After a break enforced by the Covid-19 pandemic, SriLankan Airlines is again organising its global sales conference in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo this week. The airline has invited over 150 leading travel agents from all over the world, covering the airline’s extensive international network.
The airline says in a press statement that the invitees for taking part in the SriLankan Airlines’ Global Sales Conference 2022 have begun to arrive in the country. The guests hail from various parts of the world, ranging from Europe, the Middle East, the Indian subcontinent, Asia-Pacific and Australia. The invitees consist over 150 leading international travel agents who predominantly market Sri Lanka and the airline’s General Sales Agents (GSAs) that represent the airline across the globe.
The statement adds that the visiting agents will be exploring Sri Lanka on a selection of curated itineraries before attending the conference which will be held at Aliya Resort and Spa on November 18. The conference will be followed by a travel mart the next day, where the local tour operators and Destination Management Companies (DMCs) will meet the visiting agents to explore business and collaboration opportunities.
“As the National Carrier, in our endeavor to support the tourism recovery efforts, we embarked on this timely initiative to reaffirm Sri Lanka’s safety and readiness across our network. We believe that our trusted travel trade partners will take this message across their territories and will play a greater role in inspiring travel into Sri Lanka from their respective markets. We are also overwhelmed by the response that we are receiving from the local tour operators. As we speak, over 400 appointments have been booked, and we expect the numbers to grow in the coming days,” says SriLankan Airlines, CEO, Richard Nuttall.
The airline adds that it has been aptly supported by a host of hospitality and travel partners in Sri Lanka for organising the conference.