for impact-driven tourism companies.

A 6-months intense, tailor-made and goal-oriented business programme for Start-ups and SMEs in the tourism sector.

To achieve a higher business level, we need to take a closer look at individual business models, an emphasis on sustainable unique selling points (USP) and an upgrade in marketing and communication skills. Upgrading the status of businesses can only be ensured if their overall survival can be guaranteed.
Recognising these issues, GLX therefore evolved the new tourism-specific business development programme GLX ‘Enterprise Evolver’. It will ideate on solutions, tailor made for each specific business, who will be a part of the programme. Experts and industry professionals will support these companies in addressing and resolving issues, preparing them with investor strategies, investment readiness and operational efficiency. In addition to learning the before mentioned skills, tourism SMEs will competitively apply for available seed funding from the Good Life X business development programme.sector.

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Meet the
evolving businesses

With the aim to “build back better” and improve access to finance and markets, these 15 SMEs have been selected to join the six months business development programme, during which they receive one on one coaching, seed funding and benefit from peer learning and workshops. Meet the inspiring evolvers:


is a holiday company. They provide unforgettable creative and unique holiday experiences with highest standards in customer care and services, unique quality of travel and tour solutions, redefining travel arrangement process in order to give every tourist that travel with us the most beautiful memories of Sri Lanka and its people.

Tour Blue

is focused on creating and facilitating sustainable and innovative travel experiences for the discerning traveler since over 31 years. They are a multi lingual, multi-national, and multi ethnic team from diverse backgrounds.

Paradise Holidays

is an Eco Adventure Tourism and Destination Management Company, operating  as certified member of the ATR and a supporter of World Responsible Tourism. Founded in 1985, they are experts in creating adventure tours in Sri Lanka for independent travelers and families.


is offering a unique adventures that takes guests much closer to nature. Its situated in a private location, 5 minute away from famous diving spot hikkaduwa.


is a range of forest bungalows with eco-friendly accommodation and each space ensures the guests a comfortable stay. The company commits itself to only sustainable actions, like tree planting instead of cutting, the usage of organic fertilizers, reduce of single plastic use and supporting the local community.


in Arugam bay is a 22 room hotel on the beach with Asian fusion restaurant and bar, swimming pool, wildlife safari, the kumana national park, historical temples and surfing experience.


is a Destination Management Company, providing memorable and inspiring holidays in Sri Lanka for over 40 years, specialized in adventure tours and bespoke holidays.


is a family-owned business in Hikkaduwa, situated 12 Kilometers north of Galle in Southern Province Sri Lanka. It consists of 60 room hotel and has a unique clean and peaceful beach, which offers a very relaxing environment to our guest.

minara, Bopath Ella

is located in a serene setting, overlooking the famous Bopath Ella Waterfall. The location in abundance will offer you Peace, Solace and Tranquility for a rejuvenating experience that could comfort all guests through an experience of country living with luxury comforts.


is an experience provider, specializing in providing authentic and cultural Sri Lankan lifestyle experiences based in unique locations around Sri Lanka using food trails, indigenous & unique heirloom food and the traditional Sri Lankan way of healthy living.

The Island Story

is an ethical and purposeful travel company and every journey is designed to rebuild and transform the guest`s life and those you meet along the way. A small percentage of every booking made with us will go towards a non-profit, supporting the voiceless street heroes of Colombo.

Foozoo Infinite

A collection of holistic healing experiences, that are curated for your health and well-being. From cosy and homely accommodation options, healing by food, therapeutic practices like sound healing, song circles and ecstatic dance.


is a small, 5- room unique Boutique Villa for adults in a green jungle garden, located in the center of Trinco. The Resort offers healthy and organic cuisine with vegan and vegetarian specialities, calming yoga and meditation retreats.

Tara Watergate

provides comfortable, safe, secure, elegant and spacious accommodation by the Tissamaharama lake. Specializing in local cuisine, amidst tranquil settings and wild life with a picturesque infinity pool overlooking the lake.

The Backwaters

is a fusion of harmony with the environment, luxury and simplicity with modern comforts to provide a unique experience of being in a jungle and our concept is built around upcycling items, that would usually end up in a junkyard.