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WTM London unveils Sri Lanka as Premier Partner for 2019

WTM London unveils Sri Lanka as Premier Partner for 2019

Sri Lankan Tourism will be the Premier Partner at WTM London 2019 as the island’s tourism industry continues it’s ... Read More

Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives Wins Leading All-inclusive Resort at 2019 SATA Awards

Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives Wins Leading All-inclusive Resort at 2019 SATA Awards

Centara’s adult-only 5-star Maldives resort captures top honors across SATA’s six member nations Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa ... Read More

Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister: Country once again is safe for tourists

Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister: Country once again is safe for tourists

Sri Lanka’s PM Ranil Wickremesinghe announced that the country has once again become safe for tourists. "Since the unfortunate ... Read More

Sri Lanka offers free visas to woo back tourists after terror attacks

Sri Lanka offers free visas to woo back tourists after terror attacks

Terrorists on Easter Sunday of this year on April 21 bombed churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka, killing ... Read More

SriLankan Airlines beefs up Delhi and Colombo route

SriLankan Airlines beefs up Delhi and Colombo route

The presence in New Delhi on July 3 of the top brass of SriLankan Airlines was significant in several ... Read More

Sri Lanka Tourism trying to revive industry after terror setback

Sri Lanka Tourism trying to revive industry after terror setback

The Sri Lanka Tourism organization is working to revive the industry that had a temporary setback due to the ... Read More

Sri Lanka Tourism in crisis: Managing and seeking out opportunities

Sri Lanka Tourism in crisis: Managing and seeking out opportunities

The Rapid Response Team by Safertourism reached out to Sri Lanka tourism authorities including the minister of tourism and ... Read More

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

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

As part of its luxury portfolio, Jetwing Symphony PLC, the investment arm of Jetwing, will launch Jetwing Kandy Gallery ... Read More

Is Sri Lanka on a Tourism Suicide path?

Is Sri Lanka on a Tourism Suicide path?

The good news, there has never been a better time to visit Sri Lanka. It's true when it comes ... Read More

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

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

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Wednesday extended the state of emergency by another month. The measure was imposed ... Read More

Sri Lanka Tourism puts together special tourist offers following terror attacks

Sri Lanka Tourism puts together special tourist offers following terror attacks

A host of offers were shared and discussed, and a final decision on a collective effort will be made ... Read More

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

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

Sri Lanka's State Minister Harsha de Silva announced that the country is planning an independent security audit to build ... Read More

Why travel to Sri Lanka is safer than ever

Why travel to Sri Lanka is safer than ever

Sri Lanka is safer than ever now. This is a message by the management of Jetwing Hotels Ltd. - ... Read More

Sri Lanka Tourism: Demonstrating resilience after terror attacks

Sri Lanka Tourism: Demonstrating resilience after terror attacks

One week on from the deadliest terror attacks perpetrated in the country since the end of the civil war, ... Read More

Sri Lanka bans all face coverings after Islamic terrorists kill 253 people in Easter attacks

Sri Lanka bans all face coverings after Islamic terrorists kill 253 people in Easter attacks

Under a state of emergency after a spate of suicide bombings last week, Sri Lanka has imposed a ban ... Read More

Sri Lanka Tourism suffers cancellation tsunami

Sri Lanka Tourism suffers cancellation tsunami

A tidal wave of cancellations has hit Sri Lanka in the aftermath of the horrendous terror attacks of Easter ... Read More

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

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

Three explosions have reportedly rocked a city on Sri Lanka’s eastern seaboard as the police and the army carry ... Read More

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

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

Sri Lanka Tourism is actually open for business: There is no threat to the overall safety of visitors. This ... Read More

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

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

An explosion took place in Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo’s Table One Restaurant on Easter Sunday during Easter Brunch at 9.05 ... Read More

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

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

After an Easter of Terror Sri Lanka needs a hug. Easter Monday is the day hugs are pouring in ... Read More

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

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

The Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority in a statement released urges hotels in Sri Lanka to take maximum measures ... Read More

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

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

The European Union High Representative Vice-President Federica Mogherini issued a statement after the deadly terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka ... Read More

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

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

Shangri La Colombo Veteran chef Shantha Mayadunne and her daughter are among 138 or more dead this morning at ... Read More

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

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

The Shangri La Hotel Colombo, the Kingsbury Hotel and three churches in Kochchikade and Negombo were targeted by terrorists ... Read More

SriLankan Airlines’ new plan to be like Emirates

SriLankan Airlines’ new plan to be like Emirates

In a bid to turn the loss making airline into a profitable venture, SriLankan Airlines has come up with ... Read More

Sri Lankan agents show great interest towards destination at Seychelles Tourism Board Workshop 

Sri Lankan agents show great interest towards destination at Seychelles Tourism Board Workshop 

The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB) workshop held on Thursday, March 28, 2019, at the Taj Hotels Resort in Colombo ... Read More

Jetwing Ayurveda Pavilions: A paragon of wellness and vitality

Jetwing Ayurveda Pavilions: A paragon of wellness and vitality

The ancient art and science of Ayurveda was developed thousands of years ago in the Indian Subcontinent and is ... Read More

Jetwing Ayurveda Pavilions – a paragon of wellness and vitality

Jetwing Ayurveda Pavilions – a paragon of wellness and vitality

The ancient art and science of Ayurveda was developed thousands of years ago in the Indian Subcontinent and is ... Read More

Sri Lanka’s Galle Face Hotel announces key executive appointments

Sri Lanka’s Galle Face Hotel announces key executive appointments

The Galle Face Hotel, opened in 1864 and one of the oldest hotels east of Suez, is gearing up ... Read More

The world has spoken: 5 Jetwing Hotels among the top 25 hotels in Sri Lanka

The world has spoken: 5 Jetwing Hotels among the top 25 hotels in Sri Lanka

Jetwing Hotels renowned for its simple values and promise of traditional Sri Lankan hospitality is continuously expanding its foot ... Read More

Cinnamon Lodge Habarana reaches greater heights

Cinnamon Lodge Habarana reaches greater heights

Cinnamon Lodge Habarana is a 5-star resort nestled in nature’s serenity right in the heart of Sri Lanka’s Cultural ... Read More

Thai Lion Air to start Bangkok – Colombo air service

Thai Lion Air to start Bangkok – Colombo air service

Low-cost carrier Thai Lion Air will begin operating direct flights between Sri Lanka and Bangkok from January 30. The ... Read More

SriLankan Airlines says Airbus aircraft not right for them

SriLankan Airlines says Airbus aircraft not right for them

SriLankan Airlines said in a statement that it "wishes to clarify its position with regard to the utilization of ... Read More

Why a Sri Lankan Airlines A330-200 is parked in Colombo with one engine missing?

Why a Sri Lankan Airlines A330-200 is parked in Colombo with one engine missing?

A Sri Lankan Airlines Airbus A330-200 has been parked at Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport with one engine missing and ... Read More

eTN Sri Lanka contributor appointed to international board of Asian Eco-Tourism Network 

eTN Sri Lanka contributor appointed to international board of Asian Eco-Tourism Network 

Srilal Miththapala, senior tourism industry personality and regular contributor to eTurboNews from Sri Lanka, has been appointed to the ... Read More

Did Sri Lankan turtle whisperer receive a message days before the tsunami?

Did Sri Lankan turtle whisperer receive a message days before the tsunami?

“I saw the sea rushing in, sweeping away houses, animals and people and causing destruction,” said the turtle whisperer ... Read More