THE Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) has appointed Cox & Kings to operate luxury train Deccan Odyssey for the next five years, with scope for another five-year extension.
As part of the tie-up, Cox & Kings will manage all on-board and external services, sales, marketing, and operational activities related to the rail tour.
Jagdish Patil, managing director, MTDC, said: “This association will ensure the desired level of professionalism required to manage such a service, which has to cater to various demands of customers.
Deccan Odyssey begins its season on October 4 and will serve 10 different itineraries ranging from 3D2N to 8D7N tour packages, covering destinations including Goa, Ahmedabad, Hampi, Sanchi, Jaipur, Agra and Ranthambore.
“Maharashtra receives around 20 per cent of the total foreign arrivals to India. Deccan Odyssey is among the best luxury trains in the world… and is popular among international travellers who expect high service standards. Such a tie-up will ensure their expectations are met,” said Rajji Rai, chairman, Uniglobe Swiftravel.