Articles tagged “sri lanka”

Airline Weekly

SriLankan Airlines May Privatize as Government Looks to Cut Losses

Sri Lanka hopes to cut its losses by selling off its state-owned carrier, SriLankan Airlines — raising more questions about the flag carrier model.

SriLankan Airlines May Privatize as Government Looks to Cut Losses

News Blog

UAE Carrier FlyDubai Suspends Operations to Sri Lanka Until Further Notice

United Arab Emirates' budget carrier FlyDubai has suspended operations to Colombo in Sri Lanka until further notice, amid the escalation of protests in the South Asian country. “FlyDubai flights between Dubai and Colombo Airport have been suspended from July 10 until further notice,” said an airline spokesperson, while assuring to closely monitor the situation on…

Short-Term Rentals

Daily Podcast: Airbnb’s Search Shortcomings

Good morning from Skift. It's Friday, May 27, in New York City. Here's what you need to know about the business of travel today.

Daily Podcast: Airbnb’s Search Shortcomings

Tourism

Sri Lanka Tourism Chief Resigns Under Pressure, Then Warns of Industry Cartel

The Sri Lanka tourism chief’s resignation letter has enough warning signs for the country’s tourism industry. Now, if only someone is listening.

Sri Lanka Tourism Chief Resigns Under Pressure, Then Warns of Industry Cartel

News Blog

80 Percent of All Hotel Booking in Sri Lanka Cancelled Amongst Turmoil

That's according to M Shanthikumar, president of the Tourists Hotels Association of Sri Lanka, quoted in TTG Asia last week. He said these 80 percent booking cancellations have happened even though members “have tried to persuade visitors that it is safe to holiday in Sri Lanka”. This has happened even as turmoil has continued and…

Airlines

SriLankan Airlines Jet Leasing Sparks Outrage Amidst Deep Economic Crisis

Sri Lanka is struggling to provide fuel for its own citizens, so how can a government-run entity justify using the country's limited resources to power more aircraft?

SriLankan Airlines Jet Leasing Sparks Outrage Amidst Deep Economic Crisis

Hotels

Luxury Hospitality Loses Its Luster and More Top Stories This Week

In Skift's top stories this week, luxury hospitality fails to live up to its longtime grandeur, corporate travel thrives in the first quarter, and Expedia Group appoints a Google executive to plot its advertising strategy.

Luxury Hospitality Loses Its Luster and More Top Stories This Week

Tourism

Sri Lanka’s Renewed Tourism Hopes Crushed by Doubts in Biggest Source Market

Sri Lanka’s biggest inbound market — India — is turning towards alternative destinations. The current Sri Lankan political turmoil threatens to cripple the tourism industry, which is worth more than $3.6 billion to the country and is the third largest foreign exchange earner.

Sri Lanka’s Renewed Tourism Hopes Crushed by Doubts in Biggest Source Market

Tourism

A New Tourism Future and 12 Other Top Travel Stories This Week

In Skift's top travel stories this week, Sri Lanka is reinventing its tourism future, airlines and global distribution systems made peace, Google faced a bevy of lawsuits, an airline launched in the middle of the pandemic, and Hilton proved that mergers aren't the only way to grow.

A New Tourism Future and 12 Other Top Travel Stories This Week

Tourism

Sri Lanka Looks Beyond Pandemic to Carve Out a New Tourism Future

A Sri Lanka reopening may be imminent. More importantly, the destination is looking beyond Covid-19 to reposition itself yet again, taking lessons from the Easter Sunday bombings crisis to find its place in the tourism universe.

Sri Lanka Looks Beyond Pandemic to Carve Out a New Tourism Future