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Cox & Kings

  • Longest established travel company in the world
  • As of September 2014, total asset stood at Rs 1,847.52 crore (US$ 299.23 million)
  • Over 5,000 trained professionals
  • 12 fully owned offices across India

Cox & Kings (C&K) is the longest established travel company in the world. Its distinguished history began in 1758 when it was appointed as general agents to the regiment of Foot Guards in India under the command of Lord Ligonier.

By 1878, C&K were agents for most British regiments posted overseas, including the Royal Cavalry, Artillery and Infantry, as well as the Royal Wagon Train and the Household Brigade. The Royal Navy was next and in 1912, The Royal Air Force came under its wings.

Between 1750s and 1950s, C&K was witness to an exciting era in Indian history, and, in its own way, helped to shape it. In 1947, the British administration departed, but bound by strong ties to India, C&K stayed on and flourished. Today, C&K is a premium brand in all travel related services in the Indian subcontinent, employing over 5,000 trained professionals.

Its India operations are headquartered in Mumbai and has the status of a limited company. It has over 12 fully owned offices in India across key cities such as New Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Kochi, Hyderabad, Pune, Goa, Nagpur and Jaipur.

Source: http://www.coxandkings.com/

Cox and Kings: Over 250 years of Discovery:

2013 'Favourite Specialist Tour Operator - 1st Runner-Up' awarded by the Condé Nast Traveller Readers' Travel Awards.
2012 'Best Outbound Tour Operator' awarded by CNBC Awaaz.
2011 Ranked No. 6 on the Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards list of top 25 tour operators and safari outfitters.
2008 'Best Self Drive Brochure' by Tourism New Zealand Asia Awards.
2006 'Best Technology' Award By Galileo Express Travel Awards.
2003 7 National Tourism Awards for being the 'Best Conference Agency' awarded by Government of India, Department of Tourism.

Updated: February, 2015

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