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Cox & Kings wins the coveted World’s leading Luxury Tour Operator award
14th, December 2015


Mumbai: 14th Dec 2015: Cox & Kings Ltd. the leading holidays and education travel group having operations in 22 countries across continents, has won the World’s Leading Luxury Tour Operator award at the World Travel Awards Finale held at the Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort in Morocco on December 12th 2015.

Peter Kerkar, Director, Cox & Kings stated, "successfully operating a luxury tour requires unparalleled excellence, and this award testifies just that. We have been at the forefront of providing luxury holiday experiences to discerning class of travellers across the world, and this award further reinforces our commitment to delight the customer with our expertise and luxury offerings."

The award presentations were the highlight of the red carpet event which welcomed over 300 industry leaders from around the globe to the Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort in Morocco.

World Travel Awards President Graham Cooke said: “Each of our Grand Finale nominees has been recognised as a regional leader during our Grand Tour 2015, and this evening we were able to salute the best of the best - the elite of international tourism."

WTA Gala Ceremonies are widely regarded as the best networking opportunities within the travel and tourism industry, attended by government and industry leaders, luminaries, and international print and broadcast media.

WTA was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry.

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.

Over the last three decades, CKL has transformed itself into a diversified, multinational travel conglomerate with a focus on the new-age global consumer.

CKL operate key verticals; Leisure, Education and Hybrid Hotels.

Leisure - India is best known by the ubiquitous Cox & Kings brand in India, where we are an integrated travel enterprise, offering the best and widest range of travel options to individuals, groups and businesses in the fastest growing major economy in the world.

Leisure - International operates in multiple countries under a plethora of packaged travel brands, including Cox & Kings, Superbreak and Explore, among others.

Education operates under the brand names PGL and NST, among others, mainly in the  UK, and Australia. Experiential learning is the way forward and we are experts in this area and intend to take our brand across the world.

Meininger: We operate 16 hybrid hotels in Europe under the Meininger brand. Our unique selling proposition is that we can deliver today’s traveller a clean, safe, stay in city-centre locations.

Over the years the company has won many awards that stand testimony to its excellent service.

CKL is one of the founding members of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), and are members of premier industry associations across the world.

In 2015 the company has won a string of awards and amongst them are the World Travel Awards for Asia’s luxury tour operator, India’s leading travel agency and India’s leading tour operator. It also won the award for Deccan Odyssey, which emerged as Asia’s leading luxury train.

Our Executive Director Ms Urrshila Kerkar won the Game Changer of the Year Award and our Director Mr Peter Kerkar was honoured by the British Travel and Hospitality Hall of Fame in 2015.


For further details contact:

Thomas C Thottathil
Head - Corporate Communications & CSR
Cox & Kings Ltd
thomasct@coxandkings.com
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