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Political instability in the past three months hurt the island nation's 3rd largest foreign earner

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By Cheranka Mendis With the surge of tourism taking place in the country, particularly in the hotel sector, the industry must now focus on sustainable energy consumption not only for the environmental impact but also for reduced operational cost. Pursuing the ambitious target set by the Government of 2.5 million by 2015, some 90 new ...

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Cinnamon Grand Colombo, in a move to enhance the sustainable processes that it has embraced, hosted a “Green Forum” recently together with the Switch-Asia programme to raise awareness amongst the hotel’s suppliers about doing business in a sustainable manner. The seminar also focussed on the need for more sustainable and environmental friendly packaging. Organised by ...

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The EU funded Switch Asia Program – Greening Sri Lanka Hotels Project has come out with an initiative for hotels to be able to make a quick calculation based on a uniform methodology, of their carbon emissions. The carbon footprint calculator estimates the approximate CO2 equivalent emissions

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Aims to become Colombo’s leading sustainable city hotel by 2015 By Cassandra Mascarenhas Further incorporating sustainability into their processes and business and working towards enhancing the environmental performance of the hotel, the Cinnamon Grand in association with the Switch-Asia programme hosted a ‘green forum’ yesterday in order to enlighten a group of key stakeholders ...

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The EU Switch Asia Program – Greening Sri Lanka Hotels Project held a reception recently at the Park Street Mews, for senior tourism professionals and other associates. Short presentations were made by representatives from Kuoni, Travel Foundation and Travel Life, all from UK and by Switch

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By Cheranka Mendis With travellers becoming increasingly eco-conscious and demanding data on the environmental sustainability of hotels prior to booking, Greening Sri Lanka Hotels, an European Commission-funded project under the SWITCH-Asia program, will host a half day workshop on ‘

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The Secretary General of UNWTO Dr. Taleb Refai, distinguished invitees, presenters, officials, representatives of the media, ladies and gentlemen, it is indeed a privilege for me and for my country Sri Lanka to be invited for this high level UNWTO conference to present our perspective of green tourism.   UNWTO Secretary General Dr. Taleb Refai ...

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The EU-SWITCH Asia Greening Sri Lanka Hotels ( EU-GSLH) project, implemented by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce had been in operation since 2009 and has successfully engaged more than 190 hotels throughout Sri Lanka, helping them to enhance their environmental performance through improvement

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Tourism industry experiences a growing trend towards green hotels due to the increasing environmental awareness of guests and businesses. As guests are better able to access information due to today’s advanced communication networks, they are better able to make more informed travel decisions. Galle Face Hotel Colombo, one of the enthusiastic hotels working closely with ...

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One of the key aspects of the ongoing EU SWITCH-Asia Greening Sri Lanka Hotels Project is to publicise the good work done by Sri Lankan hotels towards energy and environment conservation. As a part of this program, Greening Sri Lanka Hotels Project together with two selected SME hotels; Hotel

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(Srilankamirror) - Honk Kong-based Shangri-La Asia said today (Feb. 24) the cost of building two new luxury hotels in Sri Lanka has risen 10 percent to $550 million. "The cost has slightly gone up. Between the two projects it's about $550 million," Chief Financial Officer Madhu Rao has told Reuters after the groundbreaking ceremony for the start of work on its planned 661-room hot...

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Switch-Asia ‘Greening Sri Lanka Hotels’ project makes progressBy Cheranka Mendis Sri Lanka Tourism will soon introduce a ‘Green Accreditation Scheme’ for hotels which would classify hotels under its green initiatives, Switch Asia Project Director Srilal Miththapala said. The scheme

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(Srilankamirror) - A four-year project to support the reduction of water, waste and energy-usage in one of the world’s fastest-growing tourist destinations has reached its half-way milestone. Building on a pilot project delivered in 2008, Greening Sri Lanka Hotels is a European

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Srilal Miththapala, a senior tourism professional, has been elected a Fellow of Institute of Hospitality, United Kingdom, the foremost professional body in the field of hospitality, leisure and tourism, which has been in existence since 1930s. A qualified Chartered Electrical Engineer, Miththapala has over 30 years of experience in senior management positions and Directorates in ...

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The European Union funded SWITCH-Asia Greening Sri Lanka Hotels project, implemented by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, has been in operation since 2009 and has successfully engaged 170 hotels throughout Sri Lanka, helping them to enhance their environmental performance through improvement

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LAUGFS Leisure Limited a fully owned subsidiary of LAUGFS Gas PLC announced yesterday the appointment of veteran hotelier Sirilal Miththapala to its Board of Directors. Miththapala joins LAUGFS Leisure Board at a time the company is taking serious initiatives to be a leading player in the hospitality industry in Sri Lanka. LAUGFS Leisureis currently involved ...

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Project Director of SWITCH-Asia Greening Sri Lanka Hotels Project Srilal Miththapala made a presentation to a packed audience at the seminar on ‘Making Destinations More Sustainable,’ which was held on 8 November 2011 at the prestigious World Travel Market (WTM) in London

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One of the key aspects of the ongoing EU SWITCH-Asia Greening Sri Lanka Hotels Project is to publicise the good work done by Sri Lankan hotels towards energy and environmental conservation.

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Green Globe Certification has announced that following the PATA Travel Mart 2011, CEO Guido Bauer will conduct a priority mission to meet with leaders of Sri Lanka’s travel and tourism industry. Discussions will be held on how certification under Green Globe’s internationally recognised Standard for Sustainable Travel and Tourism can contribute to a more successful ...

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Sri Lanka hotels mull rupee pricing to avoid exchange rate risk

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Philip Hoare offers essential advice on where to eat and stay and how to travel around in Sri Lanka.

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Sri Lanka hotels, industry to face higher power tariffs

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Sri Lanka hotels energy effort cuts costs, lures tourists

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Sri Lanka Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa has appointed Dr. Nalaka Godahewa as the Chairman of Sri Lanka Tourism, effective from Wednesday, 16th June 2010. With the appointment, Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau, Sri Lanka Hotels Corporation, Tourism and Hotel Management Institute

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Bangkok-based Minor International is looking to buy or build beach resorts in Sri Lanka following the end of the war and prospects had brightened for tourism. Minor, which runs ‘Anantara’ branded hotels, is Thailand’s biggest hotel and fast food chain operator. Chief Executive Officer William Heinecke was quoted as saying by Bloomberg newswires while on visit to [...]

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Sri Lanka hotels eyed by Thailand's Minor: report

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The European Commission funded 'Greening Sri Lanka Hotels' project was launched at Taj Samudra Hotel, Colombo yesterday. The project...

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Apr 14, Colombo: With the end of the three-decades long war in last May Sri Lanka is seeing its tourism industry flourishing once again. The tourist arrivals have been steadily increasing since the end of the war.

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Greening Sri Lanka Hotels was initiated by the Responsible Tourism Partnership (RTP) in association with the Ministry of Tourism and the Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority.

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