Thomas Cook’ Centre of Learning signs MoU with MP Tourism

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August 26, 2016 11:54 AM

Under the MoU, Thomas Cook’s Centre of Learning will impart training programme, Explore Madhya Pradesh, via engaging learning modules to over 660 travel agents, covering 20 cities in India

Thomas Cook Tours’ Centre of Learning, also the education and training vertical of Thomas Cook India, has intimated its holding company that an MoU has been signed between Sharad Nautiyal, general manager – training, Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation (MPSTDC) and Smeeta Gulvady, vice president and head, Centre of Learning, Thomas Cook India, in the presence of Hari Ranjan Rao, MD, MPSTDC.

Under the MoU, Thomas Cook’s Centre of Learning will impart training programme, Explore Madhya Pradesh, via engaging learning modules to over 660 travel agents, covering 20 cities (Kolkata, Noida, Gurugram, Delhi, Lucknow, Varanasi, Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot, Pune, Nasik, Nagpur, Mumbai, Goa, Raipur, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi and Bengaluru) in the next two months. A qualifying evaluation will be followed post the training session and top two winners from amongst the 660 travel agents across 20 cities will be hosted for a two nights/three days hotel stay by MPSTDC.

Commenting on the pact, Mona Cheriyan, president and group head – human resources, Thomas Cook India, said, “It is an honour to collaborate with MPSTDC to provide vocational training to over 660 travel agents covering 20 cities, pan India. Thomas Cook India’s Centre of Learning has sustained its delivery in nurturing the skill sets of the industry through specialised travel and tourism education and training. Madhya Pradesh – the heart of India – has a host of delightful experiences that can satiate the hunger for experiential travel across travel segments and we look forward to this unique engagement with travel agents to promote tourism products for the destination.”

Nautiyal commented, “While the government is taking efforts to harness Madhya Pradesh’s tourism potential, it is imperative to create an awareness programme on diversified tourism products available within the destination. Madhya Pradesh is full of natural beauty with three World Heritage sites, its pilgrimage, wildlife and heritage. The idea of this training is to spread awareness about tourism product of MP to travel agents across India. Our collaboration with Thomas Cook India’s Centre of Learning is one such initiative via ‘Explore Madhya Pradesh’ which we are excited about.”

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