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Colombo - Mahe about to launch

Seychelles - Sri Lanka connected Colombo - Mahe about to launch

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa Correspondent

Following a state visit by Sri Lanka’s president to the Seychelles a few months ago, it did not take long for the promised air links between the two island countries to be announced.

Sri Lanka and Tanzania travel and economic partnership

Sri Lanka President Rajapaksa set to tour Tanzania Sri Lanka and Tanzania travel and economic partnership

Apolinari Tairo, eTN Correspondent, Tanzania

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.

Skal International Asia elects new president and board

42nd Congress held in Sri Lanka Skal International Asia elects new president and board

NEGOMBO, Sri Lanka - The 42nd Skal Asia Congress was successfully held in Negombo, Sri Lanka from May 30–June 2, 2013 with about 100 international delegates and local members and VIPs, including ...

Green Globe-certified hotels committed to ocean conservation

Sri lanka hotels using their power to protect the ocean Green Globe-certified hotels committed to ocean conservation

LOS ANGELES, California – “Together We Have the Power to Protect the Ocean” was the motto for Green Globe members, the Chaaya Tranz Hikkaduwa and the Bentota Beach Hotel, when on June 8, ...

Jetwing Vil Uyana only Sri Lankan resort listed by National Geographic as Best Ecolodge

Property known as Sri Lanka’s best eco-resort Jetwing Vil Uyana only Sri Lankan resort listed by National Geographic as Best Ecolodge

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - The world’s most read and renowned travel magazine, National Geographic Traveler, has taken Jetwing Vil Uyana, Sigiriya, to new heights – granting the novel property ...

Jetwing Hotels earns 10 Certificates of Excellence

one of the most acclaimed resort chains in Sri Lanka Jetwing Hotels earns 10 Certificates of Excellence

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Proving once again that their brand of traditional Sri Lankan hospitality is their greatest strength, Jetwing Hotels has been awarded 10 new Certificates of Excellence from ...

Bountylab Hospitality set to redefine travel and tourism standards in Sri Lanka and the Maldives

creme de la creme of exotic holiday destinations Bountylab Hospitality set to redefine travel and tourism standards in Sri Lanka and the Maldives

The South Asian tropical paradise islands of Sri Lanka and the Maldives are the creme de la creme of exotic holiday destinations.

Sri Lanka elephant lives up to his Rambo name

Undeterred by electrical fencing, Rambo insists on treats from passers-by Sri Lanka elephant lives up to his Rambo name

Srilal Miththapala, eTN Correspondent, Sri Lanka

I first set eyes on Rambo in the early 1990s when I started visiting the Uda Walawe National Park. He was a young male elephant at that time, with a very calm demeanor.

Skal International President pays tribute to Columbo

Negombo LIVE from Sri Lanka Skal International President pays tribute to Columbo

Andrew J. Wood

President Singh paid tribute to the Skal Club of Columbo, under the presidency of Keethi Jayaweera and his team.

Sri Lanka hotel aids in release of 1000 baby turtles

Green Globe member Bentota Beach Hotel Sri Lanka hotel aids in release of 1000 baby turtles

LOS ANGELES, California - In line with the John Keells Leisure Group pledge, “I Will Care,” Green Globe member, the Bentota Beach Hotel in Bentota, Sri Lanka, joined hands with the Victor ...

Voyage to Colombo

Sri Lanka travel visa Voyage to Colombo

Andrew J. Wood, eTN Correspondent, reporting from Sri Lanka

SRI LANKA (eTN) - I arrived yesterday in Sri Lanka after a pleasant flight on the national carrier, a short three-hour hop from Bangkok.

Beware travelers to Sri Lanka of extortion scam by immigration officers

Understand Sri Lanka VISA fees before arriving at Colombo International Airport Beware travelers to Sri Lanka of extortion scam by immigration officers

Juergen T. Steinmetz, eTN Publisher

(eTN) - After a short and pleasant flight on SriLankan Airllines, the national airline for Sri Lanka, from the Maldives, I arrived at Colombo International Airport.

Retro chic Sri Lanka resort earns sustainable certification

Eco-friendly Chaaya Tranz Hikkaduwa resort Retro chic Sri Lanka resort earns sustainable certification

LOS ANGELES, California - Green Globe announces certification of the Chaaya Tranz Hikkaduwa, located on the southern shoreline of Sri Lanka.

