Thomas Cook India
honoured with
two prestigious awards
at the
CNBC
AWAAZ TRAVEL AWARDS 2014
Mumbai, June
23,
2014
:
Thomas Cook (India) Ltd
:
India’s leading integrated travel and travel related financial
services company,
has been awarded
a double honour
as
the
“Best Tour Operator
Outbound"
and
“Best Company Providing
Foreign Exchange”
at the
CNBC A
waaz
T
ravel
A
wards
2014
established
to
honour the best in class travel services and to
set
benchmarks for the tourism industry
The methodology involved a comprehensive consumer survey across multi
-
media platforms featuring
t
he
previous category winner and approved CNBC Awaaz commendations;
votes being then internally audited
to ensure validity of each individual vote; followed by finalisation by an esteemed jury presided ov
er by Mr
Amitabh Kant
Secretary
-
DIPP
-
Govt. of I
ndia.
At a spectacular ceremony
at Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh,
Indian
travellers
were
unanimous
in their choice of
their favourite travel compan
y
-
Thomas Cook India
-
once again.
T
h
is
is
the second time in a row that
Thomas Cook India has
received
the
distinction
of being
chosen
the
“Best Tour Operator
Outbound"
.
In
addition, this year
,
Thomas Cook India
was also conferred the award of
the
“Best Company Providing
Foreign Exchange”
.
Commenting on the
honour of the double
achievement,
Mr. Madhavan Menon, Managing Director,
Thomas Cook (India) Ltd
said,
“We are
delighted to be honoured
with the two prestigious awards of
“Best
Tour Operator
Outbound" and “Best Company Providing Foreign Exchange”
at the highly acclaimed
CNBC
A
waaz
T
ravel
A
wards
2014.
With the winners being selected by
both discerning travel consumers and
an
expert
panel of
captains of
government and in
dustry, this award is
a
strong
reaffirmation of Thomas Cook
India’s leadership position in
the travel and tourism ind
ustry
.”
He added, “
Thomas Cook
India
draws from
its pioneering heritage of over
132
years, to bring expertise and
innovation to the
ever
evolving
Indian
traveller.
With our diverse portfolio of
travel and
travel related
financial services (corporate travel, holidays,
in
-
house visa and travel insurance processing, foreign
exchange, Meetings, Incentives, Conferences & Events (MICE)
to
tourism education & training
)
,
our
Company
will continue to
deliver on
exce
llence
.
He acknowledged with delight, “
This double honour is testament to the
spirit of
innovation and sustained
delivery of
our
truly
exceptional people
at Thomas Cook India, and I salute my Teams!”
 
About Thomas Cook (India) Limited:
Thomas
Cook (India) Ltd is the leading integrated travel and travel related financial services company in t
he country offering a
broad spectrum of services that include Foreign Exchange, Corporate Travel, MICE, Leisure Travel, In
surance, Visa &
Passport services
and E
-
Business. The company set up its first office in India in 1881.
TCIL’s footprint currently extends to over 235 locations (including 19 airport counters) in 99 citie
s across India, Mauritius
& Sri
Lanka and is supported by a strong partner network o
f 114 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 Re
aders' Travel Awards 2013 & 2012
and
Best Tour Operator
-
Outbound
at the
CNBC AWAAZ Travel Awards 2013
& 2014 and Best Company providing Foreign Exchange
at the
CNBC AWAAZ Travel Awards
2014
. 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
& 2013
-
14.
At the
National Tourism Awards 2012
-
2013
, 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 Lim
ited through its wholly
-
owned subsidiary,
Fairbridge Capital (Mauritius) Limited.
Fairbridge is responsible for the execution of acquisition and investment opportunities
in the Indian subcontinent on behalf of the Fairfax family of companies.
About Fair
fax Financial Holdings Limited:
Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited 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, PremWatsa, 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 Lo
mbard (India).
Fairfax is engaged in long term investments from its own resour
ces, 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 74.85% on a fully diluted basis of
the IKYA Group, a
provider of specialised H
uman Resource related Services.
About IKYA Group
:
The IKYA Group, established in 2007, has over the last 6 years, evolved into a diversified provider
of Business Services with
interests in Human Resources (Recruitment & General Staffing), IT Staffing & S
ervices, Facilities Management, Food &
Hospitality services and Training & Skill Development through a combination of organic and inorganic
methods. The Group
operates out of 33 offices across 22 cities and employs 65,000 personnel.
About Sterling Holida
y Resorts (India) Limited:
Sterling Holiday Resorts (India) Limited, a pioneer in vacation ownership and a leading leisure hosp
itality company in India,
was incorporated in 1986 with the vision of delivering great holiday experiences to Indian families.
S
terling 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
For Media Enquiries please contact:
Thomas Cook (India) Limited
Suzanne Pereira
D: +91
-
22
-
66091380; M: +91
-
9820297665;
suzanne.pereira@in.thomascook.com
Perfect Relations
Anuya Chakravarthi
M: +91
-
98
20491896
achakravarthi@perfectrelations.com