We Offer Preview of Holiday Options Courtesy our Partnership with Marriott: Rajeev Kale, Thomas Cook

Marketing | October 22, 2020 | News

Thomas Cook Marriott International

After the launch of the ‘Holiday with Confidence’ portfolio in collaboration with hospitality company Marriott International, Thomas Cook India, an integrated travel services company and its Group Company, SOTC Travel, came together, to host a series of virtual events for valued customers across India.

To celebrate the spirit of the upcoming festive-holiday season and to catalyse travel demand, the companies hosted 19 engaging virtual consumer events- the Thomas Cook India Holiday Showcase & SOTC Holiday Preview - at select Marriott brands such as The Ritz-Carlton, The St. Regis, W Hotels, JW Marriott, Sheraton, Westin, Renaissance and Courtyard by Marriott covering key metros, mini metros and Tier II cities across India, including Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Pune, Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Baroda, Chandigarh, Surat, etc.

The event invited customers to a preview of a range of ‘Holiday with Confidence’ packages curated in partnership with Marriott International along with exciting deals on Dussehra, Diwali, Christmas and New Year holiday packages.

The virtual event also included live culinary experiences with Marriott’s top chefs and mixologists, enthralling participants on classic twists and handy tips towards curating their signature cocktails, immunity booster drinks, acclaimed dishes, etc.


The virtual event also gave customers an opportunity to interact with Thomas Cook India & SOTC’s holiday experts and avail of exciting holiday offers from the comfort and safety of their homes. At each city, one lucky winner attending the Thomas Cook India Holiday Showcase was given a free stay at a Marriott property; with one lucky winner per city attending the SOTC Holiday Preview, receiving a free Marriott restaurant meal voucher.

Rajeev Kale, President & Country Head, Holidays, MICE, Visa, Thomas Cook (India) Ltd. said, “With the festive season around the corner, we are witnessing an encouraging uptick in consumer demand to celebrate special occasions and anniversaries/birthdays at short driveable distances. And so, we are delighted to offer our customers a preview of attractive holiday options courtesy our partnership with Marriott, via the innovative Thomas Cook India Holiday Showcase. This unique virtual platform has been designed to help our customers plan their holidays and avail of special offers, all from the safety/comfort of their homes.”

“The upcoming festive season presents multiple avenues for travellers to avail the best of offers. With an increasing number of Indians investing in staycation experiences, there has been a significant rise in queries and bookings this festive season. As customers adopt safe, smart and digital approaches to travel planning with a strong preference for contactless services, our virtual SOTC Holiday Preview events in collaboration with Marriott International, have given us the ideal opportunity to interact, showcase our combined offerings and services while planning the perfect safe holiday for our valued customers,” added Daniel D’souza, President & Country Head, Leisure, SOTC Travel.

Ramesh Daryanani, Vice President, Global Sales, Asia Pacific, Marriott International, said, “We are pleased to be partnering with Thomas Cook & SOTC India to engage customers via this unique virtual event. These events give us the opportunity to showcase some of our exciting destinations around the world, combined with curated experiences for the upcoming holiday season.”

To encourage customers to travel, Thomas Cook India and SOTC organized a series of customer-centric initiatives, including the comprehensive Assured Safe Travel Programme that focusses on health and safety, the Safe Holiday Helpline, COVID-negative certification services, along with the flexibility of date changes and attractive deals and savings to benefit the aspiring Indian traveller.

Customers were invited to a preview of a range of holidays with ‘Confidence’ packages curated in partnership with Marriott International.

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