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SriLankan Airlines bags two titles at World Travel Awards

SriLankan Airlines Manager Hong Kong, Pradeep Durairaj (centre) with WTA officials after receiving the awards.
SriLankan Airlines Manager Hong Kong, Pradeep Durairaj (centre) with WTA officials after receiving the awards.

SriLankan Airlines, the National Carrier of Sri Lanka and a member of the Oneworld Alliance received two prestigious titles at the World Travel Awards 2018 Asia and Australasia Ceremony held at InterContinental Grand Standford in Hong Kong, yesterday.

Whilst the Airline’s launch campaign to Australia titled ‘Two Cities. One Spirit’ was awarded the ‘Asia’s Leading Marketing Campaign 2018’ accolade, SriLankan managed to defend the well known title ‘Asia’s Leading Airline to the Indian Ocean 2018’ for the second consecutive year.

SriLankan Airlines, Group Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Vipula Gunatilleka said, “SriLankan Airlines’ emphasis has been on systematic and focused growth in certain markets to reposition the Airline as a leader in the region through product/frequency enhancements and induction of new destinations. Our consolidated strength in the Indian Sub-continent has allowed us to offer a wider choice of travel to customers across our global network. Impactful marketing communication activations, on the other hand, have been instrumental in cementing the Airline’s brand presence in our focus markets. These two awards bear testimony to the fact that our efforts have been holistically effective.”

SriLankan Airlines’ Senior Manager, Marketing, Mr. Saminda Perera said, “We, at SriLankan Airlines, are delighted to receive two awards at the World Travel Awards Asia and Australasia Ceremony, this year. Whilst one award reinforces our stature as a leader in the ISC region, the other recognises the innovativeness and universal appeal of our marketing communications endeavours.”

The campaign conducted for the launch of new destination- Melbourne, “Two cities. One spirit” stems from a place of honouring and celebrating the affinity between Australia and Sri Lanka. This was aimed to appeal to the Sri Lankan diaspora in Melbourne and the Australians who are attracted to adventure on the island.

The creative executions were inspired by characteristics that exist in both Sri Lankan and Australian cultures, expressed through visuals that celebrate the similar vivacity and passion deeply rooted in food, art, cricket, surfing and the iconic wildlife that are inherent to both destinations.

 

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