Srilankan Holidays has appointed Linkin Reps as one of the franchise operators for its passenger holiday business in India.
This move will help Srilankan Holidays to build its presence and awareness with potential customers in the Indian market and will power Srilankan Airlines flights to/from all 9 states of India i.e. Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Cochin, Madurai, Thiruvananthapuram and Tiruchirappalli.
This partnership includes the provision of complete tourist packages with defined itineraries through marketing and general sales support services to agencies. As a franchise operator of Srilankan Holidays, the company will also aim to build brand awareness of the carrier, develop effective and strategic business operations, increase ticket sales revenue and encourage business partners to choose Srilankan Holidays as first choice.
This new partnership is a major challenge for Linkin Reps, as it marks the restart of tourism in the post-covid and national emergency era which offers new growth opportunities for leisure and business travel between India and Sri Lanka.
The event was solemnly held on August 26, 2022 in Delhi where the airline recognized travel agents, cargo agents and also announced new appointments. The Sri Lankan Deputy High Commissioner, Niluka Kadurugamuwa spoke about the history, culture, contribution of Indians to tourism in Sri Lanka and how the recent crisis in the country has affected the positive growth of businesses.
Sri Lankan tourism officials, aware of the urgent need to support their country’s economy, also plan to attract more Indian tourists, who constitute the largest segment of foreign tourists.
“Srilankan Holidays continues to strive for excellence in all areas of the business and we are looking for partners who share similar aspirations,” said Ravindran, Regional Director India and Bangladesh, Srilankan Airlines. “We believe we have found such a partner in Linkin Reps, a leading representation company to help us expand our footprint in India.”
“We are delighted that Srilankan Holidays has partnered with Linkin Reps to help them in these markets and hope this will lead to further success for this new partnership,” said Komal Seth, Founder and Director of Linkin Reps. “Linkin has the experience, industry knowledge and people to drive strong growth for this carrier.