ONLY four months into 2018 and the Beyond Travel Group subsidiary Sri Lanka & Beyond is noticing the first holiday trend of year emerging.
Rather than just visiting one country when jetting away for an international adventure travellers are exploring two countries with this trend particularly popular among those bound for Sri Lanka who are making side trips to the Maldives.
“We knew Sri Lanka was going to be one of 2018’s hottest destination, and the Maldives is always popular for those seeking a decadent stop-and-flop vacation, but we didn’t expect so many customers would be keen to combine the two,’’ says Sri Lanka & Beyond general manager sales and marketing Bryce Crampton.
“But given the air links, improving infrastructure, unique experiences, magnificent cuisine, and destination hotels in both Indian Ocean locations it’s no surprise people are incorporating Sri Lanka and the Maldives when they find time to head away on holiday.
“Those looking to savour the Maldives – after hearing about the idyllic location for so many years – are embarking on our Taste of Sri Lanka & the Maldives itinerary which is a private 10-day tour that includes a relaxing stay on an exclusive Indian Ocean atoll.
“After exploring Sigiriya, Minneriya National Park, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya and Colombo in Sri Lanka customers make the short hop to the Maldives and spend three nights in an over-water bungalow at the indulgent Adaaran Prestige Vadoo which is an idyllic resort 15 minutes by speedboat from Male.’’
The destination experts at Sri Lanka & Beyond are also crafting bespoke itineraries taking in Sir Lanka and the Maldives, or India for those keen to jet north to the Subcontinent, with these combination tours allowing travellers to experience the enigmatic destinations for a unique perspective.
For more information visit sri-lanka-and-beyond.com.au or phone 1300 599 005.