Thomas Cook (India) Ltd. offers scholarship to students travelling abroad for higher education

Top Quote Thomas Cook (India) Ltd, India's largest integrated travel and travel related financial services company has launched Thomas Cook U-Special Wings Scholarship 2013, an initiative under its U-Special student program which caters to students travelling overseas for further education. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) January 25, 2013 - The Wings Scholarship entails sponsorship of a one way air-ticket to students going to US, UK, Australia and Canada for 2 deserving candidates.

    At Thomas Cook India, our customer research has more than 1 lakh students travel abroad from India for study overseas and with a healthy projected growth in future, this strongly viable market is one that its U-Special Team is keen on leveraging.

    Studying overseas is a major decision in a student's life, involving careful orchestration of visa processes, application & tuition fee remittance, preparing checklists, pre-departure briefings and chalking out the travel itinerary. The pioneering legacy of Thomas Cook (India) Ltd. in this space provides great comfort to students, assuring them of 'hassle-free' process when it comes to remitting money abroad for tuition fees or getting that much needed extra baggage on air travel or while booking that crucial travel insurance.

    Thomas Cook Wings Scholarship is a platform to reward students who not only seek higher education for studying abroad but also seek the same to grow as individuals and professionals. As a part of the application of the scholarship, students have to send a 100 word note to students ( @ ) thomascook dot in elucidating clearly - 'Studying abroad is an ambition but I am also looking forward to travelling abroad for…' The mail should end with the participant's name, DOB, email, postal address & contact number dot Entries are welcome till June 30, 2013 dot

    Commenting on the launch of 'Thomas Cook U-Special Wing Scholarship 2013', Mr. Mahesh Iyer, Senior Vice President & Head - Foreign Exchange, Thomas Cook (India) Ltd. said, "Travelling abroad to study is a big move for students and they often find it difficult to make the requisite arrangements. U-Special is our commitment to the outbound student market with great value on -air tickets, insurance, foreign exchange- all under one roof. Our consumer audit threw light on the students' need for a one-stop-shop for travel needs with US, UK, and Australia and Canada being the top choice markets for further education, students exposure to myriad cultures, new economic set up and social structure in these countries is enormous .U-Special Wings Scholarship is an initiative to encourage students to seek professional & individual growth beyond the standard study curriculum."
    For enquiries please contact:
    Student Desk: 022-67686867

    About Thomas Cook (India) Limited:
    Thomas Cook is the largest integrated travel and travel related financial services company in the country offering a broad spectrum of services that include Foreign Exchange, Corporate Travel, MICE, Leisure Travel, Insurance, Visa & Passport services and E-Business. The Company set up its first office in India in 1881, and has been providing world-class travel service for 132 years.

    TCIL's footprint currently extends to over 253 locations (including 27 airport counters) in 102 cities across India, Mauritius & Sri Lanka and is supported by a strong partner network of 124 Gold Circle Partners and 169 Preferred Sales Agents in over 100 cities pan India.

    Thomas Cook (India) Ltd has been honoured with the "Favourite Specialist Tour Operator" award at the Condé Nast Traveller Readers' Travel Awards 2011 & 2012 and was also conferred with the CNBC AWAAZ - "Best company providing foreign exchange" in India for the third year in a row. In addition, Thomas Cook (India) Ltd has been awarded the 'Best Corporate Travel Management Company' by World Travel Brands 2012, the 'Most Trusted Tour Operator Brand' by the Times Travel Honours 2011 and also recognized as a "Superbrand" 2011-2012 by consumers for excellence in travel services.

    CRISIL has reaffirmed Thomas Cook (India) Limited with the 'CRISIL A1+ and AA- rating. The Brand Trust Report™, India study 2012, has ranked Thomas Cook (India) Ltd as The most Trusted Brand in Services. Recently, TCIL was awarded the prestigious National Tourism Award (2010-2011) for 'Outstanding Performance' as an 'Inbound Tour Operator'. For more information, please visit

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    Thomas Cook (India) Limited
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    suzanne.pereira ( @ ) in dot thomascook dot com
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