Thomas Cook launches Scholarship program for students
Introduces the "Thomas Cook Wings Scholarship" offer for students under U Special program
July 22 nd 2010, Mumbai : Thomas Cook (India) Ltd. [TCIL], India’s leading integrated travel and travel related financial services company has announced the ‘Thomas Cook Wings Scholarship’, a unique offer for students travelling abroad for further studies.
The number of students travelling abroad year on year usually peaks during the months of July to September. TCIL acknowledged the need for easy travel for student segment by introducing ‘U Special’ three years ago. This year, the Company takes the already well established and accepted offer to the next level, by introducing various programs under the brand name ‘U SPECIAL.’ One such program for this season is the “Thomas Cook Wings Scholarship” - a once in a lifetime opportunity for students travelling overseas for further studies to avail of a lucky chance of winning an education scholarship worth an air ticket. 10 shortlisted students can win a scholarship worth upto Rs. 35,000/- each, the scheme being valid till 30th Sept. 2010.
Being part of this excitement is pretty simple. A student has to submit their 2 page University statement of purpose (SOP) at any Thomas Cook Branch in their city. 10 best SOP’s will be short listed based on the
- a) Correct usage of English
- b) Clarity of thought
- c) Overall flow.
There is also a newly introduced special VISA assistance for students, offering a smooth travel experience for all, catered by Thomas Cook.
Commenting on the Thomas Cook Wings Scholarship for Season 2010, Mr. Mahesh Iyer, Vice President – Foreign Exchange, TCIL said, “When we launched ‘U Special’ three years ago, the response was phenomenal due to many reasons, this was a customized product aimed at assisting a student in the best possible manner. Thomas Cook Wings Scholarship is a step up, conceptualized from its response for such young aspirants to plan their travel. It is distinctly one of the most innovative ways to attract the student for one time opportunity to win themselves a free air ticket to their travel destination. We are excited about the program and we are sure that this will help us add young crowds to our favorite lists.”
For more information please SMS ‘USPECIAL’ to 56767100, email at firstname.lastname@example.org and call on 1-800-2099-100 or (022) 67686970.
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, and Insurance. The Company has been in India for 129 years providing world-class travel service. TCIL has the largest network with 180 locations in 72 cities. For more information, please visit www.thomascook.in
About Thomas Cook Group plc: Thomas Cook Group plc, UK, is one of the world’s leading travel groups with sales of £8.8 billion, 22.3 million 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.
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