Thomas Cook India launches Staycations – mini-vacations close to home

Thomas Cook (India), an integrated travel services company, has introduced Staycations — an array of mini-vacations for Indians increasingly seeking quick, stress-free getaways close to home.

With stays at handpicked hotels, either within one’s city of residence or at a short driveable distance, Staycations come attractively priced.

According to Thomas Cook India’s “Holiday Readiness Report – Future of Travel post Covid-19”, 64% respondents were keen on a domestic holiday. However, most ranked health & safety as a primary concern.

To ensure a perfect blend, Thomas Cook’s Staycations are designed to allow Indians to unwind at hotels in their home city or at a convenient driveable distance close to home – saving on time, additional travel expenses and without the stress of complex itinerary planning.

Hotels have been carefully selected under the Company’s Assured Programme in partnership with Apollo Clinics, to ensure health and safety standards. Less time spent on travelling results in more time on the actual holiday.

Rajeev Kale, President & Country Head – Holidays, MICE, Visa, Thomas Cook (India) Ltd. said, “Indians are demanding new ways of holidaying – ushering in a new wave of domestic tourism closer to home. Our launch of Staycations therefore, is perfectly timed as travellers seek comfort in familiar locales minus the stress of planning or long hours spent on the road.”

“In addition, our Assured Programme in partnership with Apollo Clinics, will ensure meticulous health and safety protocols at every stage of the journey, so that our customers can truly enjoy a relaxed vacation,” he added.

Each Staycation has been designed with care, offering a rejuvenating holiday experience at a single location and a choice of unique accommodation: resorts, colonial mansions, heritage bungalows and more. Staycations also serve as a great option to celebrate special occasions, anniversaries or birthdays.

A range of home destinations on offer include India’s metros and tier-2 cities like Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata, Cochin, Udaipur, Indore, Bhopal, Lucknow, Bhubaneswar as well as driveable locales like Mysore, Lonavala, Kumarakom, Pench, Goa, among others.