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Sri Lanka closing in 1.5mn tourists target

October arrivals up 13.6% to 121.576 Tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka during the months to September rose 13.6 percent year-on-year (yoy) to 121,576 visitors and total arrivals for the first 10 months of the year was 1.22million, up 21.5 percent … Continue reading

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SriLankan Airlines, Qantas codeshare takes-off

A new codeshare agreement between Sri Lanka’s national carrier Sri Lankan Airlines and Australia’s flagship carrier Qantas Airways announced in September 2014, came into effect from 26 October paving the way for increased tourism potential between Sri Lanka and Australia, … Continue reading

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Lotus Tower to reach 190m by December

The Lotus Tower, that is being constructed down D.R. Wijewardena Mawatha would be completed in January 2016, and it would reach 190 metres by December this year, the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) said. The Director General of TRC, Anusha Palpita said that … Continue reading

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Tourist arrivals rise 17% in September

Sri Lanka’s tourist arrivals rose 16.8 percent to 105,535 in September 2014 from a year earlier, driven by India and China, data from the state tourism promotion office released last week showed.In the nine months of 2014, arrivals grew by … Continue reading

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Sri Lanka makes impression at International French Travel Market

Sri Lanka raised its profile to that of an Asian Tourism icon at the annual ‘IFTM TOP RESA’ (International French Travel Market) which was held in Paris from 23rd to 26th September 2014. Sri Lanka’s pavilion was opened by Sri … Continue reading

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Colombo Port city to a flying start

Chinese President Xi Jinping  launched the construction of a $1.4 billion port city in Sri Lanka’s capital that will give Beijing a firmer foothold in the Indian Ocean region. Xi wrapped up his two-day visit to Sri Lanka by visiting … Continue reading

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Sri Lanka tourist arrivals up 13.8% in Aug’14

Sri Lanka’s tourist arrivals rose 13.8 percent to 140,319 in August 2014 from a year earlier, driven by China and India, data from the state tourism promotion office showed. In the first eight months of 2014 arrivals were up 23.1 percent … Continue reading

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Sri Lanka Tourism welcomes 1,000,000th tourist

Achieving another milestone in the country’s booming tourism industry, Sri Lanka Tourism welcomed the arrival of 1,000,000th tourist in 2014 at the Bandaranaike International Airport yesterday. Sri Lanka Tourism officials including Managing Director Rumy Jauffer along with representatives from the … Continue reading

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Top 12 arrivals to Sri Lanka by country of residence for the month of July 2014

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July Tourist arrivals up 25%

Sri Lanka’s tourist arrivals in the month of July rose 25.2 percent year-on-year (YoY) to 133,971, helped by increased tourist arrivals from China, Russia and the Middle Eastern region. Most of the tourist arrivals were from Western Europe with 278,667 … Continue reading

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