Sri Lanka to allow visa free entry to tourist friendly nations

Colombo, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has appointed a task force to study the possibility of granting visa free entry to visitors from certain tourist friendly nations in order to boost arrivals, authorities said on Monday. Tourism Minister John Amaratunga takes under consideration countries like India, China along with some other European […]

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Sri Lanka’s ‘new Dubai’ : will Chinese-built city suck the life out of Colombo? – The Guardian

Iron cannons installed by the Dutch to ward off colonial rivals still line Galle Face Green, a grassy, mile-long promenade along the Colombo seafront. Further out to sea, within range of the guns, a new world power is leaving its mark on Sri Lanka’s capital.Currently, Port City is just a flat expanse of blank land […]

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Asia named as growth catalyst – Bangkok Post

Asia-Pacific will drive demand for air travel over the next two decades, according to the 2018 Air Travel Outlook report produced by Expedia in collaboration with the Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC). Based on the International Air Transport Association’s 20-year air passenger forecast, air travel routes to, from and within Asia-Pacific will see an extra 2.1 […]

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Over 268000 Chinese tourists visit Sri Lanka in 2017 – Xinhua

Video PlayerClose COLOMBO, Jan. 6 (Xinhua) — Over 268,000 Chinese tourists arrived in Sri Lanka last year with China emerging as the second largest market, statistics from the Tourism Ministry showed here Saturday. In December alone, over 19,000 Chinese tourists visited Sri Lanka, including the newly-weds who in the middle of December attended a mass […]

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