Sri Lanka Tailor-Made News – June 2017

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Dear Friends,

After months of clear blue skies, glorious sunshine and unsympathetic heat, the south western monsoon ravaged certain parts of Sri Lanka mercilessly in May/June this year. The rain that fell within a short period of time to a particular area is said to be more than what some countries receive in an entire year. This was accompanied by strong winds, which is never a good combination and it resulted in floods in certain areas of the country. Many people were displaced and about 200 people lost their lives sadly. The situation was quickly brought under control and the outpouring assistance was very heartening. The usual tourist routes were not disrupted and with a few minor detours the tourist industry carried on. We are still having intermittent rain as is usual at this time of the year and by July the rain is expected to cease heralding the dry season. Selfishly, I love this time of the year, as it gets a little cooler and the cloud cover makes my morning walks more pleasant.

The Poya day in the month of May (Vesak) is when the birth, death and enlightenment of Lord Buddha is celebrated.It is a hive of activity in Sri Lanka. There are many pandols that are set up depicting various aspects of Buddha’s life and other “Jathaka” stories. These are illuminated in bright colored lights and the story is narrated to the large number of people who gather around them. Most houses hang beautifully made Vesak lanterns and Buddhist flags and most areas, especially Colombo, along the Beira Lake and the Gangaramaya Temple assume a very festive air. There are also those devotees that organize “Dansals”, basically “alms” where they give away various food and beverage items free to anyone who cares to stop. Of course all this means that the road trips get somewhat delayed and it is advisable to leave some extra time to accommodate it.

We at Jetwing were happy to see Jie Jie Beach by Jetwing officially opened in early June. This is a lovely property in Panadura, right on the beach. It is approximately an hour away from Colombo, so the 180 rooms and the spacious conference hall and break rooms make it an ideal venue for a beach holiday, a conference, wedding etc. etc. The Conference area has a separate entrance and parking so it will not disturb the regular guests. It also has a Chinese Restaurant which serves some fabulous Chinese cuisine . Panadura again is a new destination and we are proud to introduce it to the world!

We also celebrated the 20th Anniversary of Jetwing Lighthouse on the 7th of June this year. It was a memorable occasion and was heartening to see a Hotel that was introduced against all odds during the height of Sri Lanka’s dark days and when Galle was not a “Tourist” hot spot.

We are coming into the busy Summer months again and look forward to welcoming more visitors to our Island home.

 

The Luxury Travel Guide – Asia & Australasia Awards 2017 celebrates the very best accommodation providers in the most sought after destinations throughout the region. It’s with great pleasure and prestige that we announce that Sri Lanka Tailormade has been recognized as the “Destination Specialist of the Year”. All Luxury Travel Guide Award programs represent the pinnacle of achievement, championing the best in their respective fields, therefore to come out as a clear winner is an achievement to be proud of. As an award winner that has demonstrated success and innovation, Sri Lanka Tailormade will gain a place in their soon-to-be published award winners’ guide, which will be printed & distributed to over half a million subscribers alongside their printed distribution which will see over 250,000 hard copies sent to luxury hotels, cruise ships and airport lounges across the world. It’s a moment to celebrate and to raise our standards high and strive for more and more achievements that would make the Jetwing Family proud.

Field to Fork
“With a fresh Ceylon tea in hand and the shutters open, you can watch farmers tending rice, people harvesting the organic kitchen garden and a wealth of spectacular wildlife”

“Experiencing the life, culture and home-cooking of traditional Sri Lankan paddy farmers”

Tourism task force to drive 2025 vision Eco Resort Vil Uyana, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka – Luxury, Nature & Ayurveda – for nature lovers!
A new high-profile task force has been appointed to drive Sri Lanka’s 2025 vision for the tourism industry. The 13-member taskforce recommended by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has been approved and appointed by.. The second stop on our round trip through Sri Lanka led us to the beautifully situated “Vil Uyana” . In this exotic resort, whose name means “pond garden”, one is really surrounded by water all around. The eco-resort…
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JETWING LAKE DAMBULLA: BIGGEST POOL EVER Jie Jie Beach by Jetwing opens in Panadura
It’s hot up in Sri Lanka’s cultural triangle and there is so much to explore – from ancient cities, rock fortresses, cave temples and an incredible elephant safari at Minneriya. If you’re craving some space after all your adventuring and… Luxury comes to Panadura in the form of Jie Jie Beach by Jetwing, an all new property promising the best of lavish comforts with spectacular views of the Indian Ocean. The official opening of Jie Jie Beach by Jetwing took place on…
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South East Asia’s hospitality industry leaders to gather in Colombo in November Shangri-La’s Hambantota launches new golf membership and attractive room offer to mark first anniversary
The South East Asia Hotel and Tourism Investment Conference (AHTIC), a top-level gathering of international investors, business leaders, government ministers and officials will return to Colombo, Sri Lanka in November… On 10 June, the resort will launch the Golf Membership at Shangri-La’s Hambantota Golf and Country Club, which provides all the amenities guests can expect from a world class golf club, with different categories of membership…
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Sri Lanka-Nepal discuss direct flights between Colombo and Kathmandu Jetwing Colombo Seven, Colombo Supper Club to host innovators behind trendy cocktail bar Vasco
A meeting between Ambassador of Nepal to Sri Lanka Professor Bishwambher Pyakuryal and Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday. Colombo Supper Club’s last edition featured the creations of Singaporean chef Damian D’Silva. Once again this month, they have teamed up with Jetwing Colombo Seven to host two of Singapore’s most innovating…
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Overlooking a masterpiece inspired by an ancient civilization, Jetwing Lake is set on the banks of the Siyambalaweva water tank on a expanse of 20 acres. Blending contemporary stylish design with its surrounding environment, Jetwing Lake caters to all travelers wanting to discover the Cultural Triangle of…

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