Travel in Sri Lanka

Your Sri Lanka itinerary: 5 trip ideas to explore the country - roughguides.com - Sri Lanka
roughguides.com
21.07.2023

Your Sri Lanka itinerary: 5 trip ideas to explore the country

Sri Lanka is deceptive. On a map of the world it appears to be tiny, but the moment you arrive you’ll realise that within its diminutive borders it packs in an astounding array of attractions, landscapes and climate zones – with countless activities to boot.

Thailand Reveals 2025 Tourism Targets After Visa-Free Expansion - skift.com - Morocco - Britain - Uzbekistan - China - Mexico - Jamaica - South Korea - Laos - India - Russia - Thailand - Malaysia - Uae - Romania - Sri Lanka - Albania - Cambodia - Panama - Kazakhstan
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16.07.2024

Thailand Reveals 2025 Tourism Targets After Visa-Free Expansion

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is aiming to increase tourism revenue in the country by 7.5% next year.

Price rises brewing for tea drinkers as extreme weather hits harvests - euronews.com - Uzbekistan - China - India - Russia - Ukraine - Tajikistan - Moldova - Sri Lanka - Kenya - Armenia - Rwanda - Kazakhstan - Belarus - Kyrgyzstan - state Georgia - Azerbaijan - Turkmenistan
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13.07.2024

Price rises brewing for tea drinkers as extreme weather hits harvests

Heatwaves and floods have had a hugely detrimental impact on India’s tea production, with excessive heat in May followed by flooding in Assam hitting output level. As a result it's estimated that the average price of tea could rise by up to a fifth.

Indonesia Planning Visa-Free Entry For Indians - India Report - skift.com - Germany - France - Australia - Japan - Britain - South Africa - China - Turkey - South Korea - Qatar - Vietnam - India - Russia - Thailand - Malaysia - Indonesia - Uae - Sri Lanka - Iran
skift.com
12.07.2024

Indonesia Planning Visa-Free Entry For Indians - India Report

Indonesia is planning to introduce visa-free entry for tourists from 20 nations, including India. The country’s tourism minister, Sandiaga Uno, has announced that the policy is in the works and it will be finalized before October this year. The move aims to boost international tourism in Indonesia, Uno said. 

Is This the Comeback of Sri Lanka's Tourism? A $1.5 Billion Revenue Suggests So - skift.com - Japan - China - India - Russia - Thailand - Malaysia - Indonesia - Sri Lanka
skift.com
12.07.2024

Is This the Comeback of Sri Lanka's Tourism? A $1.5 Billion Revenue Suggests So

Sri Lanka’s tourism industry is witnessing a resurgence. The Central Bank of Sri Lanka reported that earnings from tourism soared to over $1.5 billion in the first half of 2024, marking a 78% increase year-on-year.

Copenhagen Will Reward Environmentally-Responsible Tourists With Free Perks - cntraveler.com - Spain - Denmark - Greece - Italy - Taiwan - China - city Rome - Turkey - city Venice - county Will - Sri Lanka
cntraveler.com
12.07.2024

Copenhagen Will Reward Environmentally-Responsible Tourists With Free Perks

In the last few years, climate change and environmental factors have meant that we’ve had to become even more careful when choosing our holiday destinations. In May, Europe was hit by the earliest heatwave to date, while floods have swept across China, wildfires have raged in Greece, and earthquakes have shaken countries from Taiwan to Turkey.

One Price for Locals … 6x for Tourists? When Foreigners Pay More - skift.com - Japan - county Park - city New York - Colombia - city Tokyo - Afghanistan - Maldives - Bhutan - Bolivia - India - Russia - state New York - Nepal - Thailand - Jordan - Malaysia - Pakistan - Burma - Egypt - Sri Lanka - Cambodia - Bangladesh - Ecuador
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20.06.2024

One Price for Locals … 6x for Tourists? When Foreigners Pay More

Hideyasu Kiyomoto, the mayor of Himeji City in Japan, this week proposed a significant price hike for foreign tourists visiting Himeji Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Currently, the entry fee is JPY 1,000 (about $6) for all, but the mayor suggested increasing it to around $30 for foreigners, while locals would pay $5. 

