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Thomas Cook India to maximise on Ghaziabad/Delhi-NCR's growing travel potential

Author: Tatiana Rokou / Date: Fri, 04/29/2022 - 09:52
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Opens Gold Circle Partner (Franchise) outlet at new location at RDC, Ghaziabad.

MUMBAI - Thomas Cook (India) Ltd., India’s leading omnichannel travel services company, opened a Gold Circle Partner (franchise) outlet in the city centre of Ghaziabad to capitalise on the strong and growing potential of the city and region. Thomas Cook India’s strong distribution and reach in Delhi-NCR, including Ghaziabad, now stands at 12 consumer access centres: 6 owned branches and 6 Gold Circle Partner (franchise) outlets. In addition to serving Ghaziabad, the outlet will also serve as a hub for nearby business and residential areas of Indirapuram, Vaishali, Noida Extension, Surya Vihar, Karkardooma, Meerut and Hapur.

In the new age of travel, customers are understandably seeking the guidance and reassurance of holiday experts and Thomas Cook India’s internal survey reiterates the same, with a significant 77% of respondents stating that they require guidance from a holiday expert. To help customers with their travel plans and requirements, Thomas Cook India has opened a Gold Circle Partner (franchise) outlet in Ghaziabad.

Thomas Cook’s strategic omnichannel model offers extensive touchpoints to customers: India’s largest retail holiday network and B2B distribution (across its owned stores, Partner franchise outlets and Preferred Sales Agents) coupled with the Companies’ website, call centres, Holiday app and Virtual Holiday store.

Additionally, to strengthen customer confidence in travel, Thomas Cook’s safety commitment, “TravShield” – with only vaccinated staff and co-passengers among many other precautions, builds on its “Assured” travel safety protocols - developed in association with Apollo Clinics. TravShield & Assured together, ensure best in class safety and protection for travellers in the post Covid era, covering every distribution, delivery and partner touch point in the travel ecosystem.

With strong pent-up demand, easing of restrictions and resumption of commercial aviation driving positive consumer sentiment, consumers from Ghaziabad are displaying a strong travel desire for domestic travel to Goa, Andamans, Kashmir, Leh-Ladakh, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and Kerala. Closer to home destinations like Maldives, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Dubai-Abu Dhabi, Mauritius and Nepal are driving demand. Additionally, long/mid-haul favourites include Switzerland, France, Canada, UK, Turkey, Egypt, Australia and USA (for visa holding customers). Key segments driving growth from Ghaziabad include families, couples, millennials/young professionals, groups of friends, seniors, local trade associations and business travellers. Culture and heritage, adventure/outdoor, culinary experiences and spa/wellness are the top preferred holiday options for consumers from Ghaziabad.

Thomas Cook’s Gold Circle Partner outlet at Ghaziabad, offers consumers end-to-end travel solutions with an array of travel and travel related services, including: International & Domestic Holidays (Group Tours, Personalised holidays, Cruises, etc.), Value Added Services like Travel Insurance; Visa Services, etc.

Mr. Rajeev Kale, President & Country Head – Holidays, MICE, Visa, Thomas Cook (India) Limited said, “Ghaziabad is a strongly emerging market for us at Thomas Cook India, and we have ear-marked this region as high potential for our Holidays business. We are hence delighted to announce the opening of our Gold Circle Partner franchise outlet at Hint Chowk’s financial hub, a prime location for better customer accessibility. We intend to accelerate demand while supporting our customers across segments including families, couples, group of friends/young professionals, business travellers, local trade associations and more.”

He added, “Our Gold Circle Partners, Mr. Ravi Sharma and Mr. Vikas Mishra bring over 10 years of travel and tourism expertise. Their extensive network will continue to strengthen Thomas Cook India’s presence in this growing market. We extend a warm welcome to our Ghaziabad based customers. Our travel experts at our RDC Ghaziabad outlet will assist them plan their much awaited holidays for 2022.”

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Tatiana Rokou

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Tatiana is the news co-ordinator for TravelDailyNews Media Network (traveldailynews.gr, traveldailynews.com and traveldailynews.asia). Her role includes to monitor the hundrends of news sources of TravelDailyNews Media Network and skim the most important according to our strategy. She holds a Bachelor degree in Communication & Mass Media from Panteion University of Political & Social Studies of Athens and she has been editor and editor-in-chief in various economic magazines and newspapers.