Sri Lanka highlights its Tourism Potential at the ILTM 2019 Shanghai, China December, 13, 2019

Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB) was able to make an impressive contribution at the International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) which was held from 30th October to 01st November 2019, at Shanghai Exhibition Center, China. SLTPB participated at this event for the second consecutive year to provide an opportunity for the luxury segment of Travel & LeisureRead More Sri Lanka highlights its Tourism Potential at the ILTM 2019 Shanghai, China December, 13, 2019

It’s back: This island is world No.1 again

It was named Lonely Planet’s top destination for 2019, but the Easter Sunday terror attacks in Sri Lanka saw the country’s booming tourism industry suffer tremendously. Now things are on the mend, with a new world No.1 ranking — and this time it’s voted by travellers. Sri Lanka has been named No.1 in Travel + Leisure’s World’s BestRead More It’s back: This island is world No.1 again

‘Mein Schiff 6’ makes maiden call to Port of Colombo

The Port of Colombo welcomed the ‘Mein Schiff 6’ last morning, on her maiden call in Sri Lanka. Having arrived at 0600 hrs. from Mumbai in India, the vessel sailed at 2300, heading for Port Kelang, her next port of call. Operated by The TUI Cruises Fleet, the ‘Mein Schiff 6’ is a sister vesselRead More ‘Mein Schiff 6’ makes maiden call to Port of Colombo

CCTHA unites to promote sustainable tourism in Sri Lanka

Sustainability Committee   Pledges to make Colombo hotels’ operations plastic-free by March 2020 The Colombo City Tourist Hotels Association (CCTHA) yesterday announced its pledge to eliminate the use of single-use plastic to preserve Sri Lanka’s appeal as a top tourist destination.  The CCTHA which consists of 37 hotels has reached an agreement to identify keyRead More CCTHA unites to promote sustainable tourism in Sri Lanka

International Travel Influencers step-up to Give back to the nature in Sri Lanka

Together with 6 international travel bloggers & Influencers from UK, Netherlands, Singapore, India, USA, Sri Lanka Tourism’s Blogger Programme kicked off the very first “Destination Promotional Familiarization Tour with Nature Concern “initiative by planting 200 trees within the areas of Badulla District (Alugolla Hill) where the area was affected by Soil Erosion & Landslides. DaveRead More International Travel Influencers step-up to Give back to the nature in Sri Lanka

Iron Man 70.3 Colombo 2019

Sri Lanka Ports Authority is partnering with the Ironman 70.3, one of a series of long-distance triathlon races, going to be held in Colombo on Sunday (24 February) for the second consecutive year.
Around 739 athletes from 58 countries will swim, cycle and run, covering a distance of 113 kilometres or 70.3 miles in the event. Certainly, this event will motivate our local athletes and this will give them valuable networking opportunities.

Best Destination to Travel in 2019

Sri Lanka secured the top spot in the Lonely Planet’s best travel destinations list of countries to visit in 2019. Germany, Zimbabwe, Panama, Kyrgyzstan, Jordan, Indonesia, Belarus, São Tomé and Príncipe and Belize have been listed as other top global destinations. “Sri Lanka is decidedly having its moment in the equatorial sun and change isRead More Best Destination to Travel in 2019