Short-stay Schengen visa costs are going up from June: Here’s what you need to know - euronews.com - Iceland - Norway - Eu - Switzerland - Australia - Ireland - Britain - Usa - South Africa - China - Canada - India - Bulgaria - Cyprus - Pakistan - Romania - Sri Lanka
euronews.com
11.06.2024

Short-stay Schengen visa costs are going up from June: Here’s what you need to know

The cost of a Schengen visa is going up this June, the European Commission has confirmed.

Online Travel Companies See Surge in Sports Tourism in India - India Report - skift.com - Australia - New York - Maldives - India - Indonesia - Pakistan - Sri Lanka
skift.com
04.06.2024

Online Travel Companies See Surge in Sports Tourism in India - India Report

Sports tourism is on a rise in India, with the country’s sports tourism market expected to be valued at nearly $53 billion in 2033, according to a report released by market research firm Future Market Insights last year. The firm expects the industry to grow at an annual rate of 17.1% from its valuation of $11 billion in 2023. 

India's Travel Spending: 'Fast-Growing Pools of First-Time Tourists' - skift.com - South Africa - Turkey - Saudi Arabia - India - Thailand - Uae - Sri Lanka - Mauritius
skift.com
31.05.2024

India's Travel Spending: 'Fast-Growing Pools of First-Time Tourists'

India is becoming a fast-growing source of outbound tourism, according to a report by consulting firm McKinsey and Company.

Thailand Expands Visa-Free Entry: 93 Nations Now Qualify - skift.com - Morocco - Malta - Britain - Uzbekistan - China - Mexico - Saudi Arabia - Jamaica - Serbia - Laos - India - Thailand - Uae - Romania - Sri Lanka - Albania - Fiji - Cambodia - Armenia - Panama - Kazakhstan
skift.com
30.05.2024

Thailand Expands Visa-Free Entry: 93 Nations Now Qualify

In an effort to attract more tourists and remote workers, the Thai cabinet this week rolled out a series of new visa promotions, including visa-free and visa-on-arrival schemes, extended stays for students, and reduced compulsory health insurance for retirees.

Indian Travelers Looking at Airlines, Hotels to Boost Sustainability - skift.com - Maldives - India - Indonesia - Sri Lanka - city Mumbai - city Delhi - city Jaipur
skift.com
29.05.2024

Indian Travelers Looking at Airlines, Hotels to Boost Sustainability

Indian travelers believe that airlines and hotels have the most potential to counter environmental impacts of tourism, followed by travelers themselves and major sites and apps, according to a report by Booking.com.

Bhutan, Chiang Khan receive ‘Green Destinations’ certification awards - breakingtravelnews.com - Netherlands - Japan - Taiwan - Philippines - Bhutan - India - Thailand - Indonesia - Sri Lanka - county Pacific
breakingtravelnews.com
29.05.2024

Bhutan, Chiang Khan receive ‘Green Destinations’ certification awards

Bhutan and Chiang Khan in Thailand have received the prestigious Green Destinations ‘Silver’ certification awards. For Bhutan regarded as the first carbon-negative country in the world, the Green Destination Silver Award is yet another significant achievement in the field of sustainable tourism. Guided by strong leadership and good environmental and conservation practices, Bhutan will continue to be a model tourism destination in the world. Chiang Khan is noted for its hundred year old wooden houses with exquisite architecture on the banks of the Mekong River. Chiang khan, the destination noted for its life and culture in Thailand has also been awarded as Green Destinations Silver. ‘Green Destinations’ based in The Netherlands is the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) accredited certification body which offers the highest achievable and most affordable certification. So far 122 destinations across the world have been awarded certification by ‘Green Destinations’.

Millennials and Gen Zers want human connection, so they're choosing travel tours with strangers to cure their loneliness - insider.com - Morocco - Usa - Sri Lanka
insider.com
26.05.2024

Millennials and Gen Zers want human connection, so they're choosing travel tours with strangers to cure their loneliness

Young people are seeking more human connection in the post-lockdown era, so they're embracing small-group travel.

TBO Tek's Mega IPO, Air India-Vistara Merger and Visa Waiver Extensions - skift.com - Saudi Arabia - Qatar - India - Thailand - Sri Lanka - city Doha, Qatar - city Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
skift.com
24.05.2024

TBO Tek's Mega IPO, Air India-Vistara Merger and Visa Waiver Extensions

From TBO Tek’s IPO launch and Akasa Air’s international network to the future of Vistara’s loyalty program post its merger with Air India, join Skift Asia Editor Peden Doma Bhutia and India Reporter Bulbul Dhawan as they discuss some of the biggest headlines from India.

