The company first opened its doors in 1995 as United Holidays - a single business entity with two divisions i.e. Inbound Tours and the Airline Division, with a goal to be one of the leading travel and tourism specialists in the industry. Today, United Ventures has evolved as the Holding Company for 3 independent operations:
Appointed GSA for United Airlines in 1995 and Air Canada in 2001, the primary focus is on representing members of the prestigious Star Alliance. In 2019, the company secured the Agencies for Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines and Lufthansa, reflections of our commitment to enhance our portfolio.
The driving force behind improving the growth levels of these airlines are the sound relationships built over the years with all stakeholders within the industry and the corporate world. Establishing brand image and reputation for these airlines amongst business travelers and a cross section of agents (large, medium and small) in this market are further reasons for our success.
Our multi-functional teams’ experience covers both on-line and off-line operations. The company is committed to the development of its employees and continues to invest in training both locally and overseas.
STA Travel & the International Student Identity Card (ISIC)
STA Travel is the world’s largest travel company for students and youth. Represented in Sri Lanka by United Ventures Private Limited, STA Travel’s core products include flights and land (hotels, hostels, rail, adventure packages etc). We have gained recognition as a dedicated student and youth travel specialist.
The International Student Identity Card (ISIC), the IYTC (International Youth Travel Card) and the Teacher Cards are passports to fantastic discounts and services at home and around the world. The ISIC is the only internationally recognized, UNESCO endorsed student identity card which entitles members to over 40,000 educational and lifestyle benefits in Sri Lanka and 120 other countries worldwide.
Endorsed by the Ministry of Education in Sri Lanka and the local UNESCO authority, we have been successful in establishing strong partnerships with lifestyle and educational benefit providers and co-brands with academic institutions www.isic.lk
Crystal has been the standard-bearer for excellence in luxury travel, remaining the undisputed choice among the savviest world travelers. Through its uncompromising focus on classic service, abundant space, extensive choices and quality, Crystal Cruises has redefined luxury vacation. As a result, it has become the benchmark against which guests and travel professionals now measure all other cruise lines. One of the main highlights of this cruise line is its all-inclusive factor which draws intrepid luxury travelers.
United Ventures has partnered with Crystal Cruises to deliver an exceptional luxury and personalized experience onboard a cruise ship.
Tourism Authority of Thailand
United Ventures is the appointed agent for the Tourism Authority of Thailand. We actively promote key tourist destinations in Thailand to the Sri Lankan market. As we move forward in this role, United Ventures will continue to market Thailand's fantastic range of tourist destinations, from its niche offerings of wellness and luxury to its colourful night markets and world-renowned 'street food.' We believe there is continued growth in the number of Sri Lankans opting to visit Thailand - numbers which will be boosted by this partnership between United Ventures and the Tourism Authority of Thailand.
Travel7 (Private) Limited
Travel7 (Pvt) Ltd - an IATA accredited Travel Agency. Year of Incorporation: 2005 Country of Incorporation: Sri Lanka
In line with our business strategy to expand our portfolio to be the one stop service provider to modern day travelers of all walks of life, Go Holidays (Pvt) Ltd – an IATA accredited travel agency established in 2005 was rebranded as Travel7 (Pvt) Ltd effective 1st December 2015.
Our range of services include ticketing on all premium and low cost airlines, hotel accommodation, worldwide service apartments for long term visits, holiday packages, car hire & limo services, airport transfers, visa assistance, passport renewal and extensions, travel Insurance, foreign exchange, registration and management of frequent flyer programs.
Our travel consultants are friendly, professional, and experienced in accommodating both the seasoned traveler and those new to the world of travel. A significant quantum of our business is generated through repeat clientele and referrals.
Holidays by Design (Private) Limited
Our holidays take into account the finest detail based on your taste and interests. We believe in listening to what you want and then carefully designing a holiday with due consideration given to your budget. We take pride in our commitment to quality and providing you with that special experience. From exclusive villas, bungalows, boutique hotels and luxury camping to good quality budget accommodation, we provide it all. All this and more to help you re-discover Sri Lanka in new and exciting ways www.hbdasia.com
Our services include bespoke holidays for individuals, families, groups and MICE tours, hotel accommodation and popular local experiences.
The strong relationships that we have built over the years with all stake holders in the industry – hoteliers and suppliers alike enable us to offer a portfolio of services with the capacity to negotiate good rates on your behalf, a dependable fleet of vehicles with the latest in hybrid technology, good guides and chauffeurs.