Mumbai/IBNS: Despite pent-up travel demand, the late reopening of the Indian skies has caused considerable problems in the visa process for several medium and long-haul destinations, according to Indian travel industry sources.

To help travellers, especially late bookers, plan their holidays during a long summer holiday season, Thomas Cook (India) Limited, an omnichannel travel services company and its group company, SOTC Travel, have launched a special package called Easy Holidays and Quick and Easy Holidays.

Rajeev Kale, President and Country Head – Holidays, MICE, Visa, Thomas Cook (India) Limited said: “Our ‘Easy Holidays’ offer an exciting range of hand-picked favorite destinations closer to home that don’t require no visa or a stress-free visa process. and fast turnaround. We urge our customers to book now to enjoy their long-awaited summer vacation, before schools reopen.”

According to the company, the products offer easy travel destinations (short haul), affordable prices, discounts of up to Rs. 29,000, easy to pay options with no EMI fees with fixed Rs. 5,000 off and Holiday Now, Pay on Return (all plans, prices and discounts subject to company terms and conditions of course).

Easy Holiday and Quick & Easy Holidays by Thomas Cook & SOTC have been strategically designed around international visa-free destinations (Indonesia, Seychelles); visa on arrival (Maldives, Mauritius, Thailand); e-visa (Dubai, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Oman, Jordan, Kenya, Australia); or with a simple/hassle-free visa (Turkey, Egypt).

National sites are also offered, including Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, North East and Kerala.

Products include air tickets and visas (if applicable), meals, quality hotels, insurance, sightseeing tours and experienced tour operators on certain tours, according to the company.

While Easy Vacations and Quick & Easy Vacations are primarily aimed at families (before schools reopen), high-potential couples and young millennial professionals can also take advantage of Vacations for a quick vacation.

Daniel D’souza President & Country Head – Holidays, SOTC Travel said: “The genesis of our ‘Quick & Easy Holidays’ was to take the significant pain out of obtaining visas for multiple countries this year, coupled with the challenges cancellation/postponement due to visa delays.