Thomas Cook and MoneyGram International present the ‘ONAM 2009’ road show


Kerala, 4TH August 2009: MoneyGram International, a leading global money transfer company and Thomas Cook (India) Limited (TCIL), are organizing a 30 day road show called ‘ONAM 2009’. The road show promotional vehicle was flagged off on 1st August 2009 from the Cochin city’s TCIL office in Kerala. The road show will travel across 247 cities/ towns in Kerala covering 14 districts in the state.


Mr. Harsh Lambah –Regional Director South Asia, MoneyGram International said “Kerala as a state has a large number of population that travels and seeks opportunities in the overseas markets. The road show aims at spreading awareness among people about receiving money from the US, Canada, UK, Greece and the UAE in a convenient and reliable manner through its strategic partner, Thomas Cook. This road show would give the Kerala consumers a chance to experience the brand MoneyGram”.


The services in the state are provided by a sub-agent network which is through The South Indian Bank (525 branches) Muthoot Finance Limited (1074 Branches) & Mannapuram General Finance & Leasing Ltd (675 Branches)


This Road show has been in existence for the 2 previous years which created big impact in growing MoneyGram in Kerala. In 2009, the road show will cover all 14 districts of Kerala and will end a day before ONAM. This year’s road show theme is based on Kerala mythology “Mahabali with Magic Box”. .


On the onset of this road show Mr. Mahesh Iyer, AVP Foreign Exchange of Thomas Cook said “At the auspicious occasion of Onam which is synonymous to the state and people of Kerala, we take this opportunity to associate with our patrons in the region. As we strive to spread the constant message of safe money transfers in the country via our tie up with Money Gram, we reiterate our commitment to deliver the best products for our consumers”


About Thomas Cook (India) Limited: Thomas Cook (India) Limited offers a broad spectrum of travel and related services such as Foreign Exchange, Packaged & Customized Holidays, travel insurance, Pre Paid Cards etc. as well as hotel and flight reservations. Thomas Cook has been present in India for over 127 years and operates over 160 offices at various locations in the country and has operations in Sri Lanka & Mauritius. It employs around 2,200 employees all over. In its initiative to be a ‘One Stop Shop’, the Company offers a range of travel and financial services / products to its customers. Additional information on Thomas Cook (India) Limited is available on the Company website


About MoneyGram International: MoneyGram International offers more control and more choices for people separated from friends and family by distance or those with limited bank relationships to meet their financial needs. MoneyGram International helps consumers to safely send money around the world in as little as 10 minutes. Its global network is comprised of 180,000 agent locations in 190 countries and territories. MoneyGram’s convenient and reliable network includes retailers, international post offices and financial institutions. To learn more about money transfer at an agent location, please visit


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