Thomas Cook India to maximise on Ghaziabad/Delhi-NCR’s growing travel potential

26/04/2022

Mumbai, April 26, 2022: Thomas Cook (India) Ltd., India’s leading omnichannel travel services company, opened a Gold Circle Partner (franchise) outlet in the city centre of Ghaziabad to capitalise on the strong and growing potential of the city and 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. In addition to serving Ghaziabad, the outlet will also serve as a hub for nearby business and residential areas of Indirapuram, Vaishali, Noida Extension, Surya Vihar, Karkardooma, Meerut and Hapur.

In the new age of travel, customers are understandably seeking the guidance and reassurance of holiday experts and Thomas Cook India’s internal survey reiterates the same, with a significant 77% of respondents stating that they require guidance from a holiday expert. To help 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 touchpoints to customers: India’s largest retail holiday network and B2B distribution (across its owned stores, Partner franchise outlets and Preferred Sales Agents) coupled with the Companies’ website, call centres, Holiday app and Virtual Holiday store.

Additionally, to strengthen customer confidence in travel, Thomas Cook’s safety commitment, “TravShield” – with only vaccinated staff and co-passengers among many other precautions, builds on its “Assured” travel safety protocols – developed in association with Apollo Clinics. TravShield & Assured together, ensure best in class safety and protection for travellers in the post Covid era, covering every distribution, delivery and partner touch point in the travel ecosystem.

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

Thomas Cook’s Gold Circle Partner outlet at Ghaziabad, offers consumers end-to-end travel solutions with an array of travel and travel related services, including: International & Domestic Holidays (Group Tours, Personalised holidays, Cruises, etc.), Value Added Services like Travel Insurance; Visa Services, etc.

Contact Details

Thomas Cook (India) Limited

Shop No. 2, Second Floor,

Astoria Boulevard Complex,

Hint Chowk, RDC, Raj Nagar,

Ghaziabad – 201002

Ph: 9891048466, 0120 4220776

Email: Gcp.vaishalimd@thomascook.in, Gcp.Vaishali@thomascook.in

“Ghaziabad is a strongly emerging market for us at Thomas Cook India, and we have ear-marked this region as high potential for our Holidays business. We are hence delighted to announce the opening of our Gold Circle Partner franchise outlet at Hint Chowk’s financial hub, a prime location for better customer accessibility. We intend to accelerate demand while supporting our customers across segments including families, couples, group of friends/young professionals, business travellers, local trade associations and more.”

Mr. Rajeev Kale, President & Country Head – Holidays, MICE, Visa, Thomas Cook (India) Limited

“Our Gold Circle Partners, Mr. Ravi Sharma and Mr. Vikas Mishra bring over 10 years of travel and tourism expertise. Their extensive network will continue to strengthen Thomas Cook India’s presence in this growing market.

Mr. Rajeev Kale, President & Country Head – Holidays, MICE, Visa, Thomas Cook (India) Limited

We extend a warm welcome to our Ghaziabad based customers. Our travel experts at our RDC Ghaziabad outlet will assist them plan their much awaited holidays for 2022.”

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 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 70.58% of its paid-up capital and is responsible for the execution of acquisition and investment opportunities.

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