Thomas Cook (India) Ltd., India’s leading integrated travel and travel-related financial services company, strengthened its presence in South India with the launch of a new Gold Circle Partner franchise outlet in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, inaugurated by Santhosh Kanna, Associate Vice President– Leisure Travel. This expansion augments Thomas Cook India’s reach in Tamil Nadu to 18 consumer access centres (10 owned branches and 8 Gold Circle Partners), in its focus to reach right to its customer’s doorstep.
Thomas Cook India has observed a growing appetite for holidays from Tamil Nadu, and while the metro of Chennai continues to power drive growth, the Company has witnessed strong demand emerging from regional travellers of Tier II and III towns like Madurai, Coimbatore, Salem, Erode and Trichy.
Thomas Cook India’s data highlights that the increase in flights to S.E. Asian hubs (Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong, etc.), coupled with the resultant upside of augmented air capacity and attractive fares, is catalysing outbound growth from Chennai & South India; Asia being a favourite short haul destination, equally appealing as a stopover break en-route to USA. Thomas Cook India’s domestic holiday packages too continue to see high uptake from Chennai.
The Company’s new Gold Circle Partner outlet in Parrys, Chennai, offers consumers end-to-end solutions via a bouquet of travel and travel related financial services, including:
- International & Domestic Holidays (Group Tours, Personalised holidays, Cruises, Study Tours)
- Travel Insurance
Rajeev Kale, President & Country Head – Leisure Travel, M.I.C.E & Visas, Thomas Cook (India) Ltd., said, “Tamil Nadu contributes a significant 10% to our overall Thomas Cook India holiday business. Interestingly, this strong growth and high potential market is being driven both by Chennai, as well as surrounding hyper local towns. Our 7th outlet at Chennai’s Parrys is a prime locality with a viable catchment of segments- across families, business professionals and students. While our Regional Group Tours are extremely popular, the growing demand for personalised holidays speaks highly of the discerning demographic from the State of Tamil Nadu.”