2003 Press Releases

Thomas Cook launches Foreign Exchange Services at the Bandaranaike International Airport

Thomas Cook (India) Ltd, a leading provider of travel related and foreign exchange services, will now offer its services at the Bhandaranaike International Airport. The company has won the recently floated tender for the foreign exchange counters at both the Arrival and Departure Terminals. The counter at the Departure Terminal will be operational as of today, whereas the counter in the Arrival Terminal will be operational very shortly.

"The last three decades have seen tourism emerge as an important industry. Thomas Cook is upbeat about its business potential in Sri Lanka and is looking at various avenues of expansion and to offer a plethora of services in the local market, says Madhavan Menon, Executive Director - Foreign Exchange, Thomas Cook (India) Ltd . "We are looking at marking our presence in the SAARC region with special emphasis at the International airports in these countries," he adds.

Thomas Cook has been present and operational in Sri Lanka for over 100 years and is a well -known and respected brand. It currently has a network of 5 branches in prime locations in and around Colombo - Fort, Bambalapitiya, Borella, Negombo and Nugegoda. The company offers Leisure Travel -- Inbound & Out bound, Corporate Travel Management, Foreign Exchange and Insurance services (in a tie up with AIG Haley).

"Thomas Cook is one of the oldest and trusted names in foreign exchange services and has earned immense expertise through operating in some of the most challenging airport environments in the world. We are confident that this expertise will serve in providing quality service and will help expand our offering in the travel arena to our customers," says Ananda Databhaya, General Manager for Thomas Cook (India) Ltd in Sri Lanka.

In the foreign exchange area of business Thomas Cook offers currency notes and travellers cheques in major currencies as well as MoneyGram money transfer service for quick money transfers to Sri Lanka from anywhere in the world.

For further information please contact Ananda Dhatabaya, CEO / GM - Thomas Cook (I) Ltd at
Tel : 445971/4
Fax : 440578
Email : trfort@thomascook.lk