Thomas Cook partners with Quacquarelli Symonds
ETW Staff – Mumbai
Thomas Cook (India), integrated travel and travel related financial services company, has announced its partnership with Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), global provider of specialist higher education and career solutions, to assist students in India with comprehensive travel and travel related financial services. The partnership precedes the QS World MBA Tour and Grad School Tour event series in India from November 13- 26, 2014.
Thomas Cook India’s internal data points to a significant increase in demand of Indian students needing to travel abroad for education, as also the need for trustworthy professional academic guidance and expert travel assistance. Quacquarelli Symonds, with over two and a half decades of experience in assisting students make informed decisions about their higher education and career aspirations, is a natural fit.
Commenting on the association, Mahesh Iyer, chief operating officer- foreign exchange and head – visas, Thomas Cook India, said, “Thomas Cook India’s over 133 year legacy in India of providing world class travel and foreign exchange solutions, coupled with the undisputed global educational expertise of Quacquarelli Symonds, brings Indian students a compelling value proposition- a comprehensive and unparalleled student product. This pioneering partnership is aimed at empowering students- providing them with valuable guidance and counseling across a range of services, from test preparation to travel and foreign exchange solutions.”
Reiterating the student benefits, Paras Fatnani, head of marketing, QS Quacquarelli Symonds, said, “We’re delighted to partner with Thomas Cook India, a renowned service provider, to further enhance the experience of students wanting to study at top institutions internationally. The number of students pursuing studies abroad continues to surge as higher education institutions around the world including India, vie for the best and brightest minds. A recent student mobility report by UNESCO shows application numbers from India are as high as 189,500 and India is the second largest country of origin of mobile students. This association will definitely ease the access to travel and foreign currency exchange services for all potential students.”