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Cox and Kings' Student Special for those travelling overseas
8th, July 2010

Mumbai, July 8th 2010: Cox and Kings (India), Ltd., introduces special Student Packages targeting Indians travelling overseas for higher studies and specialised courses. These offers are tailor made after identifying the needs of students travelling to countries such as USA, UK, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Cox and Kings has an Authorized Dealer - Category II license issued by the Reserve Bank of India.

Cox and Kings has also come up with exclusive offers for students who buy foreign exchange in India. On purchase of USD, GBP & Euros, one gets a free assured gift. The gift depends on the value of the currency bought. These range from Post Paid SIM cards, American Tourister Bags and even Laptops. The more foreign exchange you buy from us, the sweeter the deal.

According to Ravi Menon, Head-Foreign Exchange, Cox and Kings (India), Ltd., "The company has come up with innovative products and services such as VISA pre-paid cards, where the foreign currency can be topped up in India and special Post-paid SIM cards that can be topped online or in India. This relieves pressure on students who will now have to just advise parents back home on their requirements and eliminate the need to open a bank account in a foreign country. The entire control rests with the parents back home."

He further adds, "Cox & Kings will also be providing information on travel related products and services offered to the students during their counselling sessions like foreign currency bank notes, visa pre-paid cards, foreign currency SWIFT transfers, post-paid sim cards, travellers checks, foreign currency demand drafts, air tickets and TrawellTag baggage tracking device with travel and student insurance."

Cox and Kings has also teamed up with Campus France to provide assistance to students travelling to France for education. Campus France is the organisation that coordinates all student admissions to France. This is a tie-up exclusive to Cox and Kings.


Cox and Kings (India) Ltd.

Cox and Kings (India), Ltd., is one of the oldest travel companies and its distinguished history began when it was appointed as general agents to the regiment of Foot Guards in India under the command of Lord Ligonier and handled the Royal Cavalry, Artillery and Infantry, Royal Wagon Train, the Household Brigade, the Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force came under its wings.

It is a premium brand in all travel related services, employing over 1,400 professionals and headquartered in India. The business can be broadly categorized as Leisure Travel, Corporate Travel, MICE, Trade Fairs, Visa Processing and Foreign Exchange.

The company is networked through a mix of branch sales offices, franchised sales shops, General Sales Agents (GSAs), and Preferred Sales Agents (PSAs). The company has 14 branch sales offices located in Mumbai, New Delhi, Chennai, Kolkatta, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Kochi, Pune, Nagpur and Goa. The company has appointed 80 franchisees across 20 states covering 70 cities. The company's extensive network of 185 GSAs and PSAs covering all major towns and cities of India enhances its reach.

It has subsidiaries in UK, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, USA, UAE and Singapore and operate from Moscow (Russia), Maldives and Tahiti through branch offices and Spain, Sweden, Germany, Italy, France, South America and South Africa through representative offices.

The company owns Tempo Holidays Australia, East India Travel Company in North America, ETN in the UK and Quoprro Global Services Private Limited. In December 2009, it also acquired MyPlanet Australia Pty Ltd and Bentours International Pty Ltd in Australia.

Over the last two years the company has won many awards. In January 2010, it won the Most Admired Tour Operator Award at SATTE 2010, in New Delhi. In 2009 it won the Best Domestic Tour Operator, Most Innovative Travel Company and the Best Inbound Tour Operator Award at the TAFI-Travel Biz Monitor Awards. It won the Today's Traveller Platinum Award for the most Innovative Travel Company and it has also won the Economic Times Award for the best Outbound Tour Operator in India.

For further media details, contact:
Thomas C Thottathil, Head - Corporate Communications;
Praneeta D'Souza, Manager - Corporate Communications;
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