About Us

Since Red Dot was born in early 2000 over a few bottles of Lion Lager in Colombo’s Cricket Club café, the travel industry has changed beyond recognition. The urge for independent travel has never been greater as the Internet has driven a travel revolution.

But as Red Dot has developed into the most comprehensive travel shop for holidays in Sri Lanka, Maldives and South India, one overriding desire still underpins everything we do – the wish to tell people about one of the most delightful travel destinations in the world.

Sri Lanka has improved beyond recognition in that time. The generosity of spirit, that persuades travellers to return time after time, is as uplifting as ever. But now travellers are spoilt for choice with the traditional beach or colonial-style hotels joined with luxurious villas, a flourishing boutique market and quirky, independent properties at the budget end of the scale.

Red Dot encourages them all. Our collection is determinedly eclectic, as we seek to satisfy all tastes and all budgets. Our advice on what’s hot and what’s not remains up-to-the-minute and fervently independent.

In the bad old days, holiday companies offered the same tired tours and the same predictable hotels. The Internet has changed all that – shifting the power, as the analysts will have it, from the travel companies to the consumer.

But at Red Dot we don’t talk of power, we talk of partnership. We fervently believe that we are all striving for the same aim: to provide a holiday that you can look back on with delight. We try to promote the spirit to achieve it.

Red Dot, as a UK / Sri Lanka company, offers the highest European standards in terms of Booking Conditions, anti-fraud measures, and financial security. We are based on strong principles and responsible financial management.

But we are also immensely proud that the vast amount of our work is now done in Colombo, giving attractive job opportunities and a commitment to the personal development of some of the brightest and most caring travel employees in Sri Lanka. It has been a thrill to see our staff grow with us.

We will tailor holidays to your exact specifications, offering as much personal advice as you need. And we have proven relationships with suppliers to ensure not only keen prices but a determination to negotiate an amicable agreement if things go wrong.

Our aim is for Red Dot to become the one-stop shop for Sri Lanka, whether you are buying a holiday, checking out a new hotel, or even writing a blog.

We will never forget why Red Dot began – because of deep affection for a beautiful country. It has not been an easy ride – we have seen tsunamis, global recession and the sadness of the long terrorist war. But we are as buoyant as ever. Come and share our journey.

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