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Cox & Kings introduces 'In the trails of "The Christ" tour!
12th, January 2010

Cox and Kings (India) Ltd, the longest established travel company in the world in 1758, announces the unique 'In the trails of "The Christ" tour, a 09-day/8-night package to Israel and Egypt. The package is priced at Rs.64,999 per person on twin sharing basis.

According to Karan Anand, Head-Relationships and Supplier Management, Cox and Kings (India) Ltd, "We understand that there is demand amongst Christians to visit places of religious importance. A visit to Israel and Egypt holds a special place amongst Christians and we have tailor-made this package keeping this need in mind."

The tour cost per person is inclusive of return economy class airfare ex-Mumbai, airport taxes, accommodation, meals, coach tours, transfers, excursions and sightseeing as mentioned in the itinerary, travel insurance, Israel & Egypt visa and border taxes and services of an English speaking representative.

People on this tour will be taken to places which were visited by Jesus Christ and his disciples. The tour covers destinations that Christians believe is sacred to them. In Israel, visit Jaffa, where St.Peter raised Tabitha to life and the scene of His vision of God. Tiberius, Haifa, Muhraqa, the site of the Sacrifice of Elijah the Prophet; Cana, site of Jesus’ First Miracle of changing water into wine at the wedding feast; Mt. Tabor, Nazareth, Capernaum, Tabgha, Jerusalem, Jordan Valley, Dead Sea, the lowest point on Earth; Bethlehem and Dolorosa. In Egypt, visit Sinai, where one of the Bible’s most memorable saga began; and the Pyramids and the Sphinx in Cairo.

Anand concludes, "We have recognized that there is scope in promoting religious tours and we have taken the lead in doing so."

For more details, contact 1800221235, 18002090400, 9867565599; SMS: HOLY LAND to 5757513 or log on to

Cox and Kings (India) Ltd. the longest established company in the world in 1758, is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange in India. Our business can be broadly categorised as Leisure Travel, Corporate Travel, Forex and Visa Processing. We also provide value added services viz., customising travel plans for our NRI customers, travel arrangements for Trade Fairs, providing private air charter services, etc. Besides, we offer travel related foreign exchange & payment solutions. In fact, we are one of the first travel companies in India to be granted a license as an Authorized Dealer - Category II under the new licensing regime.

Cox and Kings has won several awards and recognition. It has been ranked #1 Top Brands in India and # 152 amongst Top 1000 Brands in the Asia Pacific region, based on a survey conducted by research agency, TNS and co-funded by Media magazine across the markets of 10 countries in the Asia Pacific, namely Australia, China, India, Japan, Hong Kong, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand.

Recently, it has won "Best Domestic Tour Operator" and "Best Visual Advertising Campaign" awarded by Galileo Express Travel World Awards (2008). Mr. Ajay Ajit Peter Kerkar, Global CEO, Cox and Kings has been honoured with the WTM Global Award 2008 for his remarkable contribution to the travel and tourism industry by the World Travel Market (WTM). Cox and Kings has been ranked amongst the Top 15 Tour Operators by Conde Nast Traveller’s Readers Travel Awards 2008. It won the Best Self Drive Brochure by Tourism New Zealand Asia Awards (2008).

In the past, Cox and Kings has won the CNBC Travel Award for "Most Preferred Travel Operator" in 2007 & the Abacus-TAFI awards for the Best Outbound Tour Operator as well as the Best Domestic Tour operator in 2007. Cox and Kings has also won the Government of India’s National Tourism Award for Conferences, for seven years & the National Tourism Award for the Best Domestic Operator for three years.

Cox and Kings’ registered office is situated in Mumbai, India with 255 points of presence covering 164 locations through a mix of branch sales offices, franchised sales shops, General Sales Agents (GSAs) and Preferred Sales Agents (PSAs).

We have 14 branch sales offices located in Mumbai, New Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Kochi, Pune, Nagpur and Goa. Besides, Cox and Kings also operates through 56 franchised sales shops spread across India to have larger access to our customers. Further, we have an extensive network of 185 GSAs and PSAs covering all major towns and cities of India.

Cox and Kings has a global presence with its operations in 19 countries besides India through subsidiaries, branch offices and representative offices. We have subsidiaries in UK, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, US, UAE and Singapore and operates from Moscow (Russia), Maldives and Tahiti through our branch offices and Spain, Sweden, Germany, Italy, France, South America and South Africa through our representative offices. Further, we have presence in overseas markets through a network of GSAs and PSAs covering other countries enhancing our global presence.

For further details contact:
Thomas C Thottathil, Head - Corporate Communications;
Rishika Kothari, Executive - Corporate Communications;
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