Rahul Sharma and Hemant Kaiushik, of Exotic Holidays, at Minneriya National Park Rahul Sharma and Hemant Kaiushik, of Exotic Holidays, at Minneriya National Park

Interest boosts Sri Lanka famil

Huge (and growing) interest in Sri Lanka was one of the motivations behind a famil for GTN agents to the destination arranged by Exotic Holidays and with the support of Thai Airways.

Exotic Holidays managing director Rahul Sharma says the emphasis, as usual with the company’s educationals, was to highlight the destination and local culture rather than just cram in hotel inspections. ‘Highlights included seeing so many wild elephants in one place in Minneriya National Park and sampling the gastronomy with its variety of dishes and awesome flavours,’ says Sharma. As well as Minneriya, the famil visited iconic sites such as the Lion Rock in Sigiriya, the medieval city of Polonnaruwa, Kandy, Galle and Colombo. (Earlier story page 12 TRAVELinc Memo Tuesday 10 July)

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