Expo 2020 Dubai: Thomas Cook, SOTC Appointed Authorised Ticket Resellers for India
by EVENTFAQS Bureau Industry Watch | July 20, 2021 | News
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Thomas Cook India, an integrated travel services company, and its group company SOTC Travel, have been appointed authorised ticket resellers for India for Expo 2020 Dubai to be held from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022.
The theme for this year’s expo is ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’. Over 182 days, the Expo is expected to attract over 200 participants including nations, multilateral organisations, businesses and educational institutions.
Thomas Cook India and SOTC have designed a portfolio of ready-to-book products and customised experiences to appeal to India’s leisure, business and MICE visitors. The one-day and multi-day tickets include access to attractions and shows besides more than 200 pavilions.
The Expo promises to provide visitors with insights into cutting-edge transportation, future of communication, sustainability and gastronomy.
Expo 2020 will feature up to 60 events daily including sound and light shows by local and international artists. The travel companies have launched technology-enabled solutions for travellers to create their own itineraries.
Rajeev Kale, President & Country Head – Holidays, MICE, Visa, Thomas Cook (India), said, “We are delighted and honoured to be appointed an Authorised Ticket Reseller for Expo 2020 and have lined up an exciting range of unique products for every traveller – from India’s millennials, couples, families, students, business to MICE travellers. For industry associations, corporates/businesses, Expo 2020 is an ideal space for ideation/R&D/business and networking and our products have been tailor-made to cater to their specific needs too.”
Daniel D’souza, President & Country Head, SOTC Travel, said, “Expo 2020 is a vibrant platform, be it to learn, innovate or do business, and our unique product-service portfolio as an Authorised Ticket Reseller promises an extraordinary experience across all age groups and source markets from metros to regional India. Our company’s presence and reach countrywide will give consumers easy access to plan their perfect Expo trip/s with our experts – by visiting our retail stores or via our virtual holiday outlet. Expo 2020, stated to be the world’s greatest show awaits Indians and we look forward to creating a truly memorable experience for Indians.”
Sumathi Ramanathan, Vice President, Market Strategy and Sales, Expo 2020 Dubai, said, “Expo 2020 Dubai represents a global celebration of human ingenuity – one that promises an extraordinary experience for visitors of all ages, nationalities and interests – and I am specially delighted with our appointment of Thomas Cook India & SOTC as an Authorised Ticket Reseller to help us in our delivery for this highly viable market. Expo 2020 is ready to welcome the world, and with the support of Thomas Cook and SOTC, we invite Indians to join us and be part of the most diverse World Expo in history, as we build a better future for all.”
The travel companies have launched technology-enabled solutions for travellers to create their own itineraries for the Expo which will run for 182 days beginning 1 October 2021.