Articles tagged “sri lanka”

SriLankan Airlines for Sale Again on Promise of Indian Tourism Wave

SriLankan Airlines for Sale Again on Promise of Indian Tourism Wave

Asantha Sirimanne and Anurag Kotoky, Bloomberg

The government's latest attempt to sell SriLankan Airlines has stumbled. It's now offering to absorb all $1 billion of the company’s debt if someone will buy the carrier, which might prosper as Indian tourism to the island country grows.

4 weeks ago

Sri Lanka Quietly Opens Itself Up to Luxury Tourism, 10 Years After Revolution

Sri Lanka Quietly Opens Itself Up to Luxury Tourism, 10 Years After Revolution

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

Balancing the needs of local residents with those of incoming travelers is something Sri Lankan officials need to consider seriously, especially if they want to avoid the perils of overtourism.

5 months ago

London Will Again Be the Most Popular City for International Visitors in 2015

London Will Again Be the Most Popular City for International Visitors in 2015

Joyce Manalo, Skift

Another year reveals that arrivals and visitor growth in Asia continues to be the real story of international travel.

3 years ago

Today Is the 10th Anniversary of Asia’s Devastating Tsunami

Today Is the 10th Anniversary of Asia’s Devastating Tsunami

Associated Press

Considering the speed with which the region responded and bounced back, the devastation that was wrought ten years ago is still hard to imagine.

4 years ago

The Sri Lankan Hotel Chain That’s Re-Imagining the Eco Hotel

The Sri Lankan Hotel Chain That’s Re-Imagining the Eco Hotel

Martin Wright, The Guardian

The existing green scene of hotels is a fringe element at best. Jetwing's non-traditional approach to the challenges of running an environmentally sound resort business is refreshing.

5 years ago

Sri Lankan Tourism Adjust to Post-Conflict Influx

Sri Lankan Tourism Adjust to Post-Conflict Influx

John O’Ceallaigh, The Guardian

Violence may no longer be as big a threat, but as in Myanmar there are still bad things happening here just beyond the spotlight.

5 years ago

China Uses Airport Project in Sri Lanka to Expand its Influence

Shihar Aneez and Ranga Sirilal, Reuters

China is demonstrating its power in developing nations around the world by funding massive transportation and infrastructure projects that increase both its influence and it's know-how.

5 years ago

Sri Lanka Copies Macau in Hopes of Luring Wealthy Gamblers

Anusha Ondaatjie, Bloomberg

Sri Lanka's leaders are looking to the success of Singapore's and Macau's gaming economies to draw a blue print for their own tourism revival. However, changes will also impact the beach and religious tourism that Sri Lanka has long be known for.

5 years ago

Sri Lanka Is Working to Double the Number of Saudi Tourists

MD Rasooldeen, Arab News

5 years ago

Chinese Tourist Arrivals in Sri Lanka Grow Significantly in First Half of 2013

Chinese Tourist Arrivals in Sri Lanka Grow Significantly in First Half of 2013

The Island

The hike in Chinese tourism to Sri Lanka is part organic due to their relatively close locations and part due to a series of initiatives launched by Sri Lanka's tourism authority to make the most of the fortunate trend.

5 years ago

Unprofitable Sri Lankan Airlines looks to cut costs with revitalized Airbus fleet

Unprofitable Sri Lankan Airlines looks to cut costs with revitalized Airbus fleet

Reuters

Airbus’ flexibility in leasing aircraft to the loss-making airline in the short and long-term won it the deal over Boeing who relentlessly pushed its 787 Dreamliner without an interim offer.

5 years ago

Sri Lanka tourism hopes British Airways’ return is its ticket to growth

Sri Lanka tourism hopes British Airways’ return is its ticket to growth

John O'Ceallaigh, The Daily Telegraph

Just one carrier can make a significant impact on struggling tourism economies and this case highlights how reliant destinations are on attracting and keeping global routes.

5 years ago