Travel companies beat DIY deals and big online sites, says Which?

Travel companies like Red Dot can come out ahead, says the UK’s leading consumer magazine, Which?

The UK’s top consumer magazine, Which?, has warned that trusting global online travel sites risks “dodgy refund policies and non-existent customer service” and that it is not the money-saver that many customers assume.

The study challenges the notion, fuelled by the growth of on-line information, that if travellers do all the planning themselves they will save money.

Which? has also concluded that package holidays are likely to work out cheaper than DIY bookings.

Packaged trips also offer far greater protection if a holiday hits problems because of coronavirus restrictions or because their airline or hotel goes bankrupt, Which?…

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Aqua Drones to Rescue Colombo Waterways

There is new hope for Colombo’s urban waterways thanks to the high-tech drones which could reduce the cost of cleaning them up by as much as 90 per cent.

Kayal, a unique start-up in Sri Lanka, proposes a new solution to battle pollution in urban waterways. It proposes using Aqua Drones to fish out waste and also collect data about waterways with the aid of computer vision and remote sensing.

Centuries ago, the Dutch built the island’s urban canal system, which was later modified by the British. The waterways that have become an eyesore today zigzagged across the island, following natural contours and facilitating trading activities all over the country during their heyday.…

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Sri Lanka returns to normality, slowly but surely

The continuous support of our friends worldwide in the travel community have reminded us that despite the tragic events of Easter Sunday, Sri Lanka remains an island that many are anxious to return to as soon as possible.

This blog post will be updated frequently, and is intended to keep everyone – including the clients, both current and prospective, of our chief sponsor Red Dot Tours updates on the latest situation here on the island.

Tuesday, 28th May 2019

Positivity continues as Gemany and Switzerland have both followed suit today, to relax travel restrictions to Sri Lanka. The update issued requests travellers to be cautious and vigilant.…

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With the support of our friends, Sri Lanka will unite

Dear Friends & Partners,

It is with a profound sense of sadness that we share this. You will by now have heard the news, have seen the distressing pictures flashed across your television screens, and will fully understand the scale of appalling tragedy that unfolded on this beautiful island on Easter Sunday. Words are rarely adequate when it comes to capturing the true emotions created by such events, but the human and personal stories in the media reports that have followed the initial breaking news could not have left our hearts heavier.

This tragedy is completely at odds with the true reality of modern Sri Lanka, a multi-ethnic and multi-religious society that has been enjoying an extended period of peace and growing prosperity in recent years.
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