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Ebert Silva Holidays wins tourism award for Colombo City tour

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Ebert Silva Holidays (Pvt) Ltd. won the Tourism Award for the ‘Most Improved Tourism Service of the Year’ at the fifth Annual Tourism Awards held at Waters Edge recently.

The award was presented for the Colombo City Tour, the first-ever open deck sightseeing service in Sri Lanka, operated by Ebert Silva Holidays. This service highlights and features the unique history and heritage of Sri Lanka’s premier city, Colombo, to visitors arriving on our shores.

Open deck sightseeing tours are an essential feature of all leading cities around the world. Initiated two years ago, it faced many obstacles and challenges as a new product in the industry, said Rajini de Silva Mendis, Managing Director, Ebert Silva Holidays. However, the unstinted support of Sri Lanka Tourism, Sri Lanka Transport Board and the commitment, dedication and resilience of the Colombo City Tour Team with the support of the industry stakeholders have made it a success today.

Commenting on the dedicated role played by Ebert Silva Holidays, Mendis said that the company, synonymous with Sri Lanka’s travel and tourism industry for decades, is privileged to have been able to make a lasting and significant contribution once again, at this decisive juncture.

She further stated that the success of the Colombo City Tour today is just a first step in a long and exciting journey ahead, with many ambitious plans to further improve and develop the service in order to offer an enhanced touristic experience in the city of Colombo.

Commencing with one tour, today the Colombo City Tour operates a choice of morning and evening tours. With a live commentary the tours on the open deck double-decker depicts the interesting history and the cultural tapestry of a city of ‘old and new’, Colombo.

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