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Classic Travel receives Gold Award at National Business Excellence Awards 2017


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In recognition of its excellence in business, Classic Travel was awarded a Gold Award under the Other Services category at the recently concluded National Business Excellence Awards 2017 (NBEA), the annual award competition hosted by the National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka (NCCSL). This award ceremony is conducted in recognising business enterprises, which have demonstrated excellence in business, whilst contributing to the economic progress of the country.

Classic Travel Chief Operating Officer Shiham Imamudeen, General Manager Sabry Bahaudeen, Project Head Shazna Hassan, and representatives from the Classic Travel management team accepted the award in the presence of a large gathering of top business leaders, leading business organisations, and diplomatic missions, including the Chief Guest, Canadian High Commissioner David McKinnon.

The Annual Business Excellence Award nominations are evaluated by an eminent panel of judges, adhering to judging criteria based on the structured Excellence Evaluation Model, namely: excellence in business and financial results, capacity building, performance management, local and global market reach, leadership, corporate governance, corporate social responsibility and environmental sustainability. 

With industry experience spanning over 20 years, Classic Travel has diversified and expanded its portfolio of business operations to include all areas of outbound travel services, catering to a diverse clientele. Centring its business operations on convenience, service value-additions and delivering exceptional customer service, Classic Travel has successfully grown the company from its humble beginnings to the market leader position that it holds, today. 

This inaugural NBEA win for Classic Travel is a further testament to its outstanding performance in all its operational aspects and a true honour to be awarded the Gold Award, among the Country’s most excellently managed organisations – concluding 2017 on a high and strong form. 

Classic Travel, incorporated in 1994, is an IATA accredited travel agent based in Sri Lanka. A member of the prestigious Expolanka Holdings PLC, Classic Travel specialises in providing a total travel solution to both the corporate and leisure markets. During the past few years, Classic Travel has been able to maintain market leadership through continuous innovation of services. Having commenced operations in the heart of Colombo, strategically it has expanded its branch network to Hambantota, Galle, Ratnapura, Katunayake and recently to Kandy, with an off-shore office located in Bangladesh. Classic Travel is the only travel agent in Sri Lanka to be open 24 hours, 365 days of the year for any customer queries relating to flight information, purchasing of air tickets, booking of hotels or to discuss any future holiday travel itineraries.  Among other accolades, Classic Travel bagged the ‘Great Place to Work’ award for the third consecutive year, recently.  


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