Heritance Ahungalla, one of Sri Lanka’s Aitken Spence Group’s deluxe hotels, has employed scores of people and sources supplies from the neighbouring villages as part of the ongoing investment drive to embrace sustainability.
Malaysia Airlines, in recognizing the vibrant growth of the Sri Lankan economy and its tourism sector, has decided to expand its operations and visibility, by opening its second branch office in Matara.
A three member crew from ‘Off the Fence, UK' recently spent 17 days in Sri Lanka exploring wildlife, famous locations, epic landscapes and colourful beauty as part of a documentary for Discovery Channel on the world's ‘wildest islands'.
HSBC announced its epic holiday roll out for travellers seeking local and outbound travel with mega deals that are too good to be missed.
American Express, the credit card acquired and issued in Sri Lanka solely by Nations Trust Bank PLC partners with John Keells Hotels to offer cardmembers ultimate getaway choices for the upcoming holiday season.
Blending old world charm with modern luxury, Tamarind Hill Galle has been re-launched after extensive refurbishment to the external areas of the entire property, the hotel’s management, Asia Leisure Holdings (Pvt) Ltd announced yesterday.
CeySail Cruises (Pvt.) Ltd. announced the launching of Sri Lanka’s first luxury yacht charter service recently.
Ably proving their status as being technologically savvy, Jetwing Hotels has now launched a specially designed game for Facebook, as a part of a novel competition.
The Economic Development Ministry in its endeavour to attract one million tourists by 2012 opened another tourist resort, Amagi Lagoon Resort & Spa in Negombo recently.
The world’s largest passenger jet aircraft will touch down at London Gatwick next month, as Emirates brings an Airbus A380 to the airport to mark 25 years of service.
Dolphin Beach, located on the unspoilt Alankuda Beach in Kalpitiya, was recently awarded a ‘Certificate of Excellence’ by TripAdvisor.
The Oman Air Training Centre has been awarded a much-coveted place in IATA’s Middle East 2012 Top Ten Authorized Training Centre listing for the second continuous year.
Air Arabia now offers nine weekly flights to Sharjah from Colombo. Air Arabia, the first and largest lowcost carrier (LCC) in the Middle East and North Africa announced recently that the airline has increased the frequency of flights from Colombo to UAE to nine flights a week.
The Amagi Lagoon Resort and Spa, the latest addition to the country's newest resort folder, was declared opened over the weekend. Located in Negombo
Domestic airline and helicopter operator Deccan Aviation was first to formally announce the establishment of the first privately run city helipad at the Colts Cricket Grounds on Havelock Road, following the relaxation on stringent security restrictions on civil flights over the capital city.
Airline carriers from the Asia Pacific region are expected to contribute US$ 2 billion to global industry profits for the year 2012 as compared with US$ 4.9 billion in 2011, despite a previous US$ 0.3 billion downgrade in profits as a result of a weak first quarter, according to a report from the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
SriLankan Airlines is to join oneworld, adding one of Asia’s fastest growing airlines to the world’s leading quality airline alliance.
Emirates is offering its passengers a chance to ‘Do More in Dubai’ with a sensational offer for children accompanying parents to the airline’s home base till end September.
The fragile state of the aviation industry marked the general backdrop of the 68th annual general meeting of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) as the head of the global airline body, Tony Tyler, acknowledged that the industry’s profitability is precariously balanced on a “knife’s edge.”
Coral Sands Hotel, located in Hikkaduwa, has received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award. The prestigious award, which honours hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide.
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