Tourism

Short Haul

International tourist traffic could dip to 900 mn tourists from earlier targets of 1 bn in 2010, as global events radically alter the dynamics of future …

Tourism Spin

Spin wizard Murali is spinning more than the ball for Sri Lanka, turning more Austrailian tourists here to watch him turn it on local wickets, says the Tourist …

Up on a Hill

Hunas Falls is dressing up its hill country hotel, to get a booking in the Small Luxury Hotels of the world catalogue. The Jetwing managed hotel is spending …

Chef De Plane

SriLankan Airlines Catering will tap the market for US$ 22.5 million to fund its new in-flight catering kitchen in Katunayake. A Commercial Bank led consortium …

Cooling Summer

The Connaissance Group is to make the best of the hot weather, enticing outbound Indian travellers with a summer promotion at its hotels.The Group is targeting …

Travel Brews

The idea of a lquote tea resort is growing within Watawala Plantations, to entice high-spending tourists to have a hands-on experience in tea making.Upto 15% …

Jetlag

Tough competition from bus services plying the North and East routes and the expected slowdown in the number of Sri Lankan expatriates returning to catch a …

Thumb Tags

Sri Lankans applying to enter the US will be electronically fingerprinted with effect Wednesday, as the US toughens security laws at its embassies and …

Losing Weight

Carsons is exploring alternate uses for its loss-making Pegasus Reef Hotel, from an urban housing project to up-scale entertainment. The hotel has been …

Local Bound

Local inbound travel operators will have yet another travel distribution system at their disposal to help increase tourist arrivals to a record 600,000 …