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UL CEO hopeful of tourism boom, but concerned over pilot exodus

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COLOMBO (News 1st) – SriLankan Airlines CEO Richard Nuttall was upbeat on on support of global travel trade for tourism revival in the country, however expressed concern over the exodus of pilots from the airline that is in its early stages."As Sri Lankan Airlines we carry 60% of the tourists that come to the country.

We also have 37 sales offices around the world and we are the first point of contact with many of the tour operators and travel agents that sell to the country.

What has really become clear over the last five or six months is, the challenge is not so much in selling Sri Lanka as a destination on what you can see here," he said.The CEO added that the concern has been from the foreign press and the travel advisories, that claim Sri Lanka is perhaps not safe.

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