New Zealand Tourism and Immigration New Zealand signs agreement with Cox & Kings Ltd


By Vivek K. Mobile: 09920183006

NZT signs agreement with CNK

For making it seamless and simpler for Indian leisure travellers to visit New Zealand, the New Zealand Tourism (NZT) and Immigration New Zealand (INZ) have inducted Cox & Kings Ltd in its Tourism Industry Partnership Programme (TIP). The TIP Programme will provide a more streamlined process for procuring a New Zealand visitor visa to the Indian visitors travelling with Cox & Kings. The faster processing of visa will now take just three days as compared to fifteen days as in the past. The new arrangement formally came into effect with the signing of an MOU at the St Regis Hotel, Mumbai.


The new agreement will enable Cox & Kings Ltd to send more high calibre visitors to the multi-faceted New Zealand. There is a growing interest among Indians to explore this splendid country and an easier visa process is poised to take the numbers to greater heights.


Commenting on the association, Mr Karan Anand, Head, Relationships, Cox & Kings Ltd said,” It gives us immense pleasure on being appointed as a preferred agent for New Zealand Visa. The initiative will facilitate an increase in Indian visitors’ traffic to the country. Indians’ dynamic travel demands are best catered to by this marvellous destination. The easier visa procurement will enable us to further innovate in our travel offering.”

From Self-Drives to other irresistible activities, Cox & Kings has been curating New Zealand Journeys for a wide range of travellers’ segments in India. While it still offers everything exotic, the destination provides more to unravel every time Indians visit. Be it the cruises or the caves, New Zealand is a land for the luxury travellers, explorers, families, honeymooners and everyone else who just want to relax.

The partnership will enable Indian travellers to benefit from the easier visa process while travelling with Cox & Kings.”


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Cox & Kings Ltd. (‘C&K’) is the oldest travel company in the world and also one of the leading leisure and education travel groups with operations in 22 countries across four continents. It is one of the most experienced travel companies in the world, having been in operation since 1758. Headquartered in India, C&K has over the last three decades transformed itself into a diversified, multinational travel conglomerate with a focus on the new-age global consumer.


C&K operates in three key verticals; Leisure, Education, Hybrid Hotels.


Leisure—India is best known by the ubiquitous Cox & Kings brand in India, where we are an integrated travel enterprise, offering the best and widest range of travel options to individuals, groups and businesses in the fastest growing major economy in the world.


Leisure—International operates in multiple countries, mainly under the Cox & Kings brand, with a greater focus on premium-end travel.


Education operates under the brand names PGL and NST, among others. PGL and NST are market leaders in experiential learning in the UK and we intend to take these brands across the world; we have recently entered the Australian market.


Meininger currently operates more than 8,500 beds across 17 hotels in 11 European cities. The unique hybrid concept of Meininger combines the service and comfort of a hotel with the uncomplicated nature of a hostel; top locations, high-quality amenities, flexible room structure and reasonable prices.


Cox & Kings is one of the founding members of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) and also a member of premier industry associations across the world. Over the years the company has won many awards which stand testimony to its excellence in service.


Cox & Kings has been the recipient of various accolades both in India and internationally. It has been winning the prestigious World Travel Award in different categories since 2013.  The title of Asia’s Leading Luxury Tour Operator was retained for the 3rd time in 2017 after bagging it in 2015 and 2016. It won the title of India’s Leading Tour Operator in the year 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017 and India’s Leading Travel Agency for the 5th Consecutive time. In 2017, Cox & Kings also won Hospitality India Travel Award in Best Domestic Tour Operator and Best Outbound Tour Operator categories. It bagged the Best Experiential Travel Company by India Travel Award West. Continuing with its winning legacy, Cox & Kings won the coveted SATTE Award and Travel and Lifestyle Leadership Award for Best Outbound Tour Operator. The prestigious PATA Gold award 2017 was also presented to Cox & Kings for Marketing Media in Social Media category.

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