Thomas Cook-SOTC offer Indian travellers special packages to overcome visa challenges
Mumbai/IBNS: Despite the pent up demand for travel, the late reopening of India’s skies has led to considerable problems in the visa process for several mid and long haul destinations, according to sources in the Indian travel industry.
To help travellers, especially late bookers, plan for their holidays in an extended summer vacation season, Thomas Cook (India) Limited, an omni-channel travel services company and its Group Company, SOTC Travel, have launched a special package titled Easy Holidays and Quick & Easy Holidays.
Rajeev Kale, President & Country Head – Holidays, MICE, Visa, Thomas Cook (India) Limited said, “Our ‘Easy Holidays’ offers an exciting range of handpicked favourite closer to home destinations that require no visa or a stress-free visa process and quick turnaround time. We invite our customers to book now to avail of their much-awaited summer holiday, before schools reopen.”
According to the company, the products offer easy travel (short-haul) destinations, affordable pricing, discounts of up to Rs. 29,000, easy to pay options of no cost EMI with flat Rs. 5,000 off and Holiday Now, Pay on Return (all plans, pricing and discounts subject to company’s terms and conditions of course).
Thomas Cook & SOTC’s Easy Holiday and Quick & Easy Holidays have been strategically designed around international destinations requiring no-visa (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).
Also on offer are domestic locations, including, Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, the North East and Kerala.
The products include airfare & visas (where applicable), meals, quality hotels, insurance, sightseeing and experienced tour managers on select tours, according to the company.
While the Easy Holidays and Quick & Easy Holidays are primarily aimed at families (before schools reopen), high potential couples and millennial/young working professionals too can avail the Holidays for a quick vacation.
Daniel D’souza President & Country Head - Holidays, SOTC Travel said, “The genesis of our ‘Quick & Easy Holidays’ was to eliminate the significant pain involved in obtaining visas for several countries this year, coupled with the added challenges of cancellation/rescheduling due to visa delays.”