Paradise Traveller, the official Instagram page of the Sri Lanka Institute of National Tourist Guide Lecturers, has been launched.
Instagram is an ever more popular platform for sharing images and videos, so SLINTGL has felt that it is time to make its presence felt there. As an entity passionately engaged in presenting the uniqueness of Sri Lanka to the world, what better way is there for the Institute and its members to portray the various aspects of a country well known for its multi-faceted beauty and its friendly, vivacious people!
If the saying “a picture is worth a thousand words” is anything to go by, the images captured by NTGLs while touring the length and breadth of the island will have myriad stories to tell, affording the visitor rare glimpses into the miracle that is Sri Lanka.
Vice President of the Sri Lanka Institute of National Tourist Guide Lecturers Mr. Pem Wicramasinghe will participate in a Zoom panel discussion organised by the Sri Lanka Tourism Toastmasters Club and SriLankan Airlines Toastmasters Club on the revival of tourism in the aftermath of the COVID-19 crisis.
Following the successful containment of COVID-19, Sri Lanka Tourism said yesterday it is readying to welcome travellers from across the world, assuring further health safety measures from 1 August though new conditions apply.
Apart from multiple PCR tests, all future tourists will be required to apply for visa online, pay a flat fee of $ 100 each (except nationals from countries where there is reciprocal fee-free visa) and minimum stay of five nights at hotels and resorts certified to be compliant with COVID-19 health safety guidelines.
“Sri Lanka Tourism will provide international visitors with the highest standards of safety as we embrace tourists from across the world to experience the beauty of our paradise island once more,” Sri Lanka Tourism Chairperson Kimarli Fernando said.
Representatives of the Sri Lanka Institute of National Tourist Guide Lecturers including the President, Dr. Mahesh Priyadarshana, are manning the 24-hour tourism hotline that handles tourists’ queries related to the COVID-19 situation in Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka Tourism welcomes the German delegation from German Travel Association (DRV). This delegation consisted of the President of DRV and their tourism committee members. This delegation visited Sri Lanka with the invitation extended by Hon Minister of Tourism, John Amaratunga to visit Sri Lanka to experience the fact that Sri Lanka has returned to normalcy and to encourage more tourist arrivals from Germany.