Travel Tours, the leisure travel brand of FCM Travel Solutions – the Indian subsidiary of Flight Centre Travel Group Australia, further expanded its presence by inaugurating its ninth retail store in Maharashtra and the fourth in Pune. The store was inaugurated by Mr. Shantilal Suratwala – Ex-Mayor – Pune and Mr. Bhanupratap Barge – Asst. Commissioner of Police – Pune who were the chief guests on the occasion along with Mr. Ashish Chitnis, AVP & Head of Operations & Distribution, Travel Tours.
The opening of the store marks Travel Tours’ reach to 37 stores across India, out of which 9 are now located in Maharashtra. Considering the ever-growing demand from travel enthusiasts and trends witnessed across the travel sector for Leisure Travel, the services offered include Domestic and International Flights, Customised and Group Holidays, Hotels, Car Transfers, Visa, Cruise vacations, Honeymoon packages, adventure holidays and much more. The store which is located at 107, 1st floor, Mohite Paradise, Sinhagad Road, Pune is spread over 450 sq. feet.
Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Shantilal Suratwala, Ex-Mayor – Pune said, “It gives me immense pleasure to be a part of the Travel Tours’ store launch. Being a Punekar, I have witnessed how both the city and the lifestyle of citizens have transformed over the years. Punekars are now traveling more often than before and the timing of the new store launch is just apt.”
Speaking about the launch, Mr. Bhanupratap Barge, Asst. Commissioner of Police – Pune said, “The launch of Travel Tours’ fourth store in Pune definitely augurs well as many Punekars are willing to explore new destinations and the new store will benefit travel enthusiasts from Pune and nearby regions significantly for their leisure travel needs.”
Speaking about the expansion, Mr. Anand Menon, Brand Leader, Travel Tours, Leisure Travel Brand of FCM Travel Solutions said, “Pune is one of our prime markets and we have witnessed an upsurge in demand from the cultural capital of Maharashtra. The city is growing with a rise in industries, start-ups, and business opportunities, and the centrally located SInhagad Road is an ideal location for our new store. Pune continues to be our focus as we have observed leisure travel demand for domestic as well as international destinations increase at 20% year-on-year. At Travel Tours we offer unbeatable travel deals and our expert travel consultants plan customized holidays to any destination with their personal recommendation and tips and thus help in creating life-defining experiences. We curate packages that are tailor-made according to our client’s requirements and we empower our consultants to take quick and independent decisions about discounts and services that we have to offer.”
Travel Tours’ current footprint extends to a total of 37 stores across Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Pune, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Agra, Nagpur, Nashik, Aurangabad, Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat, Anand, Hyderabad, Coimbatore, Trivandrum, and Kochi via a combination of owned branches and newly opened franchise outlets.