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Tourists start returning to Sri Lanka amid tightened security

The series of recovery efforts and tightened security measures that Sri Lanka has launched in the wake of the Easter Sunday attacks are beginning...

World demand for Asia rising

In Asia, emerging destinations like Sri Lanka and the Philippines are shining brighter on the global tourism stage as a growing demand for experiential...

Sri Lanka’s tourism sector in C-suite shake-up

Sri Lanka last week made two significant decisions impacting on its emerging tourism market, appointing a new head to its state tourism promotion agency...

Trade euphoria short-lived as Sri Lanka restores archaic liquor laws

Sri Lanka’s tourism sector was thrown into disarray this week as lawmakers flip-flop on plans to relax laws concerning the sale of alcohol in...

Tourism chief ouster to affect Sri Lanka’s overdue campaign launch, fears...

A furore broke out this week in Sri Lanka’s tourism industry after the chairman of the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB), Udaya Nanayakkara,...

Sri Lanka condemns ‘foreigners only’ policy at some resorts

Sri Lanka’s authorities and tourism industry players alike are making clear their opposition to attempts by some hotels to deny service to domestic visitors. The...

Imperative to protect struggling national carrier: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is supportive of an open skies policy, but not at the expense of its struggling national carrier, the country's aviation minister Nimal...

Chinese make better travellers, Sri Lankan operators say

With their preference for round-trips and more activity-filled tour programmes, Chinese travellers are moving up the wishlist of Sri Lankan tour operators. Arjuna, Exotic Holiday...

Sri Lanka to hold ground-breaking Chinese mass wedding

In an effort to position Sri Lanka as a wedding destination, local authorities are preparing to hitch 75 to 100 couples from China saying...

Sri Lanka to levy booking tax on OTAs

After months of debate and discussion, Sri Lanka is finally imposing a tax on OTAs and online accommodation sites effective April 1, 2018. The new...

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