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Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021

Thomas Cook India and SOTC launch India Holiday Festival

Inviting Indians to explore the diversity of Incredible India

  • January 20-31, 2021
  • Range of exceptional locales and experiences across India
  • One Plus One offer: Book your holiday & get your companion’s holiday – free!
  • Flexibility to change travel date and destination
  • Thomas Cook & SOTC’s Assured-Insured-Secured Program


Indians are displaying a keen and growing interest in domestic travel with 52% respondents indicating their preference for a Domestic holiday in 2021 (Thomas Cook India & SOTC Travel Second Holiday Readiness Report (December 2020). In an endeavour to showcase India’s delightful diversity, Thomas Cook India, India’s leading integrated travel services company and its Group Company, SOTC Travel Ltd., have launched the India Holiday Festival - inviting Indians to explore and discover their own country. Extending from January 20-31, 2021, on offer is an exceptional array of holiday options along with an unbelievable One Plus One Offer - Book your holiday & get your companion’s holiday - free!


Incredible India offers fascinating choice and diversity, of locales and experiences, that are on par or surpass the best in the world! And Thomas Cook India and SOTC’s India Holiday Festival presents Indians with an exciting array to start their holiday planning: Kashmir - Asia’s largest tulip garden - with rows of multi-hued tulips in to make Holland envious; Shimla’s natural vistas with refreshing hikes amidst the crisp mountain air, Gulmarg’s snow-capped wonderland or Coorg, Munnar and Coonoor’s rolling hills that would put Switzerland on hold; Kerala’s languid backwaters set against the lush green of God’s own country to rival any of Venice’s canals; India’s favourite beach getaway Goa or the blue waters, pristine sands and exciting water sports of Andamans that hold their own against Phuket.


India’s hidden gems include: India’s Grand Canyon – the Gandikota Hills in Andhra Pradesh, Magnetic Hill in Ladakh, Chenab Bridge the world’s highest rail bridge, the world’s largest sundial in Jaipur, Varanasi - the world’s most ancient living city, Dal Lake’s floating post office, the Lonar Lake an astronomical marvel – created by a meteor, awe-inspiring Living Root Bridges in Meghalaya, and much more. For wellness and rejuvenation, India’s choices are plentiful: Kerala’s Ayurveda, yoga in the Himalayas to Tibetan medicinal therapy in Uttarakhand.


The India Holiday Festival presents customers with a wide range of exciting options:

  • Private Villas with services of a Chef & Concierge; unique stays in forts, havelis or palaces
  • Camping, Trekking & Biking Trips to destinations such as Ladakh, Spiti and many more
  • Romantic getaways for honeymooners or to celebrate Valentine’s Day include Goa, Udaipur, Kashmir, Alleppey, Nainital, Manali, Pondicherry, Hampi and North East
  • Spiritual Pilgrimage trips to Char Dham, Kumbh, Kailash Yatra, etc.
  • Wellness and Spa


Mr. Rajeev Kale, President & Country Head – Holidays, MICE, Visa, Thomas Cook (India) Ltd. said, “With Indians looking forward to re-starting their travel plans, we have created our special India Holiday Festival that invites every Indian to discover their own country and take pride in her breath-taking beauty and exciting experiences – the hidden gems of Incredible India! Our range of holiday options are at unbelievable prices and we also have an amazing One Plus One offer for all our customers who book during the India Holiday Festival.”


Mr. Daniel D’souza, President & Country Head, Leisure, SOTC Travel said, “India has emerged as a favorite holiday destination and Indians are eager to explore the beauty of the country. Our India Holiday Festival brings exclusive packages with unique offbeat experiences. From captivating wildlife to beautiful golden beaches, outdoor adventure and spiritual holidays these getaways offer customers safety and quality time in scenic settings. We invite Indians to discover the diverse travel experiences our own country has to offer.”


Assured Insured Secured Program: To ensure health and safety of customers, Thomas Cook India and SOTC have put together a holistic three pronged customer confidence-building program in the form of the Assured-Insured-Secured that covers every aspect of physical safety as well as mental and financial security to give the customer complete peace of mind. The companies have launched several meaningful initiatives: Doctor on Call 24x7 service in partnership with Apollo Clinics; India’s first Safe Holiday Helpline, a free service offering expert guidance & assistance for safe holiday planning, visa assistance, country specific updates, on-ground health and safety measures, health certification, etc. and seamless COVID-negative certification services via a tie up with ICMR accredited labs.



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