Contiki Announces Partnership with Thomas Cook India Ltd

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India to grow as next top outbound youth market


India, December 09, 2013 -(PressReleasePoint)- Leading youth Travel Company, Contiki Holidays (www.contiki.com) has announced the partnership with Thomas Cook (India) Ltd. as the new sales agent in India, to bringing more like-minded youth from India to travel around the world.   

“We are extremely excited with the partnership and by working with Thomas Cook (India) Ltd., we hope to continue encouraging more youths to start travelling and see the world as we believe that we only have one life, one shot, so we have to make every moment count!” said Kevin Khor, Heard of Sales and Marketing in Contiki Asia. “Plus, we saw a huge growth in India this year and with Thomas Cook coming on board as a partner, we hope to grow India as one of the top market in Asian youth tourism.” Khor added.  

“We are honoured to represent Contiki Holidays in an exclusive partnership for the Indian market. At Thomas Cook India, we have observed with delight the growth of not just the youth but also the youthful Indian traveller. Their hunger for unconventional, experiential travel was the genesis of our path-breaking and pioneering Youth product, ‘Rock-On Holidays’. Our recently conducted ‘Through the Crystal Ball’ survey reiterates the impact of India’s Gen Y, with 72% of young Indians emphatically stating their intent to travel on holiday despite the economy or Rupee volatility. Thomas Cook India’s partnership with Contiki Holidays is hence a natural progression, offering us delightful synergy in tapping India’s rapidly emerging youth segment.” said Shibani Phadkar, Senior Vice President & Head - Leisure Travel (Outbound) Products, Contracting, Operations & Tour Management, Thomas Cook (India) Ltd.
 
About Contiki Holidays:
Contiki Holidays has inspired students and young professionals, 18 - 35 year olds to travel to the world’s most fantastic destinations for over 50 years. The trips are hassle-free and include the perfect mix of sightseeing, culture and free time. Choose from over 190 itineraries throughout Europe, Russia, Egypt, Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, Canada & the USA. For more information, visit www.contiki.com.

Media Contact:
Darshan Maheshwari
Country Manager
The Travel Corporation (2011) Pte Ltd
+91 982 034 9950
Darshan.m@travcorp.com.sg

Kevin KHOR
Head of Sales & Marketing, Asia
Contiki Holidays for 18-35’s
+65 6337 8166
kevin.khor@contiki.com
Twitter: @kevinkhor

About Thomas Cook (India) Limited:
Thomas Cook (India) Ltd 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 242 locations (including 23 airport counters) in 99 cities across India, Mauritius & Sri Lanka and is supported by a strong partner network of 134 Gold Circle Partners and 165 Preferred Sales Agents in over 150 cities across India.

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 2012 & 2011 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 by Superbrands. At the National Tourism Awards 2011-2012, 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.

ICRA has assigned a long term rating of ‘ICRA AA-/ Stable’ and CRISIL has assigned a long term rating of CRISIL AA-/ stable outlook, to the non convertible debenture program.

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.  Fairbridge is responsible for the execution of acquisition and investment opportunities in the Indian subcontinent on behalf of the Fairfax family of companies.


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