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Thomas Cook India: To maximize the growing travel potential of Ghaziabad/Delhi-NCR, OpensGold Circle Partner (Franchise) outlet in new location in RDC, Ghaziabad

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Mumbai, April 26, 2022:Thomas Cook (India) Ltd., India’s leading omnichannel travel services company, has opened a Gold Circle Partner (franchise) outlet in downtown Ghaziabad to capitalize on the strong and growing potential of the city and the region. Thomas Cook India’s strong distribution and reach in Delhi-NCR, including Ghaziabad, now stands at 12 Consumer Access Centres: 6 owned branches and 6 Gold Circle Partner (franchise) outlets. Apart from serving Ghaziabad, the outlet will also serve as a hub for nearby commercial and residential areas of Indirapuram, Vaishali, Noida Extension, Surya Vihar, Karkardooma, Meerut and Hapur.

In the new era of travel, customers are naturally seeking advice and reassurance from holiday experts and Thomas Cook India‘s internal survey reiterates the same, with 77% of respondents saying they need the advice of a holiday expert. To assist customers with their travel plans and requirements, Thomas Cook India has opened a Gold Circle Partner (franchise) outlet in Ghaziabad.

Thomas Cook’s strategic omnichannel model offers extensive customer touchpoints: India’s largest holiday retail network and B2B distribution (through its own stores, franchise partner outlets and preferred sales agents ) coupled with the company’s website, call centers, Holiday app and Virtual Holiday store.

Additionally, to build customer confidence in travel, Thomas Cook’s safety commitment, ‘TravShield’ – with only vaccinated staff and co-passengers among many other precautions, relies on its safety protocols Assured Travel Bags – developed in association with Apollo Clinics. TravShield and Assured together ensure the best safety and protection for travelers in the post-Covid era, covering every distribution, delivery and partner touchpoint in the travel ecosystem.

With strong pent-up demand, easing of restrictions and resumption of commercial aviation driving positive consumer sentiment, consumers in Ghaziabad are showing strong desire to travel for domestic trips to Goa, Andamans, Kashmir, Leh-Ladakh, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and Kerala. Closer destinations like the Maldives, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Dubai-Abu Dhabi, Mauritius and Nepal are driving demand. Additionally, long/mid-haul favorites include Switzerland, France, Canada, UK, Turkey, Egypt, Australia and USA (for visa customers) . Key segments driving Ghaziabad’s growth include families, couples, millennials/young professionals, groups of friends, seniors, local business associations, and business travelers. Culture and heritage, adventure/outdoors, culinary experiences and spa/wellness are the preferred vacation options for Ghaziabad consumers.

Thomas Cook’s Gold Circle Partner outlet in Ghaziabad offers consumers end-to-end travel solutions with a range of travel and travel-related services, including international and domestic holidays (group tours, customized holidays, cruises, etc.), value-added services such as travel insurance; Visa services, etc.

Contact details:
Thomas Cook (India) Limited
Boutique n° 2, second floor,
Astoria Boulevard Complex,
Hint Chowk, DRC, Raj Nagar,
Ghaziabad – 201002
Phone: 9891048466, 0120 4220776
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Mr. Rajeev Kale, President and Country Head – Holidays, MICE, Visa, Thomas Cook (India) Limited said: “Ghaziabad is a strongly emerging market for us at Thomas Cook India, and we have identified this region as a high potential for our vacation activity. We are therefore delighted to announce the opening of our Gold Circle Partner franchised outlet in the HintChowk Financial Center, a prime location for better customer accessibility. We intend to accelerate demand while supporting our customers across all segments, including families, couples, groups of friends/young professionals, business travelers, local business associations and more.”

He added: “Our Gold Circle partners, Mr. Ravi Sharma and Mr. Vikas Mishra, bring over 10 years of expertise in travel and tourism. Their extensive network will continue to strengthen Thomas Cook India’s presence in this market. growing market.
We welcome our customers based in Ghaziabad. Our travel experts from our DRC Ghaziabad outlet will help them plan their long-awaited vacation for 2022.”

