Avail attractive travel discounts through MakeMyTrip and get into a smart shopping frenzy with Mastercard debit and credit cards

New Delhi, 1 May 2018 – This summer vacation, unwind in the pristine beauty of Sri Lanka as Mastercard and Sri Lanka Tourism Promotions Bureau together offer great opportunities for Indian travelers to avail the convenience of cashless payments and attractive discounts on dining, shopping and staying in Sri Lanka.

Mastercard debit and credit cardholders will be able to enjoy attractive offers like:

  • Discounts worth INR 7000/- on any Sri Lanka holiday package booked through MakeMyTrip
  • Discount worth INR 550/- on each one-way air tickets to Sri Lanka booked through MakeMyTrip
  • Discounts worth INR 1100/- on roundtrip air tickets to Sri Lanka booked through MakeMyTrip
  • Discounts up to 25 percent at select hotels, restaurants, and retail stores such as Jetwing Hotels, Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts, AMAN Hotels, Loon Tao Restaurant and Mlesna Tea.

The above mentioned offers will be valid from May 2 to June 30, 2018, both days inclusive.

Commenting on this partnership, Sutheash Balasubramaniam, Managing Director, Sri Lanka Tourism Promotions Bureau said, “We believe that this new partnership with Mastercard will encourage cross border tourism between India and Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka is rich in culture and heritage and an attractive destination for both leisure and business travelers. Easy connectivity with short haul flights from India and favorable currency exchange rate will serve as the perfect package for the travelers.”

Vikas Varma, Senior Vice President, Account Management, Mastercard said, “Mastercard is delighted to partner with Sri Lanka Tourism Board to boost cashless tourism and further enhance the Sri Lanka experience. Tourism is a major contributor to Sri Lanka’s economy and given India’s close proximity to Sri Lanka, Mastercard’s market intelligence on the Indian travelers’ spending patterns and strong partnerships with various stakeholders, Sri Lanka can fully harness the potential of cashless payments.”

This announcement comes on the heels of recent positive growth for Sri Lanka’s tourism industry. As per a report published by the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority in 2018, international tourism arrivals in Sri Lanka hit a record of 2.1 million in 2017 with a growth rate of 3.20% over 2016[1]. India is the largest source of tourism for Sri Lanka contributing to 18% of the total tourists visiting the country. This year, Sri Lanka is expecting 440,000 arrivals from India, according to an estimate by the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau[2].

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[1] http://www.timeslanka.com/tag/sri-lanka-tourism/

[2] https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/services/travel/sri-lanka-targets-440000-indian-arrivals-in-2018/articleshow/62710501.cms