NewsVoir | 10 Dec, 2015
Deccan Odyssey, the luxury train operated and managed by Cox & Kings Ltd , was awarded the Best Luxury Train in India at the North India India Travel Awards 2015. The award ceremony took place at the Crowne Plaza, Jaipur on December 8th 2015.
Gracing the occasion with his presence was Gajendra Singh Khimsar, Cabinet Minister of Industries, DMIC, NRI, Sports & Youth Affairs, Government of Rajasthan, as well as other dignitaries from the travel and tourism industry in North India.
The black-tie event was attended by the whoâs who of the travel industry and it represented the best in the industry. The objective behind these awards is to advance and promote the well-being and prosperity of the sector.
The train has 21 coaches, out of which 12 are passenger cars accommodating 8 people per coach (10 passenger / deluxe Cars, 4 coupes per coach - 2 Presidential Suite Cars, 2 coupes per coach), 1 Conference/Entertainment Car, 2 Dining Cars, 2 Generator Cars with Luggage Store, 2 Staff Cars, , 1 Spa Car, 1 Bar Car. The train has on-board facilities like LCD T.V. in each cabin, Wi-fi , cell phones in each cabin, Channel Music, Gymnasium, Beauty Saloon, Paramedic on board, Foreign exchange facilities, etc. The capacity of the train is 88 passengers
The winners of India Travel Awards (ITA) are defined by a fair and unbiased selection process done through online voting and judgement by a panel of jury consisting of travel industry luminaries. The total scores of the judges and the number of votes received by each nominee determined the final scores of the winners.
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ABOUT COX AND KINGS LTD: (BSE: 533144 | NSE: COX&KINGS)
Cox & Kings Ltd. (CKL) is one of the longest established travel companies in the world since 1758. Headquartered in India, it is the leading holidays and education travel group with operations in 22 countries across continents.
Over the last three decades, CKL has transformed itself into a diversified, multinational travel conglomerate with a focus on the new-age global consumer.
CKL operate key verticals; Leisure, Education and Hybrid Hotels.
LeisureâIndia 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.
LeisureâInternational operates in multiple countries under a plethora of packaged travel brands, including Cox & Kings, Superbreak and Explore, among others.
Education operates under the brand names PGL and NST, among others, mainly in the UK, and Australia. Experiential learning is the way forward and we are experts in this area and intend to take our brand across the world.
Meininger: We operate 16 hybrid hotels in Europe under the Meininger brand. Our unique selling proposition is that we can deliver todayâs traveller a clean, safe, stay in city-centre locations.
Over the years the company has won many awards that stand testimony to its excellent service.
CKL is one of the founding members of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), and are members of premier industry associations across the world.
In 2015 the company has won a string of awards and amongst them are the World Travel Awards for Asiaâs luxury tour operator, Indiaâs leading travel agency and Indiaâs leading tour operator. It also won the award for Deccan Odyssey, which emerged as Asiaâs leading luxury train.
Our Executive Director Ms Urrshila Kerkar won the Game Changer of the Year Award and our Director Mr Peter Kerkar was honoured by the British Travel and Hospitality Hall of Fame in 2015.