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‘Gourmet Circle’ Sri Lanka’s own dedicated culinary magazine

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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.

Cinnamon Nature Trials & BBC promote Sri Lanka’s wildlife tourism

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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”.

Galle Face Hotel begins historical restoration project

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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.

Maalu Maalu brings back corals to Passekudah reefs

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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.

Jetwing brings luxury to Arugam Bay with Kottukal Beach House

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Kottukal Beach House (KBH) by Jetwing, a boutique villa, situated on the idyllic Eastern coast is just a couple of months old.

New additions at Earl’s Regency

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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.

Record-breaking Green Globe recertification for Cinnamon Lakeside

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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 launches mobile app for Blackberry, Android, iphone

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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.

Haridra Resort heaven by the sea

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In ancient times, Sri Lanka was famous for Ayurvedic medical treatments and there were designated areas for consultations. The most known village for Ayurvedic treatments was ‘Weda Duwa', an island of Ayurvedic medical practitioners, in Raigampattuwa.

Asia’s first river-based wildlife sanctuary opens

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Asia’s first river-based wildlife sanctuary which consists of endangered species from eight iconic river habitats was opened for visitors in Singapore recently.

Emirates ‘smarts up’ passengers with Google Now

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Emirates, one of the world’s fastest growing airlines has announced that it will start to roll out Google Now™ cards for their passengers who book via Emirates.com.

Qatar Airways to allow additional baggage weight

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Effective from September 1st, passengers flying Qatar Airways routes worldwide will have enhanced baggage allowances with additional baggage weight allowed per person.

Emirates announces aircraft upgrade on Lyon service next year

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Less than nine months after launching its inaugural service to Lyon, Emirates has announced it will upgrade the route’s operating aircraft to a Boeing 777-200LR, effective from February 1, 2014.

Galadari shines at Culinary Art 2013

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Once again the Galadari Hotel adds yet another achievement to its crowning glory by shining bright at the recently concluded Culinary Art 2013, presented by the Chefs Guild of Lanka.

Cathay introduces an offer to explore the Far East

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Cathay Pacific Airways has introduced special Economy Class fares to provide travellers with an opportunity to experience Hong Kong, Narita, Haneda and Manila.

Victoria Golf and Country Resort beyond golfing Vacation

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If somebody asks me what would be the best tourist location in Kandy District, I never hesitate to name Victoria Dam, The reservoir and the surrounding valley makes it one of the most beautiful locations in the hills of Kandy District.

Luxurious Hideaway celebrates 3rd anniversary

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Ulagalla lies on the Anuradhapura-Dambulla road, among green paddy fields and forests full of wildlife and exotic tropical flowers. There are wild elephants here, roaming free along jungle corridors established by their ancestors thousands of years ago.

Oman Air Promotes The Sultanate’s Tourism Potentials

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With Oman Air’s support and assistance, the Sultanate of Oman is to be showcased to international movie-goers, as Once Upon A Time in Mumbai Again gains its theatrical release.

Jetwing Yala - The jungle book brought to life

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Once again Jetwing Hotels combines amazing luxury with awe-inspiring wildlife in their latest creation of Jetwing Yala.

Australian ABC Group launches Go Travel in SL

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In the wake of the tourism boom in Sri Lanka, ABC Group Australia Chairman Ajith Perera has decided to stretch their wings to Sri Lanka and launch ‘Go Travel’.  

Qatar Airways to open in Harrods

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London, UNITED KINGDOM – Qatar Airways will officially open its flagship high-street ticket office in one of the world’s most exclusive shopping destinations - the iconic British department store, Harrods in Knightsbridge.

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