Expands presence with new Gold Circle Partner (Franchise) Outlet at Mahanagar
Mumbai: Given the growing demand for travel and travel related services in Uttar Pradesh, Thomas Cook (India) Limited, India’s leading integrated travel services company has opened its second Gold Circle Partner (Franchise) Outlet in Lucknow.
This expansion augments Thomas Cook India’s distribution and reach in Uttar Pradesh to 8 consumer access centres: 1 owned branch and 7 Gold Circle Partner (franchise) outlets. The Company’s network in Uttar Pradesh extends to 5 locations including Lucknow, Kanpur, Meerut, Ghaziabad, Prayagraj and Varanasi.
Thomas Cook India’s Holiday Readiness Report reveals a sizeable 84% respondents prefer reputed brands – especially when travelling in the COVID era. And Thomas Cook India’s internal data reiterates that its customers from Lucknow too are keen on a reliable and trustworthy Holiday brand to ensure comfort and peace of mind when travelling.
Hence to support its customers and provide easy access nearer home, the company has identified Mahanagar to set up its Gold Circle Partner franchise outlet. The outlet offers a range of 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 delivery. Of additional advantage, especially during the COVID era, are Thomas Cook India’s Doctor on Call 24×7 and Safe Holiday Helpline services.
Lucknow Travel Trends: Showcasing an impressive appetite for travel Lucknow based consumers have listed Goa, Kerala, Andamans, Kashmir as their domestic favorites and Dubai, Russia (Moscow), Maldives, Seychelles, Nepal and Turkey as their international favourites following the easing of travel restrictions. Segments spearheading Lucknow’s travel demand include millennials, young couples, and families.
Mr. Rajeev Kale, President & Country Head – Holidays, MICE, Visa, Thomas Cook (India) Ltd. said, “Lucknow has been identified as a prime growth driver and continues to deliver strong YoY growth for our Leisure Travel business. We’ve carefully selected our new outlet at Mahanagar – a key residential and commercial centre in Lucknow to provide us a viable catchment with a range of consumers across families, young professionals and business travellers, students, senior citizens and NRIs.”
Gold Circle Partner Akash Deep is a travel and tourism veteran and his expertise in the industry along with his extensive network will assist Thomas Cook India to further strengthen its presence in this growing market.