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Hemas Travels opens first suburban branch in Nawala

August, 20, 2019

Hemas Travels, a fully-owned subsidiary of the diversified conglomerate Hemas Holdings, today declared open 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 & Aviation Sector, Malinga Arsakularatne and Chief Operating 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.

Speaking at the opening ceremony Chief Operating Officer of Hemas Travels Hussain Habeeb said, “Hemas Travels has been a trusted partner for outbound travel needs for many years. However, we have remained silent, capitalizing on business travelers through our networks. 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 discerning clientele. We have therefore expanded our operations to Nawala to better serve them.”

The branch in Nawala situated at 162A Nawala Road, Nugegoda will be run by experienced Hemas Travels staff and will offer outbound travel packages, airline ticketing and luxury cruise bookings as well.

Established in 1979, Hemas Travels is a pioneer in outbound travel in Sri Lanka and has thus far operated out of its head office 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 offer its renowned products and high level of service. Hemas Travels offers total travel management solutions for any traveler, be it business or leisure. The company boasts the largest GSA (General Sales Agent) portfolio in the country operating with world-renowned cruise liners, coach tours, MICE travel and facilitating visa and lounge services.

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.

For more information please contact Hemas Travels 24/7 hotline on 0114 704704/5 or call the new Nawala office on 0114 704700. The Nawala branch will operate from Monday – Friday (8.30 am to 5.00 pm) and on Saturdays from (9.00 am to 1.00 pm).

Photo caption: (Above) Group Director Imtiaz Esufally cutting the ceremonial ribbon (left) and Malinga Arsakularatne, MD - Lesuire, Travel & Aviation Sector lighting the oil lamp

 

(From left) Hussain Habeeb, COO Hemas Travels, Nilmini Abeysinghe, Travel Consultant and Head of Nawala Branch lighting the oil lamp and the Nawala Team