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Beach Boys

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Beach Boys


I'm an undergraduate reading for Tourism Management (BS.c) Degree.

I need your assistent in conducting my final research about "Beach Boys".

Please send me your experience with Sri Lanka Beach Boys..



Znojmo, Czech...
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1. Re: Beach Boys

you will find plenty of opinions of them in the kalutara hotel reviews. personally they would drive me mad so i stay on a beach where i seldom, if ever see any.

Edited: 11 August 2010, 11:47
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2. Re: Beach Boys

Amazing how people on holiday are prepared to get involved with those who hang around hot tourist spots,working their tricks to extract their hard earned holiday funds and whatever else is available,as easily and quickly as possible! If these "beach boys" and touts were in their home city, they'd give them a wide berth, methinks! There are also posts about them on the Negombo forum and other travellers' websites.

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3. Re: Beach Boys

Hmmm... dare to disagree a bit. Yes you have the agressive, shady beach boys but not all of them are like that. And a 'good' beach boy will bring you into contact with reliable freelance organisers/drivers for the day trips.

Often exactly these drivers are also used by the 'reliable' hotel tour desks, but at a price upto 50-100% above what they charge themselves. So as long as the 'contract' with the driver together with beach boy meets the four mimum criteria given in the FAQ (tourist board license, insurance, good car, address to complain to) I see no reason not to talk with the good beach boys. In a certain aspect, the hotel tour desks are even _MORE_ a shame for Lankan tourist industry and image by charging such excessive high fees solely for acting as a middleman towards the same pool of freelance drivers!

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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4. Re: Beach Boys

Interesting opinion on the beach boys from an unbiased website.....



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