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Thomas Cook India signs MOU with Tourism New Zealand and Immigration New Zealand

Author: Vicky Karantzavelou / Date: Wed, 04/25/2018 - 09:58
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Through this partnership, Indian leisure travellers will benefit from a more streamlined visa service with a faster processing time of three days compared to the previous online application processing time of 15 days.

Mumbai - Thomas Cook (India) Ltd., India’s leading integrated travel and travel related financial services company, has been selected as a preferred partner for the Tourism Industry Partnership (TIP) Programme between Tourism New Zealand (TNZ) and Immigration New Zealand (INZ).

The TIP programme between Tourism New Zealand and Immigration New Zealand will focus on streamlining the visa process for Indian visitors to New Zealand.

Through this partnership, Indian leisure travellers will benefit from a more streamlined visa service with a faster processing time of three days compared to the previous online application processing time of 15 days.

Thomas Cook reveals that New Zealand has been emerging as a popular destination amongst not only the family segment but also millennial travellers looking for adventure and experiences that include river rafting, hiking, bungee jumping, sky diving, self drive in addition to experiencing New Zealand’s spectacular scenery. Through this partnership, Thomas Cook India will be entitled to the benefit of this new visa process, thus making it easier for Indians to travel to New Zealand.

Speaking on the announcement, Mr. Rajeev Kale, President & Country Head - Holidays, MICE, Visa & Passport, Thomas Cook India said, “We are honoured to have been selected as a preferred agent for this partnership. This programme provides us with an advantage of faster processing of visitor visa applications from 15 days to 3 days for nationals of India who want to travel to New Zealand.”

He added, “We have seen a strong and steady growth of travellers heading to New Zealand; with a growth of more than 19% over the last few years, it has turned into a key market for Thomas Cook India.This new visa process will make it even easier for Indian travellers to experience New Zealand and we are confident of seeing higher uptake”.

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Vicky Karantzavelou

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Vicky is the co-founder of TravelDailyNews Media Network where she is the Editor-in Chief. She is also responsible for the daily operation and the financial policy. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Tourism Business Administration from the Technical University of Athens and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Wales. She has many years of both academic and industrial experience within the travel industry. She has written/edited numerous articles in various tourism magazines.