Thomas Cook & SOTC commemorate International Day of Yoga with The launch of a diverse range of Yoga Holidays
Mumbai, June 21, 2022: The pandemic has reinforced the importance of personal and mental health. This has inspired a significant number of Indians to focus on yoga to seek balance between mind, body and spirit.
Mumbai, June 21, 2022: The pandemic has reinforced the importance of personal and mental health. This has inspired a significant number of Indians to focus on yoga to seek balance between mind, body and spirit. In commemoration of the International Day of Yoga, Thomas Cook (India) Limited, India’s leading omnichannel travel services company and its Group Company, SOTC Travel have curated a distinctive portfolio of wellness holidays – yoga being an integral component. In support of the Government’s efforts to promote yoga and its benefits, the Companies’ yoga programs encourage Indians with unique yoga and wellness experiences.
Thomas Cook & SOTC’s internal data reveals that wellness tourism is witnessing a significant growth of over 30% across India’s metros, mini metros, tier 2-3 cities, highlighting the new age traveller’s growing investment in self-care holidays. Yoga is an age-old Indian wellbeing discipline that promotes vitality of body and soul. The Companies’ Yoga Holidays hence focus on self-discovery and rejuvenation of the senses by incorporating some of the most powerful yoga practices set against India’s pristine locales.
Thomas Cook & SOTC’s range of Yoga Holidays have been designed to appeal to a wide range of consumer segments including India’s millennials/young working professionals, couples, Gen S/Seniors, B-Leisure and corporate MICE groups.
Thomas Cook and SOTC’s Yoga Holidays include a diverse selection of yoga sessions, ayurveda treatment, art- music-nature therapy, meditation, spas in India’s most sought after wellness destinations including Rishikesh, Thiruvananthapuram, Auroville, Goa, Mysore, Dharamshala, Gokarna and Varanasi. The Companies have handpicked the best retreats across the country including Ananda in the Himalayas, Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort and Carnoustie Ayurveda & Wellness Resort in Kerala, Vana Retreat in Dehradun, Ashiyana: Yoga & Spa Village in Goa, Atmantan in Pune, The Leela Palace in Udaipur, SwaSwara in Gokarna, Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa in Gulmarg, Hilton Shillim Estate Retreat & Spa, Nimba Nature Cure Village in Gujarat.
Thomas Cook & SOTC’s Yoga Holidays also focus on India’s women/solo travellers, who are seeking personalized experiences that incorporate meditation, yoga, hydrotherapy and luxurious spa treatments.
“Yoga embodies unity of mind, body, spirit and is a special gift of India’s ancient tradition to us. Our Yoga Holidays offer yoga sessions by trained experts, and a variety of wellness programmes including ayurveda, meditation, spas, natural therapies, consultations and art therapy to ensure self-discovery and rejuvenation. We have designed our programs to appeal to a wide range of consumer segments from millennials, seniors to corporates – across India’s metros, mini metros, tier 2-3 cities.”Mr. Rajeev Kale, President & Country Head – Holidays, MICE, Visa, Thomas Cook (India) Limited
“The pandemic taught us the importance of health, wellbeing and the need to prioritise oneself. Through our yoga holidays, our intent is to assist our customers connect with their inner-self via holistic yoga healing/therapy. We have curated programs across India’s leading wellness destinations like Rishikesh, Kerala, Auroville, Goa, Mysore, Dharamshala, Gokarna and Varanasi. Championing the spirit of yoga, we aim to transform travel through our unique yoga and wellness experiences.”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 TPro, 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 2019 & 2018 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 (Formerly SOTC Travel Pvt. Ltd.) is a step-down subsidiary of Fairfax Financial Holdings Group; 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 lakhs 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.