Tailor-Made News – November 2013

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Tailormade News – November 2013


The yearend festive time is about to kick off! November brings in a busy period for us at Jetwing. The high season begins with many visitors from all over the world wanting to spend their well earned vacation in our beautiful Island. Having travelled to Arugambay and Yala last week, I was reminded once again of the breathtaking beauty of Sri Lanka: a short trip on the Southern Highway, then onto Ratnapura, Balangoda, Wellawaya, and on to Pottuvil/Arugambay and an overnight at Kottukal Beach House by Jetwing in Pottuvil! The scenery on the way passing the Diyaluma Falls and the likes is simply amazing. Kottukal Beach House is wonderfully located by a bay in Pottuvil and has some fabulous views of the Indian Ocean from every angle. The four-bedroom property has comforts and luxury armed with a fabulous and friendly team assuring the best services to the guests. Even if you are not an avid surfer or a beach bum there is plenty to do in this part of the country.

Then, we journeyed on to Yala to visit our newest addition, the soon to be opened Jetwing Yala! What a surprise, I do not wish to steal any of the thunder from the planned opening, but if I am to share my personal views and a sneak preview, this property even in its current “not ready yet” state left me speechless for quite a while. It is truly something you will not expect to see in Yala. It is Jetwing bringing its own brand of luxurious hospitality to the wild. The deep south of Sri Lanka will never be the same again. It will have a delightful Jetwing property where you can do much more than simply go for a safari at the Yala National Park. We are ready to keep you much longer, at least 4 to 5 days. There is a lovely spa for those who want to be pampered, a state of the art gym for those who want to stay healthy, fabulous food and beverages for the discerning traveller all served in true Jetwing style. The pool is so lovely I am waiting impatiently to take a dip. There is so much else to do in the area and we will share these with you soon. I sincerely hope all of you will be able to visit us at Yala.

We are also introducing another 22 rooms at Jetwing Lighthouse in Galle. These are scheduled to be opened by mid December. We are also planning new dining experiences in Galle. My colleagues at Travels are busy putting all these different elements at Jetwing and all other great properties in the country and the fabulous new experiences that are being developed by very creative individuals so that our guests will have the best of Sri Lanka. It is truly an exciting time. The Colombo city is being spruced up for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) to be held in early November. The Viharamahadevi Park is getting such a transformation and I am so looking forward to seeing the finished product. The new paved walkways, the centre isles the new plants will all add to the beauty of this bustling city.
I take this opportunity to wish all of you a great year end! Hope it will end with much joy and happiness.

Warm Wishes,


In year 2007 the exciting news broke that migratory whales were passing through Sri Lankan waters. Mirissa, in the Deep South and Kalpitiya on the western coastal belt, rank at the world’s top locations for spotting and photographing Blue whales and Sperm whales with sightings occurring between the months of April to November. Unlike in other parts of the world where you have to travel far out into the sea to spot Blue whales, the close proximity of the continental shelf to Mirissa enables half-day excursions to the ocean, where the Blues can be seen just a few nautical miles out from the land. However, responsible tourists will always ensure to keep a distance from the whales and let them decide if they want to approach the boat or not.


An adventure of your own – welcome to Jetwing Yala

Welcome to a world with no rules, no restrictions… welcome to Yala – untamed, mysterious, and magical. At the end of this month, Jetwing Hotels provides you the opportunity to make your adventure as you see fit with the unveiling of its latest luxury resort – Jetwing Yala.

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Jetwing Lagoon wins at the HICAP Awards

In the category of Sustainable Operations, the winners are: Jetwing Lagoon, Negombo, Sri Lanka. A Green Directory measures environmental performance across ten specified key performance areas including energy, water and waste…

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Miris Trails kicks off with a Bang!

The first session of the Cookery Class organized by Miris Trails, in alliance with Sri Lanka Tailor-Made (Jetwing Travels) kicked off on a spectacular note. The nature of the tour is primarily to cater to a discerning group of food lovers who will be staying at some of the finest hotels in the Sri Lanka, transferred across by personal chauffeur driven cars.

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Sri Lanka Targets Wealth in Singapore-Style Casino Push: Economy

People stand on a beach in Colombo. For decades a destination for backpackers, religious pilgrims and beach lovers, Sri Lanka is building high-end hotels and casinos to woo wealthier tourists from India and China as it seeks to emulate the success of Singapore and Macau.

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Sri Lanka’s first safari park will be completed in October

Sri Lanka’s first Safari Park is coming up at Ridiyagama in Hambantota. In Sri Lanka although local as well as foreign tourists can enjoy the beauty of National parks, Sanctuaries and forest areas they did not have a safari park in the island. Construction work on the first Safari Park in Sri Lanka which spans about 500 acres was launched in the year 2008.

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Prince of Wales to celebrate 65th birthday in Sri Lanka

Prince Charles will make a three-day tour of Sri Lanka to represent the Queen at the 2013 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). During their stay in Sri Lanka, the Prince and the Duchess will also carry out a program of official engagements including a visit to a mental health initiative, a hospital and a tea estate.

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Jetwing Yala

Jetwing brings a concept like no other – where freedom and adventure is yours, always yours. Set within the immediate outskirts of the park, the property will feature 82 rooms and conform to the highest standards of environmental responsibility. Located just outside the Yala National Park, the hotel is about 240km from Colombo and 260km from the Bandaranaike International Airport — about a four-hour drive. The property is also 35km from the new Mattala International Airport. Set amidst the parklands and woodlands of the Yala National Park, all living quarters have been built to seamlessly blend into its surroundings with each room opening out to a balcony or terrace. Jetwing Yala brings a wildlife experience complemented with the finest in luxury and comfort, and unmatched anywhere… right to your doorstep.

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Whilst on holiday with us, all our customers have countless exceptional service encounters and experiences that delight them. We at Jetwing believe each of these encounters or ‘Moments’ are an opportunity for us and our staff to truly connect with each other. We have published above (and will do so in every issue of Tailor-Made News) such instances to highlight bonds and friendships that will never be forgotten.

Our social media sites are an ideal platform to interact with fellow travellers and share experiences and suggestions. You are welcome to log onto our website or visit our Facebook page and upload your images and share your experiences with us and the rest of the world.


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