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Licensed Travel Operator for the Presidents Cup 2011

The Royal Melbourne Golf Club, November 15-20, 2011


Mumbai, July 22, 2011: Reiterating their commitment to Sports Tourism, Thomas Cook Sport, the recently launched Sports Tourism brand of Thomas Cook (India) Limited, the largest integrated travel and travel related financial services company in India, announced its alliance as Licensed Travel Operator for The Presidents Cup 2011. The Presidents Cup 2011 will be held at The Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Melbourne, Australia, November 15-20, 2011.


Thomas Cook Sport will offer golf enthusiasts a special 4 day Presidents Cup Golf Holiday package to Melbourne, from November 18- 21, 2011, at a great value price of Rs. 42,900. This includes an exciting and unique opportunity to play a round of golf at the prestigious Royal Melbourne Golf Club.


Speaking at the launch press conference Mr. Rakshit Desai, Executive Director, TCIL, said, “We are honoured to be associated with The Presidents Cup 2011. Thomas Cook Sport, as the market leader in Sports Tourism, offers its discerning customers yet another one-of-a-kind sporting experience, coupled with a delightful package to Melbourne. The Presidents Cup, one of the world's great sporting events, attracts not just international golf aficionados, but also Heads of State and industry leaders and is watched by millions globally. An opportunity to tee off at the Royal Melbourne Golf Club is akin to golf heaven!”


About Thomas Cook (India) Limited:

Thomas Cook (India) Ltd. 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, Leisure Travel, MICE and Travel Insurance. The Company has been into Indian operations since 1881, offering 130 years of world-class travel service across 202 locations in 71 cities, including 26 airport counters and over 270 Partners.

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About Thomas Cook Group plc:

Thomas Cook Group plc, UK, is one of the world’s leading leisure travel groups with sales of £8.8 billion, 22.3million customers, 31,000 employees, a fleet of 93 aircraft and a network of over 3,400 owned and franchised travel stores and interests in 86 hotels and resort properties. It operates under five geographic segments in 21 countries, and is number one or two in all its core markets.


About The Presidents Cup:

Since the tournament's inception in 1994, more than US$23 million has been distributed to at least 380 charities in 15 countries. Unlike most sporting events, players are not paid for their participation in The Presidents Cup; there is no purse or prize money. Instead, each competitor designates charities or golf-related projects of his choice to receive a portion of the funds raised through the staging of each Presidents Cup. It is often said that The Presidents Cup represents all that is good about the game of golf—sportsmanship, international goodwill and friendly competition. When a sporting event is contested within this framework, there are only winners – on and off the golf course – no matter what the outcome of the competition. For more information, visit