Travel Agents in Sri Lanka.
In Sri Lanka there are many air ticket booking travel agents and tour operators. They can assist you in planning your overseas trip with air lines seat reservation, hotel room booking, travel insurance, travel passes and many other essential thing for your safe travelling. To buy a low priced air ticket you must always go to a registered Travel agent, tour agent or air ticketing agent who are accepted by the - The International Air Transport Association (IATA). You can search their names and addresses through the SLT telephone directory or through the yellow pages provided by the SLT in Sri Lanka.
You can find many travels agents all over Sri Lanka, but very few of them are IATA membership holding travel agents. (Around 80-90). If you go to a reputed travel agent and ask him how much kilos of baggage can you take with you in your flight, his answer should be 7 kilos of hand luggage and 20-40 kilos of luggage in 10Kilos pieces..
Many ticketing agents used to send travelers with RQ (Request) status air tickets instead of OK status tickets. If your ticket is with OK status, then you will get all the benefits from your air lines if there is any delay at the transit point. With the RQ status air ticket you may stuck up without a connection flight to continue their journeys. At this point you will have to pay for your meals and accommodations till you get your connecting flights. If you don't have the local visa at the transit point you have to spend your time at the airport.
Colombo travel agents are equipped with latest internet technology to book the air line seats through online and to issue e-tickets for the Sri Lanka passengers. You may get the e-ticket through your email and Smartphone. But insist for a hard copy as all the minor staff doesn’t have the knowledge to handle e-tickets on your arrival at the airport.
These trusted popular Srilanka travel agents are not anonymous, they have their own offices, phones, fax and emails which you can reach easily to contact them.
Sri Lanka travels agents will tell you about the promotional offers and seasonal offers that are offered by leading airlines operating to Colombo air port. Once you have booked any air ticket with them then you can easily alter your travel dates by paying a small amount to their partner office or to their bank account through phone from anywhere in the world.
Sri Lanka air ticket information can be obtained from them.
You can make advance air ticket booking for Srilanka bound flights.
Always buy air tickets from the trusted agents as you can change your flight dates in advance, if it is necessary very easily through them. Some time there may be a small fee can applied for the date changes.
When you are submitting your Visa application forms, some consular offices used to ask for your travel plans and reservations of tickets. In this case you can get flight itinerary form the travel agent for around Rs 1,000/-. This amount will be deducted when you are purchasing the flight ticket from them on your name.