Sri Lanka returns to normality, slowly but surely

The continuous support of our friends worldwide in the travel community have reminded us that despite the tragic events of Easter Sunday, Sri Lanka remains an island that many are anxious to return to as soon as possible.

This blog post will be updated frequently, and is intended to keep everyone – including the clients, both current and prospective, of our chief sponsor Red Dot Tours updates on the latest situation here on the island.

Saturday, 18th May 2019

The calm of Vesak Poya is upon us and the country has been quietly celebrating this important day in the Buddhist calendar, with much respect to those who lost their lives or loved ones in the recent events.…

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Puttalam lagoon to be developed into tourism zone

Puttalam lagoon on Sri Lanka’s relatively untraveled North West coastline is to be developed into a tourism zone, the Puttalam local government authority has announced.
According to the Mayor of Puttalam, K.A. Baiz, the area will developed into a zone similar to that of the Galle Face Green in Colombo and, apparently, will be referred to as “Colombo Face”.
The proposed development comes after recent media stories and about plans to also establish a new harbour and local airport in the area.
Since the end of Sri Lanka’s 30-year war in 2009 the government has been keen to develop tourism outside of traditional resort areas and the North-West coast, especially the beaches of Kalpitiya and Wilpattu National Park, are considered big attractions for the future.…

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Hyatt joins Colombo hotel boom

With several international hotel chains showing interest of opening shop in Sri Lanka, Hyatt is the latest to join the bandwagon with a 565-roomed 5-star hotel in Colombo underway.

The hotel – a conversion of a high-rise formerly owned by the Ceylinco group – will consist of 54 suites, 265 king rooms, 150 twin rooms and six rooms that will be built with facilities for the disabled.

In addition, the hotel will also manage 90 residential suited for long stay guests.
Following the end of nearly 30 years of conflict, Sri Lanka is currently experiencing a boom in tourism. With it currently being one of the most sought after tourist destinations in the world, many international chains are taking advantage of the government’s investment invitation opportunities.…

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