The Thomas Cook Centre of Learning is not an isolated effort but has rather borne fruit due to the contribution of our partners. These partners are veterans in the field of travel and tourism, rental services and training. With this syndicate the Thomas Cook Centre of Learning thus learning at the Thomas Cook Centre of Learning gives you a 360 degree perspective of the travel & tourism industry.
Nanyang Technological University is the fastest-rising university in the world’s Top 15 and is ranked 13th as per QS World University Rankings 2015. NTU is also placed 1st amongst the world’s best young universities and ranked 1st in industry income and innovation.
Nanyang Business School (NBS) Singapore is one of the largest business schools in Asia with more than 5000 students and 150+ full time faculty. From MBA for young executives to short term leadership programs for middle/senior leaders, programs in collaboration with leading business schools in the world like Berkeley, Cornell School of Hospitality and Wharton are conducted. NBS is home to some of the revered faculty who are thought leaders in their respective areas of expertise including Prof Vijay Sethi was declared the WORLD’s BEST BUSINESS PROFESSOR – 2013 by Economist Intelligence Unit
Centre of Learning is affiliated to THSC as Vocational Training Provider.
Tourism and Hospitality Skill Council (THSC) is a Not – for – Profit Organization, registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860. THSC is promoted by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) with inclusive representation of the Government, Industry, Industry Associations and Training Institutes across India, with financial support by National Skill Development Corporation. .
Tourism and Hospitality Skill Council (THSC) which is formed by the Industry and for the Industry to tackle the skilling of large manpower to fulfill the industry requirement plays a Crucial role in bridging this ever-growing gap.THSC is mandated to create a robust and sustainable eco-system for skill development in the industry. THSC caters to all the sub sectors of the Industry, namely, Hotels, Tour Operators, Food Service Restaurants, Facilities Management and Cruise Liners. THSC is mandated to create a robust and sustainable eco-system for skill development in the industry.
Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) is the flagship outcome-based skill training scheme of the new Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE). The objective of this skill certification and reward scheme is to enable and mobilize a large number of Indian youth to take up outcome based skill training and become employable and earn their livelihood.Under the scheme, monetary reward would be provided to trainees who are successfully trained, assessed and certified in skill courses run by affiliated training providers.
Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management (IITTM), an autonomous organization of Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, is one of the premier Institutes in the country offering education, training, research and consultancy in the field of tourism, travel and allied sectors. IITTM was established in 1983 and presently IITTM campuses are located at Gwalior, Bhubaneswar, Goa, Nellore and New Delhi. IITTM is a founder member of UN-ESCAP promoted Network of Asia-Pacific Educational and Training Institute in Tourism (APETIT).
Marriott® International (NYSE:MAR) is a leading lodging company with more than 3,500 lodging properties in
70 countries and territories. The company is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and had approximately 126,000
employees at 2010 year-end. It is ranked by FORTUNE as the lodging industry’s most admired company and one of the
best companies to work for. In fiscal year 2010, Marriott International reported sales from continuing operations
of nearly $12 billion.
Hotel Excellence!, an industry-leading, self-paced training program, was introduced in 1999, and was the first of its kind in the travel industry. The global program launched in nine languages including English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, and Turkish. Hotel Excellence! covers generic lodging sales information as well as the benefits and diversity of the many lodging choices offered by Marriott International. The program introduced its fully interactive online format in 2007, to great success. Since the program's inception, Marriott is proud to have certified almost 1,80,000 graduates in 53 countries. This comprehensive and interactive program addresses the training needs of travel agents at every level.
Royal Caribbean International is an award-winning global cruise brand with a 46-year legacy of innovation and introducing industry firsts never-before-seen at sea. The cruise line features an expansive and unmatched array of features and amenities only found on Royal Caribbean including, jaw-dropping, Broadway-style entertainment and industry-acclaimed programming that appeals to families and adventurous vacationers alike. Owned by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE/OSE: RCL), the cruise line sails 23 of the world’s most innovative cruise ships to the most popular destinations in the Caribbean, Europe, Alaska, South America, Asia and Australia and New Zealand. World renowned for its friendly and engaging Gold Anchor Service, delivered by every staff and crew member, Royal Caribbean has been voted "Best Cruise Line Overall" for 12 consecutive years in the Travel Weekly Reader’s Choice Awards and named the “Best Cruise Operator” for 8 consecutive years at the TTG Travel Awards as well as “Best Cruise Line” at the Travel Weekly Asia’s Reader’s Choice Awards 2015.
