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SriLankan Holidays, the leisure arm of the national carrier SriLankan Airlines, has officially appointed Travel Point as its sole general sales agent (GSA) in Oman on February 2. SriLankan Holidays is making a comeback after two years and associating itself with Travel Point, which holds over 30 years of experience in the commercial aviation sector.

SriLankan Holidays primarily facilitates travel to and from Sri Lanka and also within all points throughout the airline’s network. The airline is well connected to leading hotels, tour operators and other tourism related organisations. It focuses on providing travellers a wide selection of holiday opportunities that are all-inclusive and not limited to customised packages. SriLankan Holidays won the prestigious title of Best Outbound Tour Operator at the Presidential Awards for Travel and Tourism both in 2008 and 2009. More recently, SriLankan Airlines won the award for Leading International Airline at the Maldives Travel Awards in 2016.

With the launch of this partnership with Travel Point, SriLankan Holidays is launching exclusive, affordable and customised packages to Sri Lanka that are tailored to suit every customer’s travel needs. Their packages include Sri Lanka’s best destinations – Sigiriya, Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Bentota, Kandy, Galle, Nuwara Eliya and Colombo. Moreover, their packages like Classic Tour and Beach Tour are focused on providing a holistic experience of Sri Lanka with a balance of culture, exploration and relaxation.

For those looking for more adventurous holidays, they provide packages like Eco Tours and Wildlife Tours, which put Sri Lanka’s flora and fauna, rain forests and natural beauty on full display. In addition to these varied options, SriLankan Airlines offers flights to over 102 cities in 47 countries, making it easy for travellers to pick and choose their travel destinations at affordable rates. The airline’s accessibility to South Asia, Middle East and the Far East makes it an ideal choice for travellers to pick SriLankan Airlines.

Travel Point’s CEO Sunil Prabhakar said, “As the sole GSA for SriLankan Holidays, we are determined to offer high-quality services to our partners day after day. We are delighted about our partnership with SriLankan Holidays and our association with this renowned airline in South Asia. The offers we will be launching are extremely economical and affordable, making it easy for families and travellers to go on holidays without worrying about their finances.

“Holidays become some of the most important memories in a person’s life and we are here to help our customers make them without stress. This partnership will also allow for more growth in Oman’s tourism by facilitating inbound travel for all our customers, adding to a fruitful exchange. MICE tourism and corporates will also benefit from this relationship since the rates offered will be competitive, allowing for easy travel for large groups and conferences. There is great benefit for the citizens of Oman as well since they will not require visas, making their travel plans hassle free and affordable. In addition, being the GSA for SriLankan Holidays will help us enlarge our portfolio of the airlines and also give customers a wonderful opportunity to discover these beautiful, rich locales in ways never discovered before.”

Deepal Pallegangoda – country manager Oman, SriLankan Airlines, said, “It is important to have a local partner, who shares a common vision and has an experienced team of professionals with deep knowledge and extensive network into the local market.” For information, contact Travel Point’s office at 24661800 or e-mail