Thomas Cook (India) Limited, India’s leading integrated travel services company, has opened its second Gold Circle Partner (Franchise) Outlet in Lucknow, the capital city of the Uttar Pradesh region in northern India.
Thomas Cook India notes that the expansion ‘augments’ Thomas Cook India’s distribution and reach in Uttar Pradesh to eight consumer access centres: one owned branch and seven Gold Circle Partner outlets. The Company’s network in Uttar Pradesh extends to five locations including Lucknow, Kanpur, Meerut, Ghaziabad, Prayagraj and Varanasi.
Accommodating an appetite for travel insurance
Thomas Cook India’s Holiday Readiness Report reveals that 84 per cent of respondents prefer reputed brands – especially when travelling in the Covid era. As the report identified that customers from Lucknow are among those that are keen for a reliable and trustworthy holiday brand that will help them achieve comfort and peace of mind when travelling, the travel agent decided to open one of its Gold Circle Partner franchise outlet in Mahanagar, Lucknow.
The outlet offers a range of end-to-end travel solutions, including international and domestic holidays (including group tours, personalised holidays, and cruises), travel insurance and visa services. To build consumer confidence in travel, the outlet will also offer Thomas Cook India’s Assured Safe Travel Program in partnership with Apollo Clinics and seamless Covid-negative certification services with doorstep delivery.
“Lucknow has been identified as a prime growth driver and continues to deliver strong year-on-year growth for our leisure travel business. We’ve carefully selected our new outlet at Mahanagar, a key residential and commercial centre in Lucknow, to provide us a viable catchment with a range of consumers across families, young professionals and business travellers, students, senior citizens and NRIs,” said Rajeev Kale, President & Country Head – Holidays, MICE, Visa, Thomas Cook (India).