Sri Lanka travel activities and tours on Airbnb experiences
ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s tourism authorities have teamed up with AirbnB to place activities ranging from surfing, wildlife, food walks and craft tours on its booking engine in the first deal of its kind in Asia.
“We’re delighted to sign this partnership with the Sri Lankan Tourism Ministry – the first partnership of its kind in Asia,” Airbnb Country Manager India & Sri Lanka Amanpreet Bajaj said in a statement.
“Through this Asia-first partnership, travelers, led by passionate local hosts, will be able to immerse themselves in unique cultural experiences across Sri Lanka.”
The booking engine will feature 40 ‘Airbnb Experiences’ hosted by experts in their fields.
"We are excited to work with AirBnB to promote experiences in Sri Lanka and we are of the view that an engagement of this nature would be of great value to the tourism industry of Sri Lanka," Kavan Ratnayaka, chairman of Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority said.
"We look forward to offer a high-level of commitment to support AirBnB Experiences and use this opportunity to add value to the tourism experience that Sri Lanka offers."
Among the Sri Lanka experiences on the Airbnb platform is Colombo restaurant and cultural tour, a elephant safari in Minneriya, surfing in Mirrissa, a heritage tour of Galle fort.