• Sri Lanka tells Chinese to visit the island and get value for money

    Sri Lanka has urged Chinese tourists to visit the island and get value for their money. The Sri Lanka Tourism Ministry said that Sri Lanka Tourism was an active participant at the Beijing International Tourism Mart (BITM) 2018 which was held at the China International Exhibition Center from 5th...
  • Sri Lanka expects tourist arrivals from China to see significant growth

    Tourist arrivals from China to Sri Lanka are likely to see significant growth following an assurance from provincial tourism authorities in China, Sri Lanka’s Tourism Ministry said on Tuesday. The tourism administration of Zhejiang Province in China has given an assurance that every effort will be made to increase visitor...
  • Sri Lanka to get a distinct brand identity to attract more tourists

    A new country branding for Sri Lanka Tourism will be unveiled at the World Travel Mart (WTM) in London in November 2018, Minister of Tourism Development and Christian Religious Affairs John Amaratunga said. He said that Sri Lanka is now in the process of selecting a global branding agency for this...
  • Sri Lanka wants its tourist police to learn Chinese

    Sri Lanka’s police chief has told the police tourist unit to learn Chinese and other widely used foreign languages. Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara said that officers of the Tourist Police Division should learn widely used international languages such as Chinese, Hindi and French, the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA)...
  • Sri Lanka launches tourist-friendly tuk tuk service in Colombo

    Sri Lanka launched a tourist-friendly tuk tuk service at Galle Face Green in Colombo today under the patronage of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. The ‘tourist-friendly’ logo is a pride mark to distinguish high-quality tourism-related service providers in Sri Lanka. The initial rollout of this pride mark will be for...
  • China offers more facilities to draw Sri Lankan tourists

    China is offering more facilities to draw Sri Lankan tourists, China’s state owned Xinhua News Agency reported on Sunday. Chief of Consular Department of Chinese Embassy in Sri Lanka, Wang Keqi briefed local travel agents on the different visa procedures in order to facilitate more tourists to visit China. According...
  • Sri Lanka ready to facilitate visits of more Chinese tourists

    Sri Lanka says it is keen to facilitate visits by more Chinese tourists to the country. Tourism Minister John Amaratunga told Asia Pacific Focus that his Ministry will assist travel agencies in China to bring down more Chinese tourists to the country. On issue Sri Lanka is facing however...
  • Sri Lanka launches major tourism promotion campaign

    Sri Lanka has launched a major tourism promotion campaign focused on key international markets including China, Europe, Middle East, India, APAC and the USA, the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau said on Wednesday. The Bureau said that Sri Lanka Tourism is carrying out multi-platform promotional campaigns while the digital...
  • Sri Lanka to address overcrowding at popular wildlife park

    Holding a stakeholders meeting on protection and development of the Yala national park, Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority Chairman Kavan Ratnayaka assured that his organization would push for stronger reforms to ensure better visitor management at Sri Lanka’s most-visited wildlife park. He said overcrowding had been identified as a...