About Thomas Cook (India) Limited: Established in 1881, Thomas Cook India) Limited. (TCIL) is the country’s leading omnichannel travel agency offering a wide range of services including foreign exchange, business travel, MICE, leisure travel, value-added services, visa services and passport. It operates leading B2C and B2B brands, including Thomas Cook, SOTC, TCI, SITA, Asian Trails, Allied T Pro, Australian Tours Management, Desert Adventures, Luxe Asia, Travel Circle International Limited (TCI 勝景遊), Sterling Holiday Resorts Limited, Distant Frontiers, TC Tours, Digiphoto Entertainment Imaging (DEI), Go Vacation, East and South Africa Private Safaris

As one of the largest travel service provider networks headquartered in the Asia-Pacific region, the Thomas Cook India Group covers 25 countries across 5 continents

TCIL has been recognized by CNBC-TV18 & ICICI Lombard India Risk Management Award – Travel & Leisure Category 2022 & 2021, The Best Travel Agency – India at TTG Travel Awards 2019, The Best Outbound Tour Operator at the Times Travel Awards 2019 & 2018 and Leading company with cutting-edge travel innovation at Times Travel Awards 2018, Silver Award in Asia’s Best Integrated Report (First Time) category at Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards 2019, Best Risk Management-Framework & Systems at India Risk Management Awards 2019 ; Best Cash Management Solution – India at the Asset Triple A Treasury, Trade, Supply Chain & Risk Management Awards 2018, Best Outbound Tour Operator at the SATTE Awards 2019, Excellence in Domestic Tour Operations at the SATTE Awards 2018, The French Ambassador’s Award for Exemplary Achievements in visa issuance 5 consecutive years and Condé Nast Traveler – Readers’ Travel Awards from 2011 to 2019.

CRISIL confirmed the rating of the debt programs and banking facilities of Thomas Cook (India) Limited – ‘CRISIL
A+/Negative on the long-term bank loans of TCIL and CRISIL A1 rating on the short-term bank loans and the Company’s short-term debt.

For more information visit www.thomascook.in

FairbridgeCapital (Mauritius) Limited, a subsidiary of Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited, promotes TCIL by holding 70.58% of its paid-up capital and is responsible for executing acquisition and investment opportunities.

About Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited: Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited is a holding company which, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in the business of property and casualty insurance and reinsurance and investment management. Founded in 1985 by current President and CEO, Prem Watsa, the company is headquartered in Toronto, Canada. Its common shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol FFH and in US dollars under the symbol FFH.U.

About the subsidiaries of Thomas Cook (India) Limited:
Sterling Holiday Resorts Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of TCIL, is a leading Indian leisure hotel company with 37 resorts across the country, offering a variety of offers: leisure holidays through FIT packages, meetings and conferences, weddings, meetings, picnics and vacations. through memberships.
SOTC Travel Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of TCIL, is a leading omnichannel travel and tourism company active in various travel segments including leisure travel, incentive travel and business travel.
Travel Corporation (India) Limited (TCI), a wholly owned subsidiary of TCIL, is India’s leading destination management company providing tailor-made travel and related services in India, Nepal, Bhutan and Sri Lanka .
Thomas Cook India Group holds a 51% stake in DEI Holdings Limited (DEI), one of the world’s leading providers of imaging solutions and services.

For more information visit:
Sterling Holiday Resorts Limited: http://www.sterlingholidays.com
SOTC Travel Limited: http://www.sotc.in

About SOTC Travel: SOTC Travel Limited (formerly SOTC Travel Pvt. Ltd.) is a subsidiary of Fairfax Financial Holdings Group; owned through its listed Indian subsidiary, Thomas Cook (India) Limited (TCIL). SOTC India is a leading omni-channel travel and tourism company active in various travel segments including leisure travel, incentive travel and business travel. SOTC was established in 1949. Since then, it has escorted thousands of travelers around the world for over 70 years to various destinations around the world. An innovative new age vacationer, SOTC strives to make vacation a priority for every Indian. “We are for the holidays and we want Indians to prioritize their holidays.

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