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Thursday, 18 August 2022

Resplendent Ceylon: A Welcome Return to Stability?

There has been a welcome return to stability in Sri Lanka in the last couple of weeks, with the new President firmly focused on law and order, leading to a settled economic restructuring critical to restoring the wellbeing of the people. The primary protest has ended and the protesters have vacated the site, the fuel situation has improved significantly, and it is anticipated advisories will be relaxed shortly.

Tourism is a key driver of the Sri Lankan economy and supports an incredible value chain which over 10% of the population rely on. Recent guests of Resplendent Ceylon have had memorable stays, visiting national parks, monuments and tea fields, enjoying a seamless experiences with Resplendent service and smooth transfers. All three resorts have operated normally throughout the disruptions with tourists never at risk during the protests.

Resplendent Ceylon’s commitment and passion towards curating meaningful journeys has never been stronger. They have resumed all key market sales calls and have seen a welcome pickup in bookings now that Sri Lanka is off the front-page news.

Conceived by the Fernando family, Sri Lankan tea producers & founders of Dilmah Ceylon Tea, Resplendent Ceylon’s collection of boutique Relais & Chateaux resorts offer the discerning traveller a remarkable circuit across Sri Lanka, with a range of authentic experiences. while supporting our positive impact programs through the MJF Foundation & Dilmah Conservation.

This “best of Sri Lanka” circuit features three distinctive resorts - Ceylon Tea Trails in the tea highlands, Wild Coast Tented Lodge beach-side by a National Park and Cape Weligama on the south coast near Galle.   

The resorts are connected by a thread of peerless service and are the sole Sri Lankan members of Relais & Chateaux, the global fellowship of individually owned & operated luxury hotels and restaurants.    
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Saturday, 23 July 2022

Legends of Lanyon with Tim the Yowie Man

An exclusive COVID-safe experience with Tim the Yowie Man, with tales of Lanyon's untold stories. Tim will lead a guided walk around the Homestead, into the surrounding paddocks, and down to a convict stone hut by the Murrumbidgee River.

After the tour, enjoy a two course meal with Tim the Yowie Man by the wood fire at the Barracks Café.

$190, includes tour, two course meal and a hot chocolate on your walk.


Two dates only: Saturday 14 August and Saturday 18 September from 330pm. Deets here:

[Yes - refunds given should the tour be cancelled due to that C word]

Tuesday, 5 July 2022

European Gems River Cruise

 Europe River Cruising is back and Travelmarvel is celebrating with big savings for all 2022 cruises.

Enjoy the best of Europe on a 14-night premium river cruise aboard one of Travelmarvel’s brand new ships.

Cruise through some of the most beautiful landscapes along the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers. Discover Germany’s well-preserved medieval towns. Wind through the world-famous Rhine Gorge. Admire Vienna’s elegance. From the grand network of Amsterdam’s canals to the splendour of Budapest, the treasures of this cultural continent are yours and not to be missed. Further enhancing the cruise is the inclusion of wine, beer and soft drink with onboard lunches and dinner and water stations enables you to refill at any time.

Trip details:

Price: From $4,995 per person, twin share

Flights Included + Save $2,000 per couple. Valid until 31 July 2022 or until sold out

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