Managing Director

Catherine Lebouille

My name is Catherine and I hail from Brittany, France. After a few years in the tourism sector in France, I followed my passion for travel and moved to India, where I worked for a local agency for 3 years. In 2010, I left to try my luck in Sri Lanka: a good decision! I fell in love with this wonderful island. With all my accumulated experience and passion for travel, in 2012, I decided to launch a human-sized travel agency, with a real family spirit. I built a team of expert travel consultants, and together we tailor-make responsible and off-the-beaten-track trips! That's how Mai Globe Travels was born.

My favorites in Asia? Kalpitiya and the Knuckles Range in Sri Lanka, Madhya Pradesh and Ladakh in India, Hoi An and the northern mountains in Vietnam!

Where are we?

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Office in Sri Lanka

65 International Buddhist Center Road,
Wellawatte,
Colombo, Sri Lanka

Office +(94)11-432-7629 / 4284
Hotline +(94) 76-764-7477

Office in Vietnam

7th Floor
101A Nguyen Khuyen Street, Van Mieu
Dong Da District
Hanoi, Vietnam

Office +(84) 86-593-0020

Our story

Here's the short list of events that made us who we are today.

2012 Catherine co-founds Mai Globe Travels
2013 Catherine recruits a team of travel enthusiasts
We begin our journey with our first French and English travelers!
2014 We begin to build our strong friendships with European travel agents
We welcome our first honeymooners!
2015 Catherine recruits a team of German speaking travel enthusiasts
We welcome our first German guests
2016 We implement more sustainable ideas in our tailor-made tours and in our agency's culture
We open our boutique hotel in Colombo, Sayura House
2017 We start community projects beginning with the Kandegama School renovation
2018 We start eco-friendly projects beginning with beach cleanup organized for the World Clean Up Day
2019 We open our office in Hanoi, Vietnam and welcome our first guests
Opening of our hotel, Kiri Palu, in Ahangama
2020 Our team travels across Sri Lanka on foot as one of our initiatives to reduce carbon footprint
We change our logo & launch our new website

Our Travel Experts

Sujeevan

Sujeevan

After spending 5 years in France, Sujeevan decided to come back to his native Sri Lanka and join the tourism industry to help travelers to discover his island home. He is proud to be from Sri Lanka, a country rich in diversity, a country with many incredible historical sites, lush forests, beautiful mountains, idyllic beaches and majestic flora and fauna. Native to the mountainous region with breathtaking landscapes, he knows the best off-the-beaten-track attractions. His passion is to create authentic tours for his guests to explore the island and leave with unforgettable memories of the pearl of the Indian Ocean.
Fayaz

Fayaz

After many years living in the German-speaking part of Switzerland, his love for his motherland brought Fayaz back to Sri Lanka. Passionate about architecture and history, he likes to explore Sri Lanka's historical sites and monuments such as Polonnaruwa with its magnificent ruins of ancient temples and statues of Buddhas, Anuradhapura with its ruins of monasteries and royal palaces. From now on, he wants to show travelers how fascinating and beautiful Sri Lanka is and share his knowledge about his beloved island.
Nilakshi

Nilakshi

As a result of studying French, Nilakshi decided to look for a job in which she could use the language she loves so much every day. Tourism was then obvious. She embarked on this new adventure and does not regret her choice. She loves her job as Travel Expert, listening to her clients and advising them. She feels great satisfaction when her clients leave with beautiful memories of her country. She likes to promote the Cultural Triangle, which reminds her of the history of her ancestors. Give her your trip and she will be happy to discuss it with you!
Céline

Céline

Originally from Nantes, Céline has set herself the challenge of moving to Asia. After a career in the mountain hotel industry, her love for travel and tropical climates pushed her naturally towards tourism. Passionate about traveling, her favorite thing is to take time to discover and immerse herself in the local culture. She will be waiting for you in our new office in Hanoi, ready to help you explore the Land of the Dragon.
Trang

Trang

Trang had the opportunity to immerse herself in the French culture and perfect her French language skills during a very enriching year in France. Back in Hanoi, the beautiful capital of Vietnam, she enjoys very much exploring her hometown in order to show it to travelers. Creating itineraries to help you discover and have a memorable experience in Vietnam is her mission.
Claudia

Claudia

Claudia has travelled many times to Sri Lanka to visit her part of the family living here. During each stay she literally absorbed the culture of the country and its people until she could not resist and followed the call of the island and moved to Sri Lanka. Eight years have passed since then and it has become one of her passions to convey the beauty of the country and the friendliness of its people to travelers.

Our Entire Team

Sujeevan Sujeevan

Travel Expert | Sri Lanka

Fayaz Fayaz

Travel Expert | Sri Lanka & Maldives

Nilakshi Nilakshi

Travel Expert | Sri Lanka

Céline Céline

Travel Expert | Vietnam

Trang Trang

Travel Expert | Vietnam

Claudia Claudia

Travel Expert | Sri Lanka

Gihan Gihan

Accountant

Naveen Naveen

Operations manager

Tharindu Tharindu

Digital Technology Manager

Rajitha Rajitha

IT Project Manager

Catherine Catherine

Managing Director

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Our Values

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Responsible and trustworthy

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Customer centric

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Unique and innovative

Reviews

4.8 / 5 ★★★★★

Based on 497 Reviews

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They Travelled with us

Memorable, authentic and inspirationnal trips

In February 2020, we spent our honeymoon trip in Sri Lanka and Maldives. Mai Globe Travels arranged an amazing trip for us. Let me share with you one of them.

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PRESS RELEASES

WILD ROAD SRI LANKA

Clara, founder of "Wild Road" travel blog, travelled Sri Lanka with us.

Clara is a travel enthusiast. The whole Mai Globe team was happy to tailor-make her itinerary in Sri Lanka. Even experimented travellers are happy to trust a travel expert for their trip! Read more about her trip.

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Listen to this interview with our managing director, Catherine

First, find Sri Lanka on a map. It's a small, fascinating island country, located in the Indian Ocean by the tip of India. This has been Catherine's home for years. She hails from Brittany, France, and lived a few years in India before settling down in Sri Lanka.

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Green Tour : Le Petit Futé supports Catherine and our team!

In love with Sri Lanka since she first set foot there, and also an ambassador for sustainable and responsible tourism, Catherine Lebouille, director of the Mai Globe Travels agency, has taken up the challenge of crossing the island on foot for two weeks.

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Our Values

multicultural-team-work

Multicultural

wide-passion-for-travel

Passionate about travel

responsibility-trust

Responsible and trustworthy

customer-centricity

Customer centric

unique-innovative

Unique and innovative