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20
Jul

Tourism Insights – Experiential tourisms – Part 2: Is it something worth worrying about?

In this second part of our review of the potential for experiential tourism in Sri Lanka, we investigate the tourism earnings from experiential tourism and ask the question as to whether promoting experiential tourism should be a focus for the tourism strategy of Sri Lanka. What...
20
Jul

Tourism Insights – Experiential Tourism – Part 1: too little or too much of a good thing?

The changing face of tourism in Sri Lanka Sri Lanka has been experiencing double digit growth in tourist arrivals with over 2 mn tourists visiting the country in 2016. With a target of 2.5 mn arrivals for this year, and a target of over 4.5 mn arrivals by 2020 set by the...
10
Jul

The Global Economy in June

The major highlights of the month of June were the events that unfolded around the isolation of Qatar by its Gulf neighbors, developments in the oil market and signs that major central banks were beginning to end monetary easing. Despite these developments, global markets...
12
Jun

The Global Economy in May

The month of May was characterized by political risks affecting markets. Scandals over Russian involvement in the Presidential election and the removal of the FBI director affected the Trump administration, with some politicians even invoking calls for impeachment of President...
30
May

The Frontier Fitness Week

It’s been just over a year since we started our Fitness Initiative (which you can read about here). How did we do so far? Well, in a word, meh. Wait, let us explain… Initially, team members were encouraged to start activities that contributed to their fitness and they did!...
10
May

The Global Economy in April

April was characterized by geopolitical tension triggered by tensions between the US and North Korea as well as in the Middle East. Following the chemical weapons attack which killed dozens of people in Syria, the US launched an airstrike on the country in early April. This put a...
04
May

The Story of Time Twister

We are on a mission to solve your “No time” problem and here’s how Time Twister became one of the solutions! Before Time Twister.. Our team members would spend an inordinate amount of time searching for up-to-date news on the latest Economic, Financial and Political developments,...
10
Apr

The Global Economy in March

Global markets in March were characterized by the impact of the US Federal Reserve (Fed) rate hike, the stalling of the ‘Trump trade’ as healthcare reforms failed in the US Congress and the continuing inflows to Emerging Markets. While the rate hike by the Fed was much...