Thomas Cook launches special travel packages for the IPL Season 2 to

South Africa

Ties up as “Tour Partner” to Kingfisher Airlines



Mumbai, Thursday 3rd April 2009:



Thomas Cook, the premium travel agent in the country has been appointed as “Tour Partner” to Kingfisher Airlines for the DLF IPL 2009 to be held in South Africa. Kingfisher Airlines is the , the official airline & travel partner to the DLF IPL 2009 which is being held in South Africa this year.Thomas Cook has put together special tour packages in collaboration with Kingfisher Airlines and Kingfisher Holidays.As part of this agreement, Thomas Cook will offer all IPL fans in India the opportunity to fly to international grounds and a lifetime experience of yet another exciting Cricket Season.



Thomas Cook has always been an agency that believes in enabling its customers to experience the best in the travel trends of the given season. The IPL Packages by Thomas Cook start from at an attractive price of Rs. 49,900 for 3 nights and 4 days including Air Fare, Transfers, Accommodation, Daily Breakfast, Travel Insurance, Visa and Match Tickets.



Nalini Gupta – President & Head - Marketing, Thomas Cook India said: “Thomas Cook India is pleased to be declared as one of the Official Tour Partners to Kingfisher Airlines for the DLF IPL 2009 in South Africa. I am very excited at this opportunity, particularly since I personally experienced a large movement of Cricket enthusiasts from India during the World Cup in 2003. Presently, we are working on very affordable packages largely because we want as many people as possible to have a live experience of the game in the warmth of South African hospitality.and beauty.



About Thomas Cook (India) Limited

Thomas Cook (India) is the only integrated travel and travel related financial services company in India. It 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 127 years and operates over 180 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 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. We are number one or number two in our core markets.



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