A Brighter Diwali this Year with Thomas Cook India's Splendid Holidays for Gujarati Travellers

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Thomas Cook (India) Ltd., India’s leading integrated travel and travel related financial services company, has launched a brand new range of exciting Diwali Special packages to cater to the emerging segment of Gujarati travellers who are excited to discover foreign destinations during the festive break.

Mumbai, October 08, 2014 - (PressReleasePoint) - Thomas Cook (India) Ltd., India’s leading integrated travel and travel related financial services company, has launched a brand new range of exciting Diwali Special packages to cater to the emerging segment of Gujarati travellers who are excited to discover foreign destinations during the festive break.

This year’s Diwali, followed by the long weekend, grants a perfect chance for families to indulge in vacations to destinations around the globe. Thomas Cook India has witnessed emerging demand from avid travel enthusiasts from Gujarat who are keen to travel to destinations like Hong Kong, Dubai and South Africa through Thomas Cook India’s attractively priced packages.

Ms. Shibani Phadkar, Senior Vice President - Products & Operations, Leisure Travel (Outbound), Thomas Cook (India) Ltd. said, “We, at Thomas Cook India, have seen an impressive uptake in bookings from Guajarati travellers during the Diwali long weekend. With destinations like Hong Kong, Dubai and South Africa forming a part of our Diwali Special offering, we intend to present a palate of fascinating value for money options to choose from.

South Africa and Dubai have always been on top of the list for the discerning luxury traveller. Experiences such as Michelin Star dining, accommodation at Atlantis and Burj Al Arab, visit to Disneyland in Hong Kong, a tour to Macau - the casino capital of Asia and eclectic haute couture are some of the extravagant delights.

Below are some of the fabulous offers that travel aficionados can choose from:

Diwali Special:
-Mastanu Hong Kong (6 nights/ 7 days)
-Manoranjak Asia (9 nights/ 10 days)
-Suhanu South Africa (7 nights/ 8 days)
-Dubai In Sawari (5 nights/ 6 days)

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.
For more information, please visit www.thomascook.in

Thomas Cook (India) Limited is promoted by Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited through its wholly-owned subsidiary,
Fairbridge Capital (Mauritius) Limited. Fairbridge is responsible for the execution of acquisition and investment opportunities in the Indian subcontinent on behalf of the Fairfax family of companies.

About Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited:
Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited is a Toronto-based financial services holding company with a global presence in insurance and reinsurance and a portfolio of assets in excess of $38 billion invested worldwide. The Company, founded in 1985 by the present Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Prem Watsa, has over the past 25 years, demonstrated a strong financial track record to achieve an annual appreciation in Book Value per Share of 24.7% annually.

Fairfax has almost 20 general insurance subsidiaries and joint ventures globally, including ICICI Lombard (India).

Fairfax is engaged in long term investments from its own resources, with a focus to delivering long term capital appreciation through a flexible and value oriented approach.

Fairfax Financial Holdings through Thomas Cook (India) Ltd. owns 74.85% on a fully diluted basis of the IKYA Group, a
provider of specialised Human Resource related Services and 55.14% of Sterling Holiday Resorts (India) Ltd, engaged in
time share and resort business and holiday activities.

About IKYA Group:
The IKYA Group, established in 2007, has over the last 6 years, evolved into a diversified provider of Business Services with interests in Human Resources (Recruitment & General Staffing), IT Staffing & Services, Facilities Management, Food &
Hospitality services and Training & Skill Development through a combination of organic and inorganic methods. The Group
operates out of 33 offices across 22 cities and employs 80,000 personnel. For more information visit: http://www.ikyaglobal.com/

About Sterling Holiday Resorts (India) Limited:
Sterling Holiday Resorts (India) Limited, a pioneer in vacation ownership and a leading leisure hospitality company in India, was incorporated in 1986 with the vision of delivering great holiday experiences to Indian families. Sterling Holidays’ network includes 1512 rooms across 19 resorts in 16 scenic holiday destinations pan India. The company also has 15 additional sites where it plans to add new resorts in the coming years. For more information visit: www.sterlingholidays.com

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