Opens its first franchise outlet at Ghaziabad
Ghaziabad, December 17, 2021: SOTC Travel inaugurated its new franchise outlet in Ghaziabad today. With a focus to tap into the growing potential of the Ghaziabad market, this expansion augments the company’s footprint and reach in NCR. Travel inaugurated its new franchise outlet in Ghaziabad today. With a focus to tap into the growing potential of the Ghaziabad market, this expansion augments the company’s footprint and reach in NCR. The new outlet will cater to nearby areas like Vaishali, Vasundhara, and Anand Vihar.
With constant changes amidst the new normal, customers are seeking guidance and reassurance of holiday experts to navigate through the complexities and changes in travel and health protocols. According to SOTC Travel’s Third Holiday Readiness Report, significant 77% respondents stated that they seek expert guidance of a holiday specialist. To assist and support customers with their travel requirements, SOTC Travel has set up a new outlet in Ghaziabad.
Additionally, to build consumer confidence in travel, all SOTC Travel itineraries are covered by “Assured” Safe Travel Program – developed in association with Apollo Clinics, ensures best in class travel safety protocols covering every distribution, delivery and partner touch point in the travel ecosystem. “TravShield” an upgraded safety commitment of only vaccinated staff and co-passengers among many other precautions, ensure traveller safety in the pandemic era.
Strong pent-up demand coupled with easing of restrictions, vaccine acceptancy and re-opening of borders has encouraged customers from NCR to plan their travel once again. Consumers from Ghaziabad are displaying a strong travel desire to explore international favourites like Maldives, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Switzerland, France, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Turkey, and Egypt; also domestic locales like Goa, Andamans, Kashmir, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, etc. Ghaziabad’s key segments driving growth include multigenerational families, honeymooners, group of friends, millennials/young professionals, business and b-leisure.
SOTC Travel’s new outlet offers end-to-end travel solutions with an array of offerings and services, including: International & Domestic Holidays (Group tours, Personalised Holidays, Cruises, etc.), Value Added Services like Travel Insurance; Visa Services, etc.
Mr. Daniel D’souza President & Country Head, SOTC Travel said, “NCR has always been an important market for us, and we are witnessing a strong travel desire from the region. To aid the travel requirements of our customers and offer end-to-end services, we are delighted to announce the opening of our new outlet in Ghaziabad’s key commercial area – Astoria Bouleward Complex. We intend to accelerate demand while supporting our customers as we tap the significant potential of this growing market.
We are delighted to associate with Mr. Tushar Tyagi as our franchise partner for our first outlet in Ghaziabad. Being a travel expert, Mr. Tyagi brings with him years of industry expertise to assist SOTC and strengthen our presence in the region.”
About SOTC Travel:
SOTC Travel Limited (Formerly SOTC Travel Pvt. Ltd.) is a step-down subsidiary of Fairfax Financial Holdings Group; held through its Indian listed subsidiary, Thomas Cook (India) Limited (TCIL). SOTC India is a leading travel and tourism company active across various travel segments including Leisure Travel, Incentive Travel and Business Travel and Foreign Exchange. SOTC was established in 1949. Since then, it has escorted millions of travellers across the globe for more than 70 years to various destinations around the world. A new age innovative holidaymaker, SOTC strives to make holidays a priority for every Indian. ‘We are for holidays’ and we want Indians to prioritize their holidays.