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Aitken Spence Travels welcomes 200,000th visitor

An employee of Aitken Spence Travels welcomes a tourist.
An employee of Aitken Spence Travels welcomes a tourist.

Aitken Spence Travels welcomed its 200,000th visitor for the FY 2018/19 last week. The company has recorded a growth in the number of tourist arrivals, building on its past performance of 178,000 visitors during its previous FY of 17/18.

Aitken Spence Travels generated more than 400,000 room nights to local hotels during the FY 18/19, making it one of the largest contributors to Sri Lanka’s hotel industry. The company has trained and provided many direct and indirect employment opportunities to Sri Lankans in the tourism industry.

The company is a joint venture between Aitken Spence PLC, a leading blue-chip conglomerate and TUI, the largest integrated tourism company in the world, flourishing on the best practices of these two reputed and strong shareholders.

Aitken Spence Travels also handles charter flights from the UK, Scandinavia and Poland.

Managing Director of Aitken Spence Travels, Nalin Jayasundera, “Over the years, Aitken Spence Travels has established strong partnerships with many leading tour operator partners. The trust they have placed in the Aitken Spence brand coupled with our ability to cater to the many diverse demands and needs of the discerning traveller has given us an edge over the competition. It is a great achievement for us to continue to keep raising the bar year after year and we will continue to cater to the different segments with innovative solutions.

“This incredible journey would not have been possible without the efficiency and dedication of our staff at Aitken Spence Travels and the senior management team,” he said.

“We continue to keep adding to the many laurels the company has been collecting over the years and the recent one being Aitken Spence Travels being selected as the best inbound tour company at the Sri Lanka Tourism Awards conducted by the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority recently,” Jayasundera said.