Thomas Cook India’s Centre of Learning tie up with Canadian Tourism Commission

26 Dec,2011

By A Correspondent


With its aim of providing effective and exceptional educational programmes for the travel and tourism industry, Thomas Cook (India) Limited’s educational division, Centre of Learning, has announced an agreement with the Canadian Tourism Commission. This partnership will focus on conducting specialized agent training workshops onCanada.


Canada, known for its incredible geographical diversity, historical sites and national parks, is best positioned to cater to the evolving needs of the Indian traveller.


Centre of Learning is an initiative from Thomas Cook (India) Ltd. (TCIL) to develop talent for the organization as well as for the industry. TCIL is the largest integrated travel and travel-related financial services company in the country.


Under the norms of this partnership, Centre of Learning has already trained travel agents from Ahmedabad and Pune. A series of workshops will also be conducted in Tier I and Tier II cities, including Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad and Kolkata on destination Canada by 2012.


Commenting on this association, Dr D Prasanth Nair, President & Head, Human Resources and Financial Services, Thomas Cook (India) Ltd. said: “Thomas Cook (India) Limited’s Centre of Learning is an authority in tourism education today. Introducing Canada as a new destination to our training programmes reiterates our commitment towards travel agents and tour operators, ensuring that they are well informed and effectively equipped to manage today’s discerning customer expectations.”


The Canadian Tourism Commission,Canada’s national tourism marketing organization with a vision to inspire the world to explore Canada, has been working very closely with the travel fraternity inIndiato promote the destination. Speaking on this initiative, Mr. Derek Galpin, Managing DirectorIndia & China, Canadian Tourism Commission said: “We are delighted to have Thomas Cook’s Centre of Learning as partner in our initiatives to create awareness of Canada as the premier destination inIndia. It is imperative that the selling teams have adequate and authentic knowledge on Canada. By giving them the confidence in selling the destination to their customers, Thomas Cook Centre of Learning’s initiative in supporting the travel trades’ efforts in selling Canada as a destination is most welcome and appreciated.”


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