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If you want to keep up with the latest news, happenings and events taking place at your destination of choice, this is a space entirely dedicated to bringing our holidaymakers with the freshest information on hotel renovations, special attractions, seasonal events and special offers, activities and incentives at some of our resorts, as well as airline news and travel updates.

In this section we keep you posted about the latest goings on this destination travel and tourism industry, from hotel and airline news to cultural events that may be of interest to you, the travelling visitor.

Sri Lanka to welcome new Ritz-Carlton and JW Marriott hotels in 2021

For the first time ever, Marriott will venture in the Sri Lankan hospitality industry with the addition of not one but two different hotels in the island's capital and the debut of two of the hotel chain's main brands. The new JW Marriott Colombo and the new Ritz-Carlton Colombo will open in 2021 and will be positioned right next to each other, sitting within a soon-to-be-build complex comprising high-end retail space, offices, residences, restaurants, banquet hall and even a helipad.

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Sri Lanka's Tuk Tuk Tournament in full swing as the rickety vehicles take the streets by storm

One of the most vibrant annual festivals in Sri Lanka is currently taking place as hundred of tuk-tuks make their way through the streets in a flurry of charm and colour. There still time for those who want to participate and be part of it all if they book their holiday now and make it to Sri Lanka before 3rd November!

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InterContinental Colombo to open in Sri Lanka

The Sri Lankan capital of Colombo will soon have a new luxury property, the InterContinental Colombo. Scheduled to open in 2019, the new property will be centrally located on Colombo's Galle Road and is expected to be the tallest hotel tower in the city.

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Shangri-La, Colombo in Sri Lanka launches urban safari experiences for guests

The luxurious Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo in Sri Lanka has announced the launch of its urban safari experiences. The unique bespoke experiences have been created to take guests off the beaten path, and include tuk-tuk rides through Colombo, gemstone sessions with a local expert, a tour of four Buddhist temples, and walking tours of the city at sunset.

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Movenpick Hotel Colombo, Sri Lanka appoints new General Manager

The Movenpick Hotel Colombo in Sri Lanka has appointed a new General Manager. George Koumendakos has taken over the role at the luxury five-star hotel in Colombo city centre, and he brings more than 30 years of experience in the hospitality sector to the position. The hotel opened in January 2016 and has 219 guest rooms and suites, a spa, a rooftop bar, themed restaurant and an infinity pool.

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Vogue publishes detailed guide to Sri Lanka’s tea country

In an attempt to provide avid readers with a comprehensive guide to Sri Lanka’s stunning tea country, Vogue has recently published an article on the must-see locations when visiting the region. Writer Michaela Trimble from the fashion magazine gives readers insight into the best tea-related experiences in the island.

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Shangri-La Hambantota Golf Resort and Spa, Sri Lanka appoints new General Manager

Shangri-La's Hambantota Golf Resort and Spa has announced the appointment of a new General Manager at the hotel in Sri Lanka. Moshi Perera will take over the role this month, bringing more than 20 years of hospitality experience to the role. The hotel opened to guests in summer 2016, and it has 300 guest rooms including 21 lavish suites.

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Wild Coasted Tented Lodge to open in Sri Lanka in November

The owners of Resplendent Ceylon Hotels and Resorts have revealed details of their latest venture in Sri Lanka. The group will open the Wild Coasted Tented Lodge in November, 2017 which will cater for nature and wildlife enthusiasts. The eco lodge is located on a pristine beach on the outskirts of the Yala National Park, and boasts 28 tented suites with high vaulted ceilings.

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Club Med Ceylon the first resort Club Med in Sri Lanka

Club Med recently announced plans to locate an all-inclusive resort on the island of Sri Lanka. The resort, to be called Club Med Ceylon, is expected to open in 2019 and will feature 327 rooms. Club Med, which is known throughout the world as a premier holiday destination, will likely increase the visibility of Sri Lanka as a holiday spot.

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Shangri-La Hotel Colombo to open in December 2017

The Shangri-La Hotel Colombo in Sri Lanka is scheduled to open to guests this winter, in time for Christmas. The luxury hotel will be Shangri-La’s second property on the island, and it will have 500 guest rooms and suites, and 41 serviced apartments. Located on ten acres of land along the Galle face promenade, the hotel will offer panoramic views of the Indian Ocean.

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Sri Lanka to welcome new Ritz-Carlton and JW Marriott hotels in 2021

For the first time ever, Marriott will venture in the Sri Lankan hospitality industry with the addition of not one but two different hotels in the island's capital and the debut of two of the hotel chain's main brands. The new JW Marriott Colombo and the new Ritz-Carlton Colombo will open in 2021 and will be positioned right next to each other, sitting within a soon-to-be-build complex comprising high-end retail space, offices, residences, restaurants, banquet hall and even a helipad.

Sri Lanka's Tuk Tuk Tournament in full swing as the rickety vehicles take the streets by storm

One of the most vibrant annual festivals in Sri Lanka is currently taking place as hundred of tuk-tuks make their way through the streets in a flurry of charm and colour. There still time for those who want to participate and be part of it all if they book their holiday now and make it to Sri Lanka before 3rd November!

InterContinental Colombo to open in Sri Lanka

The Sri Lankan capital of Colombo will soon have a new luxury property, the InterContinental Colombo. Scheduled to open in 2019, the new property will be centrally located on Colombo's Galle Road and is expected to be the tallest hotel tower in the city.