14.03.2014 in Group Companies, Latest by admin 0

Redefining the Travel Trade with International Partnerships

In keeping with the ‘Dare to Do’ philosophy that drives Expolanka companies and having understood that the travel trade is part of world that is increasingly driven by technology, Classic Travel has redefined the local travel trade through recent strategic partnerships with global entities. This has allowed Classic Travel to be able to offer new, innovative and effective travel related facilities to its customers.

Classic Travel now serves as the exclusive Passenger Sales Agency for Korean Air for the Maldives region. This exclusive partnership allows Classic Travel to offer a full range of travel solutions including special rates and international connections. Being the largest airline of South Korea, Korean Air’s international passenger division and cargo division together serve 130 destinations in 45 countries.

Classic Travel

With this partnership with Korean Air, Classic Travel is able to offer direct airline services such as air ticketing and reservation, travel insurance, airport transfers, flyer programmes, ticket delivery and SMS booking alerts. Customers are able to enjoy these facilities directly from Classic Travel without having to contact the airline on their own.

MakeMyTrip.com the one of the largest online travel companies in the world, is also another strategic partner of Classic Travel. Considered as the largest e-commerce business in India, MakeMyTrip is renowned for its innovative products and services and great-value prices. With major accolades such as CNBC Travel Award (2013) and Lonely Planet Travel Award for Best Travel Facilitator (2013 & 2012), MMT also has a prominent offline presence with 61 branches across India.

The partnership with MakeMyTrip allows Classic Travel to serve as its General Sales Agent, providing online bookings, instant confirmation and payments, choice of airlines and hotel reservations and price advantages.

Suresh Mendis - CEO Classic Travel

Suresh Mendis – CEO Classic Travel

Classic Travel has also partnered with Egencia, a travel agency which is a part of the world’s largest travel Company – Expedia. Together with Egencia, Classic Travel is able to provide travelers with full-service corporate travel solutions. The partnership allows Classic Travel to blend travel agency services, innovative travel technology, and global travel market expertise to the customers. This results in the business travelers receiving modern-day travel solutions as well as effective cost savings in their travel programmes.

These three partnerships not only serve to keep Classic Travel at the cutting edge of the travel trade, they ensure that its position as the pre-eminent travel consultant and solutions provider in Sri Lanka. To find out more, visit the Classic Travel website.

 

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