Aitken Spence Travels (AST) welcomed a charter flight from Bulgaria on 02nd March 2023 to the Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (MRIA) with 200 holiday makers.
The visitors from Bulgaria will be discovering Sri Lanka with excursions to explore the vivid culture of the country including Kandy city, the cultural triangle, Pinnawela, the misty mountains of the hill country as well as the classic beaches during their nine days stay in Sri Lanka. Their accommodation choices vary between 4- and 5-star properties along with boutique properties.
One of the leading tour operators in Bulgaria has partnered with AST for this charter flight operation. The agent was privy to presentations made during sales calls last year by the AST team and with persuasion and convincing resulted in this charter flight operation becoming a reality. Furthermore, the agent gained confidence after the successful charter operation from Uzbekistan and other countries handled by the company. Further strengthening the partnership, this high-potential operator is looking forward to operating full capacity flights to Sri Lanka during the Winter season, this year.
Commenting on the same, the tour operator stated, “This is our inaugural flight to Sri Lanka, and we are looking forward to promoting Sri Lanka at a larger scale. We are confident that our guests will enjoy your beautiful country, and everything will be handled well.”
The company has been successful in winning the trust of agents from new source markets and will continue to make investments in agent education by offering familiarization tours to agents to get a better understanding of the destination and will be helping them with destination promotions. With more visibility for the destination, it is anticipated that potential clients will feel more confident traveling to Sri Lanka.
As an organisation leading the way in inbound tourism for 45 years, Aitken Spence Travels will continue to explore new source markets by making significant efforts to promote destination Sri Lanka.