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Amadeus 10th Anniversary Celebration at Hilton Colombo

Amadeus Lanka (Pvt) Ltd celebrated 10 years of presence and success in Sri Lanka in a gala event at Colombo Hilton on 29th November 2007.

The event was held to celebrate the grand presence of Amadeus for 10 years in the island and to recognize the top performance and the most loyal to the GDS through out the decade. The most prominent figures of the industry were present at the event, and the Head-Marketing & Corporate Communication Mr. Charles P. Carneiro, Head- Markets, Mr. Henry Moses were there from the Delhi Head office.

The traditional oil lamp was lit by the Country Manager Sri Lanka & Maldives, Mr. Dennis Fonseka, Mr. Charles P. Carneiro, Mr. Henry Moses, Mrs. Bonita Peiris Odayar, Assistant General Manager, Mr. Jude Fernando, Assistant Manager Technical Support and Mr. Julian Stephen, Assistant Manager sales & marketing. Mr. Charles Carneiro delivered the welcome address & proposed the toast. A colorful cake designed to reflect the backdrop was cut by Mr. Dennis Fonseka, Mrs. Bonita Peiris Odayar, Mr. Jude Fernando and Mr. Julian Stephen.

The main item of the event began with presenting the award to Scenic Venture Travels (Pvt) Ltd, for best performer in AIG Travel Insurance. Then the awards were presented to the Travel Agents who have been with Amadeus through out the decade, namely Hemas Travels (Pvt) Ltd, George Steuarts Travel International (Pvt) Ltd, Superlink Travels (Pvt) Ltd, Jetwing Travels Ltd, The Travel Club (Pvt) Ltd and Ceylon Shipping Line Ltd. All theses award winners were accompanied to the platform by the traditional Kandyan Dancers.

The night was made exuberant by a segment of Kandyan Drum performance. This was acclaimed by the all the guests and the foreign expatriate alike.

Presenting awards to the Top 10 Agents of Amadeus was next. Hilltop Global (Pvt) Ltd, Global Holidays (Pvt) Ltd, Nkar Travels & Tours Ltd, VMS Travels & Tours (Pvt) Ltd, Continents & Oceans Travels (Pvt) Ltd won awards in order from 10th to 6th. All of them were escorted to the main stage where the presentation of awards took place by four stewards who were dressed to look like minions. Worldlink Travels (Pvt)Ltd, Amja Travels (Pvt) Ltd, Aitken Spence Overseas Travels Services (Pvt) Ltd, Classic Travel & Tours (Pvt) Ltd and Traveller Global (Pvt) Ltd who were placed 5th to 1st in the performance were carried to the platform step by the same stewards in a specially made sedan.

The Agents and the other associates who attended the event enjoyed the after party of the sumptuous buffet, music by the legendary group Wild Fire. The after party’s highlights were the Baila Competition and the surprise “Papare” band.

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Agents receiving awards who has been with us for the past 10 years.

Top 10 Agents receiving awards

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