Hemas Travels Ltd., the leading outbound travel agency in Sri Lanka has spread its wings in the rapidly developing city of Jaffna. The IATA-approved travel agency which has been in operation since 1979 made an impact in the central province with the launch of its Kandy branch late last year, and has within a short duration, now set its imprint in the North with its second branch outside of Colombo.
Strategically located at No 14, Jaffna – Point Pedro Road, the new Jaffna branch operates from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and is manned by trained and experienced Tamil-speaking staff. It offers a range of services from total travel solutions and airline ticketing covering all airlines, to the handling of hotels, outbound holiday packages, cruises, coach tours, visa handling and connections to the 24/7 after hour operation in Colombo, etc.
“We are proud to make our presence felt in the burgeoning metropolis of Jaffna. Recent years have seen many families reunite with relatives overseas resulting in significant outbound traffic for short and long terms visits and holiday travel. Statistics also show large numbers of students from the North venturing overseas for education abroad. The potential for the outbound travel industry in Jaffna thus far exceeds the expectation and demand, hence the establishment of Hemas Travels in Jaffna is mutually beneficial to all. Having expanded to one of the most important locations in the island, Hemas Travels, with its extensive services on offer, has created ease of travel to all within our network,” said Hemas Travels Ltd. Senior Manager Heshan Perera.
Hemas Travels Ltd. has earned a reputation as a trustworthy travel agency which continues to serve its clients with excellence. Through its 38 year existence, the reputed agency has adapted and innovated to serve its loyal and ever-growing clientele in all areas of travel.
Since its inception, Hemas Travels has gained recognition and acclaim within the travel fraternity of the island and works directly with the national carrier Sri Lankan Airlines and all foreign airlines operating through Colombo. The company continues to offer a comprehensive range of serviceS to key business companies, foreign missions, non-governmental organisations, religious institutions and common interest groups and also distributes its value added products to the sub agencies in Sri Lanka.
It is also a member of the prestigious International Air Transport Authority (IATA) which certifies Hemas Travels as a financially sound company, able to meet the standards of professionalism and quality as laid down by the governing body.
Prime Destinations, the leisure wing of Hemas Travels, is renowned as the leading provider of outbound holiday packages, cruises and tours in the travel Industry. As the international representatives for Royal Caribbean International cruise line as well as being the General Sales Agents (GSA) for Globus Family of Brands in Sri Lanka, Prime Destinations has gained recognition within its growing clientele, through a variety of customised packages to suit all their travel related needs.
Hemas Travels corporate division is also affiliated with HRG (the Hogg Robinson Group) one of the leading global travel management companies and trades under the name HRG Sri Lanka.
This article originally appears on DailyFT.