Business News: Sri Lanka Army-managed hospitality provider, ‘Laya Safari’ Hotel in Palatupana, Yala has been awarded ‘Loved by Guests Award Winner 2020’ recognition by Hotels.com with a rating of 8.6 out of 10 points on the recommendations of Online Travel Agents (OTAs) which offer an easy-to-search data base for travellers.
The most popular travellers’ websites such as Expedia, Agoda, Booking.com and Priceline, etc through which most of the bookings are made world-wide have rated ‘Laya Safari’ as a top-listed holiday resort. Expedia.com meanwhile has rated ‘Laya Safari’ as the most trending holiday choice for customers in the past couple of years.
The ‘Loved by Guests Award Winner 2020’ is an achievement that has been secured by the ‘Laya Safari’ team through its dedicated guest service with best guest satisfaction while maintaining highest standards.
The award has also been simultaneously awarded to 35 other hotels across the country for the year 2020 and the presentation of the award would take place shortly, according to Colonel Lalith Hewa, General Manager, ‘Laya Safari’.
Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army on hearing of the award extended his congratulations to the management and wished them good luck with their future endeavours.
As at present, more than 40% of ‘Laya Safari’ bookings are done through the OTAs while 52% of global reservations and bookings is now directly done via above-mentioned data bases of booking websites. A copy of the official intimation plus the congratulatory message sent by the Marketing Manager of the Hotels.com is as follows;
“I’m thrilled to announce that Laya Safari has been awarded one of our prestigious and guest rated awards the “Loved by Guest” by Hotels.com with a rating of 8.6. It brings me so much joy to see that all the support given to grow your business on Expedia and the efforts put in by your staff to delight guests is bearing fruits. This is an award given only to very selected hotels that have proved exceptional guest satisfaction and customer service.”
“Laya Safari is now an Expedia recommended hotel bearing the prestigious status of “VIP Access”. This is an invite only program given only to a few selected hotels in the entire country. By being active on this program we give you access to our high valued guests who book your hotel.
Please find below a snapshot of the award. You can access this award widget to upload on your website on the extranet. We will hand over the physical award to you shortly”, the message noted.
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