Tag: tourism

Sri Lanka post-war tourist arrivals pick up

Sri Lanka’s tourist arrivals rose 8.1 percent in June from a year ago, its first rise since May last year, the Indian Ocean island nation’s tourism board said, a month after the government ended a 25-year war. Arrivals in Jan-June

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Sawasdee kha, ladies and gentlemen. On behalf of the Tourism Authority of Thailand and the Thai tourism industry, I would like to welcome all of you to the Thailand Travel Mart Plus 2009. This is the largest B2B event to

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CNN International today announced the results of its Online Consumer Survey (OCS) on Travel and Tourism which reveals that Thailand was chosen as representing the best value for money for travellers in the Asia Pacific region. The survey conducted across

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Sri Lanka -The Great Escape

‘Sri Lanka -The Great Escape’ the two day event, presented in Lyon and Paris, to reposition destination Sri Lanka, delighted the 320 tourism industry professionals who attended. The destination’s many strengths were showcased with a particular emphasis on the diversity

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Sri Lanka Tourism gearing up for good winter

By Natasha Gunaratne Travel operators and travel associations feel any negative publicity from the international press on Sri Lanka over the past few months will be counterbalanced from the positive exposure over this past week which includes international news organizations

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A hot destination: Sri Lanka

Ancient festivals and rich wildlife enchant Emily Lambert on a sun-kissed island WHAT does Sri Lanka mean to you? Golden sandy beaches stretching for hundreds of miles? Cool, crystal-clear waters? All that is true, of course. But scratch underneath the

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In search of Ravana in Sri Lanka

By Patrick Jered In a tourist emporium in New Delhi I was being hassled by an overzealous sales assistant. I was getting bored with fending him off. “How about a beautiful statue of Ganesh?” he asked, “Or Shiva?” “Actually, I

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‘Dalmanuta’ : Leisure and health go hand in hand

By Sanath Weerasuriya, Pix by Nilan Maligaspe ‘Dalmanuta’ is a luxury Ayurvedic Spa Resort situated in the peaceful residential area of Warapitiya by the Benthara River in Aluthgama off Mathugama Road. ‘The name Dalmanuta is borrowed from the Bible and

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Sri Lanka tourism looks to roar again

Sri Lanka, always considered as an exotic, must-see destination by travellers despite the scourge of terrorism marring the beautiful island nation, is gearing up to boost its tourism sector, which is the fourth largest foreign exchange earner for the country.

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Vast potential for Tourism in post-war Sri Lanka

Jetwings to rebuild Manal Kadu Sri Lanka’s travel industry is hopeful that tourism will flourish in the post-conflict period and would contribute significantly to Sri Lanka’s economy. Speaking to The Nation Economist, Managing Director of Jetwings Hotel and President of

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