Monthly Archives: October 2014

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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Tourist arrivals by region – as at end of September 2014

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Tourist arrivals to the Maldives up by 11% at the end of first eight months of 2014

Tourist arrivals to the Maldives grew by 11% at the end of first eight months of 2014 compared with that of 2013. The Maldives received a total of 805,890 tourists between January and August 2014, which was almost 80 thousand … 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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