WTC launches Seat-in-Coach Tours
World Travel Centre (WTC) with the support of the Association of
Small and Medium Enterprises in Tourism Sri Lanka (ASMET) launched the
Seat-in-Coach Tours to the local travel industry at a ceremony, held in
The president of ASMET Sri Lanka, Suresh De Mel, in his welcome
address explained the encouragement given to its members in achieving
their goals in the development of tourism industry.
Director General Sri Lanka Tourism,
Vipula Wanigasenera, Managing Director, World Travel Centre,
Sudharman De Silva, and President Sri Lanka Association of
Inbound Tour Operators Nilmin Nananyakkara at the launch.
Picture Saliya Rupasinghe
ASMET played an active role from the initial stages of this project
which is an ambitious step towards the future of the entire leisure
industry in Sri Lanka, World Travel Centre, as a member of ASMET, takes
a bold step by starting the first SIC Group Tour on Saturday, 26th
November from Colombo.
The Sri Lanka Tourism Director General, Vipula Wanigasekera was the
Sensing a lot of potential out of the new product, Wanigasekera
assured the fullest support from Sri Lanka Tourism and requested
long-lasting support from the entire tourism industry for a product that
would drive the booming leisure industry towards the future making Sri
Lanka more competitive.
Delivering his speech, Nilmin Nanayakkara, The President of SLAITO
said that we as a country requires such services offered in other
popular tourist destinations and urged the members of SLAITO to extend
their maximum support.
Presenting the concept of 'Scheduled Coach Tour', Sudharma De Silva
of World Travel Centre, welcomed individuals or families to join these
tours to travel in one coach as a group.
SIC Tours is a favourite choice of the present day international
traveller, it is available in all the popular tourist destinations of
the world including countries in the Asian region such as India,
Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore.
With a range of different tour options available for tourist to
join-in, SIC Tours could be booked at short notice and could decide on
the tour itinerary according to time and budget available. Being able to
travel with a group, services of experienced guides and possibility of
selecting the category of hotel makes SIC Tours an attractive and
'traveller friendly' product offered at a budget price compared to the
regular private tours, De Silva further explained.
With the beginning of a new era in which the local tourism industry
has definitely shifted its path to an 'expressway' towards the future,
revolutionizing products such as Air Taxi, Luxury Trains and Caravans is
gradually introduced to the industry.
Joining these products of the new generation SIC Tours would
certainly lead Sri Lanka to reach the targets of handling millions of
tourists compared to 500,000 or 600,000 which marked our past track
record and would help Sri Lanka to reach for a new portion from the
international tourist market.
Tours will be operated covering the main tourist attractions and
places of interest in Sri Lanka with one day tours to Kandy, Galle and
Kitulgala. Multiple day tours, are available in different packages
starting from 3 to 6 nights, would cover Jaffna, Anuradhapura,
Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya, Dambulla, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Pinnawela, Bentota
and Colombo according to the tour selected.
More information could be obtained from - www.coachtourssrilanka.com