ETW Staff– Mumbai
Thomas Cook India has signed a pan-India partnership with Manya Abroad–The Princeton Review, a foreign education admissions service provider to offer students a comprehensive end-to-end service, from counseling, course selection, assistance with admission application to travel and travel related services and payment solutions including fees for application and tuition; also personal expenses.
Thomas Cook India’s internal customer research has highlighted both a significant increase in the number of Indians travelling abroad for education, as also the need for professional academic guidance and expert travel assistance. Thomas Cook India’s collaboration with Manya Abroad-The Princeton Review is hence aimed at ensuring a hassle-free process for students.
Commenting on the association, Mahesh Iyer, chief operating officer- foreign exchange, Thomas Cook India, said, “Thomas Cook India’s legacy in providing world class travel and foreign exchange solutions when combined with the expertise of Manya Abroad–The Princeton Review, will give Indian students significant value and ensure a comprehensive student product offering. Our unique U-Special student product portfolio caters to all the travel and foreign exchange related needs of students, including, special student air tickets and excess baggage, our multi-currency Borderless Prepaid Card, remittances, foreign currency drafts and student insurance. This pioneering initiative is aimed at giving students quality services covering the entire gamut from test preparation to travel and foreign exchange services.”
Aradhana Khaitan, co-founder and managing director, Manya Abroad–The Princeton Review, said, “We are delighted to announce our partnership with Thomas Cook India, the undisputed leader in travel and foreign exchange solutions. It is a big move for students to travel abroad to study and they often find it difficult to make the requisite arrangements or receive the right guidance. We believe that this association will provide students with a one-stop shop solution.”