Mumbai, 4th Dec 2018: Cox & Kings Ltd., the oldest and leading tour operator with operations in 22 countries across continents was crowned winner at the eighth edition of Conde Nast Traveller Reader's Travel Awards (RTA). It bagged the prestigious title of India's Favourite Specialist Tour Operator for the third consecutive year. Held at the Lodhi, New Delhi, the glittering ceremony was attended by eminent leaders and influencers from the travel industry and government bodies.
Cox & Kings
was conferred upon the award after it emerged to be the favourite tour operator through an extensive reader's voting that recognises the best in the travel industry across hotels, destinations, airlines, spas, websites, apps, cruise lines and more.
Peter Kerkar, Group CEO, Cox & Kings Ltd. Said, 'We are delighted to receive this award for the third time and honoured to have been recognised by India's leading travel magazine, with whom we share the joy of bringing fulfilling travel experiences to discerning travellers. Cox & Kings has been innovating and offering travel experiences that are exclusive and unforgettable. It is really gratifying to know that our esteemed customers appreciate our efforts and encourages us to push boundaries and do better.'
Divia Thani, Editor, Conde Nast Traveller India said, 'Year after year, we have seen the participation and enthusiasm of our Conde Nast Traveller readers' voter base increase significantly. Our readers form India's most discerning travellers, the kind that set the travel trends. The Readers' Travel Awards are a barometer of what the discerning, affluent Indian traveller looks for and appreciates when he or she travels. It also puts into perspective what tourism boards, hotels, airlines and other travel companies should focus on to attract this audience and helps them identify and cater to new trends. For us at Conde Nast Traveller India, it is an honour to announce the results and felicitate the winners in the presence of the creme de la creme of the travel and hospitality industry.'
The annual Conde Nast Traveller Readers' Travel Awards has set the benchmarks in the hospitality and travel industry year on year, since its inception in 1989 in the United States of America.
ABOUT COX & KINGS LTD: (BSE: 533144 | NSE: COX&KINGS)
Cox & Kings Ltd. ('C&K') is the oldest travel company in the world and also one of the leading leisure travel groups with operations in 22 countries across four continents. It is one of the most experienced travel companies in the world, having been in operation since 1758. Headquartered in India, C&K has over the last three decades transformed itself into a diversified, multinational travel conglomerate with a focus on the new-age global consumer.
C&K operates in two key verticals; Leisure and Hybrid Hotels.
Leisure-India is best known by the ubiquitous Cox & Kings brand in India, where we are an integrated travel enterprise, offering the best and widest range of travel options to individuals, groups and businesses in the fastest growing major economy in the world. www.coxandkings.com
Leisure-International operates in multiple countries, mainly under the Cox & Kings brand, with a greater focus on premium-end travel. www.coxandkings.co.uk and www.coxandkingsusa.com
Meininger currently operates more than 12,662 beds across 24 hotels in 14 European cities. The unique hybrid concept of Meininger combines the service and comfort of a hotel with the uncomplicated nature of a hostel; top locations, high-quality amenities, flexible room structure and reasonable prices. www.meininger-hotels.com
Cox & Kings is one of the founding members of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) and also a member of premier industry associations across the world. Over the years the company has won many awards which stand testimony to its excellence in service.
Cox & Kings has been the recipient of various accolades both in India and internationally. It has been winning the prestigious World Travel Award in different categories since 2013. The title of Asia's Leading Luxury Tour Operator was retained for the 4th time in 2018. It won the title of India's Leading Tour Operator in the year 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and India's Leading Travel Agency for the 6th Consecutive time. In 2018, Cox & Kings bagged the title of 'Best Outbound Tour Operator' at the Zee Business Travel Awards. While it emerged victorious in the Asia Pacific region at the prestigious PATA Gold Awards, Cox & Kings retained the title of Champions of Chinaplas for its excellence in trade fairs in China. It also won the coveted SATTE award under the category of Best Outbound Tour Operator. In 2018, Thailand recognised the innovative initiatives of Cox & Kings and conferred upon the 'Amazing Thailand Award 2018' for its creative campaigns to promote the Women-only holidays. Cox & Kings' commitment to sustainability was celebrated at the Global Responsible Business Leadership Awards in Malaysia where it bagged the title of 'Sustainable Travel and Tour Operator of 2018'.