India's Travel Sector Is Creating Jobs; Risk of a Worker Shortage - skift.com - Britain - India - Sri Lanka - city Mumbai - city Delhi
skift.com
22.05.2024

India's Travel Sector Is Creating Jobs; Risk of a Worker Shortage

The hotel, restaurant, and tourism sectors in India are estimated to generate about 200,000 jobs within the next 12 to 18 months, according to recruitment company TeamLease Services. About 50% of these jobs are expected to be created by the hotel industry, Economic Times reported.

What Do Indian Tourists Want? We Asked 5 Hotel Brands - skift.com - Bhutan - India - Nepal - Thailand - Sri Lanka
skift.com
09.05.2024

What Do Indian Tourists Want? We Asked 5 Hotel Brands

India is a key source market for the neighboring countries of Nepal, Bhutan, and Sri Lanka. In February, India was the biggest source market for Nepal, accounting for more than 25% of foreign tourist arrivals in the country.

Emirates Inks Strategic Tourism Agreements with Hong Kong, Seychelles and Sri Lanka - breakingtravelnews.com - Hong Kong - city Hong Kong - India - state Indiana - Sri Lanka - Seychelles - city Dubai - county Bureau
breakingtravelnews.com
08.05.2024

Emirates Inks Strategic Tourism Agreements with Hong Kong, Seychelles and Sri Lanka

Underscoring Emirates’ commitment to boost tourism inflows across its network, the airline has reaffirmed its strategic cooperation with Tourism Seychelles and the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau and has forged a new partnership with the Hong Kong Tourism Board. Emirates has pledged its renewed commitment with Tourism Seychelles, supporting the island’s efforts to promoting tourism and trade to the country. The MoU was signed by Ahmed Khoory, Emirates’ SVP Commercial - West Asia & Indian Ocean, and Sherin Francis, Principal Secretary Tourism Department, Tourism Seychelles, in the presence of Nabil Sultan, Emirates’ Executive Vice President, Passenger Sales and Country Management.

Emirates Reveals First 9 Destinations for New Airbus A350 - skift.com - France - Italy - Britain - Scotland - India - Sri Lanka - city Mumbai - Bahrain - Oman - city Muscat, Oman - Kuwait - city Ahmedabad
skift.com
06.05.2024

Emirates Reveals First 9 Destinations for New Airbus A350

Emirates is famed for its extravagant service onboard its current fleet of Boeing 777s and Airbus A380s. It’s therefore little surprise that expectations are high for its incoming A350s – an aircraft that has been years in the making.

5 Boutique Luxury Hotels You Can’t Miss In Sri Lanka - forbes.com - Netherlands - Britain - Sri Lanka
forbes.com
30.04.2024

5 Boutique Luxury Hotels You Can’t Miss In Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka may conjure ideas of tropical coastlines flanked with palm-trees but this island is more than just a paradise for beaches. With 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, sacred cities and tea plantations, there’s a lot to experience in Sri Lanka’s interior during your trip. The “Cultural Triangle” — which includes Anuradhapura, Sigiriya, Polonnaruwa, Dambulla and Kandy — showcases the glory of Sri Lanka’s ancient empires, while its hill towns speak to its modern history as a British colony and are ideal for hiking, relaxing and immersing yourself in the country’s lush landscapes.

Where To Stay Along Sri Lanka’s Southern Coast: 5 Boutique Hotels - forbes.com - Portugal - Britain - Sri Lanka
forbes.com
29.04.2024

Where To Stay Along Sri Lanka’s Southern Coast: 5 Boutique Hotels

Blessed with a tropical coastline that stretches over 830 miles (1,340 kilometers), Sri Lanka beckons travelers with promises of sun-drenched shores and azure waters. Whether you’re looking for tranquil coves for sunbathing and snorkeling, thrilling surf breaks on a pristine reef, or vibrant beachside cultural hubs, Sri Lanka offers a diverse range of experiences to cater to every taste — with plenty of beautiful boutique hotels to boot.

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