Established in 2014, The Sri Lanka Collection was born out of a desire to faithfully represent boutique hotels in Sri Lanka and bespoke Sri Lankan inbound tour operators in a growing market. Since 2010, tourist arrivals have steadily increased year-on-year. In 2015, Sri Lanka welcomed close to 1.8 million foreign guests (an annual jump of 17.8 percent), two thirds of which were visiting Sri Lanka for a holiday. By the end of November 2016, tourist arrivals had already surpassed 1.8 million. In 2015, British tourists were the third biggest nation to visit Sri Lanka after India and China.
Representing an exclusive collection of privately owned, highly individual Sri Lankan boutique hotels and safari camps, The Sri Lanka Collection is the only representation company of its kind to also work on behalf of a highly regarded destination management company (DMC),The Fabulous Getaway (the holding company for Sri Lanka In Style and Red Dot Tours). In 2016, The Sri Lanka Collection also began promoting a handpicked collection of high-end Sri Lankan villas.
From its base in the UK, The Sri Lanka Collection works to increase the exposure of its Collection members and of Sri Lanka in general through frequent and direct dialogue with the UK travel trade and media. Extensive UK travel trade experience and an intimate, in-depth knowledge of the Sri Lankan boutique hotel market and travel industry enable the company to select only those properties that it feels reflect Sri Lanka’s authenticity, style and service standards. The result is a Collection that the British travel trade, media and direct clients can use and rely on with confidence.