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    Thomas Cook & SOTC launch unbeatable ‘Buy One Get One Free’ Durga Pujo special Holiday offers – To inspire travel restart in West Bengal

    Special Offers

    Buy One Get One Free – Companion offer on International Holidays

    A Free Staycation: on Domestic Holidays & Durga Pujo air-inclusive international tours*  Pujo Specials: Shundor Switzerland; Jhalakmoy Russia; Egypt  

    Bengali Tour Manager, select Bengali cuisine on tour, guaranteed departures

    Durga Pujo is a very special time for Bengalis. This upcoming Pujo season is witnessing  significant pent up travel demand with missed holidays due to successive lockdowns, coupled with the positivity  of accelerated vaccine drives and easing travel restrictions. To tap into the viable West Bengal market, India’s  leading integrated travel services company, Thomas Cook India, and its Group Company, SOTC Travel, have  launched a special Durga Pujo holiday range. Exclusive offers like Book One Get One Free and Staycations  Free have been included to help Bengalis celebrate the festive season with family and loved ones and take a  well-deserved break – to rest, rejuvenate and discover exciting new destinations.  

    Thomas Cook India & SOTC’s Third Holiday Readiness Report (June 2021) reveals that over 69% of Indians  are keen to resume travel in 2021. The data for West Bengal however highlights an even stronger travel desire: over 74% respondents are eager to travel this year, and of this, over 79% chose the festive Pujo season. With  52% opting for domestic and 48% for international holidays, 66% respondents from West Bengal prefer to  travel with family/friends. In an endeavour to leverage this significant travel appetite, Thomas Cook India & SOTC’s Pujo specials are aimed at converting latent demand into bookings. 

    Special Benefits:  

    Free Staycations with partners like Novotel, Sterling Resorts and more, on: 

    o Domestic holidays to Kashmir, Himachal, Uttarakhand, Ladakh, Kerala, Andamans o Durga Pujo air-inclusive tours to Switzerland, Russia, Egypt 

    Book One Get One Free (Companion holidays free) on international holidays to Dubai & Maldives ∙ Holiday Now and Pay After Return – at no extra cost 

    Details & Inclusions: 

    Book any Domestic Holiday & get a Staycation Free! 

    With Airfare: Kashmir / Himachal 7 Days; Uttarakhand 6 Days 

    Includes: Airfare, accommodation with breakfast & dinner, select sightseeing tours & transfers Unique experiences included: a romantic Shikara Ride on Dal Lake; lunch at an apple orchard in Manali; tour of  Bhimtal, Naukuchiyatal & Sattal 

    Without Airfare: Kerala 6 Days; Ladakh 7 Days; Andamans 6 Days 

    Includes: Accommodation with breakfast & dinner, select sightseeing tours & transfers 

    Exciting experiences included: Kalari Payattu martial art show; adrenalin infused ATV ride at Nubra Sand Dunes;  Sea Kart Ride at Port Blair

    Book a Durga Pujo air-inclusive Holiday & get a Staycation Free! 

    Shundor Switzerland 6 Days; Jhalakmoy Russia 6 Days; Egypt 9 Days 

    Pujo Specials: Bengali Tour Manager, select Bengali cuisine* on tour, guaranteed departures Includes: Airfare, visa, travel insurance, accommodation with breakfast & dinner, sightseeing, transfers  

    FREE: Quality Staycations at Novotel (Accor Group), Sterling Holidays & others on every domestic booking – stays to be completed by September 30, 2021 

    Buy One Get One Free – Get your Companion’s Holiday Free! 

    Dubai 5 Days; Maldives 5 Days 

    Includes: accommodation with breakfast, select sightseeing & transfers 

    Special value add-ons included: Upgrade stay options on 4 & 5 star hotels; Visit Dubai Frame (Dubai) All Meals Included plus Your Child Stays Free (Maldives) 

    Option: Avail of the unbeatable Holiday First, Pay After You Return scheme 

    To ensure personal/physical, financial and mental safety and build consumer confidence in travel, Thomas  Cook India & SOTC’s comprehensive TravShield – Travel Safety Commitment encompasses meticulous  safety protocols in association with Apollo Clinics: 

    ∙ Vaccinated Travel Advisors & Contactless Bookings 

    ∙ Free Re-scheduling & Cancellation 

    ∙ Covid Insurance Cover with 24/7 Doctor On Call  

    ∙ Vaccinated / Covid negative fellow travellers  

    ∙ Covid negative/ Vaccinated Drivers, Hotel Staff 

    ∙ Sanitised Rooms & Vehicles 

    Mr. Rajeev Kale President & Country Head – Holidays, MICE, Visa, Thomas Cook (India) Limited said, “The Durga Pujo festival has always brought on joy/positivity and is a key travel season for Bengalis. This year, with both pent up demand and easing of travel restrictions, we are seeing increasing travel desire for the Pujo  season. And so, we have designed special domestic and international holidays at attractive price points and with unbeatable offers like Buy One Get One Free and Staycations Free. We have added special touches like a  Bengali Tour Manager, Bengali cuisine* and guaranteed departures on our Pujo special air-inclusive tours. This  is our gift to enable Bengalis celebrate their favourite festival with their loved ones – and indulge in their  amazing passion for travel!” 

