Cox & Kings celebrates 260th anniversary in New Delhi
Cox & Kings, world’s oldest travel company celebrated their 260th anniversary at an event held at Hotel Shangri-La’s Eros, New Delhi on February 28, 2018. The event was also graced by K J Alphons, minister of state (Independent Charge) for Tourism along with travel and hospitality fraternity, diplomats and business leaders.
Speaking about the future prospects in the field of tourism, Alphons said, “The tourism sector in India is looking very positive this year as we have crossed the 10 million mark for foreign tourist arrivals and earned revenue of 27 billion dollars through foreign tourist arrivals. This has been possible because of companies like Cox & Kings who have been working together with the government. In the next three years, we aim to double the foreign tourists’ inflow and the revenue we earn from the foreign tourist arrivals and that is only possible if the industry continues to work together.”
The evening witnessed the launch of a series of year-long events and exciting offers curated for customers including the ‘260th Grand Celebration Offer’ where travel fraternity can book any Duniya Dekho/ Gaurav Yatra/ Aamhi Travelkar/ Instant Holidays tours and enter contests and win 260 Free Holidays to Dubai, Thailand, Oman, Optional tours, 260 Gift Vouchers of Rs.26,000/- each and Rs.5,000/- each among several other offers.
Enumerating his experiences and journey till now, Peter Kerkar, group CEO, Cox & Kings said, “We are unique in the leisure space with an unrivalled tradition of 260 years of service to our customers. It is with pride that I commend our staff for making our company so successful and more particularly relevant even today. Our longevity is a testimony to their ingenuity and transformative spirit that Cox & Kings remains a world leader in the travel, education and hotel space.”
By Shivasheesh Srivastava