, a leading travel and related financial services
provider has launched `Explore,` an extensive library of travel content with
destination guides, maps, travel tips, airport guides and even a global guide to current events in 150
countries on its web site.
“When you travel, whether on holiday or business, you don`t want too many
surprises, especially not
the unpleasant ones,” said Ashwini Kakkar, CEO and MD of Thomas Cook
(India) Ltd. “Thanks to the
comprehensive content we have put on thomascook.co.in, we are taking the
guesswork out of our
customer`s travel. They can now be fully informed before they go and can
focus on their travel
experience rather than worrying about details and logistics.”
Whether planning a trip or researching travel ideas and facts,
`Explore` is an invaluable tool. All the content can be accessed directly from the site`s
home page and from a tab
found throughout the entire site. Once inside `Explore,` one can find:
* Destination guides: over 230 countries and 120 cities are covered here
with information and facts
about visas, when to go, currencies, popular and offbeat attractions,
history and culture and maps.
* Global event guide: A first in the online space in India, the event
guide is a searchable
database of events around the world. Customers can specify countries,
cities, dates and even the
type of event they are looking for such as music, performing arts,
theatre, even clubs and parties!
The database covers over 680,000 events in 150 countries. The content has
been provided through a
global partnership with Whatsonwhen.com.
* Airport Guides: With another first, the site provides travelers with
handy airport guides,
covering 184 international airports and containing information on
terminals, transportation to and
from the airport, airline desk numbers, lounges, hotel shuttles, car
rentals, shopping and airport
facilities. The guides are available in Adobe`s PDF format for easy
* Travazine: An online magazine updated fortnightly with travel articles
cities, people and travel advice. The magazine features renowned travel
writers such as Gustasp
Irani and aims to educate and inform travelers.
* Travel Tips: a large number of tips are available in a range of
categories including air travel,
business travel, family travel and healthy travel
* Converters: traveling to different countries often involves confusing
units and measures and a
unique set of converters allows travelers to get to know their
destination`s measurements by
converting temperatures, distances, weights and volumes.
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