Domestic airline and helicopter operator Deccan Aviation was first to formally announce the establishment of the first privately run city helipad at the Colts Cricket Grounds on Havelock Road, following the relaxation on stringent security restrictions on civil flights over the capital city.
Air Arabia now offers nine weekly flights to Sharjah from Colombo. Air Arabia, the first and largest lowcost carrier (LCC) in the Middle East and North Africa announced recently that the airline has increased the frequency of flights from Colombo to UAE to nine flights a week.
Airline carriers from the Asia Pacific region are expected to contribute US$ 2 billion to global industry profits for the year 2012 as compared with US$ 4.9 billion in 2011, despite a previous US$ 0.3 billion downgrade in profits as a result of a weak first quarter, according to a report from the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
Coral Sands Hotel, located in Hikkaduwa, has received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award. The prestigious award, which honours hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide.
The fragile state of the aviation industry marked the general backdrop of the 68th annual general meeting of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) as the head of the global airline body, Tony Tyler, acknowledged that the industry’s profitability is precariously balanced on a “knife’s edge.”
The Certificate Programme will commence on 23 June, and continue up to the end of August. Classes will be held only on Saturdays from 10.30 am to 5.00 pm. Deadline for enrolment is 16th June and the Venue is Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management (The Hotel School), Colombo 3.
Surrounded by the breathtaking Habarana Lake and the Pidurangala and Ritigala mountain range is the home for the luxurious Sorowwa Resort and Spa the newest addition to Sri Lanka’s exclusive chain of luxury hotels The breathtaking lake and the sorowwa view, the picturesque bird’s eye view of the virgin forest and the astounding sight of the elephants that come to the lake to quench their thirst ad...
Hotel Sigiriya won two awards at the recently concluded Bartenders ABSOLUT Challenge 2009 regional competition organized for the very first time by Periceyl (Pvt) Ltd. The competition was held in November 2009 for the members of the Cultural Triangle Hoteliers Association.
Located between Bentota’s white beach and the tranquil river, Bentota Beach Hotel is just about one and a half hour’s drive from Colombo. This magnificent structure designed by world famous architect Geoffrey Bawa is nestled within 30 acres of well landscaped coconut plantation.
September 27 is the World Tourism Day with Yapahuwa being the Host City in Sri Lanka. "Hundred and fifty member countries of the World Tourism Organisation commemorate the day with various tourism-related events," Secretary, Ministry of Tourism K A D George Michael said
Rizmi Reyal of The Traveller Global (Pvt) Ltd was elected as the President while Bernard Wijethunge of Gabo Travels was elected as the Vice President to the IATA Agents’ Association of Sri Lanka at their 20th annual general meeting in Thailand last August.
The morning was bright and pleasant in Koggala and a two-hour boat ride along Pol Oya was ideal to start off the day. Pol Oya is considered as Sri Lanka’s largest natural lake consisting of eight islands including the famous island named Madolduwa.
Many wouldn’t know that Sri Lanka has the longest hotel in South Asia (Frankly, I didn’t). Koggala Beach Hotel situated in the Galle district which is 121 km in distance and a three and half hour journey from Colombo is one of the much looked forward to hotels due to it’s close proximity to the sea.
Thilanka Hotel Kandy will invest Rs. 20 million to upgrade 50 rooms. The hotel is also planning to upgrade their property to a three star hotel.The hotel that commenced operations as a family entity in 1977 with five rooms went through a major upgrade in the 1990’s.
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has signed a Record of Discussion (R/D) with the concerned authorities of the Central Cultural Fund (CCF) of the Ministry of Cultural Affairs and National Heritage (MCANH) and Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB) of the Ministry of Tourism (MoT) to initiate a 2.5 year technical cooperation project on "Project for Development of Culture-Oriented T...
The number of tourists visiting Sri Lanka has increased steadily and is expected to cross 7.11 lakh this year, the immigration department has said, attributing it to the improving law and order situation.