Aimed at ensuring the health and safety of its customers, Thomas Cook (India), leading integrated travel services company along with its group company SOTC Travel, have launched Private Journeys: premium, chauffeured van tours, strategically designed for smaller groups of family, extended family or friends. Private Journeys covers over 32 countries, for travel from September 2020-2021.
It allows for a leisurely exploration of a destination: its history, culture, cuisine and its hidden secrets! Curated by experts, exclusive private experiences have been included: from chasing the Northern Lights in Norway or the Russian Lapland, whale watching in South Africa, enjoying the resplendent colours of autumn in Bavaria, Germany or soaking in the ambience of Christmas markets from Paris to Prague, a celebration of Christmas in Santa Land, Finland, a taste of history and culture in Vietnam or Cambodia, exploring the natural wonders of New Zealand or the breath-taking winter wonderland in Switzerland.
Offering customers a range of benefits such as premium, private vehicles at one’s disposal, itineraries covering key seasons, festivals, wildlife experiences, unique elements of culture and history and flexibility of date change.
Rajeev Kale, president and country head of holidays, MICE, Visa in Thomas Cook (India) said: “As we enter a new era of travel with increased focus on health and safety, this intends to bring back consumer confidence with a unique concept of premium, chauffeur-driven van tours, specially designed for smaller/secure groups of family or close friends.”
Daniel Dsouza, president and country head of leisure in SOTC Travel said: “Private trips is an emerging trend, that lets families and friends enjoy and explore a destination in privacy and safety in the COVID era. The pioneering concept of Private Journeys offers the comfort of a chauffeur driven van ensuring a safe and private holiday all throughout their journey.”