• Some Thomas Cook shops ‘extremely profitable’

    Some Thomas Cook shops ‘extremely profitable’ say new owners Hays Travel says only a small minority of the 555 Thomas Cook shops it acquired this week were unprofitable. In fact, Irene Hays, who orchestrated the...

  • Jet2 reveals profit boost

    Jet2 reveals profit boost from Thomas Cook collapse   Jet2 parent Dart Group is forecasting a profit boost as a result of Thomas Cook’s collapse last month. Jet2holidays said it had received good levels of...

  • EasyJet Holidays will sell through agents

    EasyJet Holidays has begun discussions with independent agents and consortia to develop a ‘structured deal’ to sell its holidays through the trade. A new team is now in place and trade roadshows will take place...

  • EasyJet Adding Hotels from TC

    EasyJet Holidays adding around 200 extra hotels after Thomas Cook collapse EasyJet Holidays has been inundated with enquiries from hoteliers wanting to do business with it following the demise of Thomas Cook. CEO Garry Wilson...

  • More Brits heading off on holiday

    More Britons headed off on holiday in the 12 months to late July 2019, according to ABTA’s latest Holiday Habits Report. Nearly nine in 10 (88%) took a holiday this year, the highest figure since...

  • Bidding wars break out for ex-Thomas Cook shops

    Bids are flooding in for the leases of Thomas Cook’s 560 shops that closed following the company’s collapse last month. According to Alistair Rowland, ABTA chairman and group general manager for Midcounties Co-operative Travel, strong...

  • Consumer overhaul of flight complaints system

    Consumer champion calls for overhaul of flight complaints system Which? is calling for a major overhaul of aviation complaints to save passengers from having to ‘jump through hoops’ to get compensation. The consumer champion says...

  • Spain plans multi-million-euro lifeline

    Spain plans multi-million-euro lifeline for companies hit by Thomas Cook failure The government of Spain is planning to spend €300m (£266m) to support Spanish tourism companies affected by the collapse of Thomas Cook. Hoteliers and...

  • Manchester Airport launches home check-in

    Manchester Airport will introduce a home bag check-in and delivery service for passengers following a tie up with technology firm Airportr. It is the first time the firm has collaborated with an airport to create...

  • Turkey unveils plans to rely less on package holiday tourism

    Turkey has unveiled a shift in tourism strategy a week after the collapse of Thomas Cook. The destination, which had 80,000 Thomas Cook customers in its hotels when the operator failed, had already been looking...

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