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Phone : +94 112 599 005, +94 112 599 006, +94 112 599 007, +94 112 599 077
Phone (Emergency 24 X 7) : +94 766 400 555
Fax : +94 112 599 220
E-mail : info@authenticitiessrilanka.com
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Authenticities is now a member of TRAC

TRAC is a unique, 12-digit TRACE Registered Access Code TRAC assigned to companies, partnerships, charities, and individuals committed to commercial transparency. TRAC is a global identification system designed to quickly and cost-effectively establish a TRAC holders identity, address, and information, and to allow the holder to share information with customers and to allow companies to have real-time visibility into their supply chains. Furthermore, the TRAC holders name is screened against the various government watch lists. Key documents are uploaded by TRAC holders in order to substantiate the information associated with their code and their profile on the TRAC web portal.

TRAC is the global platform that captures, assesses and shares baseline due diligence information on organizations and individuals and assigns a unique, universally-recognized ID number.

Authenticities at ITB Fair March 2017 in Berlin

Authenticities will be making its maiden presence at The ITB fair in Berlin from 8th - 11th March 2017. We will be located at hall 21 B booth - 202

2016 October, We have moved to our new office location

Our new office is at 37/33, Bullers Lane, Colombo 7

2016 MAY, Closure of airport for maintenance

BIA International airport in Colombo will be closed from 0830 AM to 430 PM daily with effect from 6 Jan to 6 April 2017 in order to carry out long outstanding repairs to the Run away.

ICAO has issued an ultimatum to the Ministry of Civil Aviation if the Runaway was not repaired before this timeline ICAO has no option but to stop international flight operating to BIA airport. The repairs to the Runway has been long outstanding ( over 10 years ) and this ultimatum comes in the back drop of the previous warnings given over the same issue. Further International carries have complained to ICAO over the state of the runway and of the possible dangers that surround operating flights to BIA.

All international airlines operating to CMB have accepted this news wholeheartedly and have rescheduled the flights accordingly. Some of the flights may operate to Mattala International airport in Hambantota during this period.

2015 SEP, Shanitha appointed to the SLAITO

Shanitha Fernando, President of Authenticities appointed to the SLAITO Committee

We congratulate Shanitha, who serves our board as the President of Authenticities for being nominated and included as a member of SLAITO (Sri Lanka Association of In-Bound Tour Operators). Authenticities being a young and emerging Tourism Concept in Sri Lanka, has been successful enough to make its presence felt in the industry.

Shanitha will now serve the committee under Mr. Devindre Senaratne who serves as the President of the SLAITO committee. We wish Shanitha and the new board a successful year ahead.

2015 MAR, Connect Initiative Project - Hathareskotuwa

MMA Insurance, France funded a project by supporting a local rural school in Hathareskotuwa, Sigiriya by building school racks and furnitures for the school library. Funding of the project coincided with the group traveling in March to Sri Lanka with 104 of their participants.

The building of school racks and furniture were undertaken by staff of Authenticities and coordinated many efforts to ensure that the delivery, installation and arrangements went well. Today the school is proud to have its own furnished library where school children could store and protect books and the chairs and table at the library being very useful.

The school principal organized a wonderful welcome by getting the school band to escort the group from the entrance of the school to the college where the band played and the school children sang locals songs to entertain the group. During the visit, the group also funded to provide all children and teachers with a simple snack and fresh juices. Following the school band performance and later, children and teachers indulged themselves to the snacks, over 300 balloons filled with helium were offered to the children to be released into the air.

2015 FEB, Heros who helped rescue Dutch Tourist

On Saturday the 21st February, a Dutch Tourist accidentally fell off from the Worlds End point during their trek to the Horton Plains. Fortunately, during the fall the gentleman got himself stuck in a thick bush and branch of a tree.

Within minutes Our Chauffeur Guides Roy Perera and Preena who were with some of our clients, assisted in the rescue efforts. They immediately contacted the wild life department and other authorities who later arrived and rescued the gentleman.

We are indeed proud and take this opportunity to recognise the heroic efforts of Roy Perera and Preena for staying back with the approval of clients and assisted with the rescue efforts. They were all present for over 3 hours until the Dutch Tourist was rescued with only scrape marks.

2015 FEB, Connect Initiative Project - Sooriyagama

Sooriyagama is a rural village close to HABARANA, a highly popular zone which has close access to four UNESCO world Heritage sites. AUTHENTICITIES identified this project together with one of our friend and premium Italian partner Ms. Silvia Terreni, Product Manager of MISTRAL based in Torino, Italy.

