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COX & KINGS LIMITED - A PROFILE
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Cox & Kings Ltd. ('C&K') is a leading leisure and education travel group with operations in 22 countries across four continents. It is one of the most experienced travel companies in the world, having been in operation since 1758. Headquartered in India

(TRAVPR.COM) INDIA - July 25th, 2017 -  http://www.coxandkings.com

Cox & Kings Ltd. ('C&K') is a leading leisure and education travel group with operations in 22 countries across four continents. It is one of the most experienced travel companies in the world, having been in operation since 1758. Headquartered in India, C&K has over the last three decades transformed itself into a diversified, multinational travel conglomerate with a focus on the new-age global consumer. 

C&K operates across four key verticals; Leisure, Education, Hybrid Hotels and Visa Outsourcing Business. 

Leisure-India is best known by the ubiquitous Cox & Kings brand in India, where we are an integrated travel enterprise, offering the best and widest range of travel options to individuals, groups and businesses in the fastest growing major economy in the world. www.coxandkings.com

Leisure-International operates in multiple countries, mainly under the Cox & Kings brand, with a greater focus on premium-end travel. www.coxandkings.co.uk

Education operates under the brand names PGL and NST, among others. PGL and NST are market leaders in experiential learning in the UK and we intend to take these brands across the world; we have recently entered the Australian market. www.pgl.co.ukwww.nstgroup.co.uk

Meininger currently operates more than 8,500 beds across 17 hotels in 11 European cities. The unique hybrid concept of Meininger combines the service and comfort of a hotel with the uncomplicated nature of a hostel; top locations, high-quality amenities, flexible room structure and reasonable prices. www.meininger-hotels.com

Cox & Kings Global Services was incorporated in 2008 and is a specialist business process outsource agency which focuses on serving Consular sections of Diplomatic Missions. It renders services by providing administrative support and managing non-judgmental tasks related to the entire lifecycle of a Visa, Passport & Consular application process, hence enabling missions to focus on the key tasks of adjudication. As a core business, the organization is placed to address the need of the Diplomatic Missions Worldwide and focuses on addressing the concerns regarding security, integrity, speed and efficacy on the outsourced solution of the business.

Cox & Kings Global Services is associated with various diplomatic missions as outsourced service delivery partner. It renders services related to Visa, Passport and other Consular services to various Diplomatic Missions across the globe - key customers being Ministries of India, Italy, Japan, Thailand, Vietnam, UAE, Oman and our attest addition is Algeria. www.ckgs.com

Cox & Kings is one of the founding members of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) and also a member of premier industry associations across the world. Over the years the company has won many awards which stand testimony to its excellence in service.

Principal Services Offered by the Company in India. 

Cox & Kings is amongst the largest players offering a  range of specialist options. Innovative packaging, pricing and marketing have been the hallmarks of its success over the years.  Among its many products are Leisure Travel - Domestic (Bharat Deko), Inbound & International, Corporate Travel, MICE, Trade Fairs, Visa Processing and Foreign Exchange.  The Outbound Tours are segregated into Duniya Dekho (escorted tours), FlexiHols (customised tours), Luxury Escapades (unique & luxurious travel) & NRI (catering to Indians across the world). 

Leisure 

Domestic Tourism 

Cox & Kings is amongst the first travel organisations to brand domestic holidays - 'Bharat Deko'. Under this brand, we market exclusive products that range from religious pilgrimage tours, education tours, weekend breaks, activity holidays, spa holidays, experiential holidays, budget holidays, summer and beach retreats, train vacations, coaching and touring holidays. 

Inbound Tourism 

Inbound Travel business promotes India as a tourist destination. The company caters primarily to the high-end segment of the inbound market and conducts a range of group and individual tours throughout India for its clients from across the world. We provide destination management services and cover all aspects of ground tour management such as hotel bookings, air/ rail ticketing, roundtrip, airport transfer, land arrangements, excursion planning, meet and greet services, event planning, meetings and appointments, conference management, private air charter, etc.  We have our destination management services across South Asia. 

