Opening late last year, Wattura Resort & Spa, situated to the north of Sri Lankan capital Colombo, is a wellness haven inspired by the theme of water. Here Breaking Travel News reporter Thomas Reynolds calls in for the night to see what is on offer
Analysis by ForwardKeys has revealed a tidal wave of cancellations has hit Sri Lanka in the aftermath of the terror attacks on Easter Sunday. Three luxury properties - Cinnamon Grand Hotel, Shangri-La and the Kingsbury Hotel – were hit during the assault, along with three churches.
The British Foreign & Commonwealth Office has advised against “all but essential” travel to Sri Lanka. The move is likely to deal a body blow to the tourism industry in the country and follows a coordinated series of terror attacks over the Easter weekend.
More than 220 people are believed to have died in a series of bomb attacks across Sri Lanka. Three hotels – the Shangri-La, Cinnamon Grand and the Kingsbury – were all targeted, with nine foreign tourists reportedly among the dead.
An icon of Sri Lankan hospitality, Galle Face Hotel allows guests to revisit the golden age of travel in the Indian Ocean. Here Thomas Reynolds visits for Breaking Travel News to discover more
The Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau has a team of nature documentary makers to create a first-of-its-kind three-minute film capturing the irresistible island of Sri Lanka, from the perspective of the country’s rich and diverse wildlife.
Located just under a 30-minute drive from the International Airport in Negombo, Wattura comprises 27 villas and suites located on a pristine swathe of sand, between Waikkal Beach and the Gin Oya Estuary.
Having earlier this year taken over leadership of Galle Face Hotel, which opened in 1864 and is the oldest hotel east of Suez, Breaking Travel News here talks to Robert Hauck about the tremendous sense of responsibility he feels to reinvigorate the property. Speaking at World Travel Market in London, he also tells us about the many connections between the Sri Lankan hotel and the Britain.
The legendary Galle Face Hotel, which opened in 1864 and is the oldest hotel east of Suez, has appointed a new general manager and area vice president as it seeks to re-establish its position as Asia’s most illustrious and historic hotel.
With the island recognised as Asia’s Leading Adventure Tourism Destination by the World Travel Awards, Dihan Senevirathne, chairman of the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau, speaks to Breaking Travel News about the prestigious honour.
Having been recognised as Sri Lanka’s Leading Hotel by voters at the World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony, George Koumendakos, general manager at the Mövenpick Hotel Colombo, celebrates with Breaking Travel News.