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- Why Nkar
At the inception, NKAR fully concentrated on outbound travel. Gradually the company got involved as Sri Lanka tour operators who work with inbound tours as well. Since getting into inbound tourism, the organization has been steadily growing, increasing the number of arrivals year after year. NKAR takes pride in being one of the leading tour operators in Sri Lanka with 39 years of good business ethics and offers over 100 job opportunities while sharing 15 million dollars of business per annum having a wide selection of services for business and leisure travel all under one roof.
NKAR Travel House is a member of a diversified group of companies (Devagiri Group (Pvt.) Ltd.), with interests in Plantations, manufacturing of tea and rubber and Hoteliering. The members in the group include.
Iddamaldeniya Estate Ltd.
The Factory was bought over in 1997 by Devagiri Group. Today Iddamaldeniya Estates produces over 50,000Kgs of low grown, high quality tea per month.
Devagiri Hotels (Pvt.) Ltd. (Insight Resort)
In 1983, the group ventured in to the hotel sector with the establishment of Insight Resort, a Tourist Beach Resort at Ahangama.This 53-roomed 3 star quality hotel with 80 beds on the south Coast is the ideal venue to unwind, sea bath and provides swimming pool and many other recreational facilities. It has also weekly entertainment programme with theme nights, scrumptious buffets and barbecues etc.
Drive time from Katunayaka International Airport to the Resort is approximately 2 and 1/2 hrs. From Mathala International Airport to the Resort would be 1 and 1/2 hrs.
DMC & MICE Management Team of NKAR Travel House has a blend of enthusiastic professionals who are driving towards the company mission whiles contributing & performing in their respective business areas. With the skills and commitment of our management team, NKAR strives to be the best Sri Lanka tour operator in the industry.
Mr. Nilmin Nanayakkara, Managing Director of NKAR Travels & Tours (Pvt) Limited, is a knowledgeable personality with over 40 years’ experience in the Travel, Tourism & Airline Industries. He was invited to be the President of the IATA Agents Association of Sri Lanka for the year 1997-1998. Served in the capacity of Vice President of the Travel Agents Association of Sri Lanka in 2001/2002 and also served on the Tourism Advisory Committee to the Minister of Tourism in the year 2007/2008. Mr Nanayakkara was elected as the President of The Sri Lanka Association of Inbound Tour Operators (SLAITO) for the year 2010-2011 and re-appointed as President for the year 2011-2012. In the year 2010 he was the youngest member in the Industry to be presented with a ‘Legend Award’ by IATA Agents Association of Sri Lanka in recognition of his contribution to the Industry. Mr Nanayakkara has been serving as a Board Member of the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau since 2010, appointed by the Minister of Economic Development. He holds a responsible portfolio on the Board
Dr. Damian Fernando comes with 20 years of experience in the travel and tourism industry in both Sri Lanka and Australia. Initiating his career with Sri Lankan Airlines before heading NKAR’s Inbound Department from 2002-2005. Dr. Damian Fernando is also the former General Manager of DMS Universal Melbourne and has served as a Lecturer at Victoria University, Melbourne. Being a prominent researcher in the field of tourism, Dr. Damian Fernando has tabled numerous Tourism Research Papers in international tourism conferences and holds a PhD in Tourism Economics (Victoria University) as well as an MBA in Marketing (La Trobe University). He was also a Senior Lecturer/ Program Director at NSBM Green University before beginning his second stint with NKAR.
The dedicated and enthusiastic Sanjeev Gabriel has 15+ years of experience and expertise in the fields of e-Commerce, Digital Marketing and Social Media Marketing. His commitment, passion and strive for excellence at NKAR is witnessed in all three business modules managed by him - Inbound Tours, Outbound Travels & Holidays and a 3 Star Beach Resort. Sanjeev’s high proficiency and competency in both local and global online platforms, industry tactics and consumer trends via his past work experience drive the performance of NKAR’s products and services via websites and related online platforms. He ensures in developing, implementing and managing holistic Digital Marketing strategies and comprehensive 360o marketing and communication plans for the business modules across chosen platforms. With an immense passion for what he does, Sanjeev stays on top of his game by keeping up with the latest trends and initiating ground-breaking ideas to steer NKAR to new heights.
A travel enthusiast himself, Praveen Raj has 10 years of experience and expertise in the fields of tourism and hospitality management, online booking and ecommerce. Having an academic background with a BSc and Masters in ‘Tourism and Hospitality Management’, Praveen’s competency in both local and global tourism best practices, emerging travel trends across international markets and proficiency over online marketing platforms elevates service offerings to its target audience. He ensures in making every element of a tour operation smoothly for everyone involved and confirms that the passengers enjoy an unforgettable trip during their vacation. Driven with great perseverance for what he does, He promises in delivering unforgettable travel experiences to all those who travel with NKAR Travels & Tours.
“To reach the level of a leading brand with exceptional service excellence to all stakeholders through innovation in product, pricing, and ethical business practices whilst adapting to changing trends”
Dynamic Thought Leadership for industry best practices and standards.
To foresee external change of business environment and build capacity capabilities in the business.
To utilize and enhance intellectual capital through training and empowerment.
Promoting Good Governance and ethical practices in the industry.
We strongly commit ourselves in Ethical conduct in all activities we undertake.
We work towards building relationship with greatest Integrity with our stakeholders.
We will focus at highest level on Good Governance and contribute towards Social Responsibility.