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

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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

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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’

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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

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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.

Boost for tourism industry

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Members of the Bohra community visiting Sri Lanka enjoy the sea breeze in Colombo. The ongoing Bohra Convention in the city will be a key contributor to August/September tourist arrivals – with nearly 21,000 devotees visiting the island. It is expected to generate an income of US$ 50 million for the tourism industry.

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Sri Lanka’s Colombo bursting with tourists in August: Minister

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Sri Lanka is expecting a 10 percent fall in tourists to 2.1 million in 2019, sharply lower than the 30 percent loss initially estimated, as security forces shut down a terror network quickly, travel advisories were lifted and hotels cut rates, officials said.