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The winged messenger Mercury, the God of Travel and Transporter of Goods…has flown back like a homing pigeon to his regular abode! He returns again, and again, and yet again! We are so proud to share that we have won some of the most prestigious Awards recently. Three TTG Awards and one National Award!
At the celebrated TTG Travel Awards 2017 held in Bangkok to honour the best of the best in the travel industry, and recognize the exemplary organizations that raise the bar of excellence every year, The Thomas Cook India Group was the recipient of 3 Awards:
- Best Travel Entrepreneur of the Year. This special honour under the Outstanding Achievement Awards category is presented to the most outstanding trend-setting travel Company- one that is not afraid to take risks; thinks outside the box in bringing new sources of revenues; is innovative in meeting new customer demands and contributes to the industry in critical areas such as training, education and sustainability; a company that demonstrates the qualities of a modern and admirable travel entrepreneur.
- Best Travel Agency-India was bagged by its Inbound Company Travel Corporation (India) Ltd. The award was received by Dipak Deva, Managing Director, TCI at a function held in Bangkok on September 28.
- Best Travel Agency-Indochina was claimed by Thomas Cook India’s Destination Management Company Asian Trails Ltd. Laurent Kuenzle, CEO, Asian Trails Ltd., accepted the Award on behalf of his team.
The Travel Agency Awardees were selected through basis voting by the discerning readers of TTG Asia, TTG China, TTG India, TTG MICE, TTG-BTMICEe China, TTG Associations and TTG Asia Luxury. The TTG Travel Awards have been recognising the best of Asia-Pacific’s travel industry since 1989. This important annual event honours stellar organisations and individuals in 4 categories: Travel Supplier, Travel Agency, Outstanding Achievement and Travel Hall of Fame.
Since the awards first began, this celebrated event has grown significantly in terms of participation from the industry as well as the number of awards given out each year. From a mere 10 awards in 1989, the Awards now honours over 80 winners across 4 categories – two voting, one non-voting and one honorary. The TTG Travel Awards are now reputed to be the most coveted and influential awards to be won in the region’s travel industry. Each year, the awards ceremony and gala dinner is attended by some of the industry’s most renowned personalities, which makes the awards a truly star-studded event. Moreover, attendance to the gala includes other international media who provide coverage and publicity of the event beyond the region.
National Tourism Award
Thomas Cook India’s Inbound Company was also honoured by The Ministry of Tourism, Government of India with the Best Inbound Tour Operator- Hall of Fame Award, National Tourism Awards 2015-2016. This was its 26th consecutive award. The company has the distinction of winning the National Tourism Award in various categories over the last 25 years for Outstanding Performance as Inbound Tour Operator, Responsible Tourism Initiative, Best MICE Operator and Felicitation for Contribution to the Growth of Inbound Tourism. This year, the company was conferred with an honorary award for Best Inbound Tour Operator – paying tribute to an elite group of National Tourism Award winners who have sustained their exceptional delivery and won the same award at least 3 consecutive times, in the same category.
Commenting on the noteworthy achievements, Madhavan Menon, our Chairman & Managing Director, said, “It is indeed a special honour to be receiving multiple accolades at both the National Tourism Awards and TTG’s Travel Awards this year.The awards are a powerful tribute to our truly exceptional people in the Thomas Cook India Group and will inspire us to set even higher benchmarks of excellence as we build a truly global travel group.”
Dipak Deva, Managing Director, Travel Corporation (India) Ltd. who was present at both ceremonies to receive the awards said, “It has been a week of awards for us and I am delighted that TCI is being acknowledged at both a national and an Asia Pacific platform via India’s National Tourism Award, and TTG Travel Awards. Our focused marketing initiatives, unique and creative products and a team that is aligned behind an overall objective to retain our position as the No.1 DMC in the subcontinent- are the reasons for this recognition.”