The ancient kingdom of Anuradhapura is recreated in Andarawewa just about ten km away from Anuradhapura on Puttalam Road. Andarawewa forest reserve serves as an Elephant Corridor linking Wilpattu National Park to Thalawa, Mahamukalana and Galgamuwa area making Forest Rock Garden Hotel (FRGH) located on strategically important point.
In keeping with its reputation as Sri Lanka’s premier hospitality brand, Jetwing announced the latest addition to its unique villa collection – The Three by TPV, located in Ahangama.
Uga Bay, the Uga Escapes’ luxury beach resort located on the East Coast, is celebrating one year of successful operations. On 20th October 2012,
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, is set to transform in-flight entertainment options with the introduction of eight live television channels which will broadcast live news and sport, including this weekend’s Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
For the second consecutive year, Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo was presented a merit award for energy, water conservation and waste management in the Large Hotels (over 50 rooms) & Boutique Hotels category at the EU SWITCH-Asia Greening Sri Lankan Hotels Awards - 2013, held on October 14.
Gonagannara, a typical rural village lies in Koonketiya or commonly known as ‘17 Kanuwa’ off Buttala-Kataragama road, is blessed with healthy offering of natural bounties and rural farms. Rustic retreat ‘the Wild Escape’, situated in the midst of this rural setup bordering Menik Ganga, is just a ten minute drive away from Yala block three- Galge entrance, the mysterious side of the popular Yala National Park.
The efforts of Cinnamon Lodge, Habarana in achieving its John Keells pledge of “I will be green”, was commended recently when the hotel was adjudged the ‘Best Green Hotel' in Sri Lanka (large hotels over 50 rooms and boutique hotel category) at the EU-Switch Asia Greening Hotels Awards 2013.
An unprecedented number of foreign and local tourists are visiting the historic Hamilton Canal since it was developed.
Mirissa is no longer a traditionally ‘fisherman’s haven’. With the emerge of whale and dolphin watching activities, Mirissa has become the paradise of rich high end people. A couple of luxury boutique hotels have come up in the beautiful red cliffs off Mirissa, creating more opportunities to the people of the area.
Popular Kalu’s Hideaway is set amidst five acres of Dry Zone wilderness, just a stone’s throw away from the Udawalawe National Park. The brainchild of popular Cricketer Romesh Kaluwitharana, the Hideaway is located just 15 minutes away from the gates of the Uda Walawe National Park.
The Cultural Triangle is one of the biggest attractions for travellers both Sri Lankan and overseas. Centrally located in a ‘Triangle’, Dambulla and Sigiriya provide the best adventure, nature and archeological destinations.
TOULOUSE, France – The much anticipated delivery of Qatar Airways’ first A380-1000 is one step closer to joining the airline’s fleet, as the aircraft was ferried from Toulouse to Hamburg during a test flight last week.
The sea food party at ‘The Ocean' of the Kingsbury Hotel will come alive everyday throughout the week with guests' own catch from the ocean.
Sri Lanka's first-ever distinctive food and beverage magazine,‘Gourmet Circle' was launched recently amid a large and distinguished gathering at the Barefoot Garden Café.
The BBC Natural History Unit (NHU), the department of the BBC which produces television, radio and online content with a natural history or wildlife theme is currently in Sri Lanka to film the country’s National Parks and Archeological Sites for one of its highly regarded nature documentaries, “Monsoon”.
The iconic Galle Face Hotel has embarked on a restoration project of its Classic Wing, originally built in 1864. The ambitious restoration project is designed to preserve the grandeur and romance of the magnificent property while upgrading and modernising the quality of guest facilities, amenities and services.
In a joint effort to conserve coral reefs found along the Passekudah coast line, severely weakened due to the war, excessive fishing, illegal fishing means and waste dumping, the Maalu Maalu Resort & Spa together with the Wildlife Research and Conservation Trust (WRCT) launched a “Coral replanting program” and also opened a Coral Museum at the resort premises during the weekend.
Kottukal Beach House (KBH) by Jetwing, a boutique villa, situated on the idyllic Eastern coast is just a couple of months old.
The newly constructed ‘Knuckles Wing’, consisting of eighteen deluxe rooms and one suite at the Earl’s Regency, Kandy was, declared open by Minister Basil Rajapaksa.
Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo, in a recordbreaking feat, was presented Green Globe recertification for the fourth consecutive year. The locally and internationally awarded hotel remains the only one in Sri Lanka to be thus recertified by the premier international sustainability body.
Qatar Airways, one of the world’s fastest growing airlines, has placed the ease and convenience of travelling with the airline right in the palm of the customer’s hand – literally.
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