Thomas Cook India awarded a double honour for the second time in a   row at the CNBC AWAAZ TRAVEL AWARDS 2015



Mumbai, June 9, 2015: Thomas Cook (India) Ltd: India’s leading integrated travel and travel related financial services company, has been awarded a double honour as the “Best Tour Operator – Outbound" and “Best Company Providing Foreign Exchange” at the CNBC Awaaz Travel Awards 2015 for the second time in a row. The prestigious awards presented by the Chhattisgarh Government, were established to honour the best in class travel services and to set benchmarks for the tourism industry

The methodology involved a comprehensive consumer survey across multi-media platforms featuring the previous category winner and approved CNBC Awaaz commendations; votes being then internally audited to ensure validity of each individual vote; followed by finalisation by an esteemed jury presided over by Mr Amitabh Kant – Secretary- DIPP - Govt. of India..

At a spectacular ceremony in Raipur, Chhattisgarh, Indian travellers were unanimous in their choice of their favourite travel company- Thomas Cook India - once again. This is the third time in a row that Thomas Cook India has received the distinction of being chosen the „Best Tour Operator – Outbound‟ and second time for „Best Company Providing Foreign Exchange‟.

Commenting on the noteworthy double achievement, Mr. Madhavan Menon, Managing Director, Thomas Cook (India) Ltd said, “It is a special honour to be receiving the two prestigious awards of “Best Tour Operator – Outbound" for the third time in a row and “Best Company Providing Foreign Exchange” for the second time at the highly acclaimed CNBC Awaaz Travel Awards 2015.”

He added, “At Thomas Cook India, we build on our over 122 years of pioneering legacy as we strive towards excellence in both product innovation and service quality. With our diverse portfolio of travel and travel related financial services (from Corporate Travel, holidays, visa, travel insurance, foreign exchange, MICE to tourism education & training), Thomas Cook India brings innovation and expertise to the ever evolving Indian traveller”


Mr. Menon acknowledged with delight, “This double honour is testament to the spirit of innovation and sustained delivery of our truly exceptional people at Thomas Cook India!”

About Thomas Cook (India) Limited:

Thomas Cook (India) Ltd (TCIL) is the leading integrated travel and travel related financial services company in the country offering a broad spectrum of services that include Foreign Exchange, Corporate Travel, MICE, Leisure Travel, Insurance, Visa & Passport  services and E-Business. The company set up its first office in India in 1881.


TCIL’s footprint currently extends to over 235 locations (including 23 airport counters) in 94 cities across India, Mauritius & Sri Lanka and is supported by a strong partner network of 115 Gold Circle Partners and 112 Preferred Sales Agents in over 130 cities across India.

ICRA has assigned long term rating of ‘ICRA AA-/ Stable’ to Thomas Cook (India) Ltd’s non convertible debenture programme. CRISIL has assigned long term rating of CRISIL AA-/ stable outlook to the non convertible debenture programme and banking facilities and short term rating of CRISIL A1+ to TCIL’s banking facilities

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