India’s Leading Tour operator
SOTC is Kuoni India’s key outbound travel brand. SOTC, India’s leading outbound tour operator, was acquired by Kuoni Travels – World’s leading premium Tour Operator in the year 1996 and is a leader in all travel segments namely Escorted Tours, Free Individual Travel and Domestic Holidays amongst others. SOTC Corporate Tours is the leader in Incentive, Trade Fair tours and Sports. We have served travelers for years and won their smiles and hearts. SOTC’s vast array of holiday services is taking holidaying to an entirely new level.Escorted Group Tours
SOTC Escorted Group Tours pioneered the designing and marketing of escorted tours to cosmopolitan travelers’ in India. Our tours have escorted lakhs of travelers across the globe for more than 50 years to various destinations including Europe, Australia, New Zealand, USA, Africa, Mauritius, South Asia, and the Southeast Asia. Being a 100% subsidiary of Kuoni Travel Holding, Switzerland – one of the world’s largest travel companies – SOTC leverages the advantage of the buying power and travel services to provide customers value-for-money packages. SOTC endeavors to bring alive your dream holiday and ensures that you and your family travels safe, sure and secure with the finest tour operator.
Budget tours designed by SOTC provide value for money to travelers without compromising on sightseeing and basic holiday needs. Our Professional & experienced Tour Managers take care of you while on tour.
The company has not only fully utilized the existing market potential but has also created new markets through innovative packages namely ‘Bhraman Mandal’ dedicated for the Marathi speaking population and ‘Gurjar Vishwadarshan’ dedicated for the Gujarati speaking population.Customised Holidays
SOTC offers customised, tailor-made holidays around the world. On these customised holidays, you travel only with your companion, your family and friends at your own pace. You can holiday at an incredible range of destinations, fly the airline of your choice and stay at hotels of your choice. You can opt for transfer in the luxury of your private car or enjoy meeting an international mix of co-travelers on the seat-in-coach (SIC) transfers we offer. You can enjoy a large variety of sightseeing options and excursions to experience and explore your holiday destination. For the ‘foodie’ in you, choose to experiment with the local cuisine or have an Indian meal. With SOTC Customized Holidays, we offer you the means to plan your holiday, your way!Holidays of India
SOTC Holidays of India has something for every kind of traveler – be it families, youth, students, honeymooners – groups or individual for a holiday in India. SOTC Holidays of India has a range of holiday options that cover every conceivable tour requirement. Whether it is an extended vacation with the family, a paragliding spree with friends or simply a rejuvenating weekend break, SOTC Holidays of India offers you an opportunity to visit and explore all the splendors of India.
SOTC Holidays of India also offers a wide range of customised holidays thereby giving individual travellers the complete freedom and flexibility to define their preference for the destination, length of stay and pace of travel.Corporate Tours
With SOTC Corporate Tours, all you have to do is to decide where you want your employees or business partners to go for a travel incentive scheme and we’ll take care of every other tedious detail. We have a number of unique services to put you completely at ease. Our international network will ensure that no matter where you are in the world, you will always get the best of services.
SOTC is a specialist in MICE Tours. SOTC Corporate Tours provide customised solutions for various MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Events) related travel needs. It will assist you at every stage of planning your travel including pre-tour familiarization visits, booking of air seats, arranging accommodation at the finest hotels, gala dinners, collateral preparation, technical back up, meal arrangements and event management. We ensure the highest quality of service for your incentive programs, conference, meetings, across the globe.Trade Fair Tours
SOTC Trade Fair Tours caters exclusively to the needs and requirements of the keen businessman visiting or exhibiting in International trade fairs. Increase in the number of Indian participants & visitors to various International exhibitions to compete at a global level confirm huge potential for Group Outbound Travel. In the past few years SOTC Trade Fair Tours has successfully organised delegations to various International trade fairs, which has helped in creating awareness and earning a reputation in the market. SOTC Trade Fair Tours has given a new dimension to the trade fair visitors by providing value added services such as confirmed accommodation during the fair period, Indian meals, option to pay in easy monthly installments, factory visits and more at extremely attractive and competitive prices.
Awards for Excellence
SOTC – Voted The Best Outbound Tour Operator 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 SOTC has been voted the Best Outbound Tour Operator 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 by the Galileo Express Travel & Tourism Awards Committee. The Galileo Express Travel & Tourism awards have been designed to give recognition to the trade for outstanding achievements during the year. This award was based on various parameters of judgment and took into consideration factors including revenue generated, operational efficiency, perceived service levels, and the ability to retain and increase market share.Other Major Awards:
- Kuoni-SOTC wins the Best Foreign Tour Operator – South Asia 2012 & 2013 Award by Malaysian Tourism
- Kuoni India MD honoured with Most Influential Persons Award by Outbound Travel Mart (OTM)
- Best Foreign Tour Operator – South Asia for year 2012-13 by Malaysian Tourism
- Kuoni India wins TAAI Travel Awards 2013 for Best Domestic Tour Operator
- Kuoni India wins TAAI Travel Awards 2013 for Best Outbound Tour Operator
- Kuoni India wins Today’s Traveller Award 2012 for Best Outbound Tour Operator
- SOTC wins the prestigious PowerBrands 2012 Award
- Lonely Planet Magazine India Travel Awards 2012 to Kuoni India for the Best Tour Operator
- Travel + Leisure India & South Asia’s India’s Best Award for Best Tour Operator India to Kuoni India
- 5th Loyalty Awards for Customer & Brand Loyalty in Travel & Hospitality Sector to Kuoni Travel Group, India
- Kuoni Travel India Pvt. Ltd./ SOTC as a Sentosa Star Preferred Partner Sep 2011 to Aug 2012
- TAAI Travel Awards 2011 for Most Outstanding Business Innovation Award to Kuoni-SOTC
- 7th Hospitality India and Explore the World Annual International Awards 2011 for ‘The Best Travel Company for Customer Satisfaction’
- CNBC Awaaz Travel awards 2011 for ‘Most Preferred Tour Operator for Outbound Travel’ to Kuoni & SOTC India
- Today’s Traveller Award for Best Outbound Tour Operator 2011 to Kuoni India
- 2009 – Pacific Asia Travel Association Gold Award (PATA) award in the Marketing – Industry category.
