Sri Lanka’s new winners in the tourism game

Sumesh Mangalasserry , a sustainable tourism campaigner and director of Keralan tourism operator Kabani, reflects on a disturbing recent visit to Sri Lanka. I was recently invited to visit Sri Lanka by NAFSO, an association of the fisher folk in Sri Lanka, and the Society for Threatened People, a Swiss based human rights organisation, in […]

Sri Lanka Ecotourism Foundation & Sri Lanka Eco-tours

Sri Lanka Ecotourism Foundation (SLET) is a registered travel agency that offers various tours including nature, adventure, culture and ecotourism. This travel service promotes home stays and community-owned eco-lodges in rural Sri Lanka. We focuses on ensuring economic benefits and improving the living standards of local communities, many of which had been hit hard by the 2004 tsunami. […]

Sri Lanka: Human rights violations in the holiday paradise

The Society for Threatened Peoples Switzerland (STP) is today (1st March) publishing its report “Dark Clouds over the Sunshine Paradise – Tourism and Human Rights in Sri Lanka“. The report shows that systematic human rights abuses have been taking place as a result of tourism development in the country: fishermen have seen their access to […]

Displacement and land rights in Sri Lanka

Under our Tsunami and Displacement Project, Tourism Concern campaigned for the land and livelihood rights of tsunami-affected coastal communities in Sri Lanka. Following the 2004 tsunami, fishing communities that had lived by the sea for time immemorial were being permanently relocated to houses several kilometres inland, ostensibly to protect them from another tsunami. They could […]

Experience Travel

Introduction: Experience Travel Group was born when our co-founders fell in love with Sri Lanka back in 1999. Since then we went on to craft experience-based, ethical and tailor-made holidays not only to Sri Lanka, but also Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Burma, Indonesia, Borneo and the Maldives. Ethical Commitment: Our philosophy has not changed. We […]