Who we are

Hummingbird Travel is a wholesaler and ground handler for the Indian Ocean, specialising in the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Mauritius & Seychelles.

Operating in the Indian Ocean for over thirty years, we are proud to say we have unrivalled knowledge of the destinations we feature. Our main focus is to make the destinations easy and accessible to our clients by negotiating the most competitive rates and being able to supply all the sales tools they need to sell the destination.

Clients will have access to our online booking system and extensive allocation and there is the unique advantage of an office in the UK, Maldives & Sri Lanka.

With offices open 365 days a year and an experienced sales team on hand to assist in each destination we know clients will be able to sell our destinations with confidence.


Our history

Hummingbird Travel was started in 1987 as the first air transfer company in the Maldives. At a time when the big luxury brands were entering into the Maldives after the destination had made a name for itself as a diving and then honeymoon paradise, Hummingbird Helicopters was well timed to offer a quick and comfortable solution over traditional dhoni’s and speedboats.

After selling to Trans Maldivian Airways in 1999, Hummingbird Travel was created as a DMC/wholesaler for the Maldives & Sri Lanka and within a few years had added Mauritius and Seychelles. Initially set up to enable tour operator’s easy access to these destinations, over time Hummingbird’s client base spread also to luxury operators, high end boutique agencies and concierge & lifestyle companies.

With a focus on rates, service, destination expertise and increasingly technology, the company has grown from strength to strength to become a market leader as an Indian Ocean DMC. Hummingbird has a genuinely global client base and thanks to the online booking engine plus office’s in the Maldives, Sri Lanka and UK, clients can make bookings and deal with the team wherever they are in the world.

Hummingbird is proud to be a DMC partner with Virtuoso and Traveller Made as well as attending Pure Life Experiences, Further East, Connections and ILTM.

Who uses us today

Hummingbird has a varied client base that ranges from luxury tour operators, boutique high end agencies, concierge and lifestyle companies to traditional tour operators and online operators who rely on our technological solutions.

As a traditional DMC Hummingbird is well placed to offer the high level of service and attention to detail required from our clients, as well as offering technology based solutions to ensure instant quotes and confirmations.

Hummingbird is experienced in handling UHNWI’s, celebrities & royalty with discretion and care, as well as regularly organising incentives and groups of all sizes and logistical complexity.


Why choose us

Hummingbird has been established for 30 years and has offices in London, Maldives and Sri Lanka. We offer 24 hour help as well as Meet & Greet Service, and most important of all, the most competitive rates. Because of our unrivalled knowledge of the destination, we have generated a large volume of business; this means an extensive range of allocation and big buying power.
  • Over 500 clients and large buying power
  • Access to exclusive Hummingbird special offers & preferential rates
  • Access to extensive bank of allocation
  • Access to the only B2B booking engine designed for the Indian Ocean
  • Tailor-made excursions for VIP clients
  • Regular hotel visits and incomparable knowledge of the destinations
  • Long standing relationships with hotel owners & management
  • Not affiliated with any hotels or chains, offer unbiased advice to find the right hotel for your client
  • Office open 365 days of the year
  • Tailored training and fam trips for our clients
  • Invitation to the annual Hummingbird Training Event