HUTCH, the pioneering telecom operator with a 25-year history in Sri Lanka, recently announced the success of its partnership with SLAITO (Sri Lanka Association of Inbound Tour Operators) and TAAI (Travel Agents Association of India) at the 67th TAAI Convention, which was held in Colombo and attended by over 500 Indian Travel Industry delegates.  

India being the 2nd highest inbound travel source market for Sri Lanka, the 67th TAAI Convention provided a unique platform for industry experts, travel agents, tour operators, and hoteliers to create meaningful connections and explore new avenues for collaboration. As a committed partner to all industries, including tourism, HUTCH has partnered with many of the leading telecom operators in India such as Jio, Airtel & Vodafone Idea to ensure better customer experience bilaterally with affordable roaming plans as low as USD 1 per day, so visitors will avoid unexpected bill charges during their stay.  

Hamdhy Hassen, CMO of HUTCH stated, “We are thrilled with the overwhelming response to our partnership with SLAITO and TAAI during the 67th TAAI Convention. As a leading telecom player in the country, we are committed to providing the best mobile experience to both locals and international travelers. Tourism’s significance to the Sri Lankan economy cannot be overstated, driving economic growth, creating employment opportunities, and promoting cultural exchange between nations. Our island-wide and global coverage, along with easy accesses such as E-SIM, truly makes HUTCH the ideal communication partner when traveling to, from, and around Sri Lanka.”  

Nishad Wijetunga, President of SLAITO, expressed appreciation for HUTCH’s commitment to enhancing the travel experience for tourists. “We are pleased to have HUTCH as the communication partner of the Convention. Their reliable services have undoubtedly contributed to the success of the 67th TAAI Convention. Together, we are confident in further elevating tourism between India and Sri Lanka.”

HUTCH, a part of Fortune 500, Hutchison Holdings Limited (CK Hutchison) is a renowned multinational conglomerate committed to innovation and technology. Its diverse businesses employ 300,000 people in over 50 countries/markets across the world. The success of the 67th TAAI Convention reaffirms HUTCH’s commitment to promoting seamless connectivity and enriching the travel experience for everyone visiting Sri Lanka. The convention’s positive impact on tourism between India and Sri Lanka cements Sri Lanka’s status as a sought-after destination for travelers.     



HUTCH, a leading telecom operator in Sri Lanka, is committed to providing innovative communication solutions that connect people across the island and beyond. With a strong network, customer-centric approach, and global backing, HUTCH strives to deliver an unparalleled mobile experience to both local and international customers. 

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