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Go where Ireland takes you...
Only with Cox & King, visit Ireland with unbeatable prices & exclusive group itineraries.

6th, September 2010

Mumbai, 6 September 2010: Cox and Kings Ltd., the longest established travel company in the world since 1758 takes you to a land where fairytales are created and each day has a happy ending. With unbeatable prices and an exclusive group itinerary, Cox & Kings takes you to Ireland.

According to Karan Anand, head (relationships & supplier management), Cox & Kings Ltd, "Ireland is a land of unparallel scenic beauty with diverse yet spectacular landscapes - the mystical charms of its ancient past, the unique personality of its towns and villages and the warmth of its people. Add to this, ample shopping, vibrant nightlife, Indian food and you have the makings of a perfect destination."

Inclusive of airfare, you can choose between the Flexihol "Irish Experience" tour of eight days/ seven nights visiting Dublin, Kerry, Limerick & Galway or the escorted group "European Splendours" tour of 19 days / 18 nights visiting Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, France, Belgium, The Netherlands, United Kingdom & Ireland. The Irish Experience is priced at 82,999 and is inclusive of Return Airfare, Accommodation with a full Irish breakfast, 06 Dinners at the Hotel and Medieval Banquet at Bunratty Castle, Ferry ride across the rider Shannon and Cruise on Lough Corrib, Entrance fees, Sightseeing as mentioned in the itinerary, Services of English speaking Tour Escort throughout the tour. European Splendours is priced at 1,81,713 and is inclusive of Return Airfare, Accommodation, Overseas Travel Insurance, Services of Cox & Kings Tour Leader or Local Representative & Meals, coach transfers, entrance fees, excursions, sightseeing and surface transportation as mentioned in the itinerary.

Ireland's attractions include the Powerscourt house and gardens, one of the most beautiful country estates in Ireland; Ireland's oldest hand weaving mill at Avoca; the Waterford Crystal factory, founded in 1783. A city tour of Dublin will take you to the north side of the River Liffey where great striking monuments such as the GPO, the Custom House along the quays, the Phoenix Park, the largest public park in Europe. Visit the more sophisticated south side with its vast Georgian squares, such as Merrion Square, where Oscar Wilde's House can still be found. Take a look at the house of Bram Stoker, the author of Dracula on Kildare Street. Visit the famous Trinity College where the famous book of Kells is permanently exhibited in its library, the Dublin Castle and the Anglican Cathedrals, the Garden of Remembrance and the Guinness Storehouse, Europe's largest stout producing brewery where you can discover what goes into the making o f a pint of Guinness.

Check out the Ireland itinerary on www.coxandkings.com. You can also call 1800221235, 18002090400, 9867565599, SMS IRELAND to 5757513.

ABOUT COX AND KINGS LTD: (BSE: 533144 | NSE: COX&KINGS)
Cox & Kings Ltd.,(CKL), is the longest established travel company in the world since 1758 and in December 2009 successfully listed on the stock exchange in India. Its distinguished history began when it was appointed as general agents to the regiment of Foot Guards in India under the command of Lord Ligonier and handled the Royal Cavalry, Artillery and Infantry, Royal Wagon Train, the Household Brigade, the Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force came under its wings.

Today, it is a premium brand in all travel related services, employing over 1,400 professionals and headquartered in India.

The company is networked through a mix of branch sales offices, franchised sales shops, General Sales Agents (GSAs), and Preferred Sales Agents (PSAs). The company has 14 branch sales offices located in Mumbai, New Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Kochi, Pune, Nagpur and Goa. The company has appointed 94 franchisees across 20 states covering 70 cities. The company's extensive network of 185 GSAs and PSAs covering all major towns and cities of India enhances its reach.

It has subsidiaries in UK, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, US, UAE and Singapore and operates from Moscow (Russia), Maldives and Tahiti through branch offices and Spain, Sweden, Germany, Italy, France, South America and South Africa through representative offices.

The company owns Tempo Holidays Australia, East India Travel Company in North America, ETN in the UK and Quoprro Global Services Pvt Ltd,(visa processing). In December 2009 it also acquired MyPlanet Australia Pty Ltd and Bentours International Pty Ltd in Australia.

The business can be broadly categorised as Leisure Travel, Corporate Travel, MICE, Trade Fairs, Visa Processing and foreign exchange.

Over the last two years the company has won many awards. In September 2010, Cox & Kings won the Best Outbound Tour Operator by the Sixth Hospitality India & Explore the World International Award 2010. In January 2010, it was awarded the Most Admired Tour Operator by SATTE. Cox & Kings has also been awarded First Runner up in the Best Large Tour Operator category awarded by the Telegraph Ultra Travel luxury survey UK 2010 and First Runner Up in the Favourite Tour Operator category awarded by Condé Nast Traveller Readers' Choice Awards (2010). In 2009, it won the Best Domestic Tour Operator, Most Innovative Travel Company and the Best Inbound Tour Operator award at the TAFI TravelBiz Monitor Awards. It won the Today's Traveller Platinum Award for the most innovative travel company and it also won the Economic Times Award for the Best Outbound Tour Operator in India. In 2008, Mr. Ajay Ajit Peter Kerkar, Global CEO, Cox & Kings was honoured with the WTM Global Award 2008 for his remarkable contribution to the travel and tourism industry by the World Travel Market (WTM).

CKL is one of the founding members of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), and are members of premier industry associations namely the Travel Agents Federation of India (TAFI), the Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI), Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO), and the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA).

For further media details, contact:
Thomas C Thottathil, Head - Corporate Communications; thomasct@coxandkings.com
Praneeta D'Souza, Sr. Manager - Corporate Communications; praneeta.dsouza@coxandkings.com
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