Sri Lanka announces special hotel deals for Indian tourists
Sri Lanka Tourism with the Sri Lanka Association of Inbound Tour Operators (SLAITO) and The Hotels Association of Sri Lanka (THASL) joined hands with the national carrier Sri Lankan Airlines to launch attractive, promotional packages to stimulate the Indian market.
“We look forward to activating this campaign as soon as possible in India and looking at similar offers in other key source markets including China which is expected to be rolled out in the future. Our tourist sites and hotels are fully operational and Sri Lanka Tourism is looking forward to welcoming visitors.” stated Minister of Tourism Development, Wildlife & Christian Religious Affairs, John Amaratunga.
The five packages include a combination of stays ranging from Colombo, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Dambulla, Sigiriya, Down South etc. The client could select standard, superior or deluxe accommodation to suit their budget.
The offer will be valid for stays from 10th June 2019 until 30th September 2019 and will be available for booking and sale through the Sri Lankan Holidays network in India.
“The Indian market is the No.1 source market to Sri Lanka over the past decade and in 2018 recorded over 400,000 visitors from India to the island. The National carrier SriLankan Airlines has over 120 flights per week to key Indian cities and we believe such offers are quick to popularize across Indian cities,” said Dimuthu Tennakoon, Head of Worldwide Sales and Distribution (HWSD) of SriLankan Airlines.
Mastercard which has over 180 million cardholders in India has come on board to promote these packages through their well-connected channels. Mastercard Sri Lanka and the Maldives country manager Santhosh Kumar shared that they are enthusiastic to be a part of such a timely initiative.
The campaign is set to launch in India on 10th of June 2019.