Top travel agents from Egypt were hosted in Sri Lanka by Aitken Spence Travels for a five-day educational tour in collaboration with the Sri Lankan Embassy in Cairo and airline partner Emirates Airlines recently.
The objective of the familiarization visit was to give them a first-hand experience of the product on offer and ensure that all the agents are educated well in selling Sri Lanka as a leisure destination in Egypt.
Commenting about the destination and what they had experienced, the agents were full of praise at the natural beauty Sri Lanka has to offer. The varied attractions of lush green natural vegetation, misty cool green hill country, the abundant wildlife and of course the sun-kissed golden sandy beaches were greatly appreciated by the group. The group was of the opinion that Sri Lanka has a better product to offer than regional locations such as Bangkok, Malaysia and Singapore.We will work closely with the travel agencies in Egypt to popularize Sri Lanka as a preferred leisure destination for Egyptian travellers. Sri Lanka being one of the safest destinations in the world along with its tropical attractions and easy access to visas with traditional Sri Lankan hospitality will be an ideal getaway to the Egyptian traveller.
Aitken Spence Travels is the winner of the Presidential award for three consecutive years and the only DMC to enter the Hall of Fame as well as being the recipient of Sri Lanka Tourism Award for Professional Conference Organiser. The company was also the proud recipient of the prestigious PATA Gold award in 2014 under the Environment - Ecotourism Project for an innovative excursion programme developed together with the Elpitiya Plantations. Aitken Spence Travels is fully diversified into every aspect of tourism-related activities namely leisure, eco, adventure, MICE and cruise. It is considered as the leader in destination management in Sri Lanka with its creative and innovative tours and services.