SriLankan Airlines launches Arabic site

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Updated 04 July 2016
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SriLankan Airlines launches Arabic site

SriLankan Airlines, the national carrier of Sri Lanka and a member airline of one world, launches its Arabic website, providing its Middle Eastern travelers an enhanced and personalized browsing experience.
The new site is equipped with advanced features to provide a “hassle-free and comprehensive” web experience, allowing the users the convenience of fulfilling travel preliminaries at their fingertips, offering them the opportunity to independently control their own bookings.
In addition, travelers can also instantly claim the online offers that SriLankan launches.
In celebration of the launch of its Arabic site, SriLankan offers its passengers a discount of 30 percent on all online bookings out of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait and the UAE.
Bookings opened on June 1 and continue till July 10, while the travel is restricted between July 25, and Nov. 30, 2016.
Desiree Premachandra, SriLankan Airlines’ country manager Dubai, said: “We are delighted to reach to our passengers in the region with the Arabic site, which will provide them a more comprehensive and enjoyable browsing experience.”
A key feature of the website is the ease with which customers can purchase tickets online and manage their bookings through its simplified user interface to check-in, pre-order meals, request for child care or special assistance, and make purchases from the duty free collection among many such facilities. SriLankan Airlines has further personalized the experience by offering the site in the Arabic language as well for those who wish to make their bookings in their mother tongue.
The new site is stated to have been designed to the highest global compatibility standards and is backed by a dedicated team of customer care professionals so the airline constantly interacts with its passengers to provide a more personalized experience.
Dedicated native language home pages are available to users in all countries which SriLankan Airlines operates to.


Starbucks hosts 2nd ‘Over Coffee’ session

Updated 20 August 2018
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Starbucks hosts 2nd ‘Over Coffee’ session

Starbucks Saudi Arabia hosted the second session of its “Over Coffee” event in Riyadh on Aug. 7 and in Jeddah on Aug. 8 to discuss the progress in its Saudization campaign, which seeks to localize 35 percent of the company’s workforce by 2020. The event is designed to promote engagement and hold useful discussion to encourage Saudi youth to consider working for the service sector as a career option and contribute to the achievement of Saudi Vision 2030. During the sessions, a number of Saudi Starbucks partners discussed their work experiences in the company.
“Over Coffee” is part of Starbucks’s Saudization and social impact agenda, which seeks to address key workforce challenges, reshape public perceptions of youth taking on jobs in the retail and service sector, explain the role of Starbucks employees, and prepare young Saudis for the economy sector and the jobs of the future.
Starbucks stressed at the sessions that it is committed to employing 400 Saudi nationals from both sexes in the upcoming period as part of its support for the Saudization program in line with Vision 2030 and the National Transformation Program.
Rana Shaheen, regional communications and CSR manager, Starbucks Middle East, said: “Since its launch in 2017, Starbucks’ Saudization campaign has managed to increase the percentage of Saudi partners in the company from nine percent to 23 percent. By 2020, we aim to localize 35 percent of the workforce and accelerate training of Saudi partners at all levels.”
As part of its support for Vision 2030, the company discussed its partnership with Education for Employment, the leading youth employment organization in the region, noting that under this partnership two workforce entry programs called “Pathway to a Job” and “Opportunity Café” were designed to enlighten and develop Saudi youths and help them fast-track their careers into the service sector.