Passion runs through Darshana’s blood!
Darshana attributes his passion for travel industry bug to the age of 15, on a student trip to India. Since then, he has built relationships in the furthest corners of the globe allowing him to create truly life enriching experiences for his clients.
After receiving a Diploma for Tourism and Hospitality at Ceylon Hotel School in Colombo, Darshana worked at Jetwing Travels in Sri Lanka for 13 years as a Senior Manager. During his tenor, he led Holland International, LTU Touristik later named as REWE and Go Vacations. During this period he worked jointly with many Contracting and Product Specialists of these companies.
Thereafter, he explored Middle East travel experience for 9 years at Arabian Oryx Travel & Tourism L.L.C in Dubai as Assistant General Manager.
Taking advantage of the strategic location, he handled many world class travel companies and visitors from around the globe.
While he was cherishing his experience in Dubai, in 2013 Huzam and Darshana started Tour Blue Holdings (Pvt) Ltd with blessings of his superiors. In 2016 Darshana returned home after 9 years.
A successful young entrepreneur running multiple businesses across industries, a fluent speaker of four languages, and a dynamic personality who entered travel industry in 2011.
Huzam pursued CIMA upon completing his secondary education, and he is also a textile technology professional graduated from University of Moratuwa Sri Lanka. He completed his higher studies in International Business at Tokyo University of Social Welfare Japan.
Upon returning he founded www.cSrilanka.com, which was a fully fledged trip planner offering customized travel solutions through an online portal, after carefully evaluating the growth potential of Sri Lankan travel industry and market trends in late 2011.
In 2013, Tour Blue was formed with the goal of expanding operations to a broader level with Darshana Cabraal.
Huzam’s mantra is to always offer fresh and unique experiences to his clients with innovative itineraries, which will showcase the stunning island nation in a whole new light.
Heading the overall operation at Tour Blue, Shamraz was born in the Dutch Fort town of Galle in southern Sri Lanka, and brought up in the midst of the hustle and bustle of lively Colombo; before leaving for Toronto to attend University. The Business statistician also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing. Shamraz handles Luxury tailor-made accounts from Europe, while also heading operations and Marketing strategy. An adventure enthusiast, avid reader, and a skilled orator famous for his whiteboard sessions; Shamraz also contributes as a consultant to startups.
Angela fell in love with Sri Lanka at the age of eleven during a family holiday in Bentota. During her studies of Social Sciences and Sustainable Tourism Management, she returned multiple times; and lived and worked for 2 years in Galle Fort - her beloved city in Sri Lanka. Angela is managing the German Tour Blue office in Berlin; she consults and gives her invaluable insider tips to clients.
He is the Head of Operations for Maldives who has been in the tourism trade since graduating from the formal education, and is armed with previous air ticketing knowledge, and now with the resorts’ trade in the Maldives. A team player who is always ready to help colleagues, especially those who are still novices. He always keep abreast with the latest happenings of the trade in the Maldives, and generously shares information with colleagues, you can say one of Maldives trade’s alive encyclopedias. Responsive in handling enquiries from clients and even when hoteliers are asking for a help in terms of getting to know the ongoing market situation and giving advices when asked. Maintains a good relationship with resort’s key partners, even outside office hours. A confident, reliable and knowledgeable travel agent.
Fondly Known as Gobi, Thargithan has been a driving force in the finance department. Gobi has completed his Bachelor of commerce degree, while currently perusing his CMA credentials. A quiet but reliable character who is methodical. Gobi enjoys his chess and cricket.
Indika counts more than eight years of experience in the travel industry. A consistent and high achieving individual who strongly believes in success through hard work, and dedication. Indika enjoys her life to the fullest and has great sense of humor. A very understanding individual who respects each person’s values and space. A passionate traveler who visits every corner of the beautiful island during her leisure time to experience for herself what she could offer her clients.
Shirantha manages the Tour Blue transportation department, maintaining a keen eye on all on going tours. A reliable, and highly experienced member of the team, Shirantha has been involved in travel since 2003. Shirantha is a keen traveler and enjoys exploring new places, spending time with loved ones and meeting people. During his free time, Shirantha loves a game of Cricket or a good movie.
The very personification of a “globetrotter”, Anu’s love for travel was ingrained in her from the time she was a nipper. Being quite an altruistic character, she was able to observe the traits and aspects of the various people groups she encountered during her travels near and far. This helped her understand that at the end of the day, we are all connected to each other, though the world in itself is quite expansive.
In order to satisfy her thirst for unending escapades, she joined the tourism industry, and has now racked up over a decade’s worth of experience therein. Suffice to say, she isn’t going to quit any time soon. Her commitment to the industry has enabled her to experience diverse cultures and traditions.
