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Aitken Spence PLC

Aitken Spence PLC is a blue chip conglomerate that is listed in the Colombo Stock Exchange and is a key player in various local industries and sectors; these include Hotels, Travels, Logistic Solutions, Power Generation, Maritime Services, Plantations, IT, Insurance, Apparel, Printing and Financial Outsourcing.

Aitken Spence has an impressive portfolio that is ever expanding. It is the proud owner of a chain of luxury hotels & resorts in Sri Lanka, Maldives, India and Oman and the group’s services sector has partnerships with some of the largest companies in the world. When it comes to destination management, Aitken Spence Travels is one of the premier tour organisers in Sri Lanka for both inbound and outbound travel. Functioning as a General Sales Agent (GSA) for both SriLankan and Singapore airlines, Aitken Spence also offers Financial Services as well as solutions pertaining to Insurance, Elevators, Conventions & Exhibitions and New Technology.

For Logistic Solutions, the group has integrated operations in Warehousing, Air-Sea Freight Forwarding, Transport, Couriers and Distribution to provide a total, seamless solution to import and export sectors alike. In addition to this, Aitken Spence is also involved in astute investments and strategic partnerships with diversified interests ensuring sustained growth in sectors such as Power Generation, Plantations, Garment Manufacturing and Infrastructure Development.

Sustainability also plays an important role in the group’s ethos as it looks to take a proactive approach with a focus on long-term growth along with stakeholder engagement and good governance. Sustainability practices have been integrated into all aspects of operations including in each of its Strategic Business Units (SBU). In fact, Aitken Spence was one of the country’s first companies to sign the UN Global Compact and continues to promote the adoption of corporate sustainability in business practices.

The group’s unwavering commitment to excellence and sustainable practices has led to many local and international awards through the years. The accolades garnered by Aitken Spence PLC speak for themselves with titles covering aspects such as the Best Corporate Citizen, Economic Contribution & Governance, Diversity & Inclusion and Environmental Integration. It also has been and continues to be ranked highly in the annual STING Corporate Accountability Index.

Aitken Spence Travels

As Sri Lanka’s leading Destination Management Company, we provide our principals the opportunity to experience the best of Sri Lanka. We are equipped with the finest resources and proven abilities to offer the best value propositions to our partners. Our service covers all aspects of Destination Management and is backed by a reputation of being the most professional in the business.

Our comprehensive range of services includes planning and executing unique tours and holidays that are customized to our partners diverse needs and requirements. Every decision we make is led by our corporate philosophy which is aimed to realize the dreams and aspirations of our partners and their customers. Over 4 decades of worldwide repute and a world of delighted customers have inspired our motto – ‘to go the extra mile.’

We handled over 200,000 pax for FY 2018/19 which is the largest number of passengers handled by any DMC in Sri Lanka, with a global market reach. We account for over 400,000 room nights for FY 18/19 and are the largest produces to our Hotel partners within the industry.

Apart from our main stream business, we are geared to cater to specialized needs of Nature, Adventure, Wellness and Spa, Aryurveda, Sports, Medical tourism through dedicated specialized units.

Vision Statement
“Achieve service excellence in all our activities by going the extra mile for our customers”.

Mission Statement
Is to provide creative, reliable and flexible customer oriented travel solutions while providing quality driven services through well trained and passionate staff to gain the trust of our stake holders and provide leadership by offering competitive products while meeting our social responsibilities and protecting and safeguarding the environment

Our Achievements

Aitken Spence Travels has been recognised locally as well as globally & won many accolades for its operational excellence innovative approach in showcasing Sri Lanka.

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Our Management

Aitken Spence Travels accounts for some of the most experienced senior management team members & professionals who have been trailblazers in the tourism industry

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Aitken Spence Group

Aitken Spence PLC is a diversified blue-chip conglomerate having business interests in sectors such as Leisure, Maritime, Logistic solutions, Power Generation, Plantations, Finance, Insurance, Printing & Apparel.

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