New Delhi March 2018: The who’s who of India’s travel and hospitality fraternity, diplomats and several business leaders gathered at a glitzy evening gala hosted by Cox & Kings at the Shangri-La’s Eros Hotel, New Delhi, to mark the 260th anniversary of Cox and Kings, also the world’s oldest travel company. The evening was graced by K. J. Alphons, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Tourism, who lauded the company for its continuous service to the tourism industry.
Hon’ble Tourism Minister, K J Alphons gracing the event said, “I am very happy to be a part of Cox & Kings’ 260th year celebration and congratulate everyone who has contributed to this rich legacy by enabling holidays and spreading happiness into the world. The tourism sector in India is looking very positive this year as we have crossed the 10 million mark for foreign tourist arrivals and earned revenue of 27 billion dollars through foreign tourist arrivals. This has been possible because of companies like Cox & Kings who have been working together with the government. In the next three years, we aim to double the foreign tourists inflow and the revenue we earn from the foreign tourist arrivals and that is only possible if the industry continues to work together.”
With a legacy that dates back to 1758, when Cox & Kings was appointed as general agents to the regiment of Foot Guard in India, the company has established itself as a premium brand in all travel-related services globally and has been at the forefront of thought leadership and innovation within the industry. In these two-and-a-half centuries since inception, the company has not only introduced up some of the most exciting destinations and products to customers but has also seen the world evolve from languorous days of sea voyages to the era of jet planes and space travel.