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Cox & Kings Bags Most Preferred Tour Operator Award
28th, June 2007

Cox & Kings has been adjudged as the Most Preferred Tour Operator in India by CNBC Awaaz Travel Awards 2007. At a glittering ceremony held at New Delhi, the Minister of Tourism & Culture, Ambika Soni presented the award to Peter Kerkar, Global CEO, Cox & Kings.

Speaking on the occasion, Peter Kerkar, said, “We feel honoured and extremely happy to have received this prestigious award. We, at Cox & Kings, have constantly strived to create fantastic journeys and experiences for our customers without compromising on quality. Winning this award is a proof that our efforts are appreciated and definitely a celebration time for us.”

The awards were based on research carried by AC Nielsen, India's leading research company, which identified the most preferred tourism brands and destinations in India. Winners in 18 categories and their sub categories were felicitated at the ceremony which was attended by ministers from various state tourism boards.

The CNBC Awaaz Travel Awards 2007 is a first of its kind initiative to felicitate the best in the travel industry. Commenting on this, Ajay Chako, Head Marketing, CNBC Universe, said, “The CNBC Travel Awards 2007 places emphasis on consumer perception and preferences. Through the Travel Awards, CNBC Awaaz endeavors to set an industry benchmark to identify the most favoured brands and destinations in the country.”

About Cox & Kings

Cox & Kings (I) Ltd is a 249-year-old travel company, the oldest established travel agency in the world. It offers a one-stop shop for the travel needs of all segments of travelers. It specializes in Destination Management, Leisure Travel, MICE, NRI Holidays and Trade Fairs. In Currency Exchange the company has been granted Category II license by the Reserve Bank of India enabling it to enjoy Authorised Dealer Status.

The company has been winning numerous awards. In the recent past it has won the Government of India’s National Tourism Award for Conferences, for as many as seven years. It has bagged the National Tourism Award for the best Domestic Operator since the last three years. At the Galileo Express Awards , it won the Best Outbound Tour Operator award in 2003-04 and since then for three years in a row, it has been winning the Best Domestic Tour Operator award. In 2005-06 it also won the award for the Best Technology platform in the travel industry.

Cox & Kings has over 12 fully owned offices in India across key cities such as New Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Kochi, Hyderabad, Pune, Goa, Nagpur and Jaipur. The worldwide offices are located in UK, USA, Japan, Russia, Singapore and Dubai. It has associate offices in Germany, Italy, Spain, South Africa, Sweden and Australia.

Media contact:
Thomas Thottathil
Head – Corporate Communications
Cox & Kings (I) Ltd
Email: thomasct@coxandkings.com
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