SOTC Travel, a leading omnichannel travel and Tourism Company inaugurated its new retail store in Dadar. The outlet was inaugurated by Mr. Dhananjay Mahadik, Member of Parliament – Rajya Sabha, Mr. Ashish Shelar, Member of Legislative Assembly, Ms. Arundati Mahadik, Chairman – Baghirati Mahila Organization, Mr. Prasad Lad and Mr. Shrikant Bhartiya, Member of Legislative Council – Vidhan Parishad, Mr. Ashok Jadhav, Ex MLA, Mr. Vishal Suri, Managing Director, SOTC Travel Limited and Mr. Daniel D’Souza, President & Country Head - Holidays, SOTC Travel Limited. With this, SOTC’s network strength increases to nine stores in Mumbai (3 retail and 6 franchise) reiterating the Company’s strategic focus to expand its footprint in the city.
Having a strategic focus to tap into Mumbai’s high potential market and expand the company’s footprint, the Company’s new outlet is centrally located at Shivaji Park. The new outlet will serve as a hub for nearby areas of Mahim and Prabhadevi as well, offering the company a range of valuable segments like Gen Z/new age travellers, millennials, families, couples and business owners.
SOTC Travel’s customer insights from Mumbai and Maharashtra indicate brisk demand of over 30% v/s pre-pandemic with customers displaying growing interest for experiential holidays, spiritual getaways, group escorted holidays, domestic cruises, safaris and biking trips. To cater to the preferences of travellers from the region, SOTC Travel has expanded its portfolio of customized holidays and introduced a special array of luxury and premium holidays, this is in addition to the Company’s highly popular group escorted tours – international and domestic. Customers are also displaying growing interest for eclectic stays, experiential holidays, adventure holidays, domestic cruises, safaris and biking trips.
To boost demand, SOTC Travel has also introduced offers like Early Bird discounts, complimentary cruise experience on Greece Holidays and cashback offers.
Mr. Daniel D’souza President & Country Head - Holidays, SOTC Travel said, “Mumbai and Maharashtra have been key source markets for us at SOTC, and we see strong continuum - over 30% growth in demand since the pandemic. We are delighted to open our new retail outlet in Dadar that is centrally located thus allowing us to target valuable segments of Gen Z/new age travellers, millennials, families, couples and business owners. Our expanded portfolio of holidays has something for everyone – from customized holidays to luxury and premium holidays, also group escorted tours.
We extend a warm welcome to our customers, and we look forward to plan their next holiday with us.”
Top international and domestic destinations in demand – Europe’s Switzerland, France, Finland, Austria; Turkiye, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, USA (for visa holding customers), Japan, South Korea, Abu Dhabi, Maldives, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore; also Kashmir, Leh-Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Goa, Andamans, Kerala, North East; and Bhutan, Sri Lanka in the Indian subcontinent.
SOTC Travel’s new outlet offers end-to-end travel solutions with an array of services, including: International & Domestic Holidays (Group tours, Personalised Holidays, Cruises, etc.), Value Added Services like Travel Insurance; Visa Services, etc.
About SOTC Travel: SOTC Travel Limited is a step-down subsidiary of Fairfax Financial Holdings held through its Indian listed subsidiary, Thomas Cook (India) Limited (TCIL). SOTC India is a leading omnichannel travel and tourism company active across various travel segments including Leisure Travel, Incentive Travel and Business Travel. SOTC was established in 1949. Since then, it has escorted millions of travellers across the globe for more than 70 years to various destinations around the world. A new age innovative holidaymaker, SOTC strives to make holidays a priority for every Indian. ‘We are for holidays’ and we want Indians to prioritize their holidays.