Aimed at ensuring the health and safety of travelers, Thomas Cook (India), leading integrated travel services company along with its group company SOTC Travel, has launched Private Journeys.

Private Journeys offers premium, chauffeured van tours, strategically designed for smaller groups of family, extended family or friends. Private Journeys covers over 32 countries, for travel from September 2020-2021, with itineraries covering key seasons, festivals, wildlife experiences, unique elements of culture and history and flexibility of date change.

It allows for a leisurely exploration of a destination: its history, culture, cuisine and its hidden secrets. Curated by experts, exclusive private experiences have been included: chasing the Northern Lights in Norway or the Russian Lapland, whale watching in South Africa, enjoying the resplendent colors of autumn in Bavaria, Germany or soaking in the ambiance of Christmas markets from Paris to Prague, a celebration of Christmas in Santa Land, Finland, a taste of history and culture in Vietnam or Cambodia, exploring the natural wonders of New Zealand or the breath-taking winter wonderland in Switzerland.


Further, the company has introduced Assured Program in partnership with Apollo Clinics ensuring meticulous health and safety protocols across every travel touch-point: from airports, transportation, hotels, to restaurants and attractions.

Rajeev Kale, president and country head of holidays, MICE, Visa in Thomas Cook (India) said: “As we enter a new era of travel with increased focus on health and safety, this intends to bring back consumer confidence with a unique concept of premium, chauffeur-driven van tours, specially designed for smaller/secure groups of family or close friends. The easy-paced itineraries promise a relaxed holiday with in-depth exploration of each destination.”

Daniel Dsouza, president and country head of leisure in SOTC Travel said: “Private trips have become an emerging trend, that lets families and friends enjoy and explore a destination in privacy and safety in the COVID era. The pioneering concept of Private Journeys offers the comfort of a chauffeur-driven van ensuring a safe and private holiday all throughout their journey.”

“To ensure a safe customer journey right from the start, we have conceptualized Virtual Outlets to assist via phone, chat or a video call for customers seeking contactless services,” added he.