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Mumbai, Dec 23, 2014:
  • Packages include: airfare, all meals, elder friendly hotels and sightseeing, porter assistance, special dietary needs, on- trip medical assistance, handpicked experienced tour managers accompaniment, pre departure meetings, entertainment evenings and easy access transport.

Thomas Cook (India) Ltd., India’s leading integrated travel and travel related financial services company, has introduced its new product line , “Silver Breaks”, exclusively focusing on an untapped growth segment of over 58 years of age - senior citizens or “Silvers”.

While much has been made of the “young” Indian travel segment, Thomas Cook India has focused on the untapped opportunity of addressing the very special needs of senior citizens who require personalized holiday solutions, but are currently left with little option but to compromise in the absence of tailor made solutions.

According to the research by Amadeus & Frost & Sullivan (2013), the market for outbound Indian senior citizens is projected to grow significantly from 1.3 million to over 7.3 million over the next 15 years and to add to this, Thomas Cook India expects the domestic segment to increase by a minimum of the same 7x multiple – and on a much larger base.

Given this strong potential, Thomas Cook India intends to focus on serving the needs of middle & upper middle class senior citizens who have taken care of all their personal and professional responsibilities, have the means – and most importantly the time, to take top quality, competitively priced, specialised holidays where they do not have to worry or compromise.

To ensure an in-depth understanding of the Silvers market segment, Thomas Cook India has worked extensively with members of the Dignity Foundation, a leading NGO in the elder space, to create special customised products for its Silver Breaks portfolio.

The specialized Silver Breaks itineraries offer support for special dietary needs, on- trip medical assistance, handpicked elder friendly hotels, experienced tour managers accompaniment, pre departure meetings, entertainment evenings and high quality easy access vehicles covering destinations such as Thailand, UK and Italy in the outbound segment as well as the Golden Triangle and Kerala on the domestic front.

Mr. Rajeev D. Kale, President and Chief Operating Officer - MICE, Domestic & Sports Tourism, Thomas Cook (India) Ltd. said “A t Thomas Cook India, we continue our tradition of innovation by introducing a product line for a largely subserviced segment. The potential outbound senior citizens market is poised to grow rapidly from 1.3 million to over 7.3 million in the next 15 years, and our expectation that the domestic senior citizen traveller opportunity will also grow by at least the same 7x multiple - on a much larger base – is truly exciting!

Middle & upper middle class Indian senior citizens have taken care of all their responsibilities and have the means – and most importantly the time to take holidays where they do not have to worry or compromise. By working with members of Dignity Foundation, we were able to further understand their key needs– and hence our packages include airfare, all meals, elder friendly hotel accommodation and sightseeing, porter assistance, assistance for special dietary needs, on- trip medical assistance, handpicked experienced tour managers, pre departure meetings, entertainment evenings and easy access transport – all at very attractive price-value points. With the holiday season around the corner, Silver Breaks assures Silvers an unforgettable experience!” he added.

 
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New Delhi, Dec 23, 2014 
Brussels Airlines inaugurates “The Loft" at Brussels Airport, a new business lounge centered around comfort, technology, design and Belgian gastronomy. With this new lounge concept, Brussels Airlines sets new quality standards in hospitality on the ground.

Brussels Airlines has teamed up with Microsoft and ArrivalGuides to create a unique digital experience for The Loft. Guests can borrow a Surface Pro 3 during their stay in the lounge. The tablet contains the new Brussels Airlines app 'Connected Lounge', which is a proper digital assistant: It allows the possibility to book a shower room, see the availability of the nap boxes or book a meeting room. The digital assistant also keeps passengers informed about the status of their flight and provide them with some great insight on the destination they are traveling to.

“We are very pleased about our partnership with ArrivalGuides, that has allowed us to offer updated and relevant destination content to all our guests, whatever their final destination,” says Eric Kergoat, Head of Product Development for Brussels Airlines.

Ola Zetterlof, Director of Content Solutions at ArrivalGuides, says “We see an increased focus in general to use destination content in airport channels. We deliver destination content to a number of airports around the world, e.g. Geneva, Nuremberg, Reykjavik, as well as a number of airports in Sweden and Norway.” Forimmediaterelease.net 

 
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Bengaluru, Dec 23, 2014

Even as several State governments are cracking down on online cab aggregators, a new company has launched a similar service in Bengaluru.

Launched by Helios Travel Solutions, Magic Cabs service has its own fleet of taxis and can be accessed through a combination of voice calls, online reservations and mobile application, which will initially be available on Android phones.

The company’s online system, currently operational in Bangalore, will extend its footprint to more than 30 cities across India within two to three months. B Rajiv, CEO, Helios Travel Solutions, said Magic Cabs’ fully automated high-end reservation and logistics management systems ensure seamless service delivery even as customers enjoy reliable rides in clean, well-maintained cars driven by experienced chauffeurs. The cabs are equipped with a swipe machine for card payments.

The company added it plans to raise Rs.40 crore to strengthen its national presence with a coverage of 150 locations to emerge as a Rs.600-crore company within five years. Business Line

 
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New Delhi, Dec 20, 2014

The countdown to the New Year has begun and everyone is in a holiday mood. This is the time when people around the world travel, party and celebrate with generous helpings of food and drinks. Be it India or abroad, everyone is looking for interesting places to visit and TripAdvisor®, the world’s largest travel site brings you the Top New Year Destinations* that people from India and specifically New Delhi are planning to visit.

Nikhil Ganju, Country Manager, TripAdvisor says Getting out of the city to bring in the new year has been a trend for a long while now. As a large number of Indians get ready to pack their bags and travel to destinations known as well as offbeat, TripAdvisor brings you the definitive list of the places that they will be travelling to. While Goa remains a favourite, this year's list includes a healthy dose of international destinations, indicating the importance being attached to the occasion. What is most interesting to see is how the accommodation preferences have evolved over years. 41% travelers prefer to stay in hotels of different kinds whereas 23% prefer Bed & Breakfast Inns for their new year holiday. Also, the experimentative side of Indian travellers is clearly emerging with a significant share 36% opting for 'alternate' accommodations such as campgrounds, condos, vacation rentals, hostels, villas and even temple lodgings etc. We wish Indian travellers many more adventures in 2015!

Top Destinations 2013 Vs 2014

  • Dubai emerged as the most preferred new year destination for Delhiities, replacing last year’s Goa

  • Manali moved up to #4 from last years’ position of #8

Top 15 New Year Destinations for 2014:

India

New Delhi

  1. Goa

  1. Dubai

  1. Dubai

  1. Udaipur

  1. Udaipur

  1. Jaisalmer

  1. Manali

  1. Manali

  1. Jaisalmer

  1. Jaipur

  1. Jaipur

  1. Shimla

  1. Singapore

  1. Singapore

  1. Pondicherry

  1. Bangkok

  1. Bangkok

  1. Mussoorie

  1. Shimla

  1. Havelock Island

  1. Puri

  1. Nainital

  1. Munnar

  1. Mumbai (Bombay)

  1. Havelock Island

  1. Pondicherry

  1. Kovalam

  1. Pattaya

  1. Mahabaleshwar

  1. Jodhpur

*Basis destinations searched from India for the period December 20, 2014 to January 10, 2015

 

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