The current operation of Thomas Cook is being run in 21 countries across 4 continents, accounting total revenue of Rs 8700 crores.
Thomas Cook (India) Limited has set up a benchmark in the travel and travel related financial service industry. In fact, Thomas Cook is the largest integrated travel firm currently present in India. The company’s wide ranges of services are emerging as key elements that are managing to bind its customers together.
The broad spectrums of Thomas Cook’s services include Corporate Travel, Foreign Exchange, Leisure Travel, MICE, Insurance, E-businesses, and Visa and Passport services. Being one of the oldest firms existing in the Indian business industry, the inception of the brand took place in 1881, which makes it the oldest running brand to make it into The Top Franchise 100 Brands List.
Thomas Cook’s History
Thomas Cook arranged an 11-mile train journey for a group of passengers from Leicester to Loughborough which marked the beginning of a new chapter in history in 1841. Later, he introduced a railway tour of Europe which later got transformed into a travel firm that took birth in the early 1860s.
The Company also started operations for military transport and postal services for England and Egypt during the 1880s.
A Strong Presence across Different Continents
The current operation of Thomas Cook is being run in 21 countries across 4 continents, accounting total revenue of Rs 8700 crores. With a strong manpower force, Thomas Cook’s current operating team is over 1, 09,000 that makes it a huge eco-system within itself.
Thomas Cook is successfully operating within various B2B and B2C brands that include Thomas Cook, SOTC, TCI, Sita, Asian Trails, Allied T Pro, Australian Tours Management, Desert Adventures, Travel Circle International Limited, Private Safaris East & South Africa.
With its strong presence worldwide, the Thomas Cook group is among the largest travel service provider network which is headquartered in the Asia-Pacific region.
Tapping the Indian Market via Franchising
Thomas Cook India Limited current footprint includes over 219 locations in 87 cities across Mauritius, Sri Lanka, and India. The brand’s strong partner network is helping the brand to successfully knit the Indian region under its brand’s name through 128 Gold Circle Partners and 166 Preferred Sales Agents and counting in over 100 cities pan-India.
The company forayed into the franchising model in 2009, successfully expanding its reach in different regions of the country. Thomas Cook has been on an incredible run, building a channel network to an impressive 128 partners across 72 cities in India.
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