Tragic riptide drowning of five young Sri Lankans in England; Sri Lanka ‘one of the safest countries’; fabulous private island for rent; MICE and cruise tourists prime targets for growth.
Tourist arrivals top 1 million in July Sri Lanka’s tourist arrivals in July grew 19.1 percent from a year earlier to 209,351, with China, India and Western Europe leading, the economynext website reports. Chinese visitors were...
Mirror Business reports Tourist Hotels Association of Sri Lanka (THASL) chairman and Jetwing boss Hiran Cooray as saying that “the blooming informal sector in tourism is positive, when taking into account the greater interests of the country”.
The bare faced cheek of an Aussie cricket fan in Sri Lanka who streaked across the pitch at Kandy has landed him in jail. Described by news.co.au online as “the most memorable canter ever seen on the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium”, it has received ‘ball-by-ball’ commentaries across the world.
Brits top Foreign Guest Nights rankings The Daily FT reports that while British visitors to Sri Lanka rank third behind China and India, they top the Foreign (or International) Guest Nights (FGN) or (IGN)...
An adventurous British photographer had “an amazing, incredible experience” of Sri Lanka during a trip-of-a lifetime photographing our wildlife. The Bolton News in the north of England reports that Brian White spent six weeks trekking through the island’s rainforests to snap birds, leopards, snakes and elephants.
Dengue is the fastest-growing mosquito-borne disease in the world, and combatting it is now a major concern for tropical tourism destinations, including as Sri Lanka. Now the Asian Dengue Vaccination Advocacy (ADVA) has launched a new measure to combat the disease.