Business News from Sri Lanka: Hemas Travels, a fully-owned subsidiary of the diversified conglomerate Hemas Holdings opened its very first suburban branch in Nawala.
The opening ceremony was held under the patronage of Group Director Imtiaz Esufally, Managing Director of Leisure, Travel and Aviation Sector Malinga Arsakularatne and Chief Operations Officer of Hemas Travels Hussain Habeeb.
The event was also attended by Country Managers and Sales Heads of several airlines who have worked with Hemas for the last 4 decades.
Chief Operations Officer of Hemas Travels Hussain Habeeb said, “During our strategizing efforts we saw great potential for outbound leisure travel as well and decided to expand our business to that vertical. Our research also found the suburb of Nawala to be ideal in terms of its emergence as a highly residential locality with a potential market segment. We have therefore expanded our operations to Nawala to better serve them.”
The branch in Nawala situated at 1 Nawala Road, Nugegoda will be run by experienced Hemas staff and will serve customers in need of outbound travel packages, airline ticketing and luxury cruise bookings as well.
Established in 1979, Hemas Travels was a pioneer in outbound travel in Sri Lanka and has thus far operated out of its headquarters in Colombo and branch office in Kandy. The new Nawala branch brings the IATA accredited travel agent closer to its customers in the suburbs and will also aim to serve them better.
Hemas Travels operates the GSA for Royal Caribbean Cruises, Azamara Club Cruises, Celebrity X Cruises, and Globus, Cosmos, Avalon Waterways, Monograms under Globus Family of Brands.