Welcome to Jetwing Travels
The home of Sri Lankan hospitality
A part of the Jetwing family, our journey began in 1980 to show visitors from near and far, the wonders of the paradise we call home. Today, we are a leading destination management company renowned for our legendary hospitality. Our team comprises experienced professionals who know the country and take pride in sharing its treasures. Our mission is to ensure that every guest enjoys the best experience possible while in our care. The many global accolades we have received confirm our deep commitment to excellence in all we do and our ability to deliver the highest of service standards.
  • We place a premium on providing a “legendary” service
  • We have a well maintained fleet of vehicles and source the best available when required
  • We perform to the highest standards possible and always strive to improve
  • We pride ourselves on reliability
  • We have over 40 years of experience and counting
  • We provide excellent value for money
Founder Chairman, Jetwing Hotels
Herbert Cooray
In the early 1970s, amidst the rhythmic dance of waves along Negombo beach, Herbert Cooray stood, a dreamer captivated by the brightening horizon. Founder extraordinaire of Jetwing, he birthed the intimate haven, Blue Oceanic. This humble abode of six rooms whispered warmth, marking the genesis of our pioneering journey.

Jetwing Travels, a familial tapestry woven with passion, humility, integrity and tenacity, has evolved into Sri Lanka's tourism maestro. For over four decades, we've sculpted an unrivaled hospitality culture, embracing innovation, sustainability and community upliftment. Join us on a journey where you transcend being a mere visitor—you become family.
Jetwing Timeline

Our Story

Embrace the Home of Hospitality as we share our timeline, promising warmth, culture and luxury in every step of travel.

Blue Oceanic Beach Hotel
Herbert Cooray,founding Chairman of Jetwing,established the Blue Oceanic Beach Hotel in Negombo with six rooms.
Seashells Hotel
Seashells Hotel was bought,which he built in 1972 as a building contractor.
Jet Travels
Destination management company; Jet Travels was launched in Negombo.
The Royal Oceanic Hotel
The Royal Oceanic Hotel was opened with 48 rooms.
The Yala Safari Game Lodge
The Yala Safari Game Lodge (previously Yala Safari Beach Hotel) was bought. This hotel was sadly destroyed in the tsunami in 2004.
St. Andrew’s Hotel & The Royal Oceanic Hotel
St. Andrew’s Hotel in Nuwara Eliya was bought and a second wing was added to Royal Oceanic Hotel which brought the total to 91 rooms in operation.
Hunas Falls Hotel & Airline Ticketing Operation
A joint venture company was formed with the Hayleys Group called Hayley-Jetwing and the partnership acquired the Hunas Falls Hotel. In the same year, Jet Travels commenced their airline ticketing operation.
Tropical Villas & Jet Asia
Tropical Villas, a 50 roomed three star property in Beruwala, was constructed. Simultaneously, Jet Travels launched their Professional Event Management Company named Jet Asia.
Jetwing Travels
Destination Management Company Jet Travels was rebranded as Jetwing Travels.
Jetwing Hotels
The name was changed to Jetwing Hotels from Hayley-Jetwing.
Jetwing Lighthouse
Jetwing Lighthouse was built. It won the accreditation of being a member of the ‘Small Luxury Hotels of the World’ in 1999.
Ground Handling Contract & Jetwing Air
Jet Travels was awarded the ground handling contract for Germany. They also began their airline representation with Jetwing Air.
Jetwing Eco Holidays
Jetwing Eco Holidays, the premier wildlife tour operator in Sri Lanka, was launched.
Royal Oceanic Hotel
Following a major refurbishment, Royal Oceanic Hotel was reopened as The Beach. It was the first hotel in Negombo to be a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World in 2005.
Jetwing Vil Uyana
Jetwing Vil Uyana was launched and it received membership of the Small Luxury Hotels of The World in the same year as well.
Jetwing Travels celebrated 25 years
Jetwing Travels celebrated 25 years in the travel industry.
Jetwing Warwick Gardens & Jetwing Kurulubedda
Jetwing Warwick Gardens and Jetwing Kurulubedda joined the Jetwing Family. Jetwing rebranded its chain of properties by adding the 'Jetwing' prefix to achieve consistency in both image and service delivery.
Jetwing Holidays
Jetwing Holidays; the Group's most sought after Outbound Travel company was launched.
Business Superbrand in Sri Lanka
Jetwing was recognised as a Business Superbrand in Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka Tailor Made
Sri Lanka Tailor Made, a dedicated division for high-end and luxury tailor-made holidays was launched.
Jetwing Sea & Jetwing Blue
Seashells Hotel & Blue Oceanic Beach Hotel were relaunched as Jetwing Sea and Jetwing Blue.
Hotel J
Hotel J, a revolutionary hotel brand with a select services concept, was launched. The first hotel, Hotel J Negombo began operations.
Kottukal Beach House
Another villa added to the portfolio; Kottukal Beach House.
Jetwing Symphony
Jetwing Symphony had its IPO to become the main investment arm of Jetwing.
Jetwing Yala
Jetwing Yala commenced operations in January.
Jetwing Colombo Seven & Jetwing Lake
Jetwing Colombo Seven, the first city hotel attached to the Jetwing family, was launched. Jetwing Lake opened in Dambulla.
Jetwing Hotels
Jetwing Hotels was ranked among the Top 20 corporates in Sri Lanka by the LMD Magazine.
Jetwing Kandy Gallery
Jetwing Kandy Gallery began operations in January 2020.
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