Sri Lanka

Explore ancient rock fortresses and bask in culinary delights of Sri Lanka with team betternotstop!

Next Experience: 23rd Sept - 3rd October 2020

Upcoming: 7th - 18th April 2021

Experiences from £2449

Deposit £200

Trip Highlights..

> Explore Sigiriya, the ancient rock fortress!

> Enjoy Sri Lankan culinary bliss on a food tour

> Meet new people and make new connections

> Take an island hopping local village adventure!

> Stay in private deluxe, luxury accommodation

> Experience the astounding varied wildlife including elephants, leopards, whales and dolphins

What’s Included

More About the Experience

All of our work and travel experiences combine travel, culture and time to work on your business. We understand that hopping on a plane and working from anywhere is easier said than done, so we take out all the hard work of pulling together a trip to ensure you have fun and a stress free time.

Unlike other group travel companies, included is 4 star private accommodation with hi speed wifi so you can fully relax on your trip. No being charged extra to have your own space, but if you choose to come with a friend and share rooms we will offer you a discount - can’t say fairer than that!

Our trips to Sri Lanka have been created to make it easy and stress free to network and discover opportunities to grow your company. When you are not working, networking and cultural events have been created to give you new experiences, create life long memories and help you enjoy your life and your business with a new perspective.

You can apply to join an experience for free or arrange a no obligation call with one of our team today.

Sample Itinerary

Arrive in Sri Lanka to be greeted by your personal Experience Manager and a Local Guide who will transfer you to your luxury hotel.

Meet the rest of the group over cocktails and dinner at one of Sri Lankas most exciting restaurants.

Experience the national parks on your first day in the country you will be amazed at the nature and beauty this country has to offer.

With access to some amazing co-working spaces worked into your itinerary, as well as time to meet local business owners, this will be a trip like no other.

What else is on offer?

Throughout Sri Lanka we will also explore some of the wonderful beaches and countryside that the country has to offer.

With all the amazing opportunities available in the country we make sure to tailor each trip to suit the group joining us.

Food Tours, Cookery classes and other ways to connect with local cultures and customs are all an important part of the experience for many of the business owners joining us on our trips.

By joining us on a betternotstop experience you can be sure we tailor each experience for the group we have joining us to allow you to rest, recharge and refocus on your business while travelling the world.

How Much Does it Cost

Deposit: £200

A deposit is paid when you officially sign up for a betternotstop programme to secure your place. After providing this payment, our team will work with you to curate a bespoke itinerary for your trip which works with business and personal goals.

*Remember International flights aren’t included. We are happy to help you find the best deals based on your location and date of travel.

Experience Cost: From £2449

The total fee is due one month in advance of your experience, and we can arrange easy monthly payments through your business. The cost covers private double room luxury accommodation at a central hotel, workspace, all events and programming, business introductions, networking, on site support and lots more!

Not forgetting all breakfasts, lunch, refreshments and several of your dinner experiences. It also covers all internal flights, logistics, transfers, local guides and dedicated Experience Manager to act as your personal support throughout the trip.

Upgrades can be added onto your experience at your discretion - options are provided at the time of booking.

Our experiences are an allowable deduction against your UK corporation tax. All experiences have been tailored inline with HMRC’s approved rates and standards. As primarily business trips, they are allowable as a Tax Benefit in most countries, please check with your Accountant or Country restriction.

ARE YOU COMING?

28TH MARCH - 5TH APRIL 2020

Tell me more about Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is an upper middle-income country with a sizeable middle class that seeks U.S. and Western products, services and agricultural goods. However, the country still has significant infrastructure needs and the government continues to invest in roads, public transportation, ports, airports, public housing, waste and water treatment, and power projects. As a hub for tourism, Sri Lanka also requires a range of services and high-end products. Sri Lanka also seeks to position itself as a logistics and technology hub for the region, which creates an opportunity for information technology equipment and services exports. Priority sectors include:

  • Infrastructure Development: Engineering, construction and equipment products and services for road, power plants, sewage, water, rail, port, and airport projects.

  • Real Estate and Construction: The country’s construction sector has grown rapidly over the past nine years in development of high-end residential, commercial space, hotel and resort construction, and infrastructure with the sectors contribution to GDP in 2018 estimated at around 7.5 percent. The annual value of the construction sector is estimated at $3 billion. Many local and international construction companies are active in the industry.

  • Textiles: Sri Lanka imports approximately $2.7 billion of textiles and yarn annually for the apparel industry and requires a range of equipment and services.

  • Agriculture: A growing need for wheat grain, lentils, cotton yarn, and fruits and development of agriculture related infrastructure, including cold-storage facilities.

  • Telecommunications and Technology: Sri Lanka aims to become an information technology hub. In addition, the Government of Sri Lanka and private sector institutions are digitizing records and processes and upgrading existing networks and systems.

  • Franchising: Franchises offer another opportunity to appeal to tourists and a growing middle class.

Climate 

High Season (Dec–Mar) The Hill Country plus west- and south-coast beaches are busiest – and driest. The Maha monsoon season (October to January) keeps the East, North and ancient cities wet. April and September offer the best odds for good weather countrywide. New Year’s celebrations in mid-April cause transport to fill beyond capacity.

Clothing

Light, comfortable clothing, with warmer clothes for the winter months are recommended.

Health

We recommend that you visit your GP or Doctor before a trip to Sri Lanka to get up to date advice on what precautionary medicine to bring with you. We also recommend travel insurance, and our Experience Manager and Local Guide will be on hand to help with anything you need.

Food/Cuisine

Bottled water is readily available provided throughout the trip by our local team. Vegetarians and Vegans are well catered for thanks to the huge amount of fresh fruit and vegetables available.  All destinations have a huge variety of cuisines to choose from, as well as local cuisines you can enjoy Japanese, American and even Italian! We cater for Clients with all dietary needs, please let us know in advance how we can accommodate for you on this experience. 

Currency

The local currency is Sri Lankan Rupee (Rs) and credit cards are widespread. We also recommend having a prepaid card with you when you travel. Our team can advise the best options for you to choose from. We recommend using cash wherever possible and only using ATMs attached to banks or major hotels.

Safety

Being aware of your surroundings and carrying little obvious wealth is the best defense against theft. Taxi services are efficient and inexpensive in Sri Lanka and your Experience Guide can help you arrange these, as well as recommended safe practices. All our hotels are secure and safe and you have 24/7 access to your Experience Manager to help you.  You should remain vigilant, keep up to date with developments and follow the advice of your Experience Guide and local authorities. The majority of visitors to Sri Lanka do not experience any crime because the highly populated touristy areas are heavily guarded by local police to ensure those areas remain safe.

People

Sri Lankan people are very receptive to foreigners and will welcome you warmly.  

Mobile Phones

If your phone has international roaming, you will be able to use it during your time in the country. Otherwise, a local SIM card is easily purchased. 

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