NEWS: Cox&Kings Named India’s Favourite Specialist Tour Operator
For the third consecutive year, Cox & Kings won the title of India’s Favourite Specialist Tour Operator at the Condé Nast Traveller Reader’s Travel Awards (RTA) 2018. The world’s oldest tour operator extended its winning streak at the eight edition of the awards held on December 4th, 2018, at the Lodhi in New Delhi. The glittering awards event was attended by influencers and eminent leaders from the travel industry and various government bodies.
On winning the award, Cox & Kings Group CEO Peter Kerkar said, “We are delighted to receive this award for the third time and honoured to have been recognised by India’s leading travel magazine, with whom we share the joy of bringing fulfilling travel experiences to discerning travellers. Cox & Kings has been innovating and offering travel experiences that are exclusive and unforgettable. It is gratifying to know that our esteemed customers appreciate our efforts, encourage us to push boundaries and do better.”
Setting Benchmarks In Travel & Hospitality
The annual Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Travel Awards has set benchmarks in the hospitality and travel industry and is based on an extensive reader’s poll, which recognises the best in the travel industry across hotels, destinations, airlines, spas, websites, apps, cruise lines, and more. Condé Nast Traveller India Editor Divia Thani said, “Year after year, we have seen the participation and enthusiasm of our Condé Nast Traveller readers’ voter base increase significantly. Our readers form India’s most discerning travellers, the kind that set travel trends. The Readers’ Travel Awards are a barometer of what the affluent Indian traveller looks for and appreciates when he or she travels.”
Apart from celebrating the best names in the travel and hospitality industry, the annual awards also shines a spotlight on what the travellers want. “[The awards] also puts into perspective what tourism boards, hotels, airlines and other travel companies should focus on to attract this audience and helps them identify and cater to new trends,” Divia Thani said, adding, “For us at Condé Nast Traveller India, it is an honour to announce the results and felicitate the winners in the presence of the creme de la creme of the travel and hospitality industry.”
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Cox & Kings’ Commitment To Excellence
Apart from being the world’s oldest travel company, Cox & Kings Ltd. is also one of the leading leisure travel groups with operations in 22 countries across four continents. Over the past three decades, it has transformed itself into a diversified, multinational travel conglomerate with a focus on the new-age global consumer.
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, in India and abroad, which is a testament to its continued excellence in service.
Since 2013, Cox & Kings has won World Travel Awards, grabbing the title of ‘Asia’s Leading Luxury Tour Operator’ in 2018 for the fourth time. It was named ‘India’s Leading Tour Operator’ in 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018; and was ‘India’s Leading Travel Agency’ for the sixth consecutive time this year.
Cox & Kings won the title of ‘Best Outbound Tour Operator’ at the Zee Business Travel Awards in 2018. While it emerged victorious in the Asia Pacific region at the prestigious PATA Gold Awards, the company retained the title of ‘Champions of Chinaplas’ for its excellence in trade fairs in China. It also won the coveted SATTE award under the category of ‘Best Outbound Tour Operator’.
In 2018, Thailand recognised Cox & Kings innovative and creative initiatives in promoting women-only holidays with the ‘Amazing Thailand Award 2018’. Separately, Cox & Kings’ commitment to sustainability was celebrated at the Global Responsible Business Leadership Awards in Malaysia, where it bagged the title of ‘Sustainable Travel and Tour Operator of 2018’.
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