A new 5-Star hotel to be built in Kandy under BOI agreement


The Board of Investment of Sri Lanka signed an agreement with Star Class Hotel (Pvt) Ltd., to set up 67 room 5-star hotel which will be located at Mavilamada Road, Kandy.

The Agreement was signed by Mangala Yapa, Chairman of the Board of Investment of Sri Lanka and Mohamed Nazar Mahamed Rizan, Managing Director of the Company.

MoU signed for Sri Lanka’s first cable car project


A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed for the first cable car project in Sri Lanka to be built in Nuwara Eliya today (October 13). The relevant agreement was signed under the patronage of the Minister of Plantation Industries Navin Dissanayake, at the Nuwara Eliya Municipal Council premises.

Figo Holiday wins Sri Lanka’s Leading Travel Agency award at World Travel Awards

World Travel Awards

Figo Holidays was awarded ‘Sri Lanka’s Leading Travel Agency 2019’ at the 26th annual World Travel Awards’ on the 12th October 2019. It was held at the Vinpearl Convention Center, Phu Quoc,Vietnam at the World Travel Awards Asia & Oceania Gala Ceremony 2019. The World Travel Awards is globally recognized as the most prestigious honours program in global travel and tourism.

Sri Lanka launch survival guide for tourists


A “Survival Guide for Tourists” has been launched by the independent website for tourists: “Srilankaholidayguru.com.”

The website, which is produced by Rocketeer Labs, a Sri Lankan Media-Tech company based in Colombo, is dedicated to promoting tourism to Sri Lanka.

‘More to be done to put tourism industry back on track’


The Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB) is aggressively working to promote Sri Lanka by investing Rs. 1.5 billion.

To this end it has identified five clusters which generate highest number of arrivals including the countries such as USA, UK, France, Germany, Italy and Belgium with concentrating more on European market.

Sri Lanka approves hotels with investments of US$23.3mn in June


Sri Lanka’s tourism regulator has approved 16 new hotel projects worth 23.30 million US dollars in the second quarter of 2019, most of which did not start construction following the Easter Sunday terror, official data showed.

All new hotels approved will have less than 49 rooms each, a Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) report said.