General Travel News

Post War Travelers From Middle East To Sri Lanka Surge

The number of travelers from the Middle East visiting Sri Lanka has soared by 85% since the war there ended. Middle East director of the Sri Lanken Tourism Promotion Bureau said the growth in the number of travelers from Saudi Arabia in June was extraordinary “with Saudi travelers up by 186% and UAE travelers up by 181 per cent compared to the same month last year.”

Heba Al Ghais Al Mansoon said the number of travelers from other Gulf countries including Oman, Qatar as well as Egypt and Lebanon also contributed substantially to the growth in tourism arrivals. She said they hope to improve the tourist arrival numbers during the Eid break   She said there is more awareness among the travel trade and consumers about “Sri Lanka as a preferred destination.”
 

More General Travel News
Warner Bros. World™ Abu Dhabi to open on 25th July 2018
Texas Roadhouse opens its first beachfront restaurant at La Mer, Dubai
First floating drive-through debuts in Dubai
Latest Travel News
Warner Bros. World™ Abu Dhabi to open on...
Emirates to launch a daily service to Ed...
Etihad Airways flies Boeing Dreamliner t...
Featured Sights To See
Spanish Steps

Spanish Steps

Rome, Italy

The famous Spanish Steps, the longest and widest staircase in all Europe, are located in the most exclusive part of modern Rome next to Piazza di Spagna taking its name from the Spanish Embassy that used to stand there. On the right is Keats’ House, a monument containing memoirs of John Keats and other romantic poets of those times including Byron and Shelley. At the top of the steps is the Fren...

Summer Palace

Summer Palace

Beijing, China

When the Hailingwang Emperor of the Jin Dynasty moved the capital back to Beijing, he needed a new palace to escape the sweltering summers.  The site he chose was on Gold Mountain (now Longevity Hill), about 12km northwest of Beijing.  The Qianlong Emperor of the Qing Dynasty renovated the palace and the gardens in the 18th century.  Kunming Lake was expanded to resemble the famous West Lake in Ha...

Madinah Dates Company/Dates Market

Madinah Dates Company/Dates Market

Madinah, Saudi Arabia

The Madinah Dates Company and the Dates Market offer varieties of dates from chocolate flavored and almond filled to the traditional khajji. These dates are a major attraction for foreign nationals since dates of Madinah are famous worldwide for their supreme taste and quality. The Dates Company has an on-premise factory and offers more expensive dates than the ones offered by the Dates Market. ...

Cu Chi Tunnel

Cu Chi Tunnel

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

An hour and a half drive outside the Ho Chi Minh City center, this elaborate network of underground tunnels was used by the Vietcong as communications routes, supply routes, and living quarters during the guerilla operations of the Vietnam War. Not for the claustrophobic, tourists can squeeze down the hatches and into the tunnels for a view of these remnants of the war.     &nb...