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Hiking into the light with Reach the Peak - Sri Lanka 2018

Delmege Tours - Head of Travel, Events and Corporate Affairs Mahesh Senanayake speaking the gathering on the occasion. (From left) Managing Director of Sri Lanka Tourism Promotions Bureau Sutheash Balasubramaniam, Director of Delmege Group and CEO - Vallibel One PLC Ms Dinusha Bhaskaran, Head of Group – Strategic Business Development and Planning – Delmege Forsyth Amrith Adihetty, Director/Head of Marketing and Sales Amaya Leisure PLC and Kingsbury Colombo Denesh De Silva are also in the picture.
Delmege Tours - Head of Travel, Events and Corporate Affairs Mahesh Senanayake speaking the gathering on the occasion. (From left) Managing Director of Sri Lanka Tourism Promotions Bureau Sutheash Balasubramaniam, Director of Delmege Group and CEO - Valli

“Reach the Peak - Sri Lanka 2018”, the first ever international hiking event targeted at hiking enthusiasts both foreign and locals will be held on November 24 (Saturday) across the beautiful Hanthana range of mountains situated in Kandy. Delmege Tours officially announced the launch of the international hiking event at a media briefing held in Colombo recently and the dedicated website www.reachthepeaksrilanka.com was also launched at the function.

The Hanthana range of mountains will cover approximately 12 kilometers which is abundant with natural fauna and flora overseeing the most of the best of Kandy district. The event is opened for both foreign and local hikers and will be handled by a group of professional hiking guides and all participants will be insured during the hike. The event will start at 8 a.m. at the Hotel Amaya Hills premises and there will be a special shuttle services from Kandy town to pick the hikers to bring them to the location. All participants will take part in a tree planting initiative as well as be encouraged to engage in collecting waste items that pollute the natural terrain at Hanthana, thus setting an example to all other hikers.

The organizers have decided to hold the event annually and it is aimed at promoting hiking as an authentic experience. Hence, Reach the Peak Sri Lanka is established to offer many options for hiking across the country where the hikers shall chose a package to seek new experiences with all what is required for a pleasurable hiking experience.

Adventure tourism has become a trend in the world and Sri Lanka is gaining global attention for its diversity and ease of access. What reach the peak Sri Lanka strives to achieve is catering to the growing audience of adventurous tourists who believe in thrilling experiences.

Head of Travels, Events and Corporate Affairs Delmege Tours/Delmege Forsyth, Mahesh Senanayake said, “We will constantly strive to come up with innovative products to attract the global attention and are committed to contribute to the industry in a much meaningful manner. In this particular project we have tied up with several other travel agents thus setting an example that industry can work together for a common goal.”

Commenting on the new product; Director Delmege Group/CEO Vallibel One Ms Dinusha Bhaskaran said “Our travel arm follows the new trends in the market and is geared to introduce novelties thus contributing to destination marketing with a focus targeted at tourists who seek adventurous experiences. With the strategic moves the government is taking in promotion of tourism, we believe that there is a role we have to play and this is such an initiative.”

“Amaya Hills is the official hospitality partner for the event. As the hospitality partner we are delighted to associate with Delmege Tours on this adventurous Hanthana hiking challenge which would benefit the travelers both domestically and foreign. We believe such events would benefit the foreign tourists who look forward for adventure activities when choosing destinations for their travel plans,” Director/Head of Sales and Marketing, Amaya Resorts commented his views at a media briefing.

The event is endorsed by Sri Lanka Tourism Promotions Bureau and Sri Lanka Convention Bureau while Mountain Dew is a key partner which is a brand synonymous with adventure and hiking in particular. Premier digital media agency eMarketing eyes is the digital media partner for the event. Several public and private sector organizations are billed to become partners of this event.

Locals or the foreigners who are looking to join with this event could be registered through event website www.reachthepeaksrilanka.com

 


 

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