First and only Sri Lankan property in Asia to win Award for Best Luxury Value Award recognises world class excellence in hospitality offerings   The all-suite luxury boutique resort Aditya, which has reiterated an impressive presence in the country’s luxury boutique resort...
Posted On 13 Nov 2018

Emirates unveils world’s first integrated “biometric path”, raising the bar for airport customer experience

  Use of biometric technology across multiple points from check-in to boarding is first in the world in terms of its integration across airport stakeholders Advanced stage of implementation with testing programme already “live”, and pilot trials involving passengers to follow In...
Posted On 13 Nov 2018

Emirates’ Game Changer First Class Suite to debut on Vienna route

Emirates’ latest Boeing 777-300ER aircraft fitted with the ‘Game Changer’ First Class product will operate between Dubai and Vienna on a daily basis from 1 December 2018. Austria will be one of the first few countries in the world to be served by Emirates’ Boeing 777...
Posted On 12 Nov 2018

Emirates takes Sri Lanka’s popular culture to the skies

Features four Sinhala movies and 13 channels of Sinhala music on award-winning ice There’s nothing quite like watching a movie in one’s own language, or listening to the music of a favourite local artist to feel at home even at 35,000 feet, a fact that Emirates, the world’s...
Posted On 10 Nov 2018

Oman Air launches new service to Moscow

Oman Air, the National Carrier of the Sultanate of Oman has commenced its new daily direct service between Russia and Oman, with its first flight departing Muscat International Airport to Moscow Domodedovo Airport on 30th October. The inaugural flight, WY 181 departed Muscat...
Posted On 01 Nov 2018

Emirates Skywards introduces new on-demand taxi app Emirates Skywards Cabforce

Emirates Skywards has launched an on-demand ground transportation booking app called Emirates Skywards Cabforce in partnership with CarTrawler – the first of its kind in the world. The app is a mobile travel companion that will offer its loyalty members an affordable and...
Posted On 31 Oct 2018

Oman Air relaunches flights to the Maldives

Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, resumed its service between Muscat and Malé in the Maldives in 28th October. The service is operated by the new B737 – MAX 8 aircraft. Oman Air flights from Muscat to Maldives will operate on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday...
Posted On 30 Oct 2018

Emirates invites travellers to “Fly Better”

Emirates, one of the world’s most awarded airlines for its industry-leading services, invites global travellers to “Fly Better” with the launch of its bold new brand promise. “On 25 October 1985, Emirates flew its first customers from Dubai to Karachi. While the airline has grown...
Posted On 27 Oct 2018

Australasian Academy of Hospitality to build and nurture world-class tourism and hospitality professionals in Sri Lanka

Partners with Australia’s Evolution Hospitality Institute to offer quality, affordable courses – opening doors to global employment opportunities Australasian Academy of Hospitality (AAH) in partnership with the Sydney based leader in hospitality, culinary and tourism management,...
Posted On 24 Oct 2018

Oporto opens first door into Sri Lanka at Colombo City Centre

After months of anticipation following the announcement of its arrival three months ago, much-loved Australian flame-grilled chicken franchise, Oporto, opened its doors to fans here in Sri Lanka, on Tuesday the 16 October. Located at the Food Studio’s Atrium, the innovative new...
Posted On 21 Oct 2018

PickMe enables Dynamic QR code to accept payments

Further strengthening the brand promise of ensuring security and speed, Sri Lanka’s most innovative and largest taxi hailing service, PickMe introduced QR technology enabled mobile payment system recently. The launch signals the Company’s decision to facilitate advanced yet user...
Posted On 15 Oct 2018

MINILANKA HERITAGE PARK, an eco-friendly miniature theme park by ICT4SIDS to advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) connected to Sri Lanka’s Tourism Sector

The Representative for ICT4SIDS in the Indian Ocean Region, Mr. Vittorio Coco, announced today, the initiation and planning phase of the MINILANKA HERITAGE PARK, an ambitious, multi-stakeholder tourism project aimed at furthering Sri Lanka’s efforts to achieve the Sustainable...
Posted On 13 Oct 2018