Posts Tagged ‘ Thomas Cook ’

Turkey and Thomas Cook

Nov 10th, 2019 | By

For Turkey, the collapse of Thomas Cook was significant because the company was responsible for bringing over a million tourists to the country just from the UK but Germany as well.



Prices rose but may be dropping back

Oct 29th, 2019 | By

Increases were spotted just after the Thomas Cook collapse. A month on and other companies have moved in to fill the gap. That means prices will stabilise or even go down.



Barbados thanks Thomas Cook customers

Oct 22nd, 2019 | By

The Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI) and members of the Barbados Hotel & Tourism Association (BHTA), have partnered to launch ‘Barbados Cares’



Support for the high street

