Distinct Destinations specialises in the organisation of meetings, incentives, conferences, corporate events, exclusive groups, healthcare, investigator meetings and pharmaceutical events, delivering end-to-end destination management by creating sustainable and experience-rich solutions for the world’s leading travel brands. We design life-changing and unmatched travel experiences. Trust and reliability lay the foundation of our relationships. With a strong network of established travel partners, coupled with our deep understanding of the region.
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Mrs Sarah Lakshman - Head of Sales - UK & Ireland
|Specialise In||Incentives, Business Travel, Inbound Travel, Conferences, Corporate Functions, Events, Eco-Tourism, Hotel Bookings, Conference Logistics, Local Excursions, Meetings, Leisure Travel, Product Launches, Special Interest Groups, Teambuilding Events, Corporate Group Travel, Themed Dinners|
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Distinct Destinations delivers end-to-end destination management by creating sustainable and experience-rich solutions for the world’s leading travel brands.
Trust and reliability lay the foundation of our relationships. With a strong network of established travel partners, coupled with our deep understanding of the region, Distinct Destinations has carved itself a niche by curating truly distinct travel experiences customised as per your client needs.
Distinct Destinations is part of the Eastbound Group, a leading full-service destination management company with 18 Offices spanning 5 continents and over 350 employees.
With representative offices in USA, UK, Italy, France, Russia, South America and Germany, a well- established global network of affiliations and some of the best ground handling agencies as partners, Eastbound is able to provide the benefits of a globally tuned professional management backed by a dedicated team, financial stability, buying power and cutting-edge technology- all geared towards delivering a highly value-added experience. Its excellent relationships with hotel chains and vast buying scale makes every travel experience it designs unique and memorable- be it a MICE event or any form of leisure travel.
If golden beaches, misty mountains, mighty elephants, graceful leopards, giant whales, a majestic past, fragrant tea and warm smiles could sum up a country, that would be Sri Lanka.
Fringed by sublime beaches - from straight expanses to rocky coves - the island is host to geographic features such as lagoons, wetlands, rivers and various types of wildlife-rich jungle. Too summarise – there is a plethora of sites and scenes all bottled up into this small island.
Travel destinations in Sri Lanka provide an experience from a marathon of wildlife watching, adrenaline adventure sports and pilgrimage to some of the oldest cities in the world.
Sri Lanka is also a cultural hotspot. With an archived history of over two thousand years and influences from East Asia, Middle East, Dutch, Portuguese and the British it is a veritable hotpot of cultural delights. Boasting of 6 important UNESCO World Heritage sites, there is so much to be seen, including Dambulla Caves, the ruins of Anuradhapura and Sigiriya Rock Fortress.
Experiences and activities in Sri Lanka offer "a once in lifetime" opportunity. From something as natural as playing beach cricket with the locals, or a select visit to a coconut ranch, directly through to personal luxury plane visits or private charter of a conventional steam engine train to cross the island as you sample Sri Lankan delights. Sri Lanka is a destination that genuinely has something that everybody can appreciate. The wild exquisite of graceful landscapes, the warm hearts of Sri Lanka people - always smiling, willing, and sharing - you will experience the wonder of the island with every morning sunrise and every dazzling sunset.
Sri Lanka as a MICE destination offers the magic of the island that captivated many for years.
One of Sri Lanka's most iconic travel destinations and home to an amazing array of sights, activities and events. Even first time visitors to Colombo will quickly be enthralled by how fun and fascinating Colombo really can be. For those looking for a glimpse of the real Sri Lanka, or just a fun night out, Colombo mixes old world charm with a modern and vibrant night life.
A small city in the Anuradhapura District of Sri Lanka. The city is famed for its chain of high-class tourist resorts. It is a popular tourist destination for safari lovers as it is the starting point for safaris in the nearby Habarana jungle and the Minneriya sanctuary which is heavily populated by elephants. Situated nearby is the ancient rock fortress and palace ruin of Sigiriya. Connected well through the main road from Colombo to Trincomalee and Polonnaruwa.
