John Keells Holdings (JKH), whose origins date back to 1873, is a public quoted company in the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) and has been ranked No: 1 amongst the listed companies for the last three consecutive years by the Lanka Monthly Digest and Business Today (two business magazines in Sri Lanka, based on turnover & profits, assets, shareholder funds, market capitalization and share profiles).
The group was the first and the only Company to date in Sri Lanka to raise capital overseas by way of Global Depository Receipts (GDRs). JKH is currently listed on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange and traded over-the-counter at all major stock exchanges.
The JKH Group is considered the most diversified group of companies in the country with over 65 subsidiaries of which most enjoy market leadership in their respective businesses. The Group operates in 10 different business sectors, namely, Transportation (airline representation, shipping, freight forwarding, air express, inland container depot, travel & travel related services and port management), Leisure, Plantations, Food & Beverage, Information Technology, Infrastructure, Financial Services, Exports, International & Domestic Trade and Management Trust.
In achieving the present success, the JKH Group have developed many long standing business associations, either as agents or joint venture partners, with several internationally renowned companies such as the P&O Group (P&O Ports and P&O Nedlloyd), Avis, American Express, DHL, IBM, Lucent Technologies (AT&T), Pizza Hut, Schenker Stinnes Logistics, Toshiba and TATA Infotech, together with many prestigious international airlines such as American Airlines, Gulf Air, LTU International Airways, Leisure Cargo GMBH, Asiana Airlines, Jet Airways, Swisscargo, City Bird, Air Europe, Belair and Air2000.
The Group is a major player in the hotel industry and own and operates eight resorts in Sri Lanka with over 1,000 rooms and two resorts in the Maldives with 170 rooms. The Group is the largest inbound tour operator in the country accounting for approximately 22% of organised tourist arrivals. Some of the major tour operators handled by the Group include CNN - Neckermann, Hotel Plan, FRAM, Tourisanda and Kuoni.
Specializes in providing transportation services to the DMC’s and operate the largest tourist transport fleet in the country.
John Keells Group owns Walkers Tours, Sri Lanka’s premier Destination Management Company, handles over 20% of the total organised tourist arrivals to the country.
Since it was established forty years ago, Walkers Tours has gained a reputation for the highest levels of quality, products which are effectively and imaginatively designed, and a service level hard to match. The Company offers a unique mix of programmes from customized “packaged” tours to special interest excursions conducted by multilingual tour guides.
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