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Thomas Cook India inks pact with Wildlife Reserves Singapore

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Press Trust of India New Delhi
Travel services provider Thomas Cook India today said it has entered into a three-year agreement with Wildlife Reserves Singapore to focus on a multi-pronged engagement that includes product development and joint consumer promotions.

Wildlife Reserves Singapore (WRS) is dedicated to the management of Jurong Bird Park, Night Safari, River Safari and Singapore Zoo, Thomas Cook India said in a statement.

Commenting on the development, Thomas Cook (India) CEO Mahesh Iyer said: "Indian travellers are evolving rapidly and our research indicates growing interest in unique local experiences that include outdoor-wildlife and this MOU gives us the opportunity to create a vibrant product."

The company's partnership with Wildlife Reserves, Singapore also marks the start of a strong commitment to protect biodiversity in Singapore and Southeast Asia through partnerships with like-minded partners, organisations and institutions, he added.

"In 2017, we saw a 25 per cent increase in Indian guests compared to the previous year. With this MOU we look forward further collaborations to bring the immersive wildlife experience of our parks to Indian travellers," Mandai Park Holdings Group Chief Executive Officer Mike Barclay said.

Mandai Park Holdings is the parent company of Wildlife Reserves Singapore.

Shares of Thomas Cook India Ltd today closed at Rs 244.85 per scrip on BSE, up 3.68 per cent from previous close.

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First Published: Feb 26 2018 | 8:00 PM IST

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