“World Heritage Site” and the 5th Century “Fortress in the Sky” which is perhaps the most fantastic single wonder of the Island. It is also known as Lion Rock because of the huge lion that used to stand at the entrance to the Palace on the summit of the 600-foot high rock. On its summit are the foundations of the Royal Palace, Water Tanks to supply water and all other buildings and at the edges the guardhouses. On one of the Stairways the only known ancient work of Sinhala secular painting survived in the form of Frescoes of 21 lives sized damsels still shining in their original colours.
Minneriya National Park
A national park in North Central Province of Sri Lanka. The area was designated as a national park on 12 August 1997, having been originally declared as a wildlife sanctuary in 1938. The reason for declaring the area as protected is to protect the catchment of Minneriya tank and the wildlife of the surrounding area. The tank is of historical importance, having been built by King Mahasen in third century AD. The park is a dry season feeding ground for the elephant population dwelling in forests of Matale, Polonnaruwa, and Trincomalee districts.
The hill capital is another “World Heritage Site”. It was the last stronghold of the Sinhalese Kings during the Portuguese, Dutch and British rule and finally ceded to the British in 1815 after an agreement. To the Buddhists of Sri Lanka and the World, Kandy is one of the most sacred sites as it is the home of the “Dalada Maligawa” - Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha. Close by are the remains of the Royal Palace (“Maha Wasala”), “Palle Wasala”- where the Queens stayed-now used for the National Museum. “Meda Wasala” where other close relatives lived, Audience Hall, Natha Devala and Vishnu Devala are situated close by. The Bathing Pavilion (“Ulpenge”) is by the Lake and in The Center of the lake is the Island called “Kiri samudraya” (Milk white ocean) used by the kings as the summerhouse.
The ‘Little England’ of Sri Lanka, is set against beautiful backdrops of Mountains, Valleys, Waterfalls and Tea Plantations. It is supposed to be one of the coolest places in the Island, but it is really just like an English spring day, although the temperature does drop at night. All around Nuwara Eliya you will see evidence of the British influence, houses like country cottages or Queen Ann style mansions. The Victoria Park, in the middle of the town, is a lovely place for a stroll or a picnic and is also good for Birding as you get some rare birds in this Park. Seasons may be absent elsewhere in Sri Lanka, but here you can read them by the flowers, which bloom in the spring (March to May) and the fall (August and September). These are the “seasons” when low-country folk flock to Nuwara Eliya to escape the sea level heat and humidity.
Traditional Sri Lankan Welcome
A traditional welcome by Sri Lankan drummers & dancers in traditional Sri Lankan attire.
Vice Roy special train ride
Ride in the famous Air-conditioned Vice Roy special train to Kandy or Galle with traditional lunch on board - traditional rice wrapped in plantain leaf, a recipe left behind by the Dutch. An Astrologer, masseur and live music will be on board the train for entertainment.
Champagne with Hot Air Ballooning
A Hot Air Ballooning trip in Sigiriya with Champagne.
Mock Sri Lankan Wedding with Dinner
Traditional Sri Lankan wedding ceremony where guests participate as the bridegroom’s party and the bride’s party.
Village Theme Dinner
A mini village is re-created with colourful bamboo huts and rustic surroundings. Guests will have an opportunity to see puppet making, pottery, henna, a local magician, and an astrologer.
Fashion Show event with dinner
Guests will witness an event where models will showcase a blend of Sri Lankan & Western dresses.
Jungle theme BBQ Dinner
Bonfire and sundowner / pre dinner Cocktails by the boundaries of Yala National Park immersed and overlooking the Jungle followed with BBQ Dinner.
Gala Dinner at the Beach
5 course Dinner with guests dressed in traditional Sri Lankan attire enjoying the procession to the dinner venue.
Sri Lanka Exhibition & Convention Centre
A professional convention centre, located in Colombo, provides a 3,700 square metres air-conditioned, multi-functional exhibition space for hosting events, tradeshows, seminars, conferences and meeting
Cooking with the villagers
Safari to Minneriya National Park
Hot Air Balloon Rides
BICyclE RIDE experience
Can help with any specialist group
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