(08 Apr 2021)
Thomas Cook (India) has expanded its footprint in
Uttar Pradesh, with the opening of a new Gold Circle Partner
franchise outlet in Varanasi.
This expansion augments Thomas Cook India’s
distribution and reach in Uttar Pradesh to seven consumer access
centres: one owned branch and six Gold Circle Partner (franchise)
outlets – across Lucknow, Kanpur, Meerut, Ghaziabad, Prayagraj and
Thomas Cook India’s Holiday Readiness Report
reveals that 67% of respondents are keen to
travel in the next 6 months and 84% prefer reputed
The new outlet in Varanasi offers
end-to-end travel solutions, including: international & domestic
holidays (group tours, personalised holidays, cruises, etc.),
travel Insurance and visa services.
To build consumer confidence
in travel, the outlet will also offer Thomas Cook India’s Assured
Safe Travel Program in partnership with Apollo Clinics and
seamless COVID-negative certification services with doorstep
Of additional advantage, especially during the COVID
era, are Thomas Cook India’s Doctor on Call 24×7 and Safe Holiday
Kale, President & Country Head – Holidays, MICE, Visa, Thomas Cook
(India) Ltd. said, “With the opening of our Gold Circle Partner
outlet at RathYatra Chauraha, we are delighted to offer our
customers in Varanasi our attractive range of holidays – right at
their doorstep. Varanasi offers us strong growth potential and we
have carefully selected the location of a key commercial centre to
access a diversity of consumer segments.”
Uttar Pradesh are displaying strong interest in domestic favourites like Andamans, North East, Kerala, Gujarat, Rajasthan,
Uttarakhand, Goa, Himachal Pradesh and Kashmir, as well as international
destinations of Maldives, Dubai, Russia,
Seychelles, Nepal, Egypt and Turkey.
The demand is across segments
such as families/extended families, business professionals, ad hoc
groups of friends, etc.
One interesting trend is the growing
preference for multiple short breaks among customers from Varanasi
with a preference for cooler climates and hilly destinations such
as Mussoorie, Shimla, Nainital, etc.
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