SriLankan Airlines to organise largest-ever fam trip

With aim to boost tourism, SriLankan to host 150 travel agents from key markets
/ New Delhi
SriLankan Airlines
SriLankan Airlines to organise largest-ever fam trip

SriLankan Airlines host over 150 international travel agents in Sri Lanka

As tourism revival continues in Sri Lanka, after almost a year of political unrest, SriLankan Airlines, the flag carrier of the country, will bring 150 travel agents from all key markets in order to promote tourism.
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In order to support the revival of tourism progressing across Sri Lanka, SriLankan Airlines, the national carrier of the island nation, says it will host over 150 international travel agents in Sri Lanka for a commercial conference and a travel mart in mid-November this year.

In a press statement, SriLankan Airlines says that this will be the first time in recent history that such a large representation of the international travel trade industry has arrived in the country for an interactive initiative.

“Now the country is moving forward, the travel advisories are lifted, fuel is available, and it is time for us to rejuvenate tourism back to experience the wonders of Sri Lanka. The time has come when as SriLankan Airlines, the national carrier, we would like to demonstrate and show our valued partners across the network, that there was never a better time to visit and to raise awareness across the industry,” says Richard Nutall, Chief Executive Officer of SriLankan Airlines.

The press statement adds that the conference will bring together the travel trade fraternity from across the SriLankan network, focusing on those who significantly offer Sri Lanka in their product portfolio. “The visiting agents will be apprised on Sri Lanka’s tourism aspirations, the airline’s commercial outlook, and will be given a first-hand experience on the country’s ground situation to reassure them of the island’s readiness and stature to host any type of traveler,’’ says airline in the press statement.

The conference will be followed by a travel mart, where Sri Lankan tour operators and destination management companies will be given the chance to interact with the visiting agents to explore business opportunities, says the airline, adding that it currently connects a range of destinations into Sri Lanka which includes leading tourism feeder markets such as the UK, Germany, France, India and Australia.

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