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Thomas Cook started organising leisure trips in 1841

Mr Cook arranged a succession of trips, to the

midland towns of Leicester, Nottingham, Derby and

Four years later, he organised his first trip abroad

from Leicester to Calais

Today Thomas Cook is the second largest European

travel group

Thomas Cook was nationalised shortly after

World War Two And was privatised in the

Midland Bank became its sole owner in 1977.

It was then sold by Midland in 1992 to a

German bank and charter airline.

In June 2007, Thomas Cook acquired fellow

MyTravel Group for around $5.5 billion

Today the company is 50:50 owned by

German retail group KarstadtQuelle and the
Lufthansa airline.

In 1808 -Thomas Cook was born in Melbourne,


At seventeen Thomas joined the local Temperance


1841 -Cook arranged an eleven-mile rail excursion

from Leicester to a Temperance Society meeting in

1846 -took 500 people from Leicester on a tour of


Greatest achievements -to arrange 165,000

people to attend the Great Exhibition in Hyde

1865 -Cook moved his business to London

where he arranged tours to Egypt

His son John managed the London office of

the company that was now known as Thomas
Cook & Son

1872 -Thomas Cook & Son was able to offer a

212 day Round the World Tour for 200

Cook retired in 1879 leaving John and his

three sons to run the company.

Thomas Cook died in 1892.

Parent company of Thomas Cook, Condor

Airlines until 12 February 2007

Thomas Cook Group plc was created on 19

June 2007 by the merger of Thomas Cook AG
and MyTravel Group plc

It was originally incorporated onNovember 1,

1997 as "C&N Touristic AG"

Lufthansa and Karstadt jointly owned the


Karstadt took control of the company two

days before Christmas 2006 by buying the
half-share owned by Lufthansa

Thomas Cook Group operates a portfolio of

market-leading travel brands in
21 markets

Thomas Cook Worldwide had 5 wholly

owned subsidiaries
Thomas Cook UK
Thomas Cook Netherlands
Thomas Cook France
Thomas Cook Belgium
Thomas Cook Destinations

The companies in Thomas Cook AG include

Thomas Cook Holidays Division.

Thomas Cook Retail

Thomas Cook Airlines

Thomas Cook Airlines (Belgium)

Condor Airlines

Thomas Cook TV

"To be the best travel company in the world

to travel with, work for, and invest in.

To improve performance in mainstream tour

operating, make significant advances in
independent travel, travel-related financial
services and emerging markets, and grow
overall revenue and profit.

The strategy focuses on the following key objectives:

Integrating the businesses of the Enlarged Group

and delivering the planned synergies

Strengthening the packaged tour operating


Growing its business in the independent travel


Extending the financial services offering of the

Enlarged Group through the introduction of new
products and services

CEO- UK & IrelandCEO

Manny Fontenla-Novoa

Dr. Jrgen Bser, Chief Financial Officer,

Thomas Cook UK Ltd

Mr. Michael Hallisey, Executive Director Legal, Thomas Cook UK Ltd

Mr. Roland Zeh, Director FinanceIntegration, Thomas Cook UK Ltd

Dr Karl-Gerhard Eick

David Allvey

Roger Burnell

Bo Lerenius

Hemjo Klein

Nigel Northridge

Began its Indian operations in 1881

Opened First office in Mumbai.

Expanded to the cities of Kolkata, Bangalore, Delhi

and Chennai,

The current company, TCIL came into existence

with effect from November 1, 1978.

TCIL made its public issue in February 1983.

The Thomas Cook Business Park, Coningsby

Rd.Peterborough PE3 8SB, United Kingdom

TCIL HQ Address:
Thomas Cook Building Dr. Dadabhai Naoroji
Road Fort Mumbai

Head of Sustainability Ruth Holroyd manages a

team of three-

Responsible Business Manager Nancy Brock

has responsibility for our impacts on home

Sustainable Tourism Manager Jo Baddeley has

responsibility for our resource and social
impacts in destination communities

Environmental Manager Vicki Handforth has

responsibility for our environmental impacts

Federation of Tour Operators (FTO)

The Travel Foundation

Enable Holidays


Present in 55 cities across 200 locations in India

Over 3,000 employees

Possesses the highest financial rating given by


Revenue over Rs. 142.1 crores

Highly profitable and consistent wealth

generator. Net worth around Rs. 183,89,69,999

The Company is almost debt free, generating

positive cash flows.


Travel Management

Financial Services

Travel Insurance

Incentives & Conferences

Travel Cards

Leisure Travel

2005 2006
Golden Peacock Award for Excellence in
Corporate Governance 2006 (Finalist
By Institute of Directors for ethical business
2004 2005
Best Travel Agency Award, 2005
By The Pacific Asia Travel Writers
Association (PATWA)

PATA Gold Award, 2005

By Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA)
for marketing in the category of Industry
Tour Operator / Travel Agent.
Best Website Award
By the Association of Business
Communications of India (ABCI)

Best Technology Award, 2005

By Galileo Express Travel & Tourism
Award Excellence in Financial
Reporting in Service Sector
By The Institute of Chartered
Accountants of India
ITB Berlin Germany- March 2005
Presented to Ashwini Kakkar.
Managing Director, Thomas Cook (I) Ltd.
as Best Travel Agency for Tourism
Related Services.

13 February 2009 - Rescued turtles take to the

skies with Thomas Cook Airlines

2 February 2009 - Cruise Thomas Took

launches 'The cruise selector

26 December 2008 - Don't just book it

18 December 2008 - Thomas Cook Airlines

introduces additional aircraft at Newcastle

21 November 2008 - Thomas Cook celebrates

the 200th anniversary of the birth of the
founder of modern day tourism planning to focus more on domestic

tourism & B 2 B segment

Portal currently offers flights, rail, hotels, cruises & other


TCIL planning to add more destinations online

Aiming to focus on B2B segment for travel agents &


Planninig to sell flight tickets online

Planning to sell tour packages online