Thomas Cook India & SOTC capitalise on extended summer and late booking trends Launch Easy Holidays and Quick & Easy Holidays
Range of short haul / easy access destinationsSimple-Quick turnaround with no visa/visa on arrival/ e-visa or hassle free visa destinationsAffordable range of air-inclusive international products starting at Rs. 40,000.00* & domestic specials starting at Rs.
- Range of short haul / easy access destinations
- Simple-Quick turnaround with no visa/visa on arrival/ e-visa or hassle free visa destinations
- Affordable range of air-inclusive international products starting at Rs. 40,000.00* & domestic specials starting at Rs. 18,599.00*
- Attractive discounts up to Rs. 29,000.00*
- Flat Rs. 5,000.00* off on no cost EMI transactions – zero interest, zero down payment, zero processing fees
Mumbai, June 7, 2022: The late reopening of India’s skies coupled with strong pent up demand has resulted in significant challenges to the visa process for several mid/long haul destinations. To capitalise on the emerging trends of an extended summer vacation season and an increasing market of late bookers, Thomas Cook (India) Limited, India’s leading omnichannel travel services company and its Group Company, SOTC Travel, have launched an exciting range of Easy Holidays and Quick & Easy Holidays. The products offer easy travel (short-haul) destinations, affordable pricing, attractive discounts of up to Rs. 29,000.00*, with easy to pay options of no cost EMI with flat Rs. 5,000.00* off and Holiday Now, Pay on Return.
Thomas Cook & SOTC’s Easy Holiday and Quick & Easy Holidays have been strategically designed around international destinations requiring no-visa (Indonesia, Seychelles); visa-on-arrival (Maldives, Mauritius, Thailand); e-visa (Dubai, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Oman, Jordan, Kenya, Australia); or with a simple/hassle free visa (Turkey, Egypt). Also on offer are attractive domestic locales including, Kashmir, Ladakh, the North East and Kerala.
While the Easy Holidays and Quick & Easy Holidays are primarily aimed at families (before schools reopen), the companies also intend to target the high potential couples and millennial/young working professionals segment.
Inclusions: airfare & visas (where applicable), meals, quality hotels, insurance, sightseeing and the valued reassurance of the Companies’ experienced Tour managers on select tours.
“To make holidays simple and smooth for customers this Summer, our ‘Easy Holidays’ offers an exciting range of handpicked favourite closer to home destinations that require no visa or a stress-free visa process and quick turnaround time. We’ve also added exotic locations like Seychelles, Vietnam, Cambodia and Jordan. Also on offer are top domestic locales. Our ‘Easy Holidays’ come at affordable price points, starting at just Rs. 18,599.00*, offer great discounts – up to Rs. 29,000.00* and Rs. 5,000.00* off on no cost EMI transactions. We invite our customers to book now to avail of their much-awaited summer holiday, before schools reopen.”Mr. Rajeev Kale, President & Country Head – Holidays, MICE, Visa, Thomas Cook (India) Limited
“The genesis of our ‘Quick & Easy Holidays’ was to eliminate the significant pain involved in obtaining visas for several countries this year, coupled with the added challenges of cancellation/rescheduling due to visa delays. We have hence included destinations with no visa or easy visa regimes and domestic destinations, to help customers book their last minute summer holidays with ease and confidence. Our ‘Quick & Easy Holidays’ include flights & visas (where applicable), meals, quality hotels, insurance, sightseeing and the services of our experienced tour managers on select tours, making it a smooth holiday experience for our customers.”Mr. Daniel D’souza President & Country Head – Holidays, SOTC Travel
About Thomas Cook (India) Limited:
Set up in 1881, Thomas Cook (India) Limited. (TCIL) is the leading omnichannel travel company in the country offering a broad spectrum of services including Foreign Exchange, Corporate Travel, MICE, Leisure Travel, Value Added Services, Visa and Passport services. 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, Private Safaris East & South Africa
As one of the largest travel service provider networks headquartered in the Asia-Pacific region, The Thomas Cook India Group spans 25 countries across 5 continents
TCIL has been felicitated with 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 2018 & 2019 and Leading Company with Cutting Edge Travel Innovation at the Times Travel Awards 2018, Silver award for Asia’s Best Integrated Report (First Time) category at the Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards 2019, Best Risk Management-Framework & Systems at the 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 years in a row and the Condé Nast Traveller – Readers’ Travel Awards from 2011 to 2019.
CRISIL has reaffirmed the rating on debt programmes and bank facilities of Thomas Cook (India) Limited – ‘CRISIL A+/Negative on the long-term bank facilities of TCIL and CRISIL A1 rating on the short-term bank facilities and short- term debt of the Company. For more information, please visit www.thomascook.in
Fairbridge Capital (Mauritius) Limited, a subsidiary of Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited promotes TCIL by holding 70.58% of its paid-up capital and is responsible for the execution of acquisition and investment opportunities.
About SOTC Travel:
SOTC Travel Limited is a step-down subsidiary of Fairfax Financial Holdings held through its Indian listed subsidiary, Thomas Cook (India) Limited (TCIL). SOTC India is a leading omnichannel travel and tourism company active across various travel segments including Leisure Travel, Incentive Travel and Business Travel. SOTC was established in 1949. Since then, it has escorted millions of travellers across the globe for more than 70 years to various destinations around the world. A new age innovative holidaymaker, SOTC strives to make holidays a priority for every Indian. ‘We are for holidays’ and we want Indians to prioritize their holidays.