Cox and Kings Ltd (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 Lignier. 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 the 1750s and the 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.
Cox and Kings Ltd is a dynamic and enterprising ‘Destination Management Company’ with years of experience behind it. A friendly, professional & global workforce offering a comprehensive range of travel related services in the subcontinent. With 3 of our own tour operating offices located in the UK, USA and Japan; Sales & Marketing representations in the UK, Germany, Australia, South Africa, Spain and France; and 40 countrywide associates in India; our network and our commitment to a quality service remain our primary strengths. Our in-house knowledge of the destination is unparalleled and we pride ourselves in providing a superb experience, with personal attention.
Achievements of C & K
For the past 7 years, Government of India – Ministry of Tourism has awarded Cox and Kings India with “The National Tourism Award” in the category of Conferences.
Cox And Kings – The Products
Destination Management Company (DMC)
C&K operates a wide range of group and individual tours throughout the subcontinent for clients from all over the world. Overseas C&K offices are renowned as Indian tour specialists in their respective markets and generate the majority of this business. These tour operating offices sell India in their product portfolio, while the DMC division looks after ground arrangements in the capacity of Ground Handling Agent (GHA) in India. In recent years India has been increasing its share of world tourism, although from an extremely low base, at a steady rate of growth.
C&K currently caters to over 20,000 foreign tourists a year. This includes providing specialist services to foreign participants visiting India for international meetings, conferences, exhibitions and incentives. It also includes domestic conferences and corporate incentives. Provision of shore excursions and related ground services to international cruise companies touching Indian shores is also a profitable activity of the DMC.
C&K is today India’s market leader in destination management, with substantial competitive advantage in this line of business.
International Conferences and Event Organising — Cox and Kings India is one of the largest conference and event organisers providing management services, covering music concerts, international fashion shows, product launches and international conferences for up to 5000 people in any part of India.
Foreign Incentive Organiser — We are the leading organiser of foreign incentives and have worked with several of the top ranked multinationals who leave the intricate organising to us.
The destination management department of Cox and Kings India provides the following services as a Ground Handling Agent (GHA):
Meet and greet service: Escorted transfers from airport to hotel or vice versa by a C&K representative.
Assistance at hotel registration and detailed client briefing.
Reconfirmation of bookings if required with airlines and onward reservations.
Assistance at check-in on departure.
A range of excursion trips and package tours.
An in-house quality control deaortment ensures high quality standards.
C&K buys several thousand room nights all over India for its leisure and corporate clients, especially in Delhi and Bombay. As a result it has very good purchasing power with most hotels.
Business Travel (BT)
Cox & Kings offers a full range of business travel services to over three hundred corporate clients, including major multinational companies. Its strength in this area was evident when one of the world’s largest travel conglomerates – Radius – selected C&K as their Indian partner. Through the Radius Partnership, C&K is part of a network of over six thousand offices in over seventy countries worldwide.
We are delighted to have the opportunity to put on record our very high level of satisfaction with the programme you organised for our clients in Kerala this March. To be honest, we were a little apprehensive about organising a visit to India – especially as these are discerning clients with a high level of expectation. However, we did not worry for long as we quickly realised we were in expert hands with the choice of Cox & Kings as our DMC … * the site visit was excellent and allowed us to fine-tune the programme. * the accommodation was excellent and varied, yet all at a high standard. * the programme was fascinating and showed us a glimpse of India at its best. * everyone in Kerala – your colleagues, all at the hotels and in fact everyone we met – were so friendly and gave the event a unique atmosphere + and we benefited from all the help you personally gave us throughout the planning, set-up and travel. So, we would totally recommend Kerala as a superb destination – and everyone involved at Cox & Kings for their knowledge and service.
Everything was great thanks, in fact I have only spoken to the team leader today as work has been so manic. She was very happy with everything, the hotel was great and nothing was too much trouble for them. The Cox & Kings staff were very helpful and although they were not needed whilst the team were there I think they appreciated knowing that they could call them at anytime. Please pass on my thanks to all concerned, and I will be in contact again when there’s another competition in India!