 We also provide specialised services to foreign participants visiting India for international meetings, conferences, ad hoc incentives and exhibitions and cater to domestic conferences and corporate incentives as well. Additionally, we provide port-side services to international cruise companies touching Indian shores with a provision for shore excursions. 

Outbound Tourism 

Cox & Kings is amongst the largest players with its range of specialist options. Innovative packaging, pricing and marketing have been the hallmarks of its success over the years. Among its many products are: 

Duniya Dekho 

We design and market escorted tours to group travellers under our flagship brand “Duniya Dekho”. These are ready made packages where a group of travellers is escorted by a tour manager. The customer chooses a specific tour from the array of choices offered to suit his budget and preferences. These group tours cover some of the world's most enchanting places such as Australia, New Zealand, Europe, U.S.A., Canada, Far-East, Middle East, South Africa and Mauritius. These are specially designed for the 'value traveller'.  

FlexiHol 

These are targeted at the more discerning Free Individual Traveller (FIT), where every holiday is customised as per the convenience of the traveller. FIT can make its “FlexiHol” travel plans by selecting its travel destination and holiday option (ranging from romantic holidays, exotic cruises, rail holidays, family vacations, etc.), identifying travel interest (i.e. explorer, family, romance or explorer) and sharing his preference of sightseeing, airline and hotels. ,

Luxury Escapades 

This innovative niche caters to the crème de la crème and this concept in holidaying unveils one destination after another, laced with unique indulgences and fine living. One can experience the finest luxury hotels and the most exclusive entertainment avenues of the world. 

NRI Division 

Indians across the world have always yearned to travel with a quality tour operator that understands its diverse needs, be it culinary preferences or holiday options. The NRI division caters to such travellers primarily from the Middle East, Europe, USA, Australia, Sri Lanka and Hong Kong.  

 Business Travel 

The Corporate or Business Travel has witnessed a change from the traditional travel agency mode to total travel management mode. Corporates are looking for integrated travel solutions and thereby minimise the total travel budget for the corporate while maintaining high quality standards. 

  The Corporate Travel market is a highly competitive market with the presence of both domestic and international travel companies. We believe our brand recall is very high amongst over 200 corporate clients, including major domestic and multinational companies. 

  It is affiliated with Radius Inc., the world's largest conglomerate in business travel, as their Indian partner. Leveraging the partnership with Radius, Cox & Kings can offer travel fulfilment services to corporate clients in India and overseas.  

Trade Fairs 

Cox & Kings Trade Fairs ensures that you make the most of your business trip and that the smallest of details are taken care of, right from confirmed accommodation, city centre hotels during the fair period, and city tours to technical add-ons such as factory visits, buyer-seller meets and much more, all at the most attractive prices. Backed by a phenomenal trail of awards and expertise, Cox & Kings offers outbound tour management facilities and an array of value-added services that can arrange and handle the most complex and exacting business trips anywhere in the world.  

Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE) 

Leisure travel is increasingly being used as an incentive tool by many organisations to convey appreciation for recognising achievers. It has dual benefits, one by providing a holiday that enables an executive to unwind and recharge and the other serving as a reward for excellence that inspires the team. 

We cater to all aspects of conference organising, business meetings, event management, seminars, exhibitions, product launches and incentives. Every event is designed to meet specific requirements right from the pre-event preparations, during the event itself and through to post-event settlements.  

 We have been constantly introducing innovative events and making suggestions to make every conference eventful and memorable like elephant polo matches, gala dinners in fairy tale castles and steam train journeys in princely carriages amongst others. 

 Forex 

Cox & Kings is amongst the leading retail forex dealers in the country. We were one of the first travel companies to be granted the license as the Authorised Dealer - Category II under the new licensing regime. 

 The enhancement of status from FFMC to Authorised Dealer - Category II opened a wide spectrum of activities which we can undertake; foremost among them is the ability to transact outward remittance requirements. The remittances or other exchange facilities for students pursuing studies abroad, medical treatment overseas, migrant travellers, salary and wages to crews on ships visiting in India, subscriptions for overseas publications, seminars, organization's membership are some of the new businesses which we can undertake in addition to providing foreign exchange service to Leisure Travellers and Corporate / Business Travellers. 

