Bollywood star and former Miss Sri Lanka, Jacqueline Fernandez recently visited Sri Lanka as the first guest under Cinnamon’s ‘Bring a Friend Home’ (BAFH) campaign. This unique initiative by Cinnamon is to encourage Sri Lankans living here and overseas as well as expats in the country to nominate their foreign friends to visit the island nation. Hence, the hotel chain hosted Jacqueline from 10th to 14th August and created unique experiences for her in the country. As a Sri Lankan herself who is proud to support the recovery of the tourism industry, Jacqueline kick started the initiative by travelling to the island with 15 of her friends and family to celebrate her birthday and embarked on an iconic adventure that showcased the vibrancy and diversity that Sri Lanka has to offer as a destination.
As part of her tour, Jacqueline travelled to Trico Blu by Cinnamon for a beachside barbeque birthday dinner alongside a bonfire coupled with a performance by a saxophonist all organized for her by Cinnamon in celebration of her birthday. She spent a day snorkelling at the famous Pigeon Island before proceeding to Cinnamon Lodge Habarana. Jacqueline witnessed ‘the Gathering’ of hundreds of Asian elephants at Minneriya National Park, an event that is hailed as one of Lonely Planet’s top wildlife spectacles in the world. She also had dinner by the lake at Cinnamon Lodge Habarana as part of their popular destination dining experience. Her last two days in the island included her flying by Cinnamon Air to Colombo to relax at Cinnamon Grand Colombo before leaving the island.
The ‘Bring a Friend Home’ campaign by Cinnamon motivate people to invite their foreign friends to visit the tropical island by simply following a three-step process: Invite, Accept and Travel on its official site, www.bringafriendhome.com. The campaign will entitle the refree for six special holiday packages with exclusive rates at Cinnamon properties from 1 August to 15th December 2019 and a grand raffle draw on January 2020 which will include prizes such as a 1-year all-expense-paid stay at Cinnamon Life apartments and Rs 499,999 worth of Jewellery from Colombo Jewellery Stores.