Tailor-Made News – June 2015

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Tailormade News – June 2015


Dear Friends,

Well, 6 months into the year, Sri Lanka Tourism has done pretty well. All indications are that we will continue this positive trend. The arrival numbers have increased year on year and more importantly, the earnings have also raised ahead, earning the country its much needed foreign exchange. Tourism is an industry where the foreign dollar is brought to the country and the consumption of additional services also take place within. This enables many people to benefit directly and indirectly from the industry. We also see a large informal sector developing, especially in terms of providing accommodation and also transportation. However, in the long term, this can negatively impact the formal sector that is within the legal framework of the country and is subject to various fiscal and other regulations. We are hopeful that the "educated" traveller will make a sound choice when given the two alternatives, as supporting ethical and legal business is a responsibility of everyone.

The recent capsizing of a cruise ship on the Yangtze River got me thinking of this problem again. When we are pressured by our partners for competitive pricing, we in turn exert pressure on the suppliers who may be tempted to "cut corners", take that unnecessary risk, in a bid to reduce costs. Are we compelling some of them to forego a service, reduce the training costs, run with something a little longer than prudent? So, in a bid to give our clients a competitive price to secure the business we may be compromising their safety and our own organisations credibility. At Jetwing, we are very mindful of this situation. That is why we are very selective in our choice of suppliers, which is also why we are not always as sharp with our pricing as we simply do not want to compromise. The recent event, which may be purely accidental and unavoidable, nevertheless got me thinking again and justified our position. Here again, we are hopeful that the client will not always make their decision based on price.

On another note, I was privileged to be a part of a tour to Morocco organised by "Jetwing Holidays", our outbound division. We had 31 participants, and what a tour that was! The sights and sounds of the different cities and the amazing bargains at the bazaar in Marrakech left me with a nagging feeling to want to return there. In addition to this we have introduced some interesting tours including river cruises in Europe and the Mekong.

It is also exciting to see our new properties taking shape, with Jetwing Yaarl (in Jaffna) and Jetwing Kaduruketha (in Wellawaya) scheduled to open in the last quarter of 2015.

With Warm wishes,


Travelife, the international certification scheme developed by the travel industry for the travel industry announced recently that they have awarded 08 Travelife Gold Awards to hotels belonging to the Jetwing family of properties: Jetwing Blue, Jetwing Beach, Jetwing VilUyana, Jetwing Ayurveda Pavilions, Jetwing Sea, Jetwing Lighthouse, Jetwing St. Andrew’s and Jetwing Yala. At present, Jetwing possesses the most properties located in Sri Lanka on the Travelife Collection – with 09 properties being certified Gold, including Jetwing Lagoon which was certified in 2013.

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Jetwing Hotels celebrates World Environment Day 2015

World Environment Day 2015 is a global event encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the environment organized by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). This years WED falls on the 5th of June 2015…

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Charging Travel China’s stay with Jetwing Hotels

Charging Travel China had an amazing stay in Sri Lanka and with Jetwing – devoting three episodes of their season to the tour alone! This TV program telecast reaches a massive Chinese audience and is a very popular program on Chinese…

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Jetwing Lighthouse Hosts Master Class on Grand Crus

For the very first time in Sri Lanka, nine Grand Crus wines of the 2005 vintage were specially flown in to celebrate their 10th birthday, with an event worthy of the great vintage itself. An electric undercurrent of anticipation was evident in the…

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The Elephant Gathering in Sri Lanka

This gathering is considered to be the largest in South Asia and is extremely popular with visitors who want to witness this annual event. About the Gathering The event is known to be a time where Elephants from a number of wild elephant herds…

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Sri Lanka Roundabout (Number 9) – Galle Fort Flea Market

Welcome to Jetwingers around the world to this week’s issue of my regular Jetwing newsletter about Sri Lanka. The first Sunday of every month is a good time to visit Galle Fort; that’s when the cobbled, tree-shaded square in front of the law…

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Zero Waste at Jetwing Yala, Sea The Change!

Read all about it as Jetwing Yala makes headlines. The last contracted waste lorry has been and gone on June 1st, never to return to Jetwing Yala Hotel, the most green of the Jetwing group. It’s hard to know where to start with the measures….

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Gold Coast Juniors Cricket Tour of Sri Lanka 2015

The young cricketers of the Gold Coast Juniors Cricket team, and their families visited Sri Lanka between April 05th and 17th 2015, to participate in a cricket tour of Sri Lanka. The purpose of the tour was to give the junior team a chance at…

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Whales, workshops and watalappan: WDC in Sri Lanka

WDC, Whale and Dolphin Conservation (formerly WDCS) is the leading global charity dedicated to the conservation and protection of whales and dolphins. Jetwing is proud to be partners in their Project BLUEprint initiative since 2012 in…

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Calamansi Cove by Jetwing

Located outside the fishing village of Balapitiya, Calamansi Cove by Jetwing is a two acre property that features twelve private villas. A combination of contemporary design and modern architecture, it’s tranquil atmosphere makes it the ideal place for a romantic getaway or family vacation.

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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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Introductory Offer – Calamansi Cove by Jetwing

Travel Period: Until 15th July 2015
Location: Balapitiya
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Best in East with Kandy Perahera

Travel Period: Till 31st August 2015
Location: Colombo | Kandy | Passikudah
Duration: 11 Days
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Wedding Packages

Vaild Till: October 2015
Option 01: $ 1,250
Option 02: $ 1,850
Option 03: $ 2,800
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