Published on : Wednesday, September 1, 2021
On the heels of the UAE announcement opening up tourist visas to all travellers fully vaccinated with WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccines, Thomas Cook India, India’s leading integrated travel services company, and its Group Company, SOTC Travel, have launched a range of exciting Dubai holidays at attractive price points.
Dubai features strongly as a favourite destination – across India’s outbound segments of Leisure, B-Leisure and corporate MICE. Thomas Cook & SOTC’s Third Holiday Readiness Report (June 2021) reiterates the significant Dubai opportunity with over 74% respondents indicating keen interest in a Dubai holiday – as soon as restrictions are lifted. The allure of Expo Dubai 2020 serves as a powerful demand driver as a once-in-a lifetime opportunity – with its series of events, attractions, innovations and cutting edge technology, and over 190 participating countries.
With a focus on accelerating demand for Dubai for the upcoming festive holiday season, equally weekend/ extended weekend breaks and celebration of special occasions, Thomas Cook and SOTC have designed an extensive range of Dubai holidays with unbeatable prices and deals. With health-safety being a key consideration for 70% respondents of its survey, Thomas Cook & SOTC’s TravShield – Travel Safety Commitment forms a valuable inclusion in Dubai holiday product.
Mr. Rajeev Kale, President & Country Head – Holidays, MICE, Visa, Thomas Cook (India) Limited said “Dubai’s close proximity and easy access of a short haul flight, coupled with the allure of unique Expo 2020 Dubai and the exciting World Cup T20 matches, makes it a much sought after holiday destination this year. And the positive announcement on the acceptance of fully vaccinated travellers couldn’t have come at a better time! To leverage this to the maximum, we have launched a slew of products at unbelievable pricing, with very attractive offers.
Mr. Daniel D’souza President & Country Head, SOTC Travel added “Dubai is undeniably a favourite with Indian travellers and to many it is a home-away-from home! The positive announcement on fully vaccinated travellers gives us a great opportunity. Our intent is clear – we want to leverage every holiday opportunity, be it short breaks, extended stays, honeymoons/special occasions or B- Leisure. Our Dubai products come loaded with fabulous deals and discounts with our Expo 2020 Dubai Specials and add-on passes to catalyse bookings. To reassure customers, our products are inbuilt with TravShield – our travel safety commitment in partnership with Apollo Clinics.”