Aitken Spence Travels is the first of its kind Destination Management Company in Sri Lanka, providing travellers from all over the world, the opportunity to experience this beautiful island like never before.
The fact that we are equipped with the finest resources and possess the capabilities to offer the best value propositions to our partners has helped us cement our place as being the most professional Destination Management Service Provider in the country. 35 years of proven expertise and worldwide repute for delighting clients is attributable to our motto - “to go the extra mile”.
Our comprehensive array of services include planning and executing tours and holidays that are tailored to the specific requirements of our partners and clients. the company’s corporate philosophy is geared towards paving way for our clients and partners to realise their dreams.
Our business unit, Aitken Spence Conventions and Exhibitions caters exclusively to the MICE segment, providing a comprehensive range of services all over the country.
We have set up a variety of business units to specifically cater to the different niche segments such as Nature & Adventure, Shore Excursions, Wellness and Luxury Travel.
As Sri Lanka’s first Destination Management Company to be ISO 9001 “ 2008 quality certified, it comes as no surprise that Aitken Spence Travels is the preferred choice for many travellers. This is evident from the fact that the company handles over 85,000 inbound travellers annually. The company also holds the distinction of winning the Presidential Award for the Best Destination Management Company in Sri Lanka, a record three times.
Aitken Spence represents some of the largest and most renowned tour operators in the world. This prestigious list inlcudes:
TUI and Airtours-Germany, Thomson Holidays, Tropical Places, Trailfinders, Abercrombie & Kent-UK, Club Med, Tourinter Solea Vacance - France, Voegele Reisen, Alpi Tours, Francorosso, Vera Tour-Italy, Jetair - Belgium, Holland International, Arke Reisen, American Express – Netherlands and many more.
The company also works with tour operators from the Middle and Far East along with some reputed cruise operators.
Adding strength to the capabilities of Aitken Spence is the largest vehicle fleet in the island, which consists of all types of cars and coaches. This strength is complemented by the best National Guides and Chauffeur Guides who are fluent in English, Chinese, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese and much more, which makes handling travellers from any country a clinch.
Conforming to the most stringent European standards, all our clients are insured for USD 10 million with internationally reputed XL Insurance Company, making it the highest insurance cover provided by any Destination Management company in Sri Lanka.
One arm of the Tourism sector is Aitken Spence Overseas Travels Services, which is an IATA approved outbound travel agency and has been in operation since 1975. Since its inception, our superior service has earned us the reputation as a highly trusted and dependable organisation. In addition to airline ticketing, we are also the General Sales Agent for Rail Europe and Tradewinds for which ticketing and reservations are done inhouse. We are also the representative office in Sri Lanka for Carlson Wagonlit Travel, a leading global travel management company.
Offering a strategic synergy to Aitken Spence Travels is Aitken Spence Hotels who own/manage the most attractive hotel chain in Sri Lanka, comprising exclusive resorts located in all major tourist spots in the island. In addition, Aitken Spence Hotels own and manage a chain of hotels in India, Maldives and Oman.