(A) Who we are
Established in January 1993, Columbus Travels & Tours Ltd, a 100% private owned Company, is one of the pioneers who received licenses soon after private sector was allowed to invest in this industry. Starting as a small ticketing agency after receiving licence from ministry (Licence No. Ka/0061), Columbus has been growing steadily and today, with a team of 139 staff, it is recognized in the market as Myanmar's leading ticketing agency and inbound operator.
Columbus Travels & Tours Ltd was the first IATA accredited agent in Myanmar with accreditation No. 05-3-0100-4 in 1999, and also the key agent for all the major airlines in Myanmar, both International and Domestic.
(B) Corporate Division
“Columbus Corporate” was founded in order to serve the Corporate Travelers more efficiently. With a dedicated team and state of the art facilities. this team is located under one roof but on a different floor so It is separated from the “walk in” clients. This enables the team to focus their time and energy fully on the business travelers’ needs and requirements.
“Columbus Corporate” meets your business travel requirement through:
- Efficiency, Accuracy & personalization
(C) Lufthansa City Center
Columbus Travels & Tours is the member of the global network of Lufthansa City Center. Through the over 600 members companies, this network enhance our ability to find most economical air fare around the world. And as an Inbound tour operator, we are here to serve all the LCC partners for their travellers’ trip to Myanmar.
(D) Service provided
1. International and Domestic Ticketing
2. International and Domestic Hotel Booking
3. Travel Insurance for Overseas trips
4. Visa Service ( Thai, Singapore online visa , China & Hong Kong)
5. Tour arrangement in Myanmar ( Inbound ) and neighbouring countries including health packages ( Outbound )
(E) Major Corporate Clients
As a pioneer in ticketing business, we have been serving INGOs, Embassies and international organizations since 1995. Some of our major corporate clients are:
(F) Our affiliate in Bangkok
Thailand is the main gate way for travelling to/from Myanmar so we have our affiliate there. As an IATA/BSP agent, this office can issue tickets for all the airlines which do not have offices in Myanmar, eg; American Air lines, Northwest, Emirates, British Airways, Qantas etc.
Golden Pyramid International Services Co., LTD
48/18 Preeecha Complex, Soi Rungrueng
Rachadapisek Road , Bangkok 10500.
Tel : + 662 276 7007
Fax :+ 662 276 2600
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Person : khun Amara
(G) Our Offices in Myanmar
(1) Yangon Offices
(a) Head Office
No.586, Strand Road (Corner of 7th St.)
Lanmawdaw Township, Yangon. Myanmar.
Tel : 95-1- 229245, 216245 ( hunt line )
Fax: 95-1- 229246
Email: email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
(b) Myay Ni Gone Branch Office
No. 290, Rm (6), 1st Florr
Between Pyay Road & corner of Zawtika St,
San Chaung Township, Yangon.
Tel: 95-1-524126 (hunt line), 523526, 503830
(c) Bo Aung Kyaw Road Office
No (253), Ground Floor, Bo Aung Kyaw Road (Middle Block)
Kyauk Ta Da Township, Yangon.
Ph: +951 378535, 250215
(2) Up Country Branches
No. 64, 73rd Street, Between 26th & 27th street.
Chan Aye Thar Zan Township,
Tel: 95-2- 60956
Main Road, Bagan, Myanmar.
Tel: 95-61- 65068, 65015
(c) Inle Lake Area
Tel: 95-81- 209291-209294
Fax: 95-81- 209291-209294
Offices in Yangon and Mandalay are full services but those in Inle lake and Bagan are purely operation offices for our in bound business.
(H) Human resources development ( CVEC )
Lack of skilled personnel is the major problem for Myanmar, especially for the ticketing business. We are contributing in this area by teaching Ticketing, fare construction and GDS (Amadeus, Abacus and Galileo) courses as well as Inbound Tour Operations courses at Columbus Vocational Education Center ( CVEC ). Within 10 years, more than 3000 students have received internationally recognized certificates and many of them are now serving in the industry.
( I ) Columbus Health Care Services
We have joined with Sammitivej Hospital of Thailand and Parami hospital in Yangon and opened an International Clinic to provide health care services in Myanmar. This clinic located at 10th floor of Parami Hospital employs Foreign Doctor and Nurses to mainly cater to the ever increasing numbers of Expatriates in Myanmar.
Samitivej International Clinic
Address : 11th Floor, Parami Hospital, Parami Road, Mayangon Township, Yangon. Myanmar.
Tel : 951- 657987
Email : email@example.com
(J) Our Investment in Travel related business
1. Our first achievement, built and co-own a Traditional style first class hotel in Bagan, “THE HOTEL @THARABAR GATE”. Located right next to the 11th century City Gate and other main attractions of ancient Bagan, The hotel has 87 well appointed rooms with all modern facilities.( www.tharabargate.com )
2. Our recent achievement, built and co-own a high end resort " Villa Inle Resort & Spa " in Lake Inle, the most iconic place of Myanmar. ( www.hotelininle.com )