Travel Tours launches first retail store in Coimbatore

~Travel Tours opens third retail store in Tamil Nadu, taking the overall footprint to29stores across India~
~Promises ‘unbeatable’ pricing and quality across Leisure Travel Products and Services~


Coimbatore, India: Travel Tours, the flagship leisure travel brand of FCM Travel Solutions - Indian subsidiary of Flight Centre Travel Group Australia,openedits first retail store at one of the prime hubs in the city,today. The inauguration marks Travel Tours’ third store in Tamil Nadu after Chennai, strategically expandingthe brand’s presence in key cities. The outlet was inaugurated by Mr. Shravan Gupta,Director,FCM Travel Solutions India, taking the overall footprint to 29 stores across India.

Catering to the avid demands of Indian travelers seeking unbeatable pricing and quality, Travel Tours’ new store in Coimbatore offers both customized vacations and group holiday packages.  The services include Flights, Hotels, Holidays, Visa Assistance, Foreign Exchange, Tailor-Made (FIT) and Group Tour(GIT)packages,Cruise Vacations,themed holidays such as, honeymoon, adventure,culinary and more. Spread over 431 sq. ft. at R.S. Puram, the store is one-stop-travel-shop providing the unchanged premium service quality that has been consistently associated with Travel Tours.

At Travel Tours, South India contributes 61% to the overall Leisure Travel and Ticketing segment. Catering to various industries, two operational SEZs (Special Economic Zone) with five more in pipeline and plans to set up an electronics and software cluster spread across 157 acres, Coimbatore is also one of the hundred cities to be part of Indian Government’s Smart Cities Missionthat promises fast development.The tier-II city provides a conducive environment for business and economy to grow, deeming fit to augment Travel Tours’ presence.

Speaking on the launch, Mr. Shravan Gupta, Director, FCM Travel Solutions India, said, “We are extremely delighted to launch our first retail store in Coimbatore and third in Tamil Nadu. Increasing footprint in Southern marketas well as tier-II cities is paramount to us to ensure penetration in deeper pockets of India - vital to ourstrategic intent of Pan-Indiaexpansion.Coimbatore promises high- potential as the economy is strong; and the marketis both affluent and untapped. With increasing interest from smaller citiesled by access to high-speed internet and growing millennial population, travelis one of the biggest spends.With our distinct and innovative consumer centric products and services witnessing a strong uptake, our Leisure Travel business is already seeing an impressive double-digit growth over the previous financial year.”

Travel Tours current footprint extends to a total of 29 stores across Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Chandigarh, Jalandhar, Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Pune, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Kochi and via a combination of owned branches and newly opened franchise outlets.

Store Address: Travel Tours,No 137, D.B. Road, R.S. Puram, Next to Sri Krishna Sweets, Coimbatore- 641002

Phone: 0422-4972722



About Travel Tours:

Travel Tours is the flagship leisure travel brand of FCTG Australia, in India. Known for its range of customized travel offerings, Travel Tours promises ‘unbeatable’ both in pricing and quality services. Currently, there are 29+ Travel Tours stores across all leading cities in India.

Travel Tours has been formed by bringing together Travel Tours, a leading and trusted brand in South India which has been in existence since 1977, and erstwhile Flight Shop - FCTG’s retail leisure brand with a strong customer base in North and West India.

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About FCM Travel Solutions:

FCM Travel Solutions is the business travel partner of choice for large national, multinational and global corporations, worldwide. Winner of the World's Leading Travel Management Company Award at the WTM for six consecutive years (2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011), FCM Travel Solutions is ranked as one of the top five travel management companies by size around the world. Operating a global network, FCM spans across more than 90 countries, and employs over 6000 people.

FCM is transforming the business of travel through its empowered and accountable people who deliver 24/7 service and are available either online or offline. Leveraging FCM's negotiating strength and supplier relationships in conjunction with tailored business travel programs, expertise delivered to clients where it matters most.

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About Flight Centre Travel Group:

Established in the early 1980s, Flight Centre Travel Group, headquartered in Australia, is one of the world’s largest travel companies. Listed on the Australian Stock Exchange, FCTG today, has an annual turnover of more than 20 billion AUD. The group has company-owned operations in 14 countries and a corporate travel management network that spans more than 90 countries employing over 19,000 people globally and has over 40 brands under its portfolio.

The 4000-crore Indian arm, registered in India as FCM Travel Solutions is one of the top travel companies in India that operates an extensive portfolio of corporate and retail travel brands including FCM Travel Solutions and Corporate Traveller (corporate travel management), Travel Tours (leisure travel), FCM MICE (incentive travel and events) Travel Money India (foreign exchange), FCM InComing (inbound travel) and Travel Air Representations (travel trade representations).

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