- 2009 – Leadership in Integrated Travel Operations at The Economic Times Travel Awards to Kuoni India.
- 2009 – Abacus-TAFI Award 2009 for Business Leadership in Tour Operating to Kuoni & SOTC in the category Best Outbound Tour Operator.
- 2009 – PATWA International Award 2009 to Kuoni for Best Travel Company of the year in India.
- 2009 – Kuoni Travel Group, India wins the award for promoting South African Airways & Tourism to South Africa.
- 2009 – TTG Travel Awards 2009 for Best Travel Agency – India.
- 2009 – SOTC winner of CNTO Top 10 Travel Awards 2008 – 2009.
- 2009 – Best Outbound Tour Operator for the year 2009 by Safari India.
- 2009 – Consumer Superbrands.
- 2009 – Top Revenue Performer for the year April 2008- March 2009 by Kenya Airways.
- 2009 – Certificate of Recognition by Cathay Pacific Airways to Kuoni India.
- 2009 – Reliance General Insurance Outstanding Performance Award to Kuoni India.
- 2008 – Today’s Traveller’s Diamond Award to Kuoni India.
- 2008 – Business Superbrands India Award for 2007 – 2008.
- 2008 – Tourism Authority of Thailand conferred SOTC with Amazing Thailand Champion Agent.
- 2008 – Kuoni India was conferred with Appreciation of your support for Tourism New South Wales Australia.
- 2007 – Galileo Express TravelWorld Award for Best National Outbound Tour Operator Award.
- 2006 / 2007 – Air India Outstanding Contribution Passenger Sales India Region.
- 2006 / 2007 – Top Revenue Producer for April 2006 – March 2007 by Kenya Airways.
- 2007 – Today’s Traveller Leadership Award for the Most Successful Travel Company.
- 2007 – CNBC Awaaz Travel Award 2007 in the category Most Preferred Tour Operator in June 2007.
- 2007 – GTA (Gulliver’s Travel Associates) Trophy of Achievement in April 2007.
- 2007 – Consumer Superbrand India Award for 2006 – 2007.
- 2007 – GTA (Gulliver’s Travel Associates) Trophy of Achievement in April 2007.
- 2007 – SATTE Best Outbound Tour Operator Award.
- 2006 – Galileo Express TravelWorld Award for Best National Outbound Tour Operator Award.
- 2006 / 2007 – Certificate of Appreciation to SOTC HOI in recognition of being partners in excellence 2006 – 2007.
- 2006 / 2007- Top Ten Agent Award by Air Mauritius 2006 – 2007.
- 2005 – Galileo India Express Award for ‘Best Outbound Tour Operator’.
- 2005 – Malaysian Airlines Gold Award for Outstanding Sales.
- 2005 – Qantas High Flier Award.
- 2005 – Top Revenue Producer for the financial year April 2005 – March 2006 by Kenya Airways.
- 2005 – Air India Outstanding Passenger Sales.
- 2005 – Austrian Award for Outstanding Performance.
- 2005 – Business Superbrand.
- 2004 – Galileo India Express Award for ‘Best Outbound Tour Operator’.
- 2004 – Malaysia Tourism Award for ‘Best Foreign Tour Operator’.
- 2004 – Singapore Tourism Board Award for ‘Best Travel Experience in india’.
- 2004 – Star Cruises The Top Agents Award for 2004.
- 2004 – Star Cruises Appreciation of Support for 2004.
- 2004 – South African Airways Travel & Tourism Award.
- 2003 / 2004 – Sri Lankan Airlines Bronze Award Passenger.
- 2003 / 2004 – Qantas High Flyer Award.
- 2003 / 2004 – Malaysia Airlines Gold Award for ‘Outstanding Sales Achievement’.
- 2003 – Star Cruises Appreciation Award.
- 2003 – Alitalia ‘Outstanding Support and Sales Performance’.
- 2002 / 2003 – Sri Lankan Bronze Award – Kuoni Travel (India) Pvt. Ltd.
- 2002 / 2003 – Air India Outstanding Performance in Passenger sales.
- 2002 – Regional Director’s Tourism Award – 3rd Position in Electric Parade.
- 2002 – Malaysia Airlines Gold Award for ‘Outstanding Sales Achievement’.
- 2001 / 2002 – Sri Lankan Gold Award.
- 2001 / 2002 – Malaysia Airlines Gold Award for ‘Outstanding Sales Achievement’.
- 2001 / 2002 – KLM Top Series Performance Award & Top Leisure Traffic Contributor.
- 2001 – TAAI’s Appreciation Award for Active Support.
- 2001 – Le Meridian Top Producers for ‘Outstanding Support’.
- 2001 – Star Cruises Agent Performance Awards – Top Performing Agents 1st.
- 2000 – Star Cruises to SOTC WFT for support to Star cruises.
- 2000 – Friends of Thailand for International Tour Operator.
- 2000 – Switzerland Tourism Key Account Award.
- 2000 / 2001 – Sri Lankan Airways Bronze Top Agents Award.
- 1999 / 2000 – Qantas – Hi Flier Award.
- 1999 – Award for Outstanding performance South Asia Region, at Worlds Travel Mart Global Awards.