Press Release

July 4, 2008

   Thomas Cook (India) is the Best Tour Operator

At CNBC Awaaz Travel Awards ‘08



Thomas Cook (India) Limited country’s leading travel and travel related financial services Solutions Company was awarded the ‘Best Tour Operator Award’ at the CNBC Awaaz Travel Awards 2008. The CNBC AWAAZ Travel Awards were based on an exhaustive consumer response study, conducted across 12 cities with over 2000 consumers voting for their choice of travel services and destinations.The award which proved as a definitive benchmark for the Travel & Tourism industry had Honorable Minister of Culture & Tourism - Ms. Ambika Soni felicitate the winner in Mumbai on Friday, July 3, 2008. Amongst the other companies there were also nominated in this category were SOTC, Raj Tours, Make my and India Tourism.

Ambika Soni - Tourism and Culture Minister and extreme right is Haresh Chawala - Group CEO Network 18 Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Madhavan Menon, Managing Director, Thomas Cook (India) Limited said, “This is indeed a very proud moment for all of us at Thomas Cook. This Award is a reflection of the superior product offering accompanied by excellent marketing, dedicated service delivery , superior service on Tour, service quality and of course the transparency as seen by our Customers who voted to give us this award. All this would not have been possible without the individual contribution, dedication and commitment of each and every member of our team. All awards come with the understanding that we will need to scale new heights and challenge our selves to perform better with each passing year and make a happy customer out of everyone who comes our way”

CNBC Awaaz Travel Awards is an annual event hosted by CNBC AWAAZ to honor the best in class travel destinations and other ancillary services of the tourism industry. With increasing competition and proliferation of tourist destinations, tourism promotion boards, hundreds of allied services chasing the consumer, it becomes important to establish benchmarks that can help consumers and the industry. These Awards recognize and honor best in class, destinations, organizations and service providers based on an objective study conducted by India’s leading research firm, The Nielsen Company.


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 125 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 (Dec 06 – 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 following 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. The Group operates in 17 source markets including: UK & Ireland; Germany, Austria, Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Canada, India and Egypt.


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