka Terror Suspect

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 24, 2019 04:16

Myanmar Tourist Police arrested a Sri Lankan man Thursday afternoon. The tourist from Sri Lanka is accused to have connections with those involved in the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka ... Read More

‘Public security’: Sri Lanka’s state of emergency extended for another month

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 22, 2019 22:40

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Wednesday extended the state of emergency by another month. The measure was imposed immediately after the Easter Sunday Islamist bombings that killed 258 people. ... 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

RIU Hotels and Preverisk Group working in partnership for hotel sustainability

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 16, 2019 15:55

RIU Hotels & Resorts is pursuing its commitment to hotel sustainability together with its partner company Preverisk Group (Gestión de Riesgos Ambientales S.L.), a company with more than 20 years ... Read More

African Tourism Board Friends of the Media Network now in 28 countries

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 12, 2019 21:38

Africa is a hot travel and tourism focus for the press.  The African Tourism Board friends of the ATB media club now has more than 90 journalists and publications as ... Read More

Minister: Sri Lanka needs security audit to build confidence among tourists

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 11, 2019 17:40

Sri Lanka's State Minister Harsha de Silva announced that the country is planning an independent security audit to build confidence among tourists. According to the Minister, the measure was necessary ... Read More

Safertourism.com: Tourism Security will be an issue in 2020

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 5, 2019 22:14

The 26th Las Vegas International Tourism Safety and Security Conference in 27 years was concluded last week. Next year a whole new concept of tourism security conferences is in the ... Read More

SaferTourism.com: How dangerous is travel according to Dr. Peter Tarlow

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 3, 2019 20:38

The recently concluded 26th International Tourism Security Conference in Las Vegas celebrated over a quarter Century of Tourism Safety and Security. Dr. Peter Tarlow of SaferTourism.com  had a major part ... Read More

Jaipur hotel scene: Vibrant, alive and growing

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- May 2, 2019 02:35

There is much optimism in the hospitality industry in Jaipur, which has become known as the “Pink City.” It is a key component of the popular golden triangle, with Agra ... Read More

Why travel to Sri Lanka is safer than ever

editor editor- May 1, 2019 00:24

Sri Lanka is safer than ever now. This is a message by the management of Jetwing Hotels Ltd. - Jetwing Travels (Pvt) Ltd. - to the global travel and tourism ... Read More

South Africa Day 2019 celebrations in Bangkok

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- April 30, 2019 22:14

A stunning South Africa National Day celebration took place in the Thai capital at the Siam Kempinski 5 star hotel. H.E. Mr. Geoffrey Quinton Mitchell Doidge - Photo © AJ ... 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 bans all face coverings after Islamic terrorists kill 253 people in Easter attacks

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 29, 2019 18:40

Under a state of emergency after a spate of suicide bombings last week, Sri Lanka has imposed a ban on all forms of face coverings. The measure is aimed at ... Read More

Arabian Travel Market 2019 opens tomorrow in Dubai

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 27, 2019 17:15

ETurboNews ready to exhibit at Arabian Travel Market where hospitality professionals from every corner of the world will gather in Dubai tomorrow (Sunday, April 28) for the opening of Arabian ... 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

Explosions rock Sri Lankan town as police hunt for Islamic terrorists behind Easter bombings

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 26, 2019 15:38

Three explosions have reportedly rocked a city on Sri Lanka’s eastern seaboard as the police and the army carry out searches targeting suspects from last weekend’s deadly bombings. The explosions ... 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

Centel Announces all-times high and annual cash dividend

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 25, 2019 08:15

Central Plaza Hotel Public Company Limited (“CENTEL”) (SET: CENTEL) today announced that the shareholders in their AGM 1/2562 have passed the resolution of an annual cash dividend on the company ... Read More

Arabian Travel Week launches in Dubai

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 24, 2019 09:40

Reed Travel Exhibitions will launch Arabian Travel Week – an umbrella brand comprising four co-located shows – during the 2019 edition of Arabian Travel Market (ATM) which opens its doors ... Read More

African Tourism Board CEO declares Africa one tourist destination

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 24, 2019 05:16

The newly appointed CEO for the African Tourism Board, Ms. Doris Woerfel from Pretoria, South Africa, issued her initial welcome message to ATB members today. She shared her vision for ... Read More

Shangri-La issues statement: Attack on the Shangri-La Hotel Colombo Table One Restaurant

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 22, 2019 20:11

An explosion took place in Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo’s Table One Restaurant on Easter Sunday during Easter Brunch at 9.05 am. As reported on eTurboNews on Sunday the veteran chef was ... Read More

Sri Lanka gets a hug: Solidarity is pouring in from every corner of the world after an Easter Sunday of Terror

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 22, 2019 07:20

After an Easter of Terror Sri Lanka needs a hug. Easter Monday is the day hugs are pouring in from every corner of the world. "I am a Muslim 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

Sri Lanka: More attacks in progress, Internet off, Curfew ordered: European Union offers support and issues statement

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 21, 2019 10:12

The European Union High Representative Vice-President Federica Mogherini issued a statement after the deadly terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka this morning At the end of Sunday, the attacks counted for ... Read More

Shangri La Hotel Colombo Veteran Chef killed with 160 people in 6 terror attacks in Sri Lanka

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 21, 2019 08:06

Shangri La Colombo Veteran chef Shantha Mayadunne and her daughter are among 138 or more dead this morning at 6 deadly terror blasts on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka.  Several ... Read More

Terror Attack on Shangri La, Kingsbury Hotel and three churches in Sri Lanka

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 21, 2019 06:19

The Shangri La Hotel Colombo, the Kingsbury Hotel and three churches in Kochchikade and Negombo were targeted by terrorists today in Sri Lanka. This is another attack on the travel ... Read More

Jamaica’s Tourism Minister Bartlett named PATWA advisor

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 18, 2019 22:12

Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett has accepted an invitation to become an advisor to international travel writers’ group — Pacific Area Travel Writers Association (PATWA). The invitation was made by ... Read More

Centara identifies technological and social trends that will shape the hospitality industry in the next 10 years

editor editor- April 18, 2019 03:00

Global hospitality is at a crossroads. In the last 20 years, technology has transformed every aspect of the guest journey, from online bookings to in-room services to post-stay feedback. But ... Read More

Italian Exhibition Group returns to China to promote international tourism

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 17, 2019 20:15

Italian Exhibition Group (IEG) is returning to China to promote international tourism business. The appointment is at the Shanghai World Travel Fair (SWTF), one of the major tourism industry expos ... Read More

SriLankan Airlines’ new plan to be like Emirates

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- April 16, 2019 23:48

In a bid to turn the loss making airline into a profitable venture, SriLankan Airlines has come up with a five-year strategic plan. Part of the plan will see them ... Read More

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