Sri Lanka Tourism News

Galle Face Hotel to welcome new L’Occitane spa

Galle Face Hotel to welcome new L’Occitane spa

19 May 2017 Hotel News Spa News

More than 153 years after first opening its doors, one of the oldest hotels east of the Suez, The Galle Face Hotel, is preparing to cut the ribbon on a new L’Occitane spa. The new location pays tribute to the property’s glamorous association with Hollywood over the decades.

Taulien promoted to general manager at Centara Ceysands Resort

Taulien promoted to general manager at Centara Ceysands Resort

9 May 2017 Hotel News

Mario Taulien appointed general manager of Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa, Sri Lanka. Centara Hotels & Resorts has appointed Mario Taulien, former resident manager at Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui Thailand, to the role of general manager at Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa, Sri Lanka.

PATA reveals speaker line-up for annual summit

PATA reveals speaker line-up for annual summit

Influential tourism experts, innovators and international thought leaders are set to explore future travel and tourism trends at the PATA Annual Summit 2017 in Negombo, Sri Lanka. The Pacific Asia Travel Association has gathered a diverse and dynamic line up of speakers and panellists to share their insights and knowledge at the one-day conference that forms an integral element at this year’s summit.

Mövenpick Hotel Colombo opens in Sri Lanka

Mövenpick Hotel Colombo opens in Sri Lanka

19 January 2017 Press Release Hotel News

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has opened a strikingly-modern property in Colombo, introducing a unique hospitality concept that brings attitude and altitude to the Sri Lankan capital. The 24-floor Mövenpick Hotel Colombo is the first international five-star property to open in the city in 25 years, a milestone that reflects the country’s new-found energy and optimism.

Breaking Travel News interview: Vasantha Leelananda, Walkers Tours

Breaking Travel News interview: Vasantha Leelananda, Walkers Tours

20 December 2016 Focus

Walkers Tours has been a leader in the Sri Lanka tourism industry for over 45 years, organising trips for couples on honeymoon, individual adventurers and nature lovers, for special interests, inventive holiday groups and convention delegates. Here Breaking Travel News chats to Vasantha Leelananda, executive vice president of Walkers’ owner John Keells Holdings, as we find out more.

Breaking Travel News investigates: Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts, Sri Lanka

Breaking Travel News investigates: Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts, Sri Lanka

7 December 2016 Focus

The scent of Cinnamon put Sri Lanka on the map centuries ago, in the glory days of the Spice Route. Cinnamon is a timeless classic: a versatile, well-loved spice with the power to heal, rejuvenate, inspire, and stimulate the senses. What the spice did for our history books, Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts strives to do today. Here Breaking Travel News editor Chris O’Toole finds out more about this iconic brand.

AHTIC: Political will key to Sri Lanka tourism development

AHTIC: Political will key to Sri Lanka tourism development

30 November 2016 Hotel News Travel Events News

The first Asia Hotel & Tourism Investment Conference concluded earlier in an atmosphere of optimism moderated by caution. Over the past two days several of Asia’s leading hotel investors from 19 countries discussed the investment potential of Sri Lanka and other destinations around the Indian Ocean from Mauritius and the Seychelles to Malaysia and Vietnam.

Dukic to lead Galle Face Hotel in Sri Lanka

Dukic to lead Galle Face Hotel in Sri Lanka

28 November 2016 Hotel News

As Galle Face Hotel gets set to embark on its 153rd year, Louis T Collection has appointed an industry veteran to lead the heritage property into the next era. American Deni Dukic joined the team as general manager. The seasoned hotelier has more than 20 years of experience in the luxury hotel industry, having held a number of senior management roles in five-star hotels around the world, including director of rooms at Andaz Wall Street in New York City and as part of the opening team for the Park Hyatt Istanbul.

Euromonitor: Bright future for tourism in Sri Lanka

Euromonitor: Bright future for tourism in Sri Lanka

25 November 2016 Travel Events News Tourism News

A report into Sri Lanka’s tourism has confirmed that the Indian Ocean island currently offers some of the region’s best opportunities for investment. The report – produced by Euromonitor International - is not uncritical: infrastructure still needs to be improved; airport capacity is lagging behind demand and telecom connectivity is still a problem. But it goes on to say that these issues are being addressed by a Sri Lankan government that has realised the golden opportunity that tourism offers the island as it emerges from years of conflict.