Thomas Cook India wins two titles

‘The Best Tour Operator’ and ‘The Best Forex Company’

at the CNBC Awaaz Travel Awards 2009.


Bangalore, INDIA, 31st July 2009

The annual CNBC Awards is the approbation to the Indian Travel Sector, recognizing and rewarding the ventures that have shown outstanding performance in key market and project areas, displayed innovative approach to strategy, and-set world-class standards of design, safety, security, energy efficiency, leisure provision and other services.


Befitting the one of the world’s largest media brands, the CNBC Awaaz Awards has attracted the attention of leading corporates in every sector.


Thomas Cook India has won the title of the Best Tour Operator second year in a row. This only reiterates the top notch services within the travel sector for which Thomas Cook has stood for in all 127 years of its existence in India. Thomas Cook (India) Ltd. (TCIL) has always channelized its efforts to make travel much easier for all tourists inbound and outbound within India. Its aim has always been to provide a complete travel experience; from ticketing to hotel booking and forex services.


For the first time this year Thomas Cook’s Forex department has been recognized as the ‘The Best Forex Company.’ Thomas Cook has been granted an authorized dealers' license (category II) by RBI to deal in foreign exchange through its designated branches. The excellence of this service has scaled great heights and has been respected for its superior service standards leading to the highest honor of felicitation by the CNBC Awaaz Awards 2009.


In its 127 years of existence Thomas Cook has progressed to become one of the traditional travel partner choice for most Indian individuals, corporates and tourists. The award speaks of immense encouragement and commendation for the flagship venture of the Group.


“Our main aim is to fulfill the dreams and aspirations of our customers with best in class product offerings and service, making it an experience they will never forget. We at Thomas Cook are delighted to accept the two awards given to us and would like to thank our customers for their support and our employees for their commitment to superior service” says Mr. Madhavan Menon, Managing Director, Thomas Cook (India) Limited.


On the eve of the felicitation, Manny Fontenla-Novoa, Group Chief Executive, Thomas Cook Group plc said: “We are delighted to have won these two coveted awards. They demonstrate the hard work and commitment that our Indian team put into providing outstanding customer service”.


About Thomas Cook (India) Limited

Thomas Cook (India) 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 (I) Limited is available on the Company website


About Thomas Cook Group plc

Thomas Cook Group plc 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.


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