Singapore Airlines to connect tourists to Sri Lanka signs MoU with SLTPB - Opportunity Sri Lanka
Singapore Airlines to connect tourists to Sri Lanka signs MoU with SLTPB

Singapore Airlines to connect tourists to Sri Lanka signs MoU with SLTPB

The Morning: Singapore Airlines (SIA) along with the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB) is to leverage its route network, connecting customers from other countries to Sri Lanka.
Accordingly, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the SIA and SLTPB on 12 April 2022, reaffirming SIA’s commitment to Sri Lanka to support efforts to boost tourism in the country.
Under the agreement, SIA and SLTPB will also conduct joint activities to boost the tourism industry in Sri Lanka. This includes media and agent familiarisation tours initially targeting main source markets to Sri Lanka via SIA, such as Australia and Singapore. Other Far East markets will be added in the future, based on their reopening plans for tourism. Print, electronic, and social media activities are also planned in the long run.
The MoU was signed between Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau Chairperson Kimarli Fernando, and Singapore Airlines Regional Vice President – West Asia and Africa David Lau. Singapore Airlines General Manager – Sri Lanka Zachary Liew, Singapore Airlines Regional Sales Planning Manager – West Asia and Africa Rajiv Varma, Aitken Spence Aviation Managing Director Vasantha Kudaliyanage, SLTPB Director – Public Relations Madubhani Perera, and SLTPB Legal Officer Ishani Gunawardane were present at this occasion.
SIA began services to Colombo in 1970. The airline currently operates nine weekly flights between Colombo and Singapore, operated by the Airbus A350-900 aircraft.
Sri Lanka Tourism continues to welcome travelers to the island, and is committed to ensuring that all tourism attractions, hotels and related services continue to operate.
As at 21 April 2022, SIA operates nine times weekly between Colombo and Singapore.

OSL take:

The steady growth in foreign travellers to the country have resulted in many international airlines increasing the number of flights operated to Sri Lanka. The increase in foreign travellers and air traffic to the country has resulted in the need for further development of supplementary infrastructure facilities in Sri Lanka’s tourism industry as well as the airport and aviation industry. Given the expanding economy and growing business potential in the country, foreign businesses/investors could explore the growing opportunities in Sri Lanka’s tourism, airport and aviation industries.

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