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  • Has 106 years of global experience along with 60 years of local experience in the tourism industry
  • Pioneered the designing and marketing of escorted tours to cosmopolitan travelers in India
  • Created new markets through innovative packages
  • Specialises in MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Events) tours

SOTC, India’s leading outbound tour operator, was acquired by Kuoni Travels – one of the world’s leading premium tour operators – in 1996. SOTC is a leader in several travel segments, namely escorted tours, free individual travel and domestic holidays, among others. SOTC Corporate Tours is also a leader in incentive, trade fair tours and sports.

Their tours have escorted thousands of travellers across the globe for more than 50 years to various destinations, including Europe, Australia, New Zealand, USA, Africa, Mauritius, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. Being a 100 per cent subsidiary of Kuoni Travel Holding in Switzerland, SOTC leverages the advantage of the buying power and travel services to provide customers value-for-money packages.



2012 Wins award at the prestigious Power Brands 2012
2011 Wins TAAI Travel Awards for Most Outstanding Business Innovation and CNBC Awaaz Travel Award for ‘Most Preferred Tour Operator for Outbound Travel’
2009 Wins Pacific Asia Travel Association Gold Award (PATA) award in the Marketing–Industry category
2005 Wins Malaysian Airlines Gold Award for Outstanding Sales, and Qantas High Flier Award
2004 Wins Galileo India Express Award for ‘Best Outbound Tour Operator’ and Malaysia Tourism Award for ‘Best Foreign Tour Operator’
Tourism and Hospitality
In FY20, 39 million jobs were created in the tourism sector in India, which was 8.0% of the total employment in the country.