Monday, December 4, 2023

HNB partners Aitken Spence for ICC T20 Cricket World Cup 2022

Sri Lanka’s leading private sector bank, HNB PLC, signed on as the exclusive banking partner to Aitken Spence Travels (Pvt), the Official Travel Agent (OTA) in Sri Lanka for the T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia, to offer cricket fans with exciting benefits.

Through this partnership, HNB will be offer a 0% instalment plan for up to 24 months during the promotional period for all travel packages to Australia purchased through Aitken Spence Travels (Pvt).

“We are pleased to have exclusively partnered with the official travel agent of the ICC Men’s T20 Cricket World Cup 2022. Given the current situation, we believe that this collaboration will provide financial benefits to all those who wish to witness the match on-site and travel to Australia for other leisure and business activities,” HNB Head of Cards, Gauthami Niranjan said.

The T20 World Cup 2022 will be held in Australia from the 16th of October to the 13th of November 2022. With a total of 45 matches being played across seven host cities by 16 teams, this international tournament will bring people of all ages, backgrounds, and countries together in a celebration of cricket, culture, and entertainment.

“We are delighted to be working with HNB to offer all cricket fans in Sri Lanka the opportunity to enjoy the exciting T20 cricket matches that are to be held across Australia. We hope that many will make use of this opportunity to support the Sri Lankan team. A sporting event of this magnitude definitely attracts the sports enthusiast, and we hope they find time to visit family and friends as well during the visit,” stated Mr. Nalin Jayasundera – Managing Director of Aitken Spence Travels

Moreover, as the official travel agent, Aitken Spence Travels (Pvt) has direct access to the booking system. Therefore, it is taking an active role in assisting fans to book their tickets to any and all cricket matches across the globe.

Aitken Spence Travels is a leading IATA approved travel agency in Sri Lanka, for more than 45 years, the company has been in operation. When Sri Lanka won the 1996 World Cup, the company operated a special charter to Lahore, Pakistan. Further, the company operated a charter flight to Bangladesh when Sri Lanka won the T20 World Cup in 2014. We can proudly state that we have been closely collaborating with the ICC and have been holding the OTA status continuously since 2015 when Australia was the host nation.

With 254 customer centres across the country, HNB is one of Sri Lanka’s largest, most technologically innovative banks, having won local and global recognition for its efforts to drive forward a new paradigm in digital banking. HNB has a national rating of AA- (lka) by Fitch Ratings (Lanka) Ltd. The bank was also ranked among the World Top 1,000 Banks list compiled by the prestigious UK-based Banker Magazine for six consecutive years and was also ranked as Sri Lanka’s Best Retail Bank for the 12th year at the prestigious International Excellence in Retail Financial Services Awards 2022 hosted by the Asian Banker Magazine.

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