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Thomas Cook India commences Foreign Exchange Services

from Thiruvananthapuram International Airport


Mumbai, December 31, 2012: Thomas Cook (India) Ltd, India’s largest integrated travel and travel related financial services company, launched two Foreign Exchange Counters at Thiruvananthapuram International Airport, Kerala, today. The dedicated Foreign Exchange counters, located at both the Departure and Arrival Terminals, will offer passengers a range of foreign exchange services, like buying and selling currency and travellers cheques and prepaid cards while travelling to and from the country. The Foreign Exchange operations was inaugurated by Mr. V.N Chandran, Director Thiruvananthapuram International Airport.

With the opening of the new airport counters at Thiruvananthapuram International Airport, Thomas Cook India now offers its customers access to 11 dedicated Foreign Exchange outlets across the state of Kerala, including Thiruvananthapuram (M.G. Road, S L Theatre & Manacaud), Kollam, Kottayam, Kochi (M.G. Road, Kochi International Airport), Thrissur, Calicut and Kannur. Thomas Cook (India) Ltd. is now operational at 23 airport counters across Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Kochi, Chennai, and now in Thiruvananthapuram.

Mr. Madhavan Menon, Managing Director, Thomas Cook (India) Ltd said, “Thiruvananthapuram plays a significant role in our “gateway strategyat Thomas Cook India, and I am delighted with the inauguration of our Foreign Exchange counters- at both the departure and arrival terminals.

He added: Thiruvananthapuram International Airport is at once a key commercial hub and a prominent tourist gateway for Kerala. Our outlets at Thiruvananthapuram International Airport will bring to the diversity of our customers (foreign nationals and NRIs, as also our outbound and returning Indian travellers) not just the reliability of Brand Thomas Cook but also convenience and access at both departure and arrival points of a gateway location.”

Contact Person:
Mr. V. Varun
Branch Manager,
Thomas Cook (India) Ltd,
Thiruvananthapuram Intl Airport.
Mobile: +91 9895215217


About Thomas Cook (India) Limited:

Thomas Cook is the largest 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, and has been providing world-class travel service for 132 years.

Thomas Cook’s pioneering heritage as inventor of the world’s first package holiday (1841) was followed by a number of innovations and marketing initiatives that we take for granted today, such as the pre-paid hotel coupon (in 1868), holiday brochures (1858) and travellers cheques (1874).

TCIL’s footprint currently extends to over 253 locations (including 23 airport counters) in 102 cities across India, Mauritius & Sri Lanka and is supported by a strong partner network of 124 Gold Circle Partners and 169 Preferred Sales Agents in over 100 cities pan India.

The Brand Trust Report™, India study 2012, has ranked Thomas Cook (India) Ltd as The most Trusted Brand in Travel Services. Thomas Cook India has also been honoured with the prestigious “Favourite Specialist Tour Operator" award at the Condé Nast Traveller Readers' Travel Awards 2011 & 2012 and was conferred with the CNBC AWAAZ - “ Best company providing foreign exchange” in India for the third year in a row. In addition, Thomas Cook (India) Ltd has been awarded the ‘Most Trusted Tour Operator Brand’ by the Times Travel Honours 2011 and also recognized as a “Superbrand” 2011-2012 by consumers for excellence in travel services. TCIL was awarded the prestigious National Tourism Award (2010-2011) for ‘Outstanding Performance’ as an ‘Inbound Tour Operator’ in Category I, third position.

CRISIL has reaffirmed Thomas Cook (India) Limited with the ‘CRISIL A1+ and AA- rating. For more information, please visit

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). The portfolio also includes several market leading insurance companies such as Odyssey Re (USA), Crum & Forster (USA), First Capital (Singapore), Fairfax Brasil (Brazil), Gulf Insurance (Kuwait).

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.


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