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  • Tourism kicks of 2016 with record arrivals in January

    February 8th, 2016

    China remains the rising star with arrivals more than doublingSri Lanka tourism has got off to a record start in 2016 with January arrivals notching up an all time high of 194,280. The record figure for the month of January is a growth of 24.3% over 2015 arrivals of 156,246. In 2014 January arrivals...

  • Hambantota Port Welcome largest cruise ship

    February 8th, 2016
    Hambantota Port Welcome largest cruise ship

    Hambantota Port received its first ever biggest cruise ship-MS Rotterdam, belonging to the American Line shipping company yesterday, Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) said. There were1,400 passengers and 600 crew on the vessel. Measuring 238 m in length and comprises of 600 staff, MS Rotterdam is a luxurious...

  • Sri Lanka Tourism will host world famous Forbes Magazine to promote destination Sri Lanka

    February 2nd, 2016
    Sri Lanka Tourism will host world famous Forbes Magazine to promote destination Sri Lanka

    The Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau has been made a partner to host popular US-based lifestyle magazine ‘Forbes Life Style’ to promote the island within its high value audience base which total average networth to about 1.6 Million USD .  Under the SLTPB’s Visiting Journalist...

  • Sri LankaTourism poised for sustainable growth

    December 31st, 2015
    Sri LankaTourism poised for sustainable growth

    Broad Strategic Marketing Plan introduced for year 2016The tourism industry of Sri Lanka is poised for growth to achieve sustainable development phase within the next few years, based on the strategic direction determined by the new government.Sri Lanka Tourism has formulated a broad Strategic Marketing...

  • Sri Lanka Tourism shines at World Travel Mart with 64 industry partners

    November 12th, 2015
    Sri Lanka Tourism shines at World Travel Mart with 64 industry partners

    World Travel Market (WTM), the leading global event of the Travel and Tourism Trade, kicked off on 2 November at the Excel Exhibition Hall in London, UK. Having foreseen the unique opportunity to promote Sri Lanka as a renowned destination, the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB) has taken steps...