Celebrated as an exciting and diverse holiday destination, Sri Lanka is now Asia's most sought after venue for Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions. This Island paradise, perfectly placed at the centre of the Indian Ocean, makes a strategic gateway to Europe, the Middle East, Central Asia and the Far East. An ideal meeting point for delegates from any part of the world.
Despite being a tropical paradise with legendary beaches, Sri Lanka offers visitors a more mysterious and yet equally enchanting side, further inland. A side that has kept visitors spellbound for centuries. The experience is exciting and unique, where the little things in this island destination make all the difference. With a recorded history dating back to over 2500 years, the island has evolved with time to cater to the most fastidious MICE traveller. Yet, one thing that hasn't changed is the warmth and friendliness of the people. Here, hospitality is a way of life. So much that even George Bernard Shaw was moved to refer to Sri Lanka, then known as Ceylon, as 'the cradle of the human race'.
And the tradition continues with SriLankan Airlines. In fact, SriLankan has even been awarded with the title of World's Friendliest Cabin Crew. So every time you board a SriLankan Airlines aircraft, rest assured you'll experience pure SriLankan warmth. After all, you're our world.
MICE in Srilanka
Sri Lanka's history dates back to almost 3000 years, most of which still proudly lingers in the many ancient ruins of fallen kingdoms, temples, palaces and fortresses, strewn all across the island. The island's recent history has seen colonisation by the Dutch, Portuguese and the British. Most of this colonial past is reflected today in the architecture and many Dutch and Portuguese words have become part of the local vocabulary.
Besides golden sands and blue waters, Sri Lanka is also home to a geographically diverse landscape that includes tropical rainforests, lush waterfalls, misty mountains and wildlife sanctuaries. And if the sightseeing isn't enough, the more adventurous traveller can get intimate with the land by rock climbing, trekking, mountain biking, canoeing and surfing. Sri Lanka is also home to some of the world's most beautiful golf courses and a fanatical cricket following. From the bustling urban landscape of Colombo to warm sunny coasts to the cool misty hills, anywhere is just a few hours drive away, making Sri Lanka a conveniently compact all-in-one destination for both business and leisure.
In addition to being a great holiday location, Sri Lanka is also home to Central Asia's Best Airline for four years running. To discover the magic of an island that has delighted travellers for centuries, come on board SriLankan Airlines, for a Sri Lankan Holiday. With a phone and television on every seat, SriLankan Airlines is a modern airline, that still adheres to an age-old tradition of warm hospitality. Feast on a selection of delicacies from Europe's finest to Asia's spiciest. Our entertainment channels include classic cinema, great television, the very latest from Hollywood's box office, video games and video on demand for business travellers.
As for the warmth of our service that you've heard so much about, we provide you with child care specialists, special entertainment to keep junior passengers out of mischief, onboard tele-medical services for emergencies and FlySmiLes / baggage bonus programmes for frequent flyers. The best part of the journey, of course, is knowing that you are about to embark on an exotic adventure as soon as you reach your destination.
A History of Warmth
For centuries, Sri Lanka has been legendary in providing its own unique brand of hospitality. In ancient times, this little island has welcomed traders from places as far off as Rome, the Middle East, Africa, Europe and the Far East, and still continues to welcome people from all over the globe. In fact, over the years Sri Lanka has turned this tradition of hospitality into an art. Thanks to the rising number of resorts and hotels set in some of the most exotic locations in the island, the proud tradition of hospitality has been refined to cater to anyone, ensuring that even the most distraught traveller leaves these shores fully rejuvenated and energized.
All five star hotels and resorts, each with its own distinct character and flavour, offer comfortable accommodation and are equipped with ultra modern amenities. Most hotels and resorts in Sri Lanka also offer excellent hi-tech conference facilities with flexible packages and efficient service delivered with genuine traditional Sri Lankan warmth and hospitality.