Sri Lanka & The Maldives

Le Passage to India is recognised as India's leading Destination Management Company, focusing on incoming Incentive, Meeting, and Conference groups. Since its establishment in 2004, Le Passage to India has developed a comprehensive country-wide network, deeply rooted in the MICE industry. They own a vast network of offices in India and have strategic partnerships in Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives. Their commitment to quality assurance surpasses that of many DMCs; this ensures peace of mind for your event. With their team of innovative, multi-lingual professionals, Le Passage to India designs unique programmes that stand out at any event.

Sri Lanka and the Maldives 

Located in the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka offers a mix of historical, cultural, and natural attractions. Its landscapes range from beaches to forests and tea gardens, with notable sites like the 'Temple of the Tooth', Galle Fort, and Sigiriya. The country's diverse culture, influenced by its rich history, provides a unique setting for various events and gatherings. In contrast, the Maldives is an archipelago of around 1,200 islands, many of which house resort properties. Its clear waters, marine biodiversity, and coral reefs make it a preferred location for water-based activities and retreats. The Maldivian culture, influenced by South Indian, Sinhalese, and Arab traditions, adds depth to the visitor experience. Together, Sri Lanka and the Maldives offer a range of venues and settings suitable for different types of events, from corporate retreats to cultural immersion programs.

Facts & Figures

Key Regions

Sri Lanka: Colombo, Kandy, Galle, Nuwara Eliya, Anuradhapura

Maldives: Malé, Addu City, Maafushi, Hulhumalé

Key Airports

Sri Lanka: Bandaranaike International Airport, Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport

Maldives: Malé International Airport, Gan International Airport

Time Difference

Sri Lanka: UTC +5:30

Maldives: UTC +5

Main Languages

Sri Lanka: Sinhala, Tamil, and English

Maldives: Dhivehi and English

Currency

Sri Lanka: Sri Lankan Rupee

Maldives: Maldivian Rufiyaa

Weather & Seasons

Sri Lanka: Consistently warm temperatures with occasional rainfall. Best between December and April for the southwest coast and central hills.

Maldives: Temperate weather with ideal conditions during winter months.

Conferences

Sri Lanka and the Maldives, both renowned for their unique offerings, are becoming increasingly popular destinations for conferences and corporate events. Sri Lanka, with its blend of ancient heritage and modern infrastructure, offers venues like the Bandaranayake Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) and the Magam Ruhunupura International Convention Centre (MRICC) in Colombo, which can accommodate large conferences of up to 2000 participants. On the other hand, the Maldives, known for its luxury resorts, provides a serene backdrop for more intimate gatherings. Both destinations are well-connected with international airports and offer a plethora of premium accommodations. Whether it's the historical landmarks of Sri Lanka or the underwater dining experiences in the Maldives, these locations promise a unique conference experience, blending business with cultural and recreational activities.

Incentives

Sri Lanka, with its jungle-clad mountains, golden sandy beaches, and spice-laden cuisines, promises a plethora of activities. From the exhilarating train rides to the world-class surfing in Arugam Bay, the island nation ensures a memorable experience. Notably, the sunrise view from Little Adam’s Peak in Ella, the world-renowned cinnamon of Ganduwa Island, and the rich biodiversity of Bundala National Park make Sri Lanka a treasure trove of experiences. For those looking to delve into history, the ancient ruins of Polonnaruwa offer a glimpse into the past, while the vibrant lanes of Galle Fort showcase a blend of colonial influences. And, no visit to Sri Lanka is complete without savoring the iconic kottu roti street food or indulging in traditional rice and curry in Unawatuna.

On the other hand, the Maldives, known for its vibrant coral ecosystems and luxury resorts, is a paradise for marine enthusiasts. Dive into the pristine waters, explore the rich marine life, or simply relax on the sandy shores. The Maldives also boasts unique experiences like underwater dining, making it an ideal destination for those seeking luxury and adventure in equal measure.

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