Colombo DMC to support Aussie agents grow Sri Lanka business

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  • Sri Lanka expertise and service with a smile
  • Truly tailored itineraries
  • Unique experiences
  • Competitive pricing, enjoyable interactions and professional quotes & documentation
  • Special packages being released for the Australian market
  • Agent famil 2018

Five years ago, Mark Snoxell’s love affair with Sri Lanka commenced as he journeyed the country and indulged in a private cooking tour for one. That’s when he knew that this was more than just a fleeting holiday fling and decided he wanted to share this wonderful destination with like-minded people.

“What I did learn is, like the India market, what is promised by so many travel providers on the internet, couldn’t be more further from the truth in reality.”

It’s taken Exposure Downunder more than a year to finalise a portfolio of Sri Lankan partners and products that Snoxell truly believes represent the company’s values and that suit its discerning network of industry professionals in both Australia and New Zealand.

“I knew that Tour Blue was an excellent fit relatively quickly as it was evident they are all genuinely passionate about creating wonderful experiences for their guests. This was backed by awesome content, competitive pricing and good, easy to manage, documentation for agents.

“They are 100% operated in Sri Lanka and have built close working relationships with smaller suppliers across the country, bringing truly unique experiences to the market. The big well-known operators just can’t do that.”

An example of this is where clients can take a private walk through the lesser known Kanneliya rainforest, alongside one of Sri Lanka’s main rivers, finishing with a hearty authentic Sri Lankan lunch of rice and curry, cooked by your tracker’s wife. They will even set the table up in the lake so guests can dine while the refreshing cool water soothe aching feet.

In the summer of 2013, Tour Blue was established with the backing of Arabian Oryx LLC Dubai, fulfilling a lifelong dream for a team of passionate travel professionals, with over two decades of experience in the industry, forming a boutique-styled DMC focused on creating and facilitating unique travel experiences.

With an excellent network of suppliers and a young fleet of their own vehicles, the company’s success lies in the team’s experience, connections and attention to detail.

Shamraz Azeez, Assistant Manager, Marketing & Product Development comments: “At Tour Blue, we believe in long lasting relationships with all our stakeholders built on trust and excellence, where the first contact is only the beginning of something special, always.

“Sri Lanka is the perfect place for tailor-made travel, with an abundance of beautiful places to stay and discover.  We are all committed to making agents’ lives easier and bringing them service and itineraries that will truly delight them.”

With a track-record of growing a strong following from the European market, in particular the UK, Tour Blue are confident that their product offering and style will suit Australian travellers.

With the introduction of Sri Lankan Airlines non-stop MEL-CMB service at the end of October (an added capacity of more than 97,000 seats pa), this trending destination will no doubt be getting even more of a spotlight.

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