NewZNew (Chandigarh) : Thomas Cook (India) Ltd.,India’s leading integrated travel and travel related financial services company, was honoredas ‘India’s Leading Tour Operator’for the year 2014, at the 21st Annual World Travel Awards’ 2014 at the Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2014 in New Delhi.
The World Travel Awards serves to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the global travel and tourism industry.Hailed as ‘The Oscars of the Travel Industry’, the World Travel Awards is acknowledged internationally as the ultimate travel accoladewitha brand name that has come to represent the hallmark of quality;its winners setting benchmarks to which all others aspire.
The award process involved a careful selection by an eminent jury panel, followed by voting by both consumers and travel professionals.
The top award of ‘India’s Leading Tour Operator’is a reaffirmation of Thomas Cook India’s reputation as India’s leading Destination Management Company and endorsesits consistent delivery of exceptional and innovative customer-centric product and service excellence that is today deeply entrenched in the ethos of the Company.
Commenting on the award, Mr. Madhavan Menon, Managing Director, Thomas Cook (India) Ltd. said, “We are delighted to be bestowed withIndia’s Leading Tour Operator award at the reputed World Travel Awards 2014. This honour is testament to the spirit of innovation and unerring service quality displayed by our truly exceptional people across Thomas Cook India.”
He added,“Thomas Cook India’s pioneering heritage of over 133 years serves as a catalyst in our customer empowering innovations to delight the rapidly evolving Indian traveller of today.”
Mr. Menon ended with a firm commitment, “With our diverse portfolio of travel, travel related financial services and tourism education & training, we will continue to pursue our strategic endeavour and deliver consistently on excellence.”
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 233 locations (including 22 airport counters) in 98 cities across India, Mauritius & Sri Lanka and is supported by a strong partner network of 110 Gold Circle Partners and 112 Preferred Sales Agents in over 136 cities across India.
ICRA has reaffirmed long term rating of ‘ICRA AA-/ Stable’ assigned to Thomas Cook (India) Ltd’s non convertible debenture programme. CRISIL has reaffirmed 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.
Thomas Cook (India) Ltd has been voted Best Tour Operator at the Lonely Planet Travel Awards 2013, Favourite Specialist Tour Operator at the Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Travel Awards 2013 & 2012 and Best Tour Operator – Outbound at the CNBC AWAAZ Travel Awards 2013. In addition, TCIL has been chosen as the Best Corporate Travel Management Company by World Travel Brands 2012, and recognized as a “Consumer Superbrand” 2012-2013. At the National Tourism Awards 2012-2013, TCIL was the recipient of 3 prestigious awards. Thomas Cook India’s Centre of Learning has received IATA accreditation as “Top 10 South Asia IATA Authorized Training Centers”, 2013 & 2012.