Thomas Cook (India) Ltd. has been conferred with the premier Diamond Award for registering the highest number of French visa deliveries in 2019. The award was presented to Thomas Cook India by His Excellency, Emmanuel Lenain, Ambassador of France to India, at the 5th edition of the French Ambassador’s Travel Awards- established to recognise and reward outstanding performers in the travel and tourism industry in India.
Thomas Cook India’s internal data has revealed the strong and growing popularity of France across its segments of Leisure, MICE and B-Leisure. The destination features as a top international choice for Indians. Given the diversity of its appeal, Thomas Cook India has curated unique programmes, from signature cuisine on tour by renowned Chef Ranveer Brar that celebrates France’s acclaimed gastronomy; exclusive stays in a chateau or a vineyard in the heart of Champagne, Alsace and Bordeaux; vintage car drives amidst the glamour of the French Riviera; itineraries that capture stunning vistas of the Rhone Alps, to delightful local experiences in villages across Provence and Occitanie.
Commenting on the top award, Rajeev Kale, President & Country Head – Leisure Travel, M.I.C.E & Visas, Thomas Cook (India) Ltd., said, “It is such an honour to receive the prestigious Diamond Award at the French Ambassador’s Travel Awards. This award for the fifth time in a row serves to highlight Thomas Cook India’s sustained contribution towards France visa issuances in India. For this success, I sincerely appreciate the dedication of all our Thomas Cook India visa and business teams. I equallyacknowledge the unstinted support of the France Consular offices, as well as the outstanding spirit of partnership displayed by its Tourism Board, Atout France.”
He added, “France continues to hold favoured destination status across our range of consumer segments and we will continue to work closely with Atout France to maximise the delightful diversity of its allure- to ensure longer and repeat stays, also infusion of fresh new experiences.”
Sheetal Munshaw, Director Atout France India, said, “Thomas Cook India has been a consistent forerunner in this category since the last 5 years, and has driven volumes across different segments to France. Atout France India and Thomas Cook India have collaborated on diverse projects over the years, and this has propelled our efforts in showcasing France in a diversified and versatile manner under brand Thomas Cook India. We are confident that with all our synergies earmarked for the coming year, 2020 will also be an extremely promising year for both our organisations. I would like to thank Thomas Cook India for its continued and dedicated support through the years.”