 This places Cox & Kings in league with Authorized Dealers like Foreign Exchange Nominated Banks to cater to the requirements of a whole host of customers. It works with more than 100 corporate clients and caters to its large leisure base. 

Recently, the board of Cox & Kings Ltd approved the demerger of its foreign exchange division into a separate financial services company to be named Cox & Kings Financial Service Ltd (CKFSL). CKFSL is also in the process of applying for a licence to operate as a non-banking finance company (NBFC) and will add multiple product lines to its suite of offerings over time, including holiday finance, overseas student finance etc., aimed primarily at the travel and tourism sector. 

Cox & Kings has also powered a few new initiatives this year with the launch of the following product range.

Enable Travel: India's first accessible holiday specialist that aims to make travel for people with disabilities, easy and hassle-free. It is a product made by the disabled, for the disabled in India. Enable Travel has introduced specially curated itineraries to accessible destinations, for inbound and domestic tourists with disabilities and encourage them to celebrate their love for travel with the same freedom, choice and dignity as able-bodied people. The aim is to make all areas of travel accessible and barrier free. 

Trip 360:Trip 360º powered by Cox & Kings, is a one-stop-shop for all things adventure. It offers exciting experiences in Cycling, Diving, Biking, Trekking and cruise within India and abroad. With Safety, Sustainability and Sociable forming the core values of Trip 360º, it aims to establish India as a global adventure destination by crafting high-quality expeditions and catering to the insatiable appetite of thrill seekers.  Trip 360º itineraries are tailored for individuals who love getting out of their comfort zones and embracing new passions and experiences. The itineraries vary from soft, medium and hard adventures and cater to all levels of adventure travellers. Trip 360º has handpicked and trained expert guides, leaders and suppliers to offer different adventures of international standards. 

Awards won by Cox & Kings in 2016 & 2017

 

Sr no. Name of the Award Category won Location Date Year
1 World Travel Award Asia's Leading Luxury Tour Operator Vietnam 15-10-2016 2016
2 World Travel Award India's Leading Tour Operator Vietnam 15-10-2016 2016
3 World Travel Award India's Leading Travel Agency Vietnam 15-10-2016 2016
4 Conde Nast Traveller India Readers' Travel Awards 2016 India's Favourite Tour Operator The Lodhi in New Delhi 01-12-2016 2016
5 Travel + Leisure Awards Best Tour Operator Shangri-La Eros Hotel, New Delhi 17-11-2016 2016
6 Hospitality India Awards Best Domestic Tour Operator New Delhi 23-09-2016 2016
7 Hospitality India Awards Best Experiential Travel Company New Delhi 23-09-2016 2016
8 IATO Annual Convention Best Brochure Chennai 2016
9 IATO Annual Convention Best CD Chennai 2016
10 Champions of ChinaPlas Trade Fairs 2016
11 Marriott India Travel Awards 2016 Excellence in partnership - Cox & Kings Limited Mumbai - Highest Growth over last year , Global JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar 10-12-2016 2016
12 French Ambassador's Travel Awards 2016 Gold Award - Best growth in French visa issuances. Taj Mahal Palace 2016
13 Travel and Lifestyle Leadership Award 2017 presented by Lonely Planet Best Outbound Tour Operator Taj Lands End, Mumbai 14-02-2017 2017
14 SATTE Awards 2017 Best Outbound Tour Operator Le Meridien, New Delhi 14-02-2017 2017
15 Sri Lankan Airline Top Agents Award Passenger Sales Taj Coromandel, Chennai 03-03-2017 2017
16 Outlook Traveller Award 2017 Best Outbound Tour Operator Roseate House 28-04-2017 2017
17 World Travel Award Asia's Leading Luxury Tour Operator Grand Kempinski Hotel, Shanghai 04-06-2017 2017
18 World Travel Award India's Leading Tour Operator Grand Kempinski Hotel, Shanghai 04-06-2017 2017
19 World Travel Award India's Leading Travel Agency Grand Kempinski Hotel, Shanghai 04-06-2017 2017

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Company: Cox & Kings Ltd.
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