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Cox & Kings Announces the Master Chef Travel Contest
17th, October 2014

Best culinary experts to win dream travel packages and exciting prizes

Mumbai, 17th October 2014: Cox & Kings Ltd, the leading holidays and education travel group with operations in 26 countries across continents has announced the Master Chef Travel contest - a one of its kind competition for travel and cooking enthusiasts. Participants get once in a lifetime opportunity to interact closely with Ripu Daman Handa, winner of Master Chef India 2013. Winners get the chance to win exciting prizes and travel packages to exotic destinations. Packages start from 25,999/-* per person.

All you have to do is book a Master Chef Travel package of your choice, which makes you eligible to participate in a cooking competition, to be held during your tour. Enjoy an interactive culinary discussion along with a hands-on demonstration from your favourite Master Chef, Ripu Handa. Spruce up your bargaining skills as you visit the local market the next day to buy ingredients of your choice, but within the fixed budget allocated to you. Get ready to battle it out with other fellow contestants as our search for the best Chef begins.

Available packages:

Zaika Malabar Ka
Visit Kochi | Munnar | Thekkady | Alleppey
6 Days / 5 Nights
Price starts from 25,999/-* per person
Departures on October 25, 2014

Zaika Andaman Ka
Visit Port Blair | Havelock Island | Neil Island
6 Nights / 5 Days
Price starts from 28,999/-* per person
Departures on November 15, 2014

According to Yusuf Poonawala, Vice President, Bharat Deko, Cox & Kings Ltd., “When the passion for cooking comes together with the passion to travel, the result is bound to be exhilarating. That is exactly what this contest is all about. It is giving a unique opportunity to the epicurean experts to put their best foot forward as they compete for the coveted title and exciting prizes.”

All participants will get to experience a signature dish prepared by our MasterChef Ripu Handa. They will also receive a Contest Participation certificate from the MasterChef as well as remembrance of the contest in the form of a souvenir.

For Zaika Andaman Ka, tour price includes accommodation, all meals as per Buffet menu, all excursions in a general boat, Snorkeling at Elephant Beach at Havelock Island, entrance fees / ferry tickets to sightseeing places as per the itinerary, to and fro Catamaran Ferry Tickets to Havelock Island and Neil Island, all currently applicable taxes i.e. Hotel tax & Transportation tax, Local Transportation. For Zaika Malabar Ka, tour price includes accommodation, all meals as per Buffet menu, entrance fees, transfers / sightseeing as per itinerary.

To book your favourite Master Chef Travel package, call us on 1800 212 3313 or email us on For more information visit or

About Cox & Kings Ltd: (BSE: 533144 | NSE: Cox&Kings)
Cox & Kings Ltd. is the longest established travel company in the world since 1758.  Headquartered in India, it is a premium brand in all travel related services.

Cox & Kings operates across 4 continents and 25 countries.  In India, Cox & Kings has 12 branch sales offices and 150 Franchisee located across the country.

Cox & Kings is amongst the largest players with its range of specialist options. Innovative packaging, pricing and marketing have been the hallmarks of its success over the years.

In India, the company has a robust domestic business under the brand name Bharat Deko. Its Corporate Travel division services over 200 corporate clients, including major domestic and multinational companies. The company also specialises in Trade Fairs and is a leading MICE operator out of India.

Cox & Kings is amongst the major Foreign Exchange providers in the country, placing it in league with Authorized Dealers like Foreign Exchange Nominated Banks to cater to the requirements of a whole host of customers. It has recently been granted permission to operate Nostro Accounts.

The Outbound Tours are segregated into Duniya Dekho (escorted tours), FlexiHols (customised tours), Luxury Escapades (unique & luxurious travel) & NRI (catering to Indians across the world).

Cox & Kings Ltd acquired in 2011, Holidaybreak, an education and activity travel group that has more than 15 long-established and widely recognised brands. Holidaybreak provides educational and activity trips for school children; worldwide adventure holidays; short breaks in the UK and Europe & mobile-home and camping holidays on sites throughout Europe.

Over the years the company has won many awards that stand testimony to its excellent service. Recently, the company has been conferred with the “Favourite Specialist Tour Operator – 1st Runner-Up” by the Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Travel Awards 2013; “Best Outbound Tour Operator” by the International Tourism Conclave Travel Awards (ITCTA) 2013; “India’s Leading Tour Operator” & “India’s Leading Travel Agency” by the World Travel Awards 2013; “Best Outbound Tour Operator” by the Hospitality India & Explore the World Annual International Awards 2013; "Best Inbound Tour Operator" by the TAAI Travel Awards 2013.

It has also won the World Travel Awards 2013 in the category of Best Travel Agent and Best Tour Operator in India for 2013; Best Outbound Tour Operator Award from Hospitality India Magazine for the year 2013; Best Company providing Foreign Exchange Award constituted by CNBC Awaaz in 2013; ‘Best Company providing Foreign Exchange in India’ awarded by the CNBC Awaaz Travel Awards 2013; Best Inbound Tour Operator from UK’ awarded by the Ministry of Tourism, Govt of India (2012-2013) & more.

Our camping division, Eurocamp recently won three awards at the annual British Travel Awards. Best Medium Holiday Company to Western Europe; Best Medium Holiday Company Family and Best Medium Company Camping and Mobile. These awards are based entirely on the results of customer voting.

For further media details, contact:
Thomas C Thottathil, AVP - Corporate Communications;
Praneeta D'Souza, Dy. General Manager - Corporate Communications;
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