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Sri Lanka bureau offers special Eid breaks

Dubai, September 17, 2009

Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau’s (SLTPB) Middle East office is offering regional travellers special value for money Eid breaks with four to 15-day holidays in five-star hotels.

Travelers can avail five-star comfort ranging from $250 per person for a four-day break to $950 for a 15-day break.

The attractive holiday packages include accommodation in five-star and four-star rated properties together with welcome meet and assist service at the Colombo Airport, hotel transfers, city tours and sightseeing with certified English-speaking tour guides and accommodation on a twin share basis together with InterContinental breakfast.

“This is a new dimension for regional travelers who want to stretch their vacation dollars during these recessionary times and still avail a five-star holiday,” said Heba Al Ghais Al Mansoori, Middle East director of SLTPB.

Al Mansoori noted that consistent weather, family-friendly beaches and attractions, top class accommodation and dining options, cultural sites, entertainment and shopping are some of the key factors that draw modern day Arab travelers to their preferred destinations and Sri Lanka offers a good product that scores on all counts and is less than four hours flying time away from the Gulf.

There are a variety of packages to choose from starting with a four-day package for $250 with comprehensive tours of Colombo, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Bentota, Beruwela and Galle among others.

Those who prefer to do a more comprehensive and longer stay may opt for the 15-day break.

The packages are designed to save travelers around 50 per cent off the price of traveling the same itinerary individually and are valid till October 31.

Also included are some guided tours that offer an ideal, hassle-free way of exploring Sri Lanka’s key attractions, Al Mansoori added.

English-speaking tour guides, professionally chauffeured, deluxe, air-conditioned coaches for maximum comfort and convenience plus time free to explore the destination form part of the itinerary.

The prices do not include airfare, a statement said. – TradeArabia News Service




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