SriLankan Airlines bags Gold at Golden City Gate Awards 2017
June 2017

The Gold Award presented to SriLankan Airlines

The National Carrier and oneworld member airline, SriLankan Airlines won a Gold Award for its destination video ‘Epic Journey of Sri Lanka on SriLankan Airlines' at the Golden City Gate Awards in Berlin.

The video captures the cultural vibrancy and ecological beauty of the country through extensive aerial videography; offering the viewer a novel perspective of the island's experience.

Siva Ramachandran, COO, SriLankan Airlines said, "Ourintention was to create a unique and all- encompassing visual experience of Sri Lanka, which could offer an inspiring perspective of the country even to an experienced traveller. We are extremely pleased that our efforts were recognized at the Golden City Awards 2017 and this will certainly motivate us to conceptualize and create more unique content, which will help us take Sri Lanka to the world."

‘Epic Journey of Sri Lanka on SriLankan Airlines' features a collection of the Island's most iconic and historic places. While portraying the country as a hotspot for adventure sports such as surfing and hot air ballooning, the video also unveils the modern luxuries offered to the discerning traveller.

The Airline element has been preserved in the video through the subtle appearance of SriLankan Airlines' cabin crew members, clad in the iconic peacock- motif Kandyan sari, blending with the landscapes. Thus, portraying the Airline's role as the messenger that carries to the world an invitation to explore the Island.

The Airline believes 'Epic Journey of Sri Lanka on SriLankan Airlines' will be instrumental in inspiring more travellers to immerse in the Sri Lankan experience. In this creative endeavor, SriLankan Airlines was assisted by Leo Burnett Solutions.

The Golden City Gate Awards Ceremony recognises the creative efforts of the global tourism industry. Other Gold award winners included, Dubai`s #BeMyGuest with SRK, DestiNATIOn Canada, Welcome to Singapore and Turkish Airways.