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China's Fosun buys Thomas Cook brand for $14.2 million

Nov 02, 2019 - 2:00 PM

Fosun will now take ownership of the brand rights to Thomas Cook as well as subsidiary hotel chains Casa Cook and Cook's Club

BANKRUPTCY. Iconic British travel firm Thomas Cook is filing for bankruptcy. Photo from Shutterstock

Liquidators start dismantling Britain's Thomas Cook

Oct 10, 2019 - 2:05 PM

Hays Travel acquires Thomas Cook's 555 United Kingdom stores for an undisclosed sum and says it will hire 'as many Thomas Cook staff as possible'

POSSIBLE COLLAPSE. British travel firm Thomas Cook could collapse unless the government intervenes. Photo from Shutterstock

UK completes Thomas Cook repatriation of passengers

Oct 08, 2019 - 1:35 PM

Virtually all Thomas Cook's travelers on holiday at the time of the company's collapse are back home

TRAVEL WOES. British tourists, flying with Thomas Cook, queue at the Enfidha-Hammamet International Airport in Tunisia on September 23, 2019. Photo by Fethi Belaid/AFP

UK launches probe of Thomas Cook auditors as foreign branches collapse

Oct 02, 2019 - 12:55 PM

Thomas Cook's French arm is placed in receivership, while its largest Belgian subsidiary is declared bankrupt

BANKRUPT. Investigations are launched after the collapse of debt-plagued British travel giant Thomas Cook. Photo from Shutterstock

UK offers help for 9,000 Thomas Cook staff

Sep 26, 2019 - 2:30 PM

Collapsed travel giant Thomas Cook has around 22,000 staff worldwide, with 9,000 of them based in the United Kingdom

Two workers of British travel group Thomas Cook speak at Son Sant Joan airport in Palma de Mallorca on September 24, 2019. - Britain has repatriated ten percent of nationals who were stranded abroad after the collapse of travel firm Thomas Cook, as anger erupted over excessive management pay. (Photo by JAIME REINA / AFP)

Fall of Thomas Cook creates 'tsunami' of losses for tourist resorts

Sep 25, 2019 - 4:30 PM

Collapsed British travel firm Thomas Cook could owe hundreds of millions of euros to hotels

Tourists enjoy a sunny day at the Playa de Palma beach in Palma de Mallorca on September 24, 2019. - Britain has repatriated ten percent of nationals who were stranded abroad after the collapse of travel firm Thomas Cook, as anger erupted over excessive management pay. (Photo by JAIME REINA / AFP)

London repatriates 10% of Thomas Cook's UK customers

Sep 24, 2019 - 11:50 PM

Britain's Civil Aviation Authority is managing its biggest repatriation since World War II, following the bankruptcy of travel giant Thomas Cook

British tourists, flying with Thomas Cook, queue at the Enfidha International airport on September 23, 2019, on the outskirts of Sousse south of the capital Tunis. - British travel group Thomas Cook on Monday declared bankruptcy after failing to reach a last-ditch rescue deal, triggering the UK's biggest repatriation since World War II to bring back tens of thousands of stranded passengers. The 178-year-old operator, which had struggled against fierce online competition for some time and which had blamed Brexit uncertainty for a recent drop in bookings, was desperately seeking £200 million ($250 million, 227 million euros) from private investors to avert collapse. The news leaves some 600,000 tourists stranded worldwide according to Thomas Cook, including more than 150,000 holidaymakers seeking help from the British government to return from destinations including Bulgaria, Cuba, Turkey and the United States. (Photo by FETHI BELAID / AFP)

Thomas Cook clients struggle with flight, hotel woes in Spain

Sep 24, 2019 - 6:40 PM

Clients of collapsed travel firm Thomas Cook struggle to return home or find that their hotel reservations made through the British company are invalid

Passengers of British travel group Thomas Cook queue at Son Sant Joan airport in Palma de Mallorca on September 23, 2019. - British travel group Thomas Cook declared bankruptcy on September 23, 2019 after failing to reach a last-ditch rescue deal, triggering the UK's biggest repatriation since World War II to bring back stranded passengers. The 178-year-old operator had been desperately seeking £200 million ($250 million, 227 million euros) from private investors to save it from collapse. (Photo by JAIME REINA / AFP)

Thomas Cook collapses with 600,000 tourists stranded abroad

Sep 23, 2019 - 11:50 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Iconic British travel firm Thomas Cook declares bankruptcy after 178 years of operations

Sunseekers feel the strain of Thomas Cook crisis

Sep 22, 2019 - 11:20 PM

With British travel giant Thomas Cook in trouble, travelers fear they will be unable to return home or their trips will not push through

British tourists walk outside the Orange Beach hotel in in Tunisia's coastal town of Hammamet on September 23 2019. - Thomas Cook's 178-year existence was hanging by a thread on Sunday after the iconic British travel firm struggled to find further private investment and is now relying on an unlikely government bailout. Holidaymakers were already reporting problems, with guests at a hotel in Tunisia owed money by Thomas Cook being asked for extra money before being allowed to leave, according to a tourist interviewed by AFP. (Photo by ANIS MILI / AFP)

UK travel giant Thomas Cook faces collapse

Sep 22, 2019 - 9:25 PM

(UPDATED) If British firm Thomas Cook goes bankrupt, its travel agencies would close, planes would be grounded, and thousands of employees would be jobless

POSSIBLE COLLAPSE. British travel firm Thomas Cook could collapse unless the government intervenes. Photo from Shutterstock