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  • 'Enable Travel' powered by Cox & Kings to make travel barrier-free for People with Disabilities Delhi - 16 March, 2017 - India gets its First Accessible Holiday Specialist

    Delhi, March 16th 2017: In a move to make tourism more inclusive and accessible, Enable Travel - India's first Accessible Holiday initiative was launched to cater to the travel aspirations of people with disabilities. A ground-breaking initiative in the area of accessible tourism, Enable Travel aims to provide tours and carefully crafted leisure outings for people with disabilities across mobility (wheelchairs), hearing, speech and vision impairment.

    The revolutionary initiative was unveiled by Mr. Debolin Sen, Head, Enable Travel, Mr. Karan Anand, Head, Relationships, Cox & Kings, along with Enable Travel's panel of experts Mr. Rustom Irani (wheelchair), Mr. Divyanshu Ganatra (vision), Ms. Shama Noorani (wheelchair), Group Captain (Retd) Prabal Malaker (wheelchair), and Dr. Alim Chandani (hearing), thus making Enable Travel a product "made by the disabled for the disabled". Enable Travel is powered by Cox and Kings Ltd.

    Speaking at the launch, Debolin Sen, Head, Enable Travel said, "Enable Travel is a long-term commitment to make travel easy and hassle free in India and to empower each and every individual to celebrate their love for travel. Through this initiative we are trying to address various barriers like inaccessible travel information, lack of transportation and disable friendly hotel rooms that prevent people from travelling. Each of the itineraries catering to inbound and domestic tourists has been thoughtfully curated, ensuring the long-held dream of a seamless travel experience isn't hampered. As part of its service offering, Enable Travel will introduce quality transportation in the form of wheelchair accessible vehicles, aids and accessories like ramps and an assortment of specialised wheelchairs for those who are wheelchair bound. Support services also include investments in specially trained manpower such as caregivers, sign language interpreters, expert guides and escorts making all areas of travel accessible."

    Karan Anand, Head, Relationships, Cox & Kings, that is powering this initiative said, "We believe that people with disabilities have absolute right to live a life of equal opportunities, choice and freedom. They have the same desire to travel but the lack of an accessible environment reduces their ability or desire to travel outside. Many tourists with disabilities within and outside India are keen on exploring different travel experiences the country has to offer. It is important to tap this largely underserved segment of travellers by providing quality assistance and services that focus on individual needs. Enabling barrier-free travel for people with disabilities will contribute to a significant increase in inbound and domestic tourism."

    He added, "In a country where everyday commute is still a struggle, making tourism accessible to people with disabilities has been challenging. Enable Travel endeavours to make tourism accessible to all and encourages people to turn their travel dreams into reality."

    ABOUT COX AND KINGS LTD.:(BSE: 533144 | NSE: COX&KINGS)

    Cox & Kings Ltd. ('C&K') is a leading leisure and education travel group with operations in 22 countries across 4 continents. It is one of the most experienced travel companies in the world, having been in operation since 1758. Headquartered in India, over the last three decades, C&K has transformed itself into a diversified, multinational travel conglomerate with a focus on the new-age global consumer.

    C&K operates in three key verticals; Leisure, Education and Hybrid Hotels.
    Cox & Kings is one of the founding members of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) and also the member of premier industry associations across the world. Over the years the company has won many awards that stand testimony to its excellence in service.

    Media Contact:
    Thomas C. Thottathil
    Cox & Kings Ltd.
    Head- Corporate Communication
    T: 9820191042
    E: thomasct@coxandkings.com

  • 'Enable Travel' powered by Cox & Kings to offer Accessible Holidays in Goa Panaji - 29 March, 2017 - To provide specially curated travel itineraries for people with disabilities

    Panaji, March 29th 2017: In its commitment to make tourism more inclusive and accessible throughout India, Enable Travel - India's First Accessible Holiday Specialist, introduced specially designed travel itineraries for people with disabilities in Goa. A revolutionary initiative in the area of accessible tourism, Enable Travel aims to provide tours and carefully crafted leisure outings for people with disabilities across mobility (wheelchairs), hearing, speech and vision impairment. Enable Travel is a product "made by the disabled for the disabled" and powered by Cox & Kings Ltd.

    Mr. Debolin Sen, Head, Enable Travel, along with the Enable Travel experts, Mr. Rustom Irani (wheelchair) and Mr. Divyanshu Ganatra (vision) unveiled the product in Goa today.

    Speaking at the event, Debolin Sen, Head, Enable Travel said, "Enable Travel is a long-term commitment to make travel easy and hassle free in India and to empower each and every individual to celebrate their love for travel. Through this initiative we are trying to address various barriers like inaccessible travel information, lack of transportation and disable friendly hotel rooms that prevent people from travelling. Each of the itineraries catering to inbound and domestic tourists has been thoughtfully curated, ensuring the long-held dream of a seamless travel experience isn't hampered. As part of its service offering, Enable Travel will introduce quality transportation in the form of wheelchair accessible vehicles, aids and accessories like ramps and an assortment of specialised wheelchairs for those who are wheelchair bound. Support services also include investments in specially trained manpower such as caregivers, sign language interpreters, expert guides and escorts making all areas of travel accessible."

