Colombo, September 20, 2017: SriLankan Airlines has entered into a partnership with Booking.com, the world’s largest accommodation website, providing airline passengers the convenience of booking accommodations online along with their flight tickets on the SriLankan Airlines website www.srilankan.com, from 18th September 2017.
As an introductory offer, members of SriLankan Airlines’ Frequent Flyer Programme FlySmiLes who book their accommodation on Booking.com through hotels.srilankan.com will be awarded double miles for a two-month period. This promotion is available for reservations made between 18th September and 18th November 2017.
Siva Ramachandran, Chief Commercial Officer at SriLankan, said: “We at SriLankan Airlines are constantly searching for innovative ways by which to delight our customers even further. We firmly believe that this partnership with Booking.com will enable us to provide a complete travel experience that reaches far beyond our award winning levels of on-board service, our sophisticated new fleet of aircraft, our state of the art entertainment systems, and all the other comforts that SriLankan is renowned for. Our customers will have access to a wide accommodation selection with a higher level of convenience, coupled with the ability to earn FlySmiLes miles.”
“Our aim is to elevate the user experience of our passengers by introducing a one-stop travel solution with the convenience of booking their flight and their accommodation at a single go. By partnering with Booking.com on our official website, SriLankan Airlines aims to provide our passengers enhanced accessibility to the world under a single URL, available at their fingertips on their desktops, laptops, pads and smart-phones, from wherever they are in the world,” said Mr. Ramachandran.
Brian Batista, Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships at Booking.com, said: “We are delighted to partner with SriLankan Airlines to provide their customers with a broad range of accommodation, from hostels, B&Bs, apartments, villas to five-star luxury hotels, wherever their destination. At Booking.com, travelers can enjoy the benefit of a best price guarantee and pay when you stay options. ”
About SriLankan Airlines:
SriLankan currently serves a network of 105 cities in 47 countries. As a member of the prestigious oneworld alliance, SriLankan also offers its passengers connectivity to over 1,000 cities in 160 countries that are served by its oneworld partner airlines.
Established in 1996 in Amsterdam, Booking.com B.V. has grown from a small Dutch start-up to one of the largest travel e-commerce companies in the world. Part of the Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN), Booking.com now employs more than 15,000 employees in 199 offices in 70 countries worldwide.
With a mission to empower people to experience the world, Booking.com invests in digital technology that helps take the friction out of travel. At Booking.com, we connect travellers with the world’s largest selection of incredible places to stay, including everything from apartments, vacation homes, and family-run B&Bs to 5-star luxury resorts, tree houses and even igloos. The Booking.com website and mobile apps are available in over 43 languages, offer over 1.4 million properties, and cover more than 110,000 destinations in 227 countries and territories worldwide.
Each day, more than 1.5 million room nights are reserved on our platform. So whether travelling for business or leisure, customers can instantly book their ideal accommodation quickly and easily with Booking.com, without booking fees and backed up by our promise to price match. Via our customer experience team, customers can reach Booking.com 24/7 for assistance and support in 43 languages, any time of the day or night.