Today, I wrote to Sri Lanka Tourism about taxi fares in Sri Lanka:
“About 40 UK visitors attended my daughter’s wedding in Sri Lanka last week. Almost all of them made adverse comments about
how much the taxi drivers demand from foreign visitors even for short journeys.They all wanted me to book transfers to the airport etc. for them and the actual cost was about half what they have been asked to pay.The impression created is unfavourable and not in the interest of Sri Lanka tourism.
It would be great if a fixed price per km is established and imposed, say Rs.40/km, and tourist hotels made sure they book taxis that comply.”
“No.. there is nothing like that.. Sri Lanka is a friendly country.. The country with smiling people… ” – (Sri Lanka Holidays)
(Indeed a friendly country with many smiling faces despite some myopics in the travel trade who will kill the goose that lays the golden egg. – Dr. Bernard Dias)