Sooriyagama School in Habarana, a government rural school consisting of little over 40 students. After a thorough inspection of the school premises, Silvia identified to re-build the primary section together with AUTHENTICITIES. The primary section building was a wattle and daub structure with a cadjan roof, which leaked whenever it rained.

2014 DEC, CONNECT Initiative by Authenticities

Connecting Hearts Lives Futures At Authenticities, we see tourism as an opportunity to give something back to the rural communities that we interact with. Our approach is simple: to identify and develop communities through engaging with them, developing their skills and providing job opportunities. We believe that this approach contributes to their social and economic stability.

CONNECT, an initiative of Authenticities, is all about connecting hearts, lives, communities and futures by working with children in particular. The birth of Connect complements the spirit of Authenticities to enrich lives and be true and genuine in everything we do. Connects educational projects provide occasions for our clients to touch the hearts of children in rural areas.

2014 AUG, Authenticities brands its first Coach

We will be launching our first fully-branded Coach today (1st August) with a luxurious outlook. The brand new 49-seater coach will be fully wi-fi connected and comes together with a premium service to be experienced. Yet another novel initiative by Sri Lanka's most innovative Destination Management Concept

2014 AUG, Connect - Bookmark Project Launch

CONNECT, an initiative of Authenticities, is all about connecting hearts, lives, communities and futures by working with children in particular. The birth of Connect complements the spirit of Authenticities to enrich lives and be true and genuine in everything we do. Connects educational projects provide occasions for our clients to touch the hearts of children in rural areas.

Education is an important ingredient in the development of a person. In Sri Lanka, we see great scope for improving the lives of children and impacting their future through educational projects.

2014 AUG, Meet us at the IFTM Top Resa in Paris

Authenticities will participate at the annual Tourism Fair held in Paris this September. The team will be represented by Shanitha Fernando, Wilhelm Van Dort and Amila Amunupura.

2014 AUG, 10,000 likes on FB for Authenticities

Within a short span 13 months Authenticities achieved the 10,000 milestone on Facebook

2014 JUN, Newsletter Volume 4 - Issue 2014 - June

Our quarterly newsletter - Volume 4. The Esala (Kandy) Perahera - a tradition from the times of Kings where richly decorated elephants joined the dancers, drummers, stilt walkers, whip-crackers and hundreds of other devotees. It soon became the symbol of our tradition. Destination Featured - East Coast Passikudah / Trincomalee. On the East Coast of Sri Lanka, lie miles of beautiful and pristine sandy beaches. This area was once less visited by tourists due to the trouble times. However, the development efforts since 2009 offer a beautiful choice of resorts allowing tourists to plan a holiday where they could relax and also explore the unique culture and history.

2014 MAR, Newsletter Volume 3 - Issue 2014 - March

Our quarterly newsletter - Volume 3 coincides with our first year Anniversary. Here we look back at our humble beginnings and look forward to the colourful events which unfold in the next few months. When we were thinking of venturing on our own - the Million Dollar question was, are we going to do the same what we have done for decades or do we reinvent ourselves with fresh ideas. The answer was quite spontaneous - we will reinvent our selves, we will unlearn. Todays success is the philosophy we have shared from the very humble beginnings.

2014 MAR, Authenticities at the TUR fair Sweden

Authenticities at the TUR fair in Gothenburg Sweden

The annual TUR fair runs for four days in the end of March at the Swedish Exhibition and Congress Centre in Goteborg. TUR is Scandinavias leading fair for travel, tourism and meeting industries.

2014 MAR, Authenticities rolls out website enhancements

Authenticities rolls out incremental enhancements to their website.

Features include Authenticities social platforms integration with the website, single click content sharing with social platforms, Live publications area through the ISSUU platform, Press releases area and enhacements on existing functions.

This is part of the initiative to enhance the web presence and reach of Authenticities on the web.

2014 MAR, Authenticities celebrates 1 year!

what a year it has been! a year full of adventure, passion for design and innovation, a year filled with getting our hands dirty and believing in the impossible to create a concept which is truly unique. today after a year, we have developed experiences which was unheard of, unearthing rituals and concepts which were alien - it has been all been possible because we believed in ourselves.

However, we are humbled by our achievements, returning back to drawing boards and putting on our thinking caps, to explore new dimensions of culture and landscapes. it has been the effort of our amazing staff who have made this possible for Authenticities and those who have stood and supported us throughout.

We thank our partners, our vendors, guides and friends in the industry who come forward believing in our dream to create a concept which is nothing short of "world-class".

Thank you everyone, and let this be the building blocks of many success to come.

Team Authenticities.