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Emirates and Jetblue launch joint frequent flyer partnership

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Emirates and JetBlue Airways have announced the launch of a joint frequent flyer partnership.

Emirates to fly A380 twice a day to JFK

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Emirates is to further boost its fast-growing US network with the start of a second daily A380 service to New York JFK.

Srilankan eyes expansion in Pakistan

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SriLankan Airlines plans to expand its presence in Pakistan with promises of frequent flights from Islamabad and Lahore in the near future, Pakistani media reports said.

Heritance Ahungalla walks the talk on sustainability

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Heritance Ahungalla, one of Sri Lanka’s Aitken Spence Group’s deluxe hotels, has employed scores of people and sources supplies from the neighbouring villages as part of the ongoing investment drive to embrace sustainability.

Malaysia Airlines Expand To The Southern Province

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Malaysia Airlines, in recognizing the vibrant growth of the Sri Lankan economy and its tourism sector, has decided to expand its operations and visibility, by opening its second branch office in Matara.

Sri Lanka Among The Worlds 'Wildest Islands'

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A three member crew from ‘Off the Fence, UK' recently spent 17 days in Sri Lanka exploring wildlife, famous locations, epic landscapes and colourful beauty as part of a documentary for Discovery Channel on the world's ‘wildest islands'.

HSBC announces ‘Blockbuster Holidays’ roll out

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HSBC announced its epic holiday roll out for travellers seeking local and outbound travel with mega deals that are too good to be missed.

AMEX-JKH hotels partnership offers for cardmembers

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American Express, the credit card acquired and issued in Sri Lanka solely by Nations Trust Bank PLC partners with John Keells Hotels to offer cardmembers ultimate getaway choices for the upcoming holiday season.

Tamarind Hill re-launched with new look

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Blending old world charm with modern luxury, Tamarind Hill Galle has been re-launched after extensive refurbishment to the external areas of the entire property, the hotel’s management, Asia Leisure Holdings (Pvt) Ltd announced yesterday.

Sri Lanka’s first luxury yacht charter service announced

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CeySail Cruises (Pvt.) Ltd. announced the launching of Sri Lanka’s first luxury yacht charter service recently.

Jetwing Launches Game for Facebook Fans

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Ably proving their status as being technologically savvy, Jetwing Hotels has now launched a specially designed game for Facebook, as a part of a novel competition.

Amagi Lagoon opens in Negombo

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The Economic Development Ministry in its endeavour to attract one million tourists by 2012 opened another tourist resort, Amagi Lagoon Resort & Spa in Negombo recently.

Emirates dispatches world’s largest airliner to Gatwick

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The world’s largest passenger jet aircraft will touch down at London Gatwick next month, as Emirates brings an Airbus A380 to the airport to mark 25 years of service.

Tripadvisor awards Dolphin Beach

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Dolphin Beach, located on the unspoilt Alankuda Beach in Kalpitiya, was recently awarded a ‘Certificate of Excellence’ by TripAdvisor.

Oman Air Training Centre among IATA'S ME top ten

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The Oman Air Training Centre has been awarded a much-coveted place in IATA’s Middle East 2012 Top Ten Authorized Training Centre listing for the second continuous year.

Air Arabia Increases Flights to Colombo

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Air Arabia now offers nine weekly flights to Sharjah from Colombo. Air Arabia, the first and largest lowcost carrier (LCC) in the Middle East and North Africa announced recently that the airline has increased the frequency of flights from Colombo to UAE to nine flights a week.

Amagi Lagoon Resort New Styles of Recreation

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The Amagi Lagoon Resort and Spa, the latest addition to the country's newest resort folder, was declared opened over the weekend. Located in Negombo

Colombo clearance for helicopters

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Domestic airline and helicopter operator Deccan Aviation was first to formally announce the establishment of the first privately run city helipad at the Colts Cricket Grounds on Havelock Road, following the relaxation on stringent security restrictions on civil flights over the capital city.

Asia-pacific to emerge top contributor to global aviation industry

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Airline carriers from the Asia Pacific region are expected to contribute US$ 2 billion to global industry profits for the year 2012 as compared with US$ 4.9 billion in 2011, despite a previous US$ 0.3 billion downgrade in profits as a result of a weak first quarter, according to a report from the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

Sri Lankan strikes alliance with oneworld

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SriLankan Airlines is to join oneworld, adding one of Asia’s fastest growing airlines to the world’s leading quality airline alliance.

Emirates unveils ‘Do More in Dubai’ offer

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Emirates is offering its passengers a chance to ‘Do More in Dubai’ with a sensational offer for children accompanying parents to the airline’s home base till end September.

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