Thomas Cook India launches travel portal
One Stop Shop - for all your travel needs

Mumbai, May 20, 2008: Thomas Cook (India) Ltd., India’s largest integrated travel and travel related services company, today launched, the complete travel portal offering end-to-end travel solutions for its customers.

The new website will target the internet savvy leisure travelers, corporate travelers, travel agents and partners who will be integrated with the robust offline business of Thomas Cook India.

Speaking at the launch, Mr. Udayan Bose, Chairman, Thomas Cook (India) Limited, said “Today, 75% of e-commerce spend is attributed to online travel booking. An average young entrepreneur, traveling for work or holiday uses the Internet for addressing most of his travel needs and we want to tap into this large market and cater to their needs

“We are hoping to leverage the goodwill that the brand name Thomas Cook has established in India, capitalize on the experience that the organization has accumulated over so many years and use our relationship with Thomas Cook Group plc, a leading player in the online space in the UK to create a world class travel site.”, said Mr. Madhavan Menon, Managing Director, Thomas Cook (India) Limited.

Giving an insight into the salient features of the website, Mr. Amitabh Pandey, President and Head – E-Business said, “This initiative will extend our reach enormously. Our portal offers a whole range of travel products and related financial services including domestic and international flight booking, foreign travel insurance, hotels, cruises and Rail Europe tickets & passes. This channel will significantly augment our extensive distribution network.”

Facts about the website: will also offer exclusive and attractive promotional deals.

About Thomas Cook (India) Limited
Thomas Cook (India) offers a broad spectrum of travel and related services such as package tours, currency exchange and travel insurance as well as hotel and flight reservations. Thomas Cook has been present in India for over 126 years and operates over 160 offices at various locations in the country and has operations in Sri Lanka & Mauritius. It employs over 2,500 employees and generated Income from Operations of Rs 2.86 billion and a Net Profit of Rs. 519.2 million for 12 months period (Jan 07 – Dec 07). In its initiative to be a ‘One Stop Shop’, the Company offers unique travel products to its customers. During CY07, the Company launched a ‘Thomas Cook Titanium Credit Card’ and a foreign currency Debit Card. It also came up with products designed specially for students traveling abroad for higher studies. The Company was acquired by Thomas Cook Group PLC from Dubai Financial Group in March 2008. Additional information on Thomas Cook (I) Limited is available on the Company website

About Thomas Cook Group plc
Thomas Cook Group plc was formed on 19 June 2007 by the merger of Thomas Cook AG and MyTravel Group plc. The new company is one of the world’s leading leisure travel groups with sales of around £9 billion (€12 billion), 19 million customers, 30,000 employees, a fleet of 97 aircraft, a network of over 3,000 owned or franchised travel stores and a number of hotels and resort properties. It has operations in four regions: UK & Ireland; Continental Europe (Germany, Austria, Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Poland, Hungary, Slovenia and Slovakia); Northern Europe (Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland) and North America (Canada and USA); and German airlines operating under the Condor brand.

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