Commercial operations of Simplifly to launch in March

Commercial operations of Simplifly to launch in March

🕔10:56, 18.Feb 2013

Simplifly (formerly Deccan Aviation Lanka) has taken delivery of its new amphibian aircraft in December 2012 and is currently in the final stages of training operations in advance of commercial flights. Owned by Fairway Holdings, a local company engaged in

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Queen Mary 2 arrives in Sri Lanka

Queen Mary 2 arrives in Sri Lanka

🕔16:39, 4.Feb 2013

RMS Queen Mary 2, the flag ship of Cunard Line, arrived in Colombo on her maiden call, on Monday the 4th of February 2013. The vessel is on her world voyage 2013 and arrived in Colombo from the Port of

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Sri Lanka Embassy in US hosts tourism event

Sri Lanka Embassy in US hosts tourism event

🕔07:26, 3.Feb 2013

Continuing its vigorous nation branding campaign in the US, the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Washington DC embarked on yet another initiative on January 31 by hosting a glittering evening for over 100 guests who were keen to experience different

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SriLankan salutes Malaysian Airlines’entry to Oneworld

SriLankan salutes Malaysian Airlines’entry to Oneworld

🕔13:31, 1.Feb 2013

Malaysia Airlines’ (MH) took its place as the 12th member of the world’s leading airline alliance “oneworld” that brings some of the best and biggest airlines together. Malaysia Airlines joins Cathay Pacific and Japan Airlines, to become the third Asian

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Sri Lankan airlines lands at Mattala airport

Sri Lankan airlines lands at Mattala airport

🕔08:44, 30.Jan 2013

A Sri Lankan Airlines flight has made its maiden landing at the Mattala international airport in Hambantota, the airline said. In a facebook posting the airline said that its technical and cabin crew onboard the  Airbus A330 received a warm welcome

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Mattala airport to open in March

Mattala airport to open in March

🕔14:18, 24.Jan 2013

The Mattala International Airport will be declared open in March this year, the Minister of Civil Aviation Priyankara Jayaratne told Parliament today. He said that phase one of the work on the Chinese funded airport is almost complete and the

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AirAsia scraps KL–Colombo route

AirAsia scraps KL–Colombo route

🕔14:08, 22.Jan 2013

AIR ASIA will be withdrawing daily flights from Kuala Lumpur to Colombo, Sri Lanka, effective Saturday because of commercial reasons. Guests that are affected by the withdrawal of this route will be offered options to alleviate any inconvenience that might occur

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Sri Lanka and Spain cheapest destinations to travel

Sri Lanka and Spain cheapest destinations to travel

🕔07:20, 18.Jan 2013

England cricket fans due to follow the national side in forthcoming tours of New Zealand and Australia could find they run out of money only too soon. For the two antipodean destinations are among the most expensive in the world

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Sri Lanka’s Edge Hotels and Resorts to start small luxury chain

Sri Lanka’s Edge Hotels and Resorts to start small luxury chain

🕔19:54, 16.Jan 2013

Edge Hotels and Resorts, a new small luxury hotel chain has signed agreements to start two hotels, with four more planned, Sri Lanka’s state investment promotion agency said. Sri Lanka’s Board of Investment, which gives tax breaks to investors did

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One millionth tourist arrives to Sri Lanka

One millionth tourist arrives to Sri Lanka

🕔08:33, 31.Dec 2012

Sri Lanka welcomed its one millionth tourist to the country at 10 pm last night. The tourist was greeted by senior officials of Sri Lanka Tourism, SriLankan airlines and Airport Aviation. The tourist was on board the UL 188 flying

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Lanka tops destinations to travel in 2013

Lanka tops destinations to travel in 2013

🕔16:42, 12.Dec 2012

UK-based carrier British Airways asked a panel of experts to compile a list of the top 13 new destinations and popular favorite places to visit in 2013. The experts used company data to determine the hottest destinations for next year.

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Lankan skies safe and secure

Lankan skies safe and secure

🕔12:17, 29.Nov 2012

The official results released recently by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) after carrying out a comprehensive system audit on the State capabilities for the conduct of Aviation Security Oversight, shows that the degree of compliance of Sri Lanka with

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Taxi campaign to promote Sri Lanka in Munich

Taxi campaign to promote Sri Lanka in Munich

🕔11:29, 15.Nov 2012

A taxi campaign was organised by the Sri Lanka Embassy in Berlin in collaboration with Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau during the ‘October Festival’ in Munich from 22nd September to 7th October 2012. The purpose of this project was to

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Eastern Hotel Developers redefines simple comfort with  Kothmale Holiday Resort

Eastern Hotel Developers redefines simple comfort with Kothmale Holiday Resort

🕔07:23, 7.Nov 2012

Eastern Hotel Developers have announced holiday offerings said to “encourage travelers to escape the warm temperatures and indulge in the chilly hill side atmosphere with amazing specials”. Nestled between pine-clad mountains just half an hour away from Kandy Town, the

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Five star hotel opens in Pasikuda

Five star hotel opens in Pasikuda

🕔17:13, 20.Oct 2012

President Mahinda Rajapaksa declared open the first five star hotel in the eastern province. The five star hotel was opened in the Pasikuda tourism zone where several more hotels are to be built, the President’s media unit said.    

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Cinnamon Lakeside Hotel Colombo awarded recertification from Green Globe

Cinnamon Lakeside Hotel Colombo awarded recertification from Green Globe

🕔07:23, 19.Sep 2012

Green Globe announced re-certification of the Cinnamon Lakeside Hotel Colombo in Sri Lanka. Since the initial onsite audit two years ago, this luxury property implemented a number of improvements and has continuously demonstrated leadership in sustainable tourism and corporate social

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Google’s Rajan Anandan invests in Lankan travel startup Trekurious

Google’s Rajan Anandan invests in Lankan travel startup Trekurious

🕔20:40, 17.Sep 2012

Sri Lanka-based travel portal Trekurious.com has secured first round of funding from Blue Ocean Ventures, promoted by Google India MD Rajan Anandan, and the Lankan Angel Network. Founded by Rukmankan Sivaloganathan and Dilendra Wimalasekere, Trekurious.com provides travellers a unique experience

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Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau and MasterCard sign agreement on cross-border tourism

Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau and MasterCard sign agreement on cross-border tourism

🕔08:18, 15.Sep 2012

MasterCard cardholders traveling to Sri Lanka will soon have even more reasons to enjoy their stay. MasterCard Worldwide and the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB) have signed an agreement to facilitate the development of cross border tourism, with a

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Sri Lanka tourist arrivals up 9.7-pct in August

Sri Lanka tourist arrivals up 9.7-pct in August

🕔18:23, 13.Sep 2012

Sri Lanka’s tourist arrivals rose 9.7 percent in August 2012 to 79,456 from a year earlier with Western Europe and East Asian growing but the top market India falling in absolute terms, official data showed. During the eight months to

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Mihin Lanka launches regular Colombo to Bahrain service

Mihin Lanka launches regular Colombo to Bahrain service

🕔07:15, 7.Sep 2012

Sri Lanka’s low-cost carrier Mihin Lanka has launched five-weekly services connecting Colombo and Bahrain. Mihin Lanka’s commercial flight service, using its Airbus fleet between Sri Lanka and Bahrain, is expected to bolster tourism and commercial ties between the two countries.

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