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An exclusive luxury holidays brochure produced by Emirates Airlines for the United Kingdom travel market devotes 12 pages to Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka is one of the 14 destinations featured in the 2012 edition of the brochure.
Produced by Emirates Tours UK, the tour operating arm of the airline in the UK, the glossy catalogue titled ‘2012 EXCEPTIONAL’ describes the island as ‘a land bursting with colour, energy and history’.
The Sri Lanka section provides a description of the country’s many attractions, historic sites, cultural heritage, wildlife, hill country and beaches, and features 12 hotel properties located in the Cultural Triangle, the hill country and the western and southern coasts.
It offers a wide choice of customized tour packages as well as an eight-day tour labelled Essential Sri Lanka’ and an 11-day privately-guided tour titled ‘Discover Ceylon’ .
The latest Emirates Tours UK catalogue is an excellent demonstration of the commitment of Emirates to promote travel to Sri Lanka, a destination the airline has served for 26 years. As per the sources from the Airlines the brochure is targeted at high-end travellers, and is in addition to the annual ‘A World of Choice’ catalogue produced by Emirates Holidays, which also features Sri Lanka.
Emirates has operated services to Sri Lanka since April 1986 and now connects Colombo to the airline’s global network of 122 destinations with 28 flights a week. In 2011-12 the airline added 11 new destinations to its route network, took delivery of 22 new aircraft and flew 34 million passengers
The airline recently invested Rs 200 million on its own premium lounge at the Katunayake International Airport for the exclusive use of its First and Business Class passengers and Gold members of Skywards.
The other destinations featured in the 2012 Emirates Tours UK catalogue are Dubai, Oman, Maldives, Mauritius, Seychelles, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, South Africa, India, China and Australia-New Zealand..(niz+)