About Thomas Cook India
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, Leisure Travel, and Insurance. The Company launched its Indian operations in 1881 and is celebrating its 132 years of world-class service in India. Thomas Cook (India) operates in the following areas of business, namely:
- Leisure Travel
- Corporate Travel Management
- Foreign Exchange
In May 2012, Thomas Cook Group plc, UK (the erstwhile parent) sold off 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.
Fairbridge is a wholly-owned step-down subsidiary of Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited (Fairfax), a Toronto-based financial services holding company with a global presence in insurance and reinsurance and a portfolio of assets in excess of US$30 billion invested worldwide. Fairfax has almost 20 insurance subsidiaries and joint ventures globally, including several market leading companies such as Odyssey Re (USA), Crum & Forster (USA), First Capital (Singapore), Fairfax Brasil, Gulf Insurance (Kuwait) and ICICI Lombard (India).
TCIL presently operates in over 98 cities across over 235 locations (including 23 airport counters). The company has overseas operations in Sri Lanka which is a branch of TCIL and Mauritius which is a subsidiary of Thomas Cook (India). TCIL is supported by a strong partner network of 133 Gold Circle Partners and 165 Preferred Sales Agents in over 150 cities pan India. The Company employs over 2,802 resources and is listed on both the Bombay Stock Exchange as well as the National Stock Exchange.
Thomas Cook (India) Ltd has been honoured with The Most Trusted Brand in travel services by The Brand Trust Report™, India study 2012, voted Best Tour Operator at the Lonely Planet Travel Awards 2013, Best Tour Operator - Outbound at the CNBC AWAAZ Travel Awards 2013 and Favourite Specialist Tour Operator at the Condé Nast Traveller Readers' Travel Awards 2011 & 2012. In addition, TCIL has been chosen as the Best Corporate Travel Management Company by World Travel Brands 2012 and recognized as a “Consumer Superbrand” 2011-2012 by Superbrands. The Company was selected Retailer of the Year – Leisure & Holidays, by ET NOW in 2013. At the recently concluded National Tourism Awards 2011-2012, TCIL was honoured with 3 prestigious awards: Special Award for endeavors in launching new tourism products and exemplary performance during the year 2011-12; Tour Operator Promoting Niche Segments other than Adventure and MICE and Award of Excellence: Best Tourism Promotion Publicity Material.
Thomas Cook India’s Centre of Learning has received IATA accreditation as “Top 10 South Asia IATA Authorized Training Centres”, 2012 & 2013.
ICRA has assigned a long term rating of ‘ICRA AA-/ Stable’ and CRISIL has assigned a long term rating of CRISIL AA-/ stable outlook, to the non convertible debenture program.
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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.View More