IATA is an international trade body, created over 60 years ago by a group of airlines. Today, IATA represents
230 airlines comprising 93% of scheduled international air traffic. The organization also represents leads and serves
the airline industry in general. IATA Training and Development Institute is the leading provider of global aviation
training solutions and professional development programs, supporting and promoting industry standards worldwide.
Over 200 million people work in the travel and tourism industry worldwide. IATA's International Travel & Tourism Training
Program is designed to give you the skills and knowledge to maximize career opportunities in this rapidly expanding industry.
From entry-level travel agent basics to senior management for agencies or tour operations, each course leads to an IATA qualification, recognized internationally by the travel industry. Thomas Cook- Centre of Learning is an Authorised Training Centre.
Amadeus India Private Limited is ISO 9001:2008 certified, wholly owned by the Bird Group, one of India's largest travel
conglomerates and has been a pioneer in providing a global platform to the Indian Travel industry by enabling access to
state of the art travel automation technology.
Set up in 1994, Amadeus India Private Limited was established with the objective of providing IT and software services, developing software products and automated tools, for the travel trade industry including customized software products for travel agents and travel service providers. Amadeus India is registered under the Companies Act of 1956.
Over the years Amadeus India Private Limited has introduced the Indian travel industry to the latest and most technically advanced automated products available in international market. With systems and software solutions to simplify travel management, Amadeus India provides complete IT enabled services for the travel and tourism industry.
Amadeus India has its head office in New Delhi and a wide network of 40 branch offices providing software connectivity to travel agents in the Indian sub-continent to access over 95% of scheduled airline seats as well as hotel rooms, insurance packages, car hire and other travel services worldwide. Amadeus CRS usage has expanded to 200 cities across India, with over 28,676 terminal installations and 9,052 travel agencies online. Of the total CRS usage in the subcontinent, Amadeus CRS is the clear market leader with more than 50% users.
Avis, a joint venture between Avis Europe & The Oberoi Group is India's leading car rental services provider. It's a one-stop-shop for all car rental needs. Its reputation has been built on its untiring efforts to combine impeccably maintained cars, new technologies, outstanding service, ease of booking and a support system that is operational round-the-clock.
With Avis, you can book your car over the internet, through our 24x7 customer assistance centre, or even through the reservation desk at more than 27 hotels across India. Avis India gives you an access to the best travel deals across a myriad of national and international destinations. It has a fleet of 1200 premium cars across India. All products at Avis come with a best service guarantee and an assurance of instant bookings.
Avis India provides the complete range of ground transportation services required by hotels, corporate and business/retail travellers. Chauffeured cars driven by well-trained, disciplined and reliable drivers take clients around the town, ferries them for airport transfers and facilitates outstation trips. Dynamic prices offer choices between fares such as hourly, half day and full-day packaged rates.
Avis India offers chauffeur and self drive services across a wide range of cars including Economy Segment (Suzuki Swift), Mid Segment (Suzuki Swift Dzire, Ford Fiesta & Honda City), Premium Segment (Toyota Corolla, Toyota Camry, Mercedes E & S class) and MUV/SUV (Toyota Innova, Ford Endeavour & Mitsubishi Pajero). Safety, Quality, Timely Service Delivery & customer delight are some of our important benchmarks.
Well-maintained, self-driven cars are available on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. The company also has on offer four-wheel drives, SUV's and automatic transmission cars in selected cities. The company also manages ground transportation for events and conferences, including pre-and-post tour functions.
In an effort to develop worldwide relationships, Avis India also offers its clients the benefit of the company's worldwide network. Customers travelling to any one of the 174 countries can rent a car-of-choice and expect the same friendly, service-with-a-smile welcome at any of the 5000 rental locations Avis operates out of.