Thomas Cook Targets the Student Segment

Organizes 8 cities USpecial Student Roadshow across India

Thomas Cook constantly strives to serve ever Indian traveler and keeping in mind the stress of students travelling out of India they have organized the first ever 8 city Thomas Cook Overseas Student Travel Fair. This 8 city roadshow aims to provide answers to the entire range of questions a student has unanswered before making the all important decision to go abroad; from where to apply to travel options, finances etc to the various do’s and don’ts. This fair will be first of its kind in the country where Thomas Cooks hall guide students across 8 cities which brings together an entire range of services to be offered to students on a single platform. The roadshows will have apart from Special Travel Deals and Baggage Allowance discounts, Student Counsellors, Destination Experts, Airlines etc. The highlight of this show will be the Travel Scholarship, which will be awarded to students on the basis of merit in each of these roadshows. The roadshow will be held in 8 cities across India: Pune, Mumbai, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Hyderabad & Delhi. Jet Airways is the partner with Thomas Cook for this Travel Scholarship. There will be 2 Travel Scholarships given; one will be given on the basis of Merit and second one will be givenon the basis of a lucky draw. So everyone has a chance to win.

Studying abroad, along with the excitement brings anxiety of planning up to the next 5 years of one’s life. Thestudy abroad trend developed as students in India realized the meaning of global recognition along with diverse programs available, whilst experiencing a wider outlook comprehending alien cultures and excitement of being away from home. But ambition and stress represent 2 sides of the same coin during this time; as studying abroad brings the stress of planning one’s long term finances. Thomas Cook’s U-Special program addresses all matters relating to student’s requirements abroad, tuition fees, living expenses, air tickets, insurance cover and lots more.
 
Going to a renowned college abroad definitely comes at a hefty price. While education loans have made it easy to afford such costs, the stress of transferring such large sums of money towards fees and out of the pocket for the children becomes a cause of concern for every parent. Students & their parents have to journey from one bank to another to sort out bank accounts, credit cards, loans. Etc. Over the period of time Thomas Cook noticed that there is a 35% growth in the student sector YoY. Thus, recognizing the problem of timely payments to foreign universities and meeting stringent semester deadlines, Thomas Cook provided studentwith its U special package to ease out all remittance of fees semester after semester.A product like U-Special is categorically designed for young India’s education abroad. Thomas Cook through this program assists students in remitting fees for their application & university fees. This can be done through more ways than one. But more importantly, the student need not worry about paying his fees on time semester after semester. Similarly, expenses for meals, living costs etc. are as much important. Post departure, parents can have some peace of mind by remitting money to their students for these miscellaneous purposes. Additionally, the student can carry drafts, traveller’s cheques and currency notes available in multiple destination currencies. Provisions for air tickets and insurance, for the student are not overlooked by the program. Their aim is for students to travel safe and feel safe!

About Thomas Cook (India) LimitedThomas 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 2,500 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 ThomasCook (I) Limited is available on the Company website www.thomascook.in

About Thomas Cook Group plcThomas 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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