Classic Travel opens the first ever exclusive VISA centre in the Sri Lankan travel industry

March, 8, 2016: Introducing yet another industry first, Classic Travel recently opened its exclusive VISA office in Deals Place, Colombo 03. The Classic VISA centre is geared to facilitate a range of VISA services. Classic Travel is the first travel agency in Sri Lanka to establish a separate office to facilitate VISA services. Continue reading “Classic Travel opens the first ever exclusive VISA centre in the Sri Lankan travel industry”

Classic Travel optimizes its Business Continuity Plan to gain a competitive edge  

 July 8, 2015: Leading Travel solutions provider, Classic Travel optimized its Business Continuity Plan (BCP) with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) to safeguard the continuity of each component of its business and ensure maximum benefits to customers. Classic Travel’s BCP covers a fundamental aspects of its business including Corporate Sales Divisions located at Classic Travel head office, Out bound travel, MICE Division, Frequent Individual Travel (FIT) Division, Ticketing, Quality Assurance, Marketing, Visa, Information Systems (IS), Call Center, Human Resource, Finance, Research Development and Strategy Development. Continue reading “Classic Travel optimizes its Business Continuity Plan to gain a competitive edge  “

Classic Travel celebrates three years of steady success in Ratnapura

March, 08, 2016: Classic Travel celebrated its three year milestone in Ratanapura with a product presentation event featuring special April Holiday packages, entertainment acts and a raffle draw. Saif Yusoof, Director – Classic Travel and the senior management of Classic Travel took part in the event. Begun in February 2013, Classic Travel Ratnapura has gained the trust and loyalty of citizens of Ratnapura and its suburbs with its unique customer centric approach and reliability. Classic Travel Ratnapura offers travel information and other travel related services from airline ticketing, global hotel reservations, visa handling services, passport extension services, travel insurance to booking of holiday packages to any destination worldwide. Continue reading “Classic Travel celebrates three years of steady success in Ratnapura”

Classic Travel conducts travel fiesta in Galle

5, January, 2015: In a bid to celebrate the Company’s progress and the good rapport it has built over the years with residents of Galle, Classic Travel held a fiesta at the Galle Municipal Pavilion Ground. Classic Travel fiesta Galle featured a day filled with fun and games for both adults and children, a product presentation stall, an inquiry booth in the shape of a star cruise as well as a raffle draw. Continue reading “Classic Travel conducts travel fiesta in Galle”

CLASSIC TRAVEL partners LOUIS PRESTON to offer internship opportunities to students

04, August, 2016: In line with its CSR initiatives, Classic Travel, leading travel solutions provider in Sri Lanka stepped out to provide internship opportunities to students from the LOUIS PRESTON. Classic Travel and LOUIS PRESTON signed a Memorandum of Understanding recently to formalize the mutually beneficial agreement. The chosen students will receive a comprehensive and hands on training on air ticketing and travel agent services along with a chance to obtain an in-depth understanding of the GDS (Global Distribution System) network.



“The decision to provide valuable training opportunities to students from LOUIS PRESTON as part and parcel of our efforts to consciously contribute to the development of Sri Lanka’s travel industry. Over the past 22 years, we’ve enjoyed immense business success and we believe in giving back to the industry in way that will actively enhance the quality of services and attract talented young people to excel in this industry, commented Suresh Mendis, CEO, Classic Travel.


The nominated and selected students will receive a valuable training certificate from Classic Travel at the end of their internship. In addition, they will be given first preference in case of a vacancy opening at Classic Travel.

“This initiative is one of our many efforts to raise the industry bar. We are happy to partner LOUIS PRESTON in this endeavor given the excellent standards that they maintain,” commented Saif Yusoof, Director, Classic Travel.

LOUIS PRESTON is a professional educational institute for qualifications in the specialist growing Airline, Travel & Tourism and Hospitality sectors worldwide. The institute ensures its quality through its approved status with International Training Partners such as IATA and CTH. LOUIS PRESTON Sri Lanka commenced full operations in 2005, aims are to promote excellence in professional education by being forward-thinking, progressive and innovative, to bridge the gap between education and professional practice, to inspire and challenge tomorrow’s travel business and professional people in a supportive learning environment.

“Classic Travel is an industry leader and our students stand to reap valuable benefits from this arrangement not only in terms of employability but also in terms of obtaining a clear insight into the industry,” said Dinesh Visvanathan, Managing Director, LOUIS PRESTON.

Classic Travel Ltd., incorporated in 1994, is an IATA accredited travel agent based in Sri Lanka and a member of the prestigious Expolanka Group of Companies. Whilst being strategically located in the heart of Colombo in Colpetty with an extensive branch network in Hambantota, Galle, Ratnapura, Bangladesh and in the Maldives, Classic Travel is the only travel agent in Sri Lanka to be open 24 hours, 365 days of the year. Travellers can call or walk in anytime to obtain flight information, purchase air tickets, book hotels or even just to discuss their future holiday travel plans. In addition, Classic Travel has established a fully fledged Visa office in Deal Place A, Colombo to offer comprehensive Visa services. The Company won the Great Place to Work award 2016.