Hemas Travels and Diethelm Sri Lanka launch ‘Escapades’ – new dimension to outbound travel for young travellers


Colombo, Sri Lanka. Tuesday 17 November 2015. Hemas Travels, a leading outbound travel and tour operator in Sri Lanka and Diethelm Travel Sri Lanka, one of the top Destination Management companies in the country together with STA Travels recently announced the launch of its new travel offering – ‘Escapades’.

‘Escapades’ will bring in a new dimension to outbound travel and is primarily aimed at assisting young travellers with all their travel needs from affordable air tickets to accommodation, not forgetting guidance with visa procedures.

“There’s a new emerging demography in Sri Lanka keen to explore the world on their own terms and appease their wanderlust in an exciting but affordable method. ‘Escapades’ was initiated to cater to this niche clientele by making international travel affordable without compromising on their travel experience be it for education or leisure. From short hauls to lengthy journeys, our products cover the world from many different angles. We at ‘Escapades’, understand that youth travel is all about creating memories and most importantly that an identity that lasts a life time while building new relationships. That is why, we come forth to assist them with their travel escapades’, said Harith Perera, Managing Director of Diethelm Travel Sri Lanka.

Commenting further on the travel corporative, Riza Ahamat, Director of Hemas Travels said, “Escapades caters to varying segments of youth travellers. Regardless of whether you’re in school, at university or are a young professional, ‘Escapades’ offers something for every type of young traveller. Our dedicated Customer Service agents will assist them with affordable rates and travel expertise. These special products, benefits and services are offered for travellers between the ages of 15-30 years which can be availed of after obtaining a ISIC (International Student Identity Card) or a IYTC (International Youth Travel Card) membership card which can be issued through the Hemas Travels Office in Colombo 01 or from the Diethelm Travel Sri Lanka office in Colombo 02.

These unique lifestyle membership cards will also entitle their cardholders to special discounts and offers from a host of merchants both within Sri Lanka and around the world, amplifying their travel and leisure experience. ISIC is a NPO with a Trust Office based in Netherlands and is the only student/youth membership body endorsed by UNESCO and UNWTO.

Owned by Diethelm Keller Group, STA Travels is one of the largest student and youth travel companies in the world and has been instrumental in assisting over 2 million travellers annually on their world adventures.

Caption for PHOTO: In the photograph (from left to right) are Maheshika Peiris, Marketing and Product Development Executive of Diethelm Travel Sri Lanka, Harith Perera, Managing Director of Diethelm Travel Sri Lanka and Riza Ahamat, Director of Hemas Travels