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42nd Skal Asia Congress in Negombo, Sri Lanka

42nd Skal Asia Congress in Negombo, Sri Lanka

NEGOMBO, Sri Lanka - The 42nd Skal Asia Congress was successfully held in Negombo, Sri Lanka from May 30–June 2, 2013 with about 100 international delegates and local members and VIPs, including Mok Singh, Skal International President; Bernhard Wegscheider, … June 18, 2013
Green Globe members in Sri Lanka shine with their CSR activities

Green Globe members in Sri Lanka shine with their CSR activities

LOS ANGELES, California – “Together We Have the Power to Protect the Ocean” was the motto for Green Globe members, the Chaaya Tranz Hikkaduwa and the Bentota Beach Hotel, when on June 8, World Oceans Day was celebrated. For years, both Sri Lankan … June 12, 2013
On top of the world – Jetwing Vil Uyana listed among Best Ecolodges in the world by National Geographic Traveler

On top of the world – Jetwing Vil Uyana listed among Best Ecolodges in the world by National Geographic Traveler

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - The world’s most read and renowned travel magazine, National Geographic Traveler, has taken Jetwing Vil Uyana, Sigiriya, to new heights – granting the novel property world-class status by being featured in their recent issue (June) … June 10, 2013
History repeated, better – Jetwing Hotels awarded 10 Certificates of Excellence

History repeated, better – Jetwing Hotels awarded 10 Certificates of Excellence

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Proving once again that their brand of traditional Sri Lankan hospitality is their greatest strength, Jetwing Hotels has been awarded 10 new Certificates of Excellence from the world’s largest travel site, TripAdvisor. Having received … June 7, 2013
Skal International President presides at the 42nd Skal Asia Congress

Skal International President presides at the 42nd Skal Asia Congress

President Singh paid tribute to the Skal Club of Columbo, under the presidency of Keethi Jayaweera and his team. Sri Lanka is no stranger to Skal Congresses, having hosted the 15th Skal Asia Congress in 1986 and the 23rd Skal Asia Congress in 1994. … May 31, 2013
Sri Lanka Tailor-Made shortlisted for “Best Destination Website”

Sri Lanka Tailor-Made shortlisted for “Best Destination Website”

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - The dedicated inbound travel arm of Jetwing Travels, Sri Lanka Tailor-Made (SLTM) has been recognized for the very core values it stands for, quality and innovation. Sri Lanka Tailor-Made’s website [ www.srilankatailormade.com ] … May 24, 2013
Sri Lanka’s Chaaya Tranz Hikkaduwa is an ethical operation

Sri Lanka’s Chaaya Tranz Hikkaduwa is an ethical operation

LOS ANGELES, California - Green Globe announces certification of the Chaaya Tranz Hikkaduwa, located on the southern shoreline of Sri Lanka. For years, this retro chic resort has demonstrated commitment to promote sustainable tourism, implementing policies … May 7, 2013
Sri Lanka visa waiver for Seychelles nationals comes into force

Sri Lanka visa waiver for Seychelles nationals comes into force

The Seychelles Ministry of Foreign Affairs has confirmed to the Seychellois public that the Visa Waiver Agreement signed between the Seychelles and Sri Lankan governments has come into effect as of April 22. All Seychelles passport holders wishing … April 24, 2013
Centara Passikudah Resort & Spa Sri Lanka now open

Centara Passikudah Resort & Spa Sri Lanka now open

Alexandre Glauser, Area General Manager of Centara Hotels & Resorts Sri Lanka, together with Teddy Roland, Hotel Manager of Centara Passikudah Resort & Spa Sri Lanka, welcomes Sri Lankan cricket star, Kumar Dharmasena, and his family upon their arrival … April 17, 2013
Agoda.com celebrates Sinhalese New Year with great Sri Lanka deals

Agoda.com celebrates Sinhalese New Year with great Sri Lanka deals

SINGAPORE – Agoda.com, Asia’s leading hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq:PCLN), is offering new deals on the striking island of Sri Lanka to celebrate the Sinhalese New Year, a major event for the ethnic population … April 3, 2013
Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture meets with Sri Lankan Minister of External Affairs to discuss new areas of cooperation

Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture meets with Sri Lankan Minister of External Affairs to discuss new areas of cooperation

The Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange, accompanied by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Jean Paul Adam, joined together to welcome to Seychelles the Minister of External Affairs of Sri Lanka. After arriving in Seychelles on board … March 25, 2013
Final touches as Centara's first Sri Lanka resort prepares to open

Final touches as Centara's first Sri Lanka resort prepares to open

Michel Horn, Vice President for Operations at Centara Hotels & Resorts, together with Ranga Dias, Managing Director, Sun Tan Beach Resorts (Pvt) Ltd.; Alexandre Glauser, Area General Manager of Centara Hotels & Resorts Sri Lanka; and Teddy Roland, Hotel … March 12, 2013
Centara Passikudah Resort and Spa Sri Lanka ready to open April 2013

Centara Passikudah Resort and Spa Sri Lanka ready to open April 2013

Centara Passikudah Resort & Spa Sri Lanka is set on the beautiful Passikudah Bay, on Sri Lanka’s northeastern coast, and offers a fine choice of facilities appealing to couples, families, and those longing for active holidays. The shallow waters of … February 21, 2013
Green Globe Certification supports Foundation of Goodness

Green Globe Certification supports Foundation of Goodness

LOS ANGELES, California - Green Globe Certification supports the Foundation of Goodness - a Sri Lanka based charitable organization committed to improving the lives of people in rural communities in Sri Lanka. Over the course of 2011/12 the Foundation … January 25, 2013
The world has spoken – 5 Jetwing Hotels among the Top 25 Hotels in Sri Lanka

The world has spoken – 5 Jetwing Hotels among the Top 25 Hotels in Sri Lanka

In 1973, the destiny of Sri Lankan tourism changed. From humble beginnings in the fishing town of Negombo, a small family-owned company grew to be a pioneering force in the industry, and is now renowned the world over for its simple values and its promise … January 18, 2013
Alston Koch to sing Sri Lankan anthem and launch music video at cricket matches in Australia

Alston Koch to sing Sri Lankan anthem and launch music video at cricket matches in Australia

Sri Lankan-born international pop star, Alston Koch, has been chosen to sing the Sri Lankan national anthem by Cricket Australia at the Sri Lanka vs. Australia test matches in Australia. Alston will sing the anthem at the Hobart Test match beginning … December 12, 2012
Your reality, augmented – Jetwing Hotels pioneers Aurasma technology in Sri Lanka

Your reality, augmented – Jetwing Hotels pioneers Aurasma technology in Sri Lanka

What makes the perfect ad? Is it information? Content? Attractiveness? Maybe even eye-catching uniqueness? The world of advertising will never be the same again, thanks to a radical piece of technology named Aurasma. Using a smart mobile device, … November 13, 2012
The best at what we do, proven again – Jetwing Hotels wins big at the World Travel Awards 2012

The best at what we do, proven again – Jetwing Hotels wins big at the World Travel Awards 2012

SINGAPORE – Sri Lanka’s very own Jetwing Hotels was a part of the star-studded evening at the World Travel Awards (WTA) 2012, picking up a total of 4 awards – the second year running. Established in 1993, World Travel Awards seeks to acknowledge, … October 21, 2012
Seychelles UNGA delegation advancing opportunities for Seychellois with new agreements

Seychelles UNGA delegation advancing opportunities for Seychellois with new agreements

The Seychelles government has signed two new visa exemption agreements with both the Sri Lankan government and that of Mozambique during ceremonies held in the margins of the United Nations General Assembly in New York last week. The agreements were … October 3, 2012
Bentota Beach Hotel, Sri Lanka: innovative sustainability practices are being awarded Green Globe Re-certification

Bentota Beach Hotel, Sri Lanka: innovative sustainability practices are being awarded Green Globe Re-certification

LOS ANGELES, California - Green Globe announced re-certification of the Bentota Beach Hotel in Bentota, Sri Lanka. For the past few years, this property has demonstrated leadership and innovation in the fields of operational efficiency and social responsibility. … September 18, 2012
Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo: leader in sustainable tourism in Sri Lanka achieves Green Globe re-certification

Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo: leader in sustainable tourism in Sri Lanka achieves Green Globe re-certification

LOS ANGELES, California - Green Globe announced re-certification of the Cinnamon Lakeside Hotel Colombo in Sri Lanka. Since the initial onsite audit two years ago, this luxury property implemented a number of improvements and has continuously demonstrated … September 17, 2012
Seychelles President’s visit to Sri Lankan parliament

Seychelles President’s visit to Sri Lankan parliament

During his state visit to Sri Lanka, President James Michel of the Seychelles and his delegation, visited the Sri Lankan parliament and met with the Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa. Also present were the Sri Lankan Deputy Speaker Chandima Weerakkody, the Leader … August 28, 2012
Maritime partnerships for prosperity and security says Seychelles President James Michel

Maritime partnerships for prosperity and security says Seychelles President James Michel

During his state visit to Sri Lanka, President James Michel of the Seychelles and his delegation visited several institutions with a view to strengthen maritime cooperation in areas such as shipbuilding, maritime security, and maritime training. President … August 27, 2012
Seychelles and Sri Lanka offer ocean of opportunity

Seychelles and Sri Lanka offer ocean of opportunity

President James Michel has called on Sri Lanka to join Seychelles in creating “a new space for prosperity” for the Indian Ocean islands, during a lecture on “The Role of Small Island States in the Global Tapestry” at the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute … August 24, 2012
Air and maritime links are critical for economic cooperation in Seychelles

Air and maritime links are critical for economic cooperation in Seychelles

Seychelles President James Michel has expressed satisfaction concerning the “great potential” for Seychelles to develop air links and trade, as well as fisheries cooperation, with the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. President James … August 23, 2012
Centara appoints Alexandre Glauser Cluster General Manager in Sri Lanka

Centara appoints Alexandre Glauser Cluster General Manager in Sri Lanka

Thirayuth Chirathivat, CEO of Centara Hotels & Resorts, has announced the transfer and promotion of Alexandre Glauser to Sri Lanka as Cluster General Manager of Centara Hotels & Resorts Sri Lanka. Alexandre will be responsible initially for two managed … August 22, 2012
Circle of friends of the Indian Ocean expands for Seychelles

Circle of friends of the Indian Ocean expands for Seychelles

Seychelles President James Michel has arrived in Colombo in the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka to undertake a state visit. This is the first state visit of a Seychellois head of state to Sri Lanka. The President is accompanied by the Minister … August 22, 2012
President of Seychelles to undertake state visit to Sri Lanka

President of Seychelles to undertake state visit to Sri Lanka

President James Michel of the Seychelles travels to Sri Lanka this week to undertake a state visit at the invitation of the President of the Republic of Sri Lanka, Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa. This visit is expected to further strengthen relations between … August 21, 2012
International Council of Tourism Partners welcomes Sri Lanka Convention Bureau

International Council of Tourism Partners welcomes Sri Lanka Convention Bureau

HALEIWA, Hawaii, USA; BRUSSELS, Belgium; VICTORIA, Seychelles – The International Council of Tourism Partners (ICTP) announced that the Sri Lanka Convention Bureau (SLCB) has become the second destination member from the country. The mission of … July 20, 2012
Centara to open two hotels in Sri Lanka

Centara to open two hotels in Sri Lanka

Centara Hotels & Resorts is to open its first two properties in Sri Lanka during the second half of this year named "Centara Passikudah Resort & Spa Sri Lanka" and "Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa." Both of the resort hotels will be operated by Centara … June 15, 2012
Sri Lanka joins the International Council of Tourism Partners

Sri Lanka joins the International Council of Tourism Partners

The International Council of Tourism Partners (ICTP) today welcomed Sri Lanka as a new destination member, represented by the Sri Lanka Ecotourism Foundation (SLEF). The Sri Lanka Ecotourism Foundation is the pioneer "Ecotourism Society" in Sri Lanka, … February 28, 2012
A few words for humanity, a big step forward for Mother Earth – “Paradise Exorcised” launched

A few words for humanity, a big step forward for Mother Earth – “Paradise Exorcised” launched

