Sri Lanka Tourism News
Wizz Air Abu Dhabi adds new Sri Lanka connection
Wizz Air Abu Dhabi has launched a new route from Abu Dhabi to Mattala, Sri Lanka. Flights to the destination are scheduled on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Sri Lanka signs with Emirates to boost tourism
Emirates has signed a memorandum of understanding with Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau at the Emirates Group headquarters in Dubai.
Sri Lanka to reopen borders to tourists this week
Sri Lanka will reopen its borders to foreign tourists on Thursday after a ten-month hiatus, official have said. However, travellers will be subject to tough Covid-19 protocols.
Sri Lanka leads new quarantine free destinations
Visitors from Israel, Jerusalem, Namibia, Rwanda, Uruguay and the US Virgin Islands can also now enter England, Wales and Northern Ireland without quarantine.
Sri Lanka wellness tourism comes under spotlight
Organised by the Sri Lanka Export Development Board in association with the Sri Lanka Wellness Tourism Association, the event explored the unique assets and advantages on the Indian Ocean destination.
Barceló expands in Indian Ocean with Browns deal
Barceló Hotel Group has signed a joint venture with Browns Investments to develop the Bodufaru Beach Resort in the Maldives’ North Male Atoll. Browns is a subsidiary of LOLC Group, one of Sri Lanka’s largest business conglomerates.
Sri Lanka cuts visa charges to boost tourism sector
Sri Lanka has revealed it will offer free visas to travellers from India, China and the UK, among others, as it seeks to rebuild its tourism industry. A series of bombings at luxury hotels and Christian churches in April left more than 250 people dead, decimating the sector.
Sri Lanka tourism slow to battle back from Easter Sunday bombings
A report from ForwardKeys has revealed that three months after the Easter Sunday suicide bombings, on April 21st, Sri Lanka’s tourism industry is still suffering. However, in a brighter note, a slow recovery appears to be underway.
Foreign Office updates Sri Lanka travel advice for UK visitors
The Foreign & Commonwealth Office has announced it will change its travel advice to Sri Lanka to allow British visitors to return to the country. While no longer warning against “all but essential travel”, the FCO warns “terrorists are very likely to try to carry out attacks in Sri Lanka”.
Breaking Travel News investigates: Wattura Resort & Spa, Sri Lanka
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
Sri Lanka tourism stumbles following Easter terror attack
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.