Chandigarh,March 20, 2015: Thomas Cook (India) Ltd, India’s leading integrated travel and travel related financial services company, launched ‘Weekend Beyond Borders’ – a line of simple, smart products that offer customers a great way to make the most of this year’s 13 long weekends with 13 hand-picked international destinations that offer easy access and simple visa formalities. The destinations include: Turkey, Thailand, Mauritius, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Jordon, Seychelles, Hong Kong, Oman, Singapore, Myanmar, Cambodia and Indonesia starting at merely INR 7,500 (land package, per person on twin share). A significant consumer centric feature is The Weekend Beyond Borders price guarantee- ensuring that no surcharges are levied to travelers, irrespective of peak season pricing.

And to entice India’s growing segment of last minute travellers, Thomas Cook promises to deliver a holiday in merely 48 hrs prior to departure.

Ms. Shibani Phadkar, Senior Vice President & Head - Leisure Travel Outbound, Products, Contracting, Operations & Tour Management, Thomas Cook (India) Ltd. said, “As per the UNWTO Visa Openness Report 2014, over half (56%) of all improvements made between 2010 and 2014 were from “visa required” to “visa on arrival” and given the global relaxation in visa policies, outbound destinations have indeed become ideal weekend getaways. With our ‘Weekend Beyond Borders’, we aim to maximize this opportunity and offer our customers an exciting and exotic range- be they short haul locales for quick breaks to long hauls for a well deserved leisurely vacation!”

Ms Phadkar ended by reiterating, “With simplified visa processes, a world beyond borders is now a reality and nothing like a weekend vacation to prove it!”