Sri Lanka gets 700,000 tourists

Colombo, April 9 (IANS) Sri Lanka received 707,924 tourists in the first three months of this year, an increase of 17.1 per cent compared with the corresponding period last year, a minister said on Monday. Tourism Development Minister John Amaratunga told Xinhua news agency that the country could have attracted more tourists in March if […]

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Striking Paris art deco swimming pool reopens

In a scene from the 2001 film Amélie, the protagonist’s father steps out of the Piscine des Amireux. Paris’s Piscine des Amiraux, an art deco masterpiece that featured briefly in Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s 2001 French rom-com Amélie, has reopened to the public following a complete renovation.Since the historic swimming pool closed two years ago, €16.5m has […]

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Ski season 2018: The essential winter sports guide

It may seem early to be thinking about hitting the slopes, but now’s the time to bag the best deals for the coming winter. There are offers galore and booking now could mean you snag free child places, group booking deals or money off lift pass/lesson/equipment hire packages. Different resorts and holiday options will suit […]

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Funny Valentine’: readers’ travel mishaps – The Guardian

Romantic trips Readers’ travel tips We learn that oysters aren’t always effective aphrodisiacs, masked parades in Venice can lead to misplaced affections … and glaciers can be slippery  Wish you weren’t here?Photograph: Buero Monaco/Getty Images Winning tip: Hot tubs and cold rivers, Northern Ireland For our first night out together in over six months since […]

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