Thomas Cook & SOTC launches special holiday offers to inspire travel restart in West Bengal

Thomas Cook India, and its Group Company, SOTC Travel, have launched a special Durga Pujo holiday range. Exclusive offers like Book One Get One Free and Staycations Free have been included to help Bengalis celebrate the festive season with family and loved ones and take a well-deserved break – to rest, rejuvenate and discover exciting new destinations.

Thomas Cook India & SOTC’s Third Holiday Readiness Report (June 2021) reveals that over 69% of Indians are keen to resume travel in 2021.

The data for West Bengal however highlights an even stronger travel desire: over 74% respondents are eager to travel this year, and of this, over 79% chose the festive Pujo season.

With 52% opting for domestic and 48% for international holidays, 66% respondents from West Bengal prefer to travel with family/friends. In an endeavour to leverage this significant travel appetite, Thomas Cook India & SOTC’s Pujo specials are aimed at converting latent demand into bookings.

Special Benefits:

  • Free Staycations with partners like Novotel, Sterling Resorts and more, on: Domestic holidays to Kashmir, Himachal, Uttarakhand, Ladakh, Kerala, Andamans and Durga Pujo air-inclusive tours to Switzerland, Russia, Egypt
  • Book One Get One Free (Companion holidays free) on international holidays to Dubai & Maldives
  • Holiday Now and Pay After Return – at no extra cost
Rajeev Kale President & Country Head – Holidays, MICE, Visa, Thomas Cook (India) Limited said, “The Durga Pujo festival has always brought on joy/positivity and is a key travel season for Bengalis. This year, with both pent up demand and easing of travel restrictions, we are seeing increasing travel desire for the Pujo season.

And so, we have designed special domestic and international holidays at attractive price points and with unbeatable offers like Buy One Get One Free and Staycations Free. We have added special touches like a Bengali Tour Manager, Bengali cuisine* and guaranteed departures on our Pujo special air-inclusive tours. This is our gift to enable Bengalis celebrate their favourite festival with their loved ones – and indulge in their amazing passion for travel!”

Daniel D’souza, President & Country Head, Leisure, SOTC Travel said, “The festival of Durga Pujo offers the perfect holiday opportunity. We have observed a significant growth in demand amongst diverse travellers, especially families, millennials and couples seeking that much-needed break to explore domestic and international destinations around this festive season.”

“Our Pujo holidays come with our unique TravShield Travel Safety Commitment – with comprehensive safety protocols in partnership with Apollo Clinics to ensure you travel safe with us,” he added.

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