    Daniel D’souza, President & Country Head, Leisure, SOTC Travel said, “The festival of Durga Pujo offers  the perfect holiday opportunity. We have observed a significant growth in demand amongst diverse travellers,  especially families, millennials and couples seeking that much-needed break to explore domestic and  international destinations around this festive season.” 

    “Our Pujo holidays come with our unique TravShield Travel Safety Commitment – with comprehensive safety  protocols in partnership with Apollo Clinics to ensure you travel safe with us,” he added. 

    For details on the special Durga Pujo Holidays, Buy Now Get One Free & Staycations offers, click hereThomas Cook 

    SOTC 

    *T&C apply

    About Thomas Cook (India) Limited: Set up in 1881, Thomas Cook (India) Limited. (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, Value Added Services, Visa and Passport services and E-Business. It operates leading B2C and B2B  brands including Thomas Cook, SOTC, TCI, SITA, Asian Trails, Allied T Pro, Australian Tours Management, Desert Adventures, Luxe  Asia, Kuoni Hong Kong, Sterling Holiday Resorts Limited, TC Forex, Distant Frontiers, TC Tours, TC Visa, Travel Circle International  Limited, Ithaka, Digiphoto Entertainment Imaging (DEI), Private Safaris East & South Africa.  

    As one of the largest travel service provider networks headquartered in the Asia-Pacific region, The Thomas Cook India Group spans  25 countries across 5 continents, a team of over 8388 and a combined revenue in excess of Rs. 6948.3 Cr. (over $ 0.93 Bn.) for the  financial year ended March 31, 2020.  

    TCIL has been felicitated with CNBC-TV18 & ICICI Lombard India Risk Management Award – Travel & Leisure Category 2021, The  Best Travel Agency – India at TTG Travel Awards 2019, The Best Outbound Tour Operator at the Times Travel Awards 2018 & 2019  and Leading Company with Cutting Edge Travel Innovation at the Times Travel Awards 2018, Silver award for Asia’s Best Integrated  Reprt (First Time) category at the Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards 2019, Best Risk Management-Framework & Systems at the  India Risk Management Awards 2019; Best Cash Management Solution – India at the Asset Triple A Treasury, Trade, Supply Chain &  Risk Management Awards 2018, Best Outbound Tour Operator at the SATTE Awards 2019, Excellence in Domestic Tour Operations at  the SATTE Awards 2018, The French Ambassador’s Award for Exemplary Achievements in Visa Issuance – 2015 to 2019 and the  Condé Nast Traveller – Readers’ Travel Awards from 2011 to 2019.  

    CRISIL has revised the rating on debt programmes and bank facilities of Thomas Cook (India) Limited to ‘CRISIL A+/Negative on the  long-term bank facilities of TCIL and CRISIL A1 rating on the short-term bank facilities and short- term debt of the Company.  

    For more information, please visit www.thomascook.in 

    Fairbridge Capital (Mauritius) Limited, a subsidiary of Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited promotes TCIL by holding 65.60% of its paid up capital and is responsible for the execution of acquisition and investment opportunities.  

    About Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited: Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited is a holding company which, through its subsidiaries, is  engaged in property and casualty insurance and reinsurance and investment management. Founded in 1985 by the present Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Prem Watsa, the company is headquartered in Toronto, Canada. Its common shares are listed on the  Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol FFH and in U.S. dollars under the symbol FFH.U.  

    About Subsidiaries of Thomas Cook (India) Limited: 

    Sterling Holiday Resorts Limited, wholly owned subsidiary of TCIL is engaged in time share and resort business. SOTC Travel Limited, wholly owned subsidiary of TCIL is a leading travel and tourism company active across various travel segments  including Leisure Travel, Incentive Travel and Business Travel. 

    Travel Corporation (India) Limited. (TCI), a brand owned by TCIL through its wholly owned subsidiary company, is the leading  Destination Management Company in India that offers tailor-made travel and related services to India, Nepal, Bhutan and Sri Lanka.  Thomas Cook India Group holds 51% stake in DEI Holdings Limited (DEI), one of the world’s leading imaging solutions and services  providers.  

    For more information, visit: 

    Sterling Holiday Resorts Limited: http://www.sterlingholidays.com  

    SOTC Travel Limited: http://www.sotc.in  About SOTC Travel: SOTC Travel Limited (Formerly SOTC Travel Pvt. Ltd.) is a step-down subsidiary of Fairfax Financial Holdings  Group; held through its Indian listed subsidiary, Thomas Cook (India) Limited (TCIL). SOTC India is a leading travel and tourism  company active across various travel segments including Leisure Travel, Incentive Travel and Business Travel and Foreign Exchange.  SOTC was established in 1949. Since then, it has escorted lakhs of travellers across the globe for more than 70 years to various  destinations around the world. A new age innovative holidaymaker, SOTC strives to make holidays a priority for every Indian. ‘We are  for holidays’ and we want Indians to prioritize their holidays.

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