Chic Trot

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Chic Trot defines the trotting trend that chic women folks are setting in their travelling patterns – both for leisure and business.  Their love to travel on their own recipe for satisfaction and excitement is increasing in galloping strides.

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At The Violet Grace we respond heartily to the individuality of our guests, reflecting which is the Chic Trot.   We celebrate the spirit of individuality.

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It is well known that 70% of travel decisions are made by women, regardless of with whom they travel, who is paying for it, and where do they want to go.  Their tastes are distinct.  As much as 75% of the travellers who opt for nature, adventure, or culture trips are women.  This 75% is a whooping number of 67 million travellers, and about 28 million of them are above 35 years of age.  It is very impressive the figure the women folks have niched out, that is: 64% of global travellers are women!.

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It is an encouraging thought that women are more and more confident and comfortable to travel the world on their terms than in the past years.  The constant increase in the single women travelling to new terrains is an attestation to this trend.  Looking from the other side of the line, the world is getting more used to welcoming women travellers travelling on their own.

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This does not preclude the attention and care the travel organisers invest to reinforce the comfortable sentiments of lady travellers.  While a chunk, as large as 24%, travel with lady partners, an increasing numbers chose to travel solo.   39% of the women travellers are within the age group of 26 to 40 years.  The adventurous lot are average at  47 years .

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The single most dominating factor when women chose a holiday is beauty and tranquillity at the destination. This explains the 75% travellers to nature destinations are ladies.  Nature does not draw them just to see and enjoy, but also to get into action with nature.  Women love trekking, mountaineering, river rafting, jungle stays, etc.  Cruising is catching up fast too.

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The Violet Grace recognizes women travellers as the setting trend in the tourism industry, and responds with specialised itineraries with local assistance extended at the destinations.  As we always say, our passion is to add experience to holidays.

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Watching Blue Whales in Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka is within the International Whale Commission’s zone in the Indian Ocean. Researches have confirmed that the deep southern waters off Sri Lanka (off Dondra point in Mirissa) is the best location in the world for sighting blue and sperm whales. The other known places are Kalpitiya in Puttalam, Province and Trincomalee in the Eastern Province.

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The best months to take the chance to find the blue whale off Dondra are December – January period and April. This should not exclude the possibility of finding them in February and March months. This year has not been much different, and they were seen in good numbers a few days ago.

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Kalpitiya in the Puttalam province in the western part of the country is not frequented by the Blue whales as they would Dondra, yet Kalpitiya does come under the visitation area of the Blue whales and spinner dolphins. Best months to watch them in action are from November to April.

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Not much known to the tourists, Kalpitiya remains largely untouched by the tourism industry. But those who visit are showered with some of the nicest things to see and experience. The area is occupied by close knit fishing communities, which means fresh sea food for the visitors. Also populor here are the Dutch Fort, and St Peter’s Kirk Church

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