    Karan Anand, Head, Relationships, Cox & Kings, that is powering this initiative said, "We believe that people with disabilities have absolute right to live a life of equal opportunities, choice and freedom. They have the same desire to travel but the lack of an accessible environment reduces their ability or desire to travel outside. Many tourists with disabilities within and outside India are keen on exploring different travel experiences the country has to offer. It is important to tap this largely underserved segment of travellers by providing quality assistance and services that focus on individual needs. Enabling barrier-free travel for people with disabilities will contribute to a significant increase in inbound and domestic tourism."

    He added, "In a country where everyday commute is still a struggle, making tourism accessible to people with disabilities has been challenging. Enable Travel endeavours to make tourism accessible to all and encourages people to turn their travel dreams into reality."

    ABOUT COX AND KINGS LTD.:(BSE: 533144 | NSE: COX&KINGS)

    Cox & Kings Ltd. ('C&K') is a leading leisure and education travel group with operations in 22 countries across 4 continents. It is one of the most experienced travel companies in the world, having been in operation since 1758. Headquartered in India, over the last three decades, C&K has transformed itself into a diversified, multinational travel conglomerate with a focus on the new-age global consumer.

    C&K operates in three key verticals; Leisure, Education and Hybrid Hotels.

    Cox & Kings is one of the founding members of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) and also the member of premier industry associations across the world. Over the years the company has won many awards that stand testimony to its excellence in service.

    Media Contact:
    Thomas C. Thottathil
    Cox & Kings Ltd.
    Head- Corporate Communication
    T: 9820191042
    E: thomasct@coxandkings.com

 
  • The New Indian Express - 06 Oct 2017

    The New Indian Express

    06 Nov 2017

    Breaking Travel Barriers

    This digital travel startup offers a safe and accesible holidays globtrotters with disabilities.

  • Hindustan Times - 22 Oct 2017

    Hindustan Times

    22 Oct 2017

    Hassle Free Travel

    Airlines and travel firms shift their focus on to the differently-abled

  • DNA - 20 Oct 2017

    DNA

    20 Oct 2017

    #RampMyRestaurant:
    Disability activist launches online plea

  • Mid-Day - 11 Oct 2017

    Mid-Day

    11 Oct 2017

    Activists launch online petition to make eateries disabled-friendly

  • Business Standard - 01 April 2017

    Business Standard

    01 Apr 2017

    Travel firms launch tours for children, disabled

  • India Today

    31 Mar 2017

    This travel portal is opening up a whole new world for the differently-abled

  • The Hindu - 31 March 2017

    The Hindu

    31 Mar 2017

    Goa a disabled-friendly destination now

  • Andhra Jyoti - 31st March 2017

    Andhra Jyoti

    31 Mar 2017

  • Navbharat (Pune Plus) - 30 March 2017

    Navbharat (Pune Plus)

    30 Mar 2017

  • Herald - 30 March 2017

    The Goan

    30 Mar 2017

    Now,'Enable Travel' to aid disabled in Goa

  • The navhind Times - 30 March 2017

    The Navhind Times

    30 Mar 2017

    Cox & Kings Launches enable travel

  • Herald - 30 March 2017

    Herald

    30 Mar 2017

    Enable Travel introduces special itineraries for people with disabilities

  • Gomantak Times - 30 March 2017

    Gomantak Times

    30 Mar 2017

    Enable Travel for persons with disabilities launched

  • Breaking barriers - 24 March 2017

    Midday

    24 Mar 2017

    Breaking barriers

  • The Statesman - 24 March 2017

    The Statesman

    24 Mar 2017

    A smooth travel

  • The Economic Times (Travel) - 13 March 2017

    The Economic Times (Travel)

    23 Mar 2017

    Special Vacations for greater accessibility

  • The Hindu Business Line - 18 March 2017

    The Hindu Business Line

    18 Mar 2017

    Now, the disabled can go place thanks to enable Travel

  • The New Indian Express - 17 March 2017

    The New Indian Express

    17 Mar 2017

    Enable Travel offer a lifeline for globetrotters with disabilities

  • Outlook India

    16 Mar 2017

    Cox & Kings unveils holiday package for differently-abled

  • The Times of India

    16 Mar 2017

    Now, accessible tour packages for the physically challenged

  • Business Standard

    16 Mar 2017

    Cox & Kings unveils holiday package for differently-abled

  • DNA

    16 Mar 2017

    Cox & Kings unveils holiday package for differently-abled

Thomas C Thottathil
Head - Corporate Communications
Email : thomas@coxandkings.com

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