It is no surprise that one of the hardest-hit industries during the time of the pandemic has been the travel and tourism industry. With people couped up at their homes, the demand for the products and services of this industry have plummeted. But as the pandemic subsides, we see that the industry is planning to make a comeback. This can be observed with Thomas Cook India and its Group company, SOTC Travel, having reinvented their portfolio of holiday offerings this festive season, with the launch of unique river cruise journeys together with Antara Cruises, one of the leading luxury river cruising company operating in India.
Thomas Cook India, a travel agency founded almost 140 years ago, has been the leading light of the travel industry in India. The company hopes to kickstart its operations with this venture. The cruise itineraries are built to ensure a new and transformative experience while exploring sacred river routes and fascinating destinations steeped in culture and heritage from Kolkata and back, from unique all-suite accommodation, luxury onboard facilities from gastronomy experiences to wellness and onboard and shore activities. To accelerate the growth of the industry Thomas Cook India & SOTC have curated special Christmas, New Year, Valentine’s Day, and Holi river cruise packages starting at an attractive price of around fifty thousand rupees per person, offering Indians unmatched & unforgettable holidays.
Rajeev Kale, President & Country Head – Holidays, MICE, Visa for Thomas Cook (India) Ltd, said that “At Thomas Cook India, we have maximized on the lockdown to re-imagine our holiday business and I am delighted to present this fresh and exciting new product of river cruises”. He also said that the fascinating journey across the mighty Ganges, India’s powerful ancient waterway, offers customers a delightful blend of history, culture, heritage, and wellness. He also added that the array of exceptional dining experiences, amenities, and activities like spa, yoga classes, outdoor and indoor kid activities, present our customers with yet another exciting holiday option to choose from. Daniel D’Souza, President & Country Head, Leisure for SOTC Travel said that to build customer confidence in travel the company has introduced a 3-pronged initiative- Assured, Insured, Secured Program covers every aspect of physical safety as well as mental and financial security to give the customer complete peace of mind and enjoy their travels