The key to making Sri Lankan hotels more customer-focused

Understanding The Evolving Tourists Expectation Model The key to making Sri Lankan hotels more customer-focused

Dr. Chandana (Chandi) Jayawardena & Srilal Miththapala

The Evolving Tourists Expectation Model (ETEM)

Sri Lanka's post-war tourist numbers up 11.6 percent

Chinese tourism to Sri Lanka Sri Lanka's post-war tourist numbers up 11.6 percent

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka's post-war tourism arrivals continue to boom with numbers growing by 11.6 percent in February when compared with the same month in 2012 along with a marked increase ...

Sri Lanka's police starts tracking foreign tourists to "ensure their safety"

Sri Lankan Tourism Sri Lanka's police starts tracking foreign tourists to "ensure their safety"

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Sri Lanka's police have begun keeping track of foreign tourists to "ensure their own safety", officials announced on Monday.

Hotel deals from Agoda.com just in time for Sri Lanka New Year

Sinhalese New Year Celebrations Hotel deals from Agoda.com just in time for Sri Lanka New Year

SINGAPORE – Agoda.com, Asia’s leading hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq:PCLN), is offering new deals on the striking island of Sri Lanka to celebrate the ...

Final touches as Centara's first Sri Lanka resort prepares to open

signage unveiled Final touches as Centara's first Sri Lanka resort prepares to open

Michel Horn, Vice President for Operations at Centara Hotels & Resorts, together with Ranga Dias, Managing Director, Sun Tan Beach Resorts (Pvt) Ltd.; Alexandre Glauser, Area General Manager ...

Yala – ruined by its own popularity?

Sri Lanka national park Yala – ruined by its own popularity?

Srilal Miththapala, eTN Sri Lanka

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

Sri Lanka tourism – stronger growth in the informal sector? The new breed of tourists: the Flashpackers

Srilal Miththapala, eTN Sri Lanka

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 ...

How green are Sri Lankan hotels?

sustainability consumption practices How green are Sri Lankan hotels?

Srilal Miththapala, eTN Sri Lanka

The EU SWITCH Asia Program Greening Sri Lanka Hotels (GSLH) Project recently released their first research survey of a cross-section of Sri Lankan hotels, which analyzes the extent of green ...

Elephants invade Colombo city

Annual parade of elephants Elephants invade Colombo city

During the full moon (which is a holy day for Buddhists) each February, the big temple in the city of Colombo, Sri Lanka (the Gangaramaya Temple) hosts a big pageant (perehera), where ...

Centara Passikudah Resort and Spa Sri Lanka ready to open April 2013

Resort on beautiful Passikudah Bay Centara Passikudah Resort and Spa Sri Lanka ready to open April 2013

Centara Passikudah Resort & Spa Sri Lanka is set on the beautiful Passikudah Bay, on Sri Lanka’s northeastern coast, and offers a fine choice of facilities appealing to couples, families, ...

Chinese arrivals to Sri Lanka up 58 percent in 2012

Chinese tourism to Sri Lanka booming Chinese arrivals to Sri Lanka up 58 percent in 2012

Sri Lanka has been one of the favorite destinations for Chinese tourists according to some recent statistics that recorded a 58 percent increase in 2012.

Green Globe supports Sri Lanka-based charitable organization

Foundation of goodness Green Globe supports Sri Lanka-based charitable organization

LOS ANGELES, California - Green Globe Certification supports the Foundation of Goodness - a Sri Lanka based charitable organization committed to improving the lives of people in rural communities ...

One million tourists arrivals – the story behind the numbers

sustaining tourism growth One million tourists arrivals – the story behind the numbers

Srilal Miththapala, eTN Sri Lanka

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.

Sri Lanka launches promotional campaign in Australia

Sri Lanka wants 50,000 Aussie visitors in 2013 Sri Lanka launches promotional campaign in Australia

Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB) launched a promotional campaign in Australia, alongside the national cricket team’s tour of Australia, aimed at attracting 50,000 Aussie travelers in ...

One millionth tourist arrives to Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka surpasses tourist arrival mark of the Maldives One millionth tourist arrives to Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka welcomed its one millionth tourist to the country at 10 pm last night.

SWITCH-Asia Green Awards 2012

Greening Sri Lanka Hotels Project SWITCH-Asia Green Awards 2012

The Greening Sri Lanka Hotels Project funded by the European Union under the SWITCH-Asia Program held its first ever “SWITCH-Asia Green Hotels Award 2012” competition on November 12, 2012 at ...

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