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About Thomas Cook (India) Limited

Thomas Cook (India) Ltd is the leading integrated travel and travel related financial services company in the country offering a broad spectrum of services that include Foreign Exchange, Corporate Travel, MICE, Leisure Travel, Insurance, Visa & Passport services and E-Business. The company set up its first office in India in 1881.

 

TCIL’s footprint currently extends to over 240 locations ( including 21 Airport counters ) in 99 cities across India, Mauritius & Sri Lanka and is supported by a strong partner network of 134 Gold Circle Partners and 165 Preferred Sales Agents in over 150 cities across India.

Thomas Cook (India) Ltd has been voted Best Tour Operator at the Lonely Planet Travel Awards 2013, Favourite Specialist Tour Operator at the Condé Nast Traveller Readers' Travel Awards 2013 & 2012 and Best Tour Operator - Outbound at the CNBC AWAAZ Travel Awards 2013. In addition, TCIL has been chosen as the Best Corporate Travel Management Company by World Travel Brands 2012, and recognized as a “Consumer Superbrand” 2012-2013. At the National Tourism Awards 2011-2012, TCIL was the recipient of 3 prestigious awards. Thomas Cook India’s Centre of Learning has received IATA accreditation as “Top 10 South Asia IATA Authorized Training Centers” , 2013 & 2012 .


For more information, please visit www.thomascook.in

Thomas Cook (India) Limited is promoted by Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Fairbridge Capital (Mauritius) Limited (Fairbridge). Fairbridge is responsible for the execution of acquisition and investment opportunities in the Indian subcontinent on behalf of the Fairfax family of companies.

 

About Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited:


Fairfax Financial Holdings is a Toronto-based financial services holding company with a global presence in insurance and reinsurance and a portfolio of assets in excess of $30 billion invested worldwide. The Company, founded in 1985 by the present Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Prem Watsa, has over the past 25 years, demonstrated a strong financial track record to achieve an annual appreciation in Book Value per Share of 24.7% annually.


Fairfax has almost 20 general insurance subsidiaries and joint ventures globally, including ICICI Lombard (India).


Fairfax is engaged in long term investments from its own resources, with a focus to delivering long term capital appreciation through a flexible and value oriented approach.


Fairfax Financial Holdings through Thomas Cook (India) Ltd. owns 74% of the IKYA Group, a provider of HR Recruitment Services.



About IKYA Group


The IKYA Group, established in the year 2007 as a provider of HR Services, is today one of India’s fastest growing Diversified Business Services providers. The company’s services encompass offerings in Human Resources (Executive Search, Recruitment & General Staffing), IT Staffing & Services, Facilities Management, Food services and Skill Development; all of which are ISO Certified. The Group employs 70,000 personnel across its different businesses, has a Pan India footprint of 33 offices across 22 cities, and services 850 clients on a consolidated basis.


For more information visit: www.ikyaglobal.com



About Sterling Holiday Resorts (India) Limited:


Recently, the Board of Thomas Cook (India) Limited has approved the merger of Sterling Holiday Resorts (India) Limited (Sterling) in a part equity, part merger deal. The transaction remains subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals, as required. Sterling, a pioneer in vacation ownership and a leading leisure hospitality company in India, was incorporated in 1986 with the vision of delivering great holiday experiences to Indian families. Sterling Holidays’ network includes 1512 rooms across 19 resorts in 16 scenic holiday destinations pan India. The company also has 15 additional sites where it plans to add new resorts in the coming years.


For more information visit: www.sterlingholidays.com


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In 1841, young Thomas Cook arranged an 11-mile train journey for a motley group of passengers from Leicester to Loughborough. And it marked the beginning of a chapter in history. He went on to introduce a railway tour of Europe. But it wasn't until the early 1860s that he began the travel firm, Thomas Cook & Son, which included tours of the USA. The Company also started operations for military transport and postal services for England and Egypt during the 1880s.

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On July 5, 1841, young Thomas Cook arranged an 11-mile train journey priced at merely 1 shilling, for a motley group of 570 passengers from Leicester to Loughborough. And this marked the beginning of a chapter in travel history. He went on to introduce a railway tour of Europe. But it wasn't until the early 1860s that he began the travel firm, Thomas Cook & Son, which included tours of the USA. The Company also started operations for military transport and postal services for England and Egypt during the 1880s.

Thomas Cook has widely been acclaimed as the founder of world tourism, and in addition to the world’s first package tour in 1841, Thomas Cook introduced a number of customer empowering innovations that we take for granted today: pre-paid hotel coupons (in 1868), holiday brochures (in 1858) and travellers cheques (in 1874).

The world got around and by the early 1900s, the who's who of the era - kings, politicians, bishops and professors - patronised Thomas Cook's travel itinerary.

As the years passed by, the Company introduced the world to a whole new concept of leisure and business travel. Driving innovation in the business, it connected continents and presented the people an economic and state mode of travel across them.

In 1881, Thomas Cook started its India operations, with its first office being set up in Mumbai. As it expanded its horizons across the subcontinent, the Company came to be known as Thomas Cook Overseas Ltd. And on 21st October 1978, it was christened Thomas Cook (India) Ltd, only to make its first public issue in February 1983. In the year 2000, the Group commenced its operations in Mauritius and also acquired the Sri Lanka business from Thomas Cook Overseas Ltd, UK. In 2006, Thomas Cook (India) Limited acquired LKP Forex Limited and Travel Corporation (India) Pvt. Ltd. (TCI). In May 2012, Thomas Cook Group plc, UK (the erstwhile parent) sold its investment in Thomas Cook (India) Limited (TCIL) to Fairbridge Capital (Mauritius) Limited (Fairbridge). Fairbridge made an open offer to the non-promoters and post August 14, 2012, TCIL is part of Fairfax Group, Canada.