Thomas Cook India & SOTC Travel inspire customers to explore Incredible India Showcase India’s iconic and diverse locales/ experiences that compete with international favouritesThomas Cook India & SOTC Travel inspire customers to explore Incredible India
Mumbai, November 4, 2022: India offers a diversity of iconic global experiences within the country that are on par or surpass their international counterparts. While Indians travel around the world to witness unique sights, India
Mumbai, November 4, 2022: India offers a diversity of iconic global experiences within the country that are on par or surpass their international counterparts. While Indians travel around the world to witness unique sights, India offers this and much more – across the length and breadth of her fascinating geography. In a focussed endeavour to showcase India’s delightful diversity, Thomas Cook (India) Limited – India’s leading omnichannel travel services company and its Group Company, SOTC Travel, have introduced a special range of Enchanting India Holidays to inspire Indians to discover and explore their own country.
Thomas Cook & SOTC’s thoughtfully curated itineraries include the snow-capped peaks of Gulmarg and the picturesque landscapes of Khajjiar that offer fascinating appeal akin to the Swiss Alps; Andaman’s pristine beaches- blue waters that compare with Phuket; Chattisgarh’s Chitrakote Falls – India’s Niagara Falls; Kashmir’s 30 acres of tulip gardens that compete with Holland; the lush and languid backwaters of Kerala offer unique appeal outplaying Venice’s canals; Andhra Pradesh’s Gandikota Hills – India’s Grand Canyon and more.
The Companies’ customised product range also offers India’s hidden gems: surreal landscapes of Kashmir’s Gurez and Doodhpathari valleys, Chenab Bridge – the world’s highest rail bridge or Dal Lake’s floating post office; Arunachal Pradesh’s Damro – the longest hanging bridge, Ziro Valley and majestic monasteries of Tawang; Maharashtra’s Lonar Lake – a meteoric marvel and Meghalaya’s awe-inspiring living root bridges. For wellness and rejuvenation, India’s choices are plentiful: Kerala’s Ayurveda, yoga in the Himalayas to Tibetan medicinal therapy in Uttarakhand.
Thomas Cook & SOTC’s Enchanting India Holidays portfolio presents customers with a wide range of exciting options, customisable as per their preference:
· Private Villas with a Chef & Concierge; unique stays in forts, tea/coffee plantations, havelis or palaces
· Camping, Trekking & Biking Trips to destinations such as Ladakh, Spiti and many more
· Romantic getaways for honeymooners or to celebrate special days include Goa, Udaipur, Kashmir, Alleppey, Nainital, Manali, Pondicherry, Hampi and North East
· Spiritual tours to Char Dham, Kumbh, Kailash Yatra, etc.
· Wellness and Spa Retreats
“India has a wealth of global experiences within the country that have the potential to put international travel on hold! Our Enchanting India Holidays portfolio offers customers iconic experiences within the diversity of our country – that are at par or surpass their global counterparts. From hidden gems, to quaint offbeat locations, India’s mesmerizing geography is waiting to be discovered: from the glorious tulip gardens in Srinagar, the snowy peaks of Gulmarg, azure waters of the Andamans to the serene backwaters of Kerala – our holidays are designed to inspire customers to explore our incredible country in-depth and can be co-curated with our experts as per the customer’s preference/requirement.”Mr. Rajeev Kale, President & Country Head – Holidays, MICE, Visa, Thomas Cook (India) Limited
“India’s landscapes are as enchantingly varied as her culture. Our Enchanting India Holidays bring exclusive products with unique offbeat experiences that give our customers a fascinating exploration into the undiscovered India. From captivating wildlife to pristine beaches, outdoor adventure and spiritual holidays – these getaways offer our customers quality time in scenic settings. We invite our customers to discover the diverse travel experiences our beautiful country has to offer.”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 and Value Added 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 28 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 72.34% 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.
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