ME Colombo joins Sri Lanka’s international tourism drive and begins

ME Colombo, a chic, boutique, design hotel located in the heart of Colombo, is now ready to host foreign visitors to the island as part of the country’s efforts to re-start the tourism sector which was badly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.  The hotel is one of the few select hospitality service providers who have […]Read More

Acorn Travels Embarks On A Strategic Partnership With Corporate Travel

Kicking off 2021 by marking a significant milestone, Acorn Travels (formerly Hemas Travels) entered into an exclusive strategic partnership with Corporate Travel Management Limited (CTM), which is a global provider of innovative and cost-effective travel solutions for the corporate, events, leisure, loyalty and wholesale travel segments. Established in 1994, CTM today is a global travel […]Read More

55 hotels allocated exclusively for international tourists only

Over 50 hotels will be out of bounds for locals when Sri Lanka reopens its borders for tourism from this week. Sri Lanka will reopen its airports for international tourists from Thursday (21), as part of its post-Covid phase project. Nearly 55 hotels have been allocated as designated accommodation for foreign tourists visiting Sri Lanka […]Read More

Sri Lanka clears the air on border re-opening

The Sri Lankan government and tourism authorities have now taken steps to clarify any misconceptions and grey areas around the proposed plan to re-open Sri Lanka’s borders from the last week of December 2020. Accordingly, the initial opening of airspace and borders that was set for 26 December 2020 is only a pilot project and […]Read More

BookingWhizz: All in One Revenue Marketing For Your Hotel

Ever since a 30 year civil war came to an end in Sri Lanka, the country has started to become a popular destination amongst global travellers. Unsurprisingly, investment has flown rather freely into the sector in the decade since, with many new properties opening their doors to visitors. However, as any experienced hotelier knows, building […]Read More

#SLBudget2021: What’s In It For Tourism Sector?

On 17 November 2020, Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Mahinda Rajapakse presented the new SLPP-led government’s maiden budget for the upcoming year. We sifted through the whole document (so that you don’t have to) and shortlisted the proposals that we think will have a significant impact on Sri Lanka’s tourism industry. A single Goods […]Read More

Millennials and Higher Income Travelers to lead the Travel Industry

 According to Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection’s (BHTP) sixth-annual State of Travel Insurance survey of travellers, millennials and higher-income travellers are the groups ready to return to traveling and lead the travel recovery into 2021. The survey was conducted weekly over the span of 10 weeks to measure future expectations of travel-insurance purchasing, as well as traveller habits […]Read More

Understanding Sri Lanka Tourism’s Strategic Action Plan

A little less than a month ago, Sri Lanka Tourism unveiled a new strategic action plan for the industry for the next few years until December 2023. The document is expected to serve as a blueprint to align the industry with the new government’s vision and policies, while seeking to bridge the gaps identified through […]Read More

Tiny Georgia Wows Australia With Sri Lankan Cuisine!

Georgia, a cute, talented and confident 11 year old competing in the Junior MasterChef contest in Australia, was crowned the winner this week. The announcement saw millions of viewers who were captivated by the little contestants flood the internet with heartwarming messages of happiness and appreciation. Georgia has Sri Lankan roots and is immensely proud […]Read More

Hiran Cooray Appointed A Life Member Of PATA

Hiran Cooray—Chairman of Jetwing Symphony PLC was recently awarded life membership of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA). The award is the association’s highest individual honour and recognises significant leadership and invaluable dedication to PATA. Now officially the youngest life member of PATA, Hiran is a passionate advocate for sustainable tourism in Sri Lanka. Together […]Read More