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Urrshila Kerkar, Executive Director, Cox & Kings Ltd. wins ‘Game changer of the year’ award
16th, October 2015

Award conferred at second edition of the West India Travel Awards

Mumbai, 16th October 2015 : Ms. Urrshila Kerkar, Executive Director of Cox & Kings Ltd, the leading holidays and education travel group with operations in 22 countries has been awarded the ‘Game Changer of the Year’ award by India Travel Awards 2015. Ms. Kerkar received this award as part of the second edition of West India Travel Awards held at Goa’s Hotel Grand Mercure Goa Shrem Resort on October 14, 2015. The event was graced by the presence of Shri Dilip Parulekar, Minister for Woman and Child Development, Tourism, Ports, Protocol, Government of Goa; Mr. Nilesh Cabral, Chairman Goa Tourism Development and Shri Nikhil Desai, Managing Director, Goa Tourism Development Corporation.

Speaking on the occasion, Ms. Urrshila Kerkar, Executive Director, Cox & Kings Ltd. said, “It is a great honor to receive this coveted award that recognizes excellence in Indian Tourism. I am fortunate to have a great team who shares my vision and passion to create exceptional holiday experiences that reinforce people’s love for travel.”

India Travel Awards supports, promotes and develops the Indian travel and tourism industry by identifying and rewarding excellence, and inspiring its practitioners to continuously raise the standards of their products, and service offerings. This black tie event was attended by more than 120 guests.

ABOUT COX AND KINGS LTD: (BSE: 533144 | NSE: COX&KINGS)

Cox & Kings Ltd. (CKL) is one of the longest established travel companies in the world since 1758. Headquartered in India, it is the leading holidays and education travel group with operations in 22 countries across 4 continents. In India, Cox & Kings has presence in 149 cities across the country.

A premium brand in all travel related services, the business can be broadly categorised as Leisure Travel, Corporate Travel, Education & Activity Travel, MICE, Trade Fairs, Visa Processing and foreign exchange.

CKL 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.

CKL also owns Holidaybreak, an education and activity travel group based in UK. It 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.

CKL also owns Holidaybreak, an education and activity travel group based in UK. It 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.

Over the years the company has won many awards that stand testimony to its excellent service. Mr. Peter Kerkar, Director, Cox & Kings Ltd. was honoured by The British Travel and Hospitality Hall of Fame as one of the seven inductees into the Hall of Fame this year. The British Travel & Hospitality Hall of Fame, honors outstanding business achievement in the Travel, Hospitality, Leisure & Tourism sectors. In 2015, Cox & Kings won a PATA Gold Award for their Marketing campaign for ‘Grab Your Dream’, under the Adventure Travel category. Cox & Kings was also chosen as the Best Outbound and Domestic Tour Operator at Hospitality India Awards 2015.

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, AVP - Corporate Communications; thomasct@coxandkings.com
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