Thomas Cook India & SOTC to tap into the emerging festive demand Launch Durga Puja Special Holidays

Seamless COVID-negative certification services also available - in partnership with ICMR accredited medical centres.


With an intent to capitalize on the increased travel appetite due to the upcoming festive season, Thomas Cook (India) Ltd., India’s leading integrated travel services company and its Group Company, SOTC Travel Ltd., have launched Durga Puja Special Holidays. The portfolio of personalized and all-inclusive group tours has been attractively priced, starting at Rs. 19 999.00* and includes special festive offers/discounts - across domestic and international destinations.

 Festivals have always been a strong driver of travel demand and more so this year. This is reiterated in the Thomas Cook & SOTC Holiday Readiness Travel Report - Future of Travel post COVID-19: 14% respondents indicating clear intent to travel in 2020 – the festive season being their top preference. Additionally, in the absence of a summer vacation this year, Durga Puja offers Indians the first travel opportunity post lockdown.

 Demand being high across West Bengal and East source markets, where consumers enjoy history, culture and cuisine while travelling, a wide selection of Europe-centric tours have been included: Anandayaka Europe, Ratnomay Europe, Snighdo Sarathe Europe, Shundor Europe, Apurbo France O Swiss, Apurbo Austria O Swiss; also mono-country options like Mahaan Great Britain and Shreshta Italy.

In addition, favourite domestic locales on offer are: the North East, West Bengal, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Kerala, Andamans; Bhutan and Nepal in the subcontinent and top international options of Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, Cambodia and Vietnam.

 With both personalized tours and all-inclusive group tours, customer benefits include:

1.             Affordable pricing & Attractive discounts

2.             Special Loyalty Bonus

3.             Flexible cancellation options

4.             Easy payment and EMI options

5.             Meticulous health & safety under the Company’s Assured Program in partnership with Apollo Clinics

6.             Overseas Medical Insurance - cover includes Covid-19 related hospitalisation

7.             Additionally, COVID-negative certificate facilitation services are also available

 Rajeev Kale, President & Country Head – Holidays, MICE, Visa, Thomas Cook (India) Ltd. said, “Given the strong pent up demand due to the lockdown, the upcoming festive season serves as the perfect opportunity for Indians to travel and celebrate! And so, our Durga Puja Special Holidays offer a range of options – for adventure and discovery or to relax/unwind and bond with family and friends at exotic locales. Pricing has been kept very affordable, starting at Rs. 19 999.00*, with a range of all-inclusive tours for families, also personalized tours for millennials and groups of friends – across India and international destinations. Our attractive offers and discounts have been thoughtfully included for the festival season.”

 He added, “Our Assured Program in partnership with Apollo Clinics ensures meticulous health & safety protocols across every touch-point: from airports, transportation, hotels, restaurants to attractions. To further assist our customers, we have tied up with ICMR accredited labs to offer seamless end-to-end COVID-negative certification services and our contactless facilitation – across India.”

 Click here to book Thomas Cook India’s Durga Puja Special Holidays

  Daniel D’souza, President & Country Head, Leisure, SOTC Travel said, “Durga Puja is one of the most widely celebrated festivals in India offering a perfect break to embrace some quality time together with family and friends. As travellers were unable to travel for their summer holidays this year, there is clearly pent-up demand with a strong desire for a holiday due to lockdown restrictions. Our teams have carefully designed packages with a complete focus on health and safety for customers. They offer travellers an opportunity to celebrate Durga Puja while exploring a wide range of domestic and international destinations at affordable price points.”

 “To ensure health and safety for travellers, we have associated with ICMR accredited labs across India to provide a first of its kind COVID-negative certification, thus rebuilding confidence in a hassle-free journey for all our customers.”

Click here to book SOTC’s Durga Puja Special Holidays.

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