Thomas Cook India Eyes Strong Growth in Gujarat, Opens New Office in Vesu, Surat


Thomas Cook (India) Ltd. strengthened its presence in Surat, increasing consumer access with the inauguration of its second outlet at Shop No. 8-9 Agam Emporio, University Road, Vesu, Surat – 395007. It was inaugurated by Romil Pant, Sr. Vice President.

This expansion augments Thomas Cook India’s distribution and reach in Gujarat to 11 consumer access centres: 5 owned branches, and 6 Gold Circle Partner (franchise) outlets.

 Thomas Cook India’s internal data had highlighted Surat, Gujarat as a high potential source market for its holiday business. Hence, in an initiative to harness this opportunity, the company has identified Vesu, Surat, to set up its new Gold Circle Partner franchise outlet.

The Thomas Cook Gold Circle Partner programme is an exclusive franchise partner initiative that increases the brand’s presence-reach across the country, giving consumers access to the company’s products and services in metros/mini-metros and strongly emerging Tier 2 & 3 markets. The Gold Circle Partner benefits via brand association with the leading travel company in India, along with knowledge sharing/training and expertise to manage a travel business. In addition, a Gold Circle Partner is equipped with sales and marketing support to further business development and acquisition of a wider customer base.

The new Gold Circle Partner outlet in Surat offers consumers end-to-end travel solutions with a bouquet of travel and travel related financial services, including:

  • International & Domestic Holidays (Group Tours, FIT Personalised holidays, Cruises, Rail)
  • Travel Insurance

 Rajeev Kale, President & Country Head Leisure Travel & M.I.C.E, Thomas Cook (India) Limited said, “Gujarat has been identified as a prime growth driver and continues to deliver strong growth of 35% YoY for our Leisure Travel business. Surat offers us significant potential and we have selected one of the prime localities of the city for our new branch. Shop No. 8 – 9 Agam Emporio, University Road, Vesu is a key locality in Surat, providing us with a viable catchment of consumers across families, business professionals, senior citizens and NRIs.”

Gold Circle Partners Umesh Sirvi and Kumar Gaurav Patel, are prominent businessmen based in Surat. Their relationships/contacts will assist Thomas Cook in establishing and growing the market. Contact Details: Thomas Cook (India) Ltd, Shop No. 8-9 Agam Emporio, University Road, Vesu , Surat – 395007 Phone no: 8460013205.

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