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Thomas Cook India eyes strong growth in Uttar Pradesh, opens new office in Gomti Nagar, Lucknow

Thomas Cook (India), India’s leading integrated travel and travel related financial services company, strengthened its presence in Gomti Nagar, Lucknow with the inauguration of a new branch at Shop No. A-306, Sahara Plaza, Patrakarpuram, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow, 226010, inaugurated by Romil Pant, Sr. Vice President and Jatin Sharma, Associate Vice President, Thomas Cook (India).

This expansion augments Thomas Cook India’s distribution and reach in Lucknow & Uttar Pradesh to 10 consumer access centres: 03 owned branches and 7 Gold Circle Partner (franchise) outlets.

Thomas Cook India’s internal data had highlighted Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh as a high potential source market for its holiday business. Hence, in an initiative to harness this opportunity, the company has identified Gomti Nagar, Lucknow 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 & 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 & marketing support to further business development and acquisition of a wider customer base.

The new Gold Circle Partner outlet in Lucknow 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, “The North market has been identified as a prime growth driver and continues to deliver strong growth of 32% YoY for our Leisure Travel business. Lucknow offers us significant potential and we have selected one of the prime localitiesof the city for our new branch. Shop No. A-306, Sahara Plaza, Patrakarpuram, Gomti Nagar is a prime residential locality in Lucknow, providing us with a viable catchment of consumers across families, business professionals and students.”

Gold Circle Partner Mr. Suresh Chandra, resident of Lucknow, is an industry veteran. His domain expertise and relationships/contacts will assist Thomas Cook in establishing and growing the market.

The new outlet at Shop No. A-306, Sahara Plaza, Patrakarpuram, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow, 226010, is a prime location providing the Company a viable catchment for a range of consumers: families, business travellers, students, senior citizens and NRIs.