Thomas Cook India expands presence in Punjab Opens new Gold Circle Partner (Franchise) outlet in Ludhiana Extends consumer access across Punjab and Chandigarh tri-city to 11 outlets
Mumbai, March 28, 2022: Thomas Cook (India) Limited - India’s leading omnichannel travel services company
inaugurated a new Gold Circle Partner (franchise) outlet in Ludhiana, Punjab. This expansion augments
Thomas Cook India’s distribution and reach in Punjab to 11 consumer access centres: 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 the 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 understandably seeking the guidance and reassurance of holiday
experts and Thomas Cook India’s internal survey reiterates the same, with a significant 77% respondents
stating that they require guidance of a holiday expert. To help customers with their travel plans and
requirements, Thomas Cook India has set up a new Gold Circle Partner (franchise) outlet at Ludhiana,
Additionally, to strengthen customer confidence in travel, Thomas Cook’s “TravShield” is India’s only safety
commitment – with only vaccinated staff and co-passengers among many other precautions, building on
their “Assured” travel safety protocols - developed in association with Apollo Clinics.
TravShield & Assured together, ensure best in class safety and protection for travellers in the post Covid
era, covering every distribution, delivery and partner touch point in the travel ecosystem.
With strong pent-up demand, easing of restrictions and the announcement on resumption of commercial
aviation driving positive consumer sentiment, consumers from Ludhiana/Punjab are displaying a strong
travel desire for domestic travel to Goa, Andamans, Kashmir, Leh-Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh and Kerala.
Closer to home destinations like Maldives, Singapore, Dubai and Abu Dhabi are driving demand.
Additionally, long/mid haul favourites include Switzerland, France, Canada, UK, Turkey, Egypt, Australia
and USA for Visa holding customers. Key segments driving growth from Punjab include young
professionals, families, couples, group of friends and seniors. Culture and heritage, adventure/outdoor,
culinary experiences, and spa/wellness are top preferred holiday options for consumers from Punjab.
Thomas Cook’s Gold Circle Partner outlet in Ludhiana offers consumers end-to-end travel solutions with a
bouquet of travel and travel related services, including: International & Domestic Holidays (Group Tours,
Personalised holidays, Cruises, etc.); Value Added Services like Travel Insurance; Visa Services, etc.
Thomas Cook (India) Limited
Unique Tower, 1
st Floor, Adjoining The Upper House, New Lajpat Nagar,
Pakhowal Road, Ludhiana - 141001, Phone: 0161-4608425
Mr. Rajeev Kale, President & Country Head – Holidays, MICE, Visa, Thomas Cook (India)
Limited said, “Ludhiana/Punjab have been key markets for us at Thomas Cook India, and we are seeing a
strong travel desire from the region. Hence, we are delighted to announce the launch of our new Gold Circle
Partner franchise outlet in Ludhiana. We intend to accelerate demand while supporting our customer segments -
including families, couples/honeymooners, millennials/young professionals, group of friends and seniors.”
He added, “Our Gold Circle Partners, Ms. Deepti Bajaj & Mr. Gaurav Chopra are travel enthusiasts and their
expertise along with their extensive network in the region will assist Thomas Cook India to further strengthen its
presence in this growing market and thereby assist our customers from Ludhiana/Punjab to plan their perfect