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Automated immigration system proposed for BIA

Automated immigration system proposed for BIA

Stressing the need for better management of systems and processes at the Katunayake Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA), Sri Lanka Association of Inbound Tour Operators (SLAITO) President Harith Perera said Sri Lanka should move faster on adopting automated immigration systems. “It is a widely held perception among all our industry stakeholders that BIA should be managed […]

SriLankan Airlines urges passengers to arrive at BIA three hours early

SriLankan Airlines urges passengers to arrive at BIA three hours early

SriLankan Airlines today urged all passengers, to arrive at the airport three hours prior to the departure time effective today, 17th May 2018, 12.00pm onwards until further notice. This is to minimize delays that may arise due to a ‘work to rule’ trade union action carried out by the Sri Lanka Immigration and Emigration Officer’s […]

Mastercard and Sri Lanka Tourism invite Indians to discover best of Sri Lanka

Mastercard and Sri Lanka Tourism invite Indians to discover best of Sri Lanka

Mastercard and the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotions Bureau (SLTPB) are offering exciting opportunities for Indian travellers to avail the convenience of cashless payments and attractive discounts on dining,shopping and staying in Sri Lanka. This is part of their ongoing strategic efforts to jointly promote Sri Lanka as a preferred destination in key markets. Travellers with […]

SLTDA assures better visitor management at Yala

SLTDA assures better visitor management at Yala

Holding a stakeholders meeting on protection and development of the Yala national park, Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority Chairman KavanRatnayaka assured that his organization would push for stronger reforms to ensure better visitor management at Sri Lanka’s most-visited wildlife park. He said overcrowding had been identified as a key issue concerning the Yala national park […]

Sri Lanka looks to attract more tourists from China

Sri Lanka looks to attract more tourists from China

Sri Lanka on Tuesday said that it will look to attract more tourists from China and has signed an agreement with a Chinese company to promote Sri Lanka. Tourism Minister John Amaratunga said that Sri Lanka feels China is the best bet to increase Sri Lanka’s tourist arrivals as Chinese tourists like to visit Sri […]

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