Thomas Cook India has inaugurated a new Gold Circle Partner (franchise) outlet in Ludhiana, Punjab. This expansion increases Thomas Cook India’s distribution and reach in Punjab to 11 Consumer Access Centers: 9 owned branches and 2 Gold Circle Partner (franchise) outlets across Punjab and Chandigarh tri-city. This new outlet will serve the commercial capital and largest city of Punjab – Ludhiana and its surrounding towns of Khanna, Mandi Gobingarh, Rajpura, Phagwara, Sahnewal, Samrala and Moga.
In the new age of travel, customers are naturally looking for advice and reassurance from holiday experts and Thomas Cook India’s internal survey reiterates the same, with 77% of respondents saying they need the advice of a holiday expert. To assist customers with their travel plans and requirements, Thomas Cook India has set up a new Gold Circle Partner (franchise) outlet in Ludhiana, Punjab.
Additionally, to bolster customer confidence in travel, Thomas Cook’s ‘TravShield’ is India’s only safety commitment – with only staff and co-passengers vaccinated among many other precautions, as well. relying on their “Assured” travel safety protocols – developed in association with Apollo Clinics.
TravShield and Assured together ensure optimal safety and protection for travelers in the post-Covid era, covering all distribution, delivery and partner touchpoints in the travel ecosystem.
With strong pent-up demand, easing of restrictions and news of the resumption of commercial aviation driving positive consumer sentiment, consumers in Ludhiana/Punjab are showing a strong desire to travel for domestic trips to Goa, Andamans, Kashmir, Leh-Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh and Kerala. Destinations closer to home such as the Maldives, Singapore, Dubai and Abu Dhabi are driving demand. Additionally, long/medium haul favorites include Switzerland, France, Canada, UK, Turkey, Egypt, Australia and USA for Visa customers. Key segments driving Punjab’s growth include young professionals, families, couples, friend groups, and seniors. Culture and heritage, adventure/outdoors, culinary experiences and spa/wellness are the preferred holiday options for Punjab consumers.