Delerine Munzeer, Colombo  (2007-08-21)

TOURIST arrivals to Sri Lanka have picked up dramatically in August, which is the start of the peak tourist season.

Jetwing Hotels managing director, Mr Hiran Cooray, said: "Rooms at our properti..." />
 
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Sri Lanka sees high occupancy, to start Bodh Gaya budget flights
 
Delerine Munzeer, Colombo  (2007-08-21)

TOURIST arrivals to Sri Lanka have picked up dramatically in August, which is the start of the peak tourist season.

Jetwing Hotels managing director, Mr Hiran Cooray, said: "Rooms at our properties are 100 per cent occupied during the months of August and September." The ongoing International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific, a tea convention later this month and the tour by the English cricket team in October are helping to keep occupancy levels high.

Amaya Resorts director of marketing, Mr Denesh Silva, also confirms 100 per cent occupancy in all their three resorts in Dambulla, Kandy and the south coast.

Meanwhile, Sri Lanka's budget carrier, Mihin Lanka, will inaugurate weekly flights to Bodh Gaya in India on September 2.

The airline which operates Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft currently flies to Dubai, Bangkok, Trichy, Trivendrum and Male in the Maldives. Having gained a fast foothold in the market, the carrier's daily flights to Dubai are sold out until September 12. Its four-times-weekly flights to Bangkok are also sold out until September 6.

"Flights to Europe will commence once delivery of a larger Airbus A340 is effected," a spokesman for the airline said.

 
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