Thomas Cook India & SOTC launches special offers for Durga Pujo Holidays

‘Buy One Get One,’ amongst companies’ attractive deals

Tourism

July 23, 2022

/ By / New Delhi

Thomas Cook India & SOTC launches special offers for Durga Pujo Holidays

Thomas Cook India says there is a 25 pc surge in demand for Durga Pujo holidays in East India (MIG Photos)

With the onset of Durga Pujo, Bengal’s biggest festival in October this year along with the growing demand in East India to explore domestic and international destinations once again after 2 years, Thomas Cook India and SOTC have launched special Durga Pujo Holiday products, sale and special carnivals in key cities like Kolkata.

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With the ease of travel restrictions in the country and the onset of arrival of Durga Pujo in October, Thomas Cook India, one of the country’s leading Omni channel travel companies, says there is a 25 pc surge in demand for Durga Pujo holidays. Therefore, in order to maximise on this strong potential, Thomas Cook and its subsidiary SOTC launch a special Durga Pujo Holiday sale with exclusive tours and attractive offers available across their retail outlets, portals and at special consumer carnivals and bazaars organised in select cities across East India.

According to a press release, the two companies’ Durga Pujo Holidays have been thoughtfully created to showcase the favourite locales of their Bengali clientele: Snighdo Sarathe Europe, Asadharan Italy, Uttom Spain, Wonders of Egypt, Singapore and Malaysia, Crazy Deal Thailand, Bali Delight, Andamaner Samudra Saikate, Kashmir and Leh-Ladakh. In addition to this, as Bengalis are also keen to discover offbeat destinations and unique experiences, Swapner Iceland forms an exciting inclusion to the Durga Pujo special offer, says the press release.

It adds that in keeping with the exclusivity, customers will get to enjoy special Bengali cuisine along with Bengali sweet- Sandesh on select tours. To ensure added reassurance, the Durga Pujo group tours are accompanied by experienced Bengali-speaking tour managers, who will guide and assist customers throughout the tour, all the way from departure in Kolkata to arrival back in the city.

The companies are also offering air-inclusive tours with Vistara Getaways, Air Arabia Holidays and Emirates Holidays.

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Apart from these, Thomas Cook India and SOTC have announced attractive deals like Buy One Get One – Companion Free across India & international holidays; Early Bird offers; Travel Now Pay When You Return at zero processing fee, cash discounts and cash back offers and in addition, assured gifts on booking.

 According to the press release, 65 pc of customers in East India prefer international destinations amongst which, favourites include Europe (Switzerland, France, Italy, Spain and Germany) Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Egypt, Iceland and also Australia. While 35 pc prefer domestic holidays with favourites – Kashmir, Leh-Ladakh, Himachal, Kerala, Andamans and Rajasthan.

 The companies add that the top experiences that customers like to enjoy when visiting a destination is – exploring unique history, culture and art of the region; sampling local cuisine, cruises and yachting; outdoor adventure like biking, hiking and indulging in water sports like diving and snorkelling.

 Rajeev Kale, President & Country Head – Holidays, MICE, Visa, Thomas Cook (India) Limited says West Bengal and East India are key source markets and the company’s data reveals that after a gap of over 2 years, Bengalis are now looking forward to celebrate Durga Pujo by taking a holiday with family and friends.

“The Durga Pujo festivities bring in a key travel season for Bengalis. This year, we are seeing increasing travel desire from various segments including family/ multi-generational family; millennials/young professionals and couples to explore domestic and international destinations around this festive season. To capitalise on this demand, we have designed special domestic and international holidays at attractive price points. We have added special touches like a Bengali speaking Tour Manager, Bengali cuisine on select tours and guaranteed departures from Kolkata on our Pujo special tours. This is our gift to our Bengali customers – enabling them indulge in their passion for travel while celebrating their favourite festival,” says Daniel D’souza President & Country Head – Holidays, SOTC Travel.

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