It is her passion for travelling that drives her to create experiences for her clients, and she goes all out in order to make their dreams and wishes come true. All the way from planning, organising, facilitating, and executing travel needs, Anu wants to be part of it all.
With an excellent track record of over 8 years in the field of Hospitality and Tourism in leading organizations, working under extremely competitive and dynamic market conditions. Zahra thrives when she is outside her comfort zone and constantly pushes herself to learn new things. An avid reader, quote creator and animal lover. She brings a fresh perspective to the team.
Noori is a friendly character who joined tourism from the manufacturing industry.
A keen taskmaster, who was also a brilliant high school athlete. Noori loves to travel and captures a picture or two during her adventures. She is also an avid fan of movies, and Tour Blue’s quintessential foodie!
Noori is an ambitious character who lights up the office with her friendly demeanor.
Heidi grew up in the tourism industry in a blended family. She has obtained a bachelors degree in psychology, which she believes helps her in understanding and to engaging with clients.
From a young age, Heidi has established discipline through martial arts, which has allowed her to apply the same ethical principles in her work. She finds peace in exploring nature; This is a reason why she feels right at home in her Tropical island.
Tourism has been Ian’s passion from an early age travelling around Europe with his parents and then working in an hotel on the one of the UK’s prominent holiday destinations – the Isle of Wight. His expertise has including working with product all over the World, but whilst there is a passion for all travel experiences, the draw to island destinations is strong. In the UK and travel industry Ian is renown for his direct knowledge of the Indian Ocean, having worked and visited numerous times to , Mauritius, Seychelles, Reunion, Rodrigues, Madagascar, Maldives and now Sri Lanka. Ian is delighted to be working with Tour Blue and developing programmes for Sri Lanka, along with his colleagues in the Ocean Marketing UK office. With excellent relationships with Travel partners throughout the UK, Netherlands, Nordic countries and Baltic states, Ian and the Ocean Marketing team look forward to introducing the Sri Lankan experience to more and move visitors.
“Bon Voyage” may be understood worldwide, but for Lucile, who hails from France, that has deep and fond connotations. She believes in the adage, “Travel is one of the greatest human freedoms ever.”
She has traversed the globe, visiting such places as the entirety of Europe, the Bahamas, Dominican Republic, India, and North Africa. Lucile absolutely loves travelling, is passionate about cultures, learning about local lifestyles, and interacting with people from all walks of life. Curiosity and dynamism are her strong points, and has helped her design and create scintillating travel experiences. Making it all happen is her forte.
She comes with over 5 years’ worth of travel experience in France. Thereafter, she decided to fulfill her lifelong ambition of working abroad, and within the blink of an eye, she chose the Pearl of the Indian Ocean – Sri Lanka.
Why Sri Lanka? Well, she states that she fell in love with it because it has a plethora of astounding landscapes and vistas, delicious food, colourful sunsets, and of course smiling people. Her favourite places include Arugam Bay, Hiriketiya, Belihuloya, and Adam’s Peak.
Suzuki visited Sri Lanka for the first time 8 years ago. Ever since, she has not been able to stay away from the land of golden beaches and cascading waterfalls for more than a month every year. Today she is a fluent speaker of Sinhalese, and teaches Japanese, her first language as a hobby. A devout Buddhist who is a perfectionist and a calming presence with a talent for engaging, thoughtful conversations.
A hard working and friendly character who makes sure that reservations and hotel rates are at their immaculate best. Wimani loves a novel, two, or three! And knows every synopsis to all movies out there. She is a team player who previously worked in customer care and data management.
A lively member at Tour Blue; A self-proclaimed lover of food, Afsa takes care of operational duties making sure things run smoothly with ongoing tours. When she is not coordinating between different departments, she also takes care of Tour Blue social Media accounts, to keep them alive and updated.
Kavindu is a cornucopia of talents and abilities. He is our marketing and product development expert, as well as operations ace. A jack of all trades, Kavindu loves a challenge. What’s more? He lives for travel. Always on the prowl for new and exotic attractions around the island, on most weekends you will find him trekking through a montane forest, camping on a windswept plain, or climbing a mountain.
He has a sense of responsibility, patience, and calm far beyond his age, and with a “can-do” attitude and an insatiable appetite for knowledge, Kavindu is ready to take on any barrier and overcome it with ease.
Kavindu is also an accomplished badminton player, and has represented the national team. He is also a movie buff, has a potpourri of interests, and loves Asian music as well.
A fresh addition to the Tour Blue team, Kasun is also amongst the youngest. Being a passionate traveler, Kasun set out seeking for a career in the travel industry, soon after completing his education. Kasun enjoys making friends and exploring new cultures. Having completed his education in Japan, Kasun is a fluent speaker of Japanese. During his free time. Kasun enjoy a game of baseball, a good movie or his hobby of drawing portraits.