"Nature provides a free lunch, but only if we control our appetites." - William Ruckelshaus They say an idea brings about change, a vision brings about evolution. On January 19, 2012, an idea was launched, in turn to create a vision. Written and compiled … February 14, 2012
Bentota Beach Hotel, Sri Lanka, certified Green Globe

Bentota Beach Hotel, Sri Lanka, certified Green Globe

LOS ANGELES, California - Green Globe today announces the certification of Bentota Beach Hotel, Sri Lanka. Located in the southwest corner of Sri Lanka, Bentota Beach Hotel sits between stretches of unspoiled beach along the Indian Ocean and the calm … September 25, 2011
Green Globe Certification appoints accredited auditor for Sri Lanka and Maldives Islands

Green Globe Certification appoints accredited auditor for Sri Lanka and Maldives Islands

Green Globe Certification continues to build and develop its global presence with the appointment of STING Consultant’s CEO Ruchi Gunewardene, as its accredited auditor for Sri Lanka and Maldives Islands. Guido Bauer, CEO of Green Globe Certification, … July 6, 2010
Commonwealth Journalists Association condemns treatment of journalists in Sri Lanka

Commonwealth Journalists Association condemns treatment of journalists in Sri Lanka

The Commonwealth Journalists Association (CJA) is deeply concerned at the disappearance of Sri Lankan journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda and appalled that Sri Lanka's "democratic" government continues to persecute journalists for committing the "sin" of criticizing … February 1, 2010
Sri Lanka benefits from using .travel

Sri Lanka benefits from using .travel

(Forimmediaterelease.net) The Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau is witnessing the benefits of using the .travel domain name with www.srilanka.travel . Since its launch in 2007, the srilanka.travel site has received over 1.6 million page views. Of those, … May 20, 2009
Sri Lanka Tourism gears up for post conflict strategies

Sri Lanka Tourism gears up for post conflict strategies

The conflict with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), a separatist group also known as the Tamil Tigers, which has affected the north of the country for over two decades, is rapidly nearing its end. When the President of Sri Lanka Mahinda … April 27, 2009

More tour operators support 2-for-1 deals to Sri Lanka

LONDON - More than 30 of the UK's top tour operators have now signed up to promote the new 2-for-1 holiday deals to Sri Lanka. The promotion was launched by the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau in the UK with airline partners, SriLankan Airlines … April 15, 2009
LTTE air raid foiled

LTTE air raid foiled

SRI LANKA - Two light aircraft, which entered the city of Colombo, were destroyed by the air defense system on February 20, 2009. Defense sources revealed that they received information regarding aircraft heading in the direction of Colombo around 9:45 … February 24, 2009
Climate change and tourism - Sri Lanka’s gift in song debuts to a world audience

Climate change and tourism - Sri Lanka’s gift in song debuts to a world audience

The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Ministers’ Summit, held during the World Travel Market (WTM) in London last week saw an exciting opening with Sri Lanka Tourism contributing a song/DVD "A land like no other; A Tourism EarthLung" … November 20, 2008
Beach Fest warms up Hikkaduwa economy

Beach Fest warms up Hikkaduwa economy

Sri Lanka Tourism Promotions Bureau led an initiative to revive tourism and, through it, the economy of Hikkaduwa paid off with over 10,000 people converging in the one-time popular costal resort town. The overwhelming response to the five-day Hikkaduwa … August 12, 2008
Alston Koch appointed as Sri Lanka tourism ambassador

Alston Koch appointed as Sri Lanka tourism ambassador

The well-known musician Alston Koch was appointed as an Ambassador for Tourism by Tourism Minister Milinda Moragoda this week in Colombo. With three Gold Records and 18 international releases, including musical videos and the now famous Murali Song, Alston … August 11, 2008
December Tourist Arrivals up 55.8 percent, year ends on a promising note

December Tourist Arrivals up 55.8 percent, year ends on a promising note

Sri Lanka Tourism which recovered after a year long slump since September 2006 out did its 20 percent growth in November 2007, with a 55.8 percent increase in December. Arrivals that had decreased by 40 percent in May last year, had picked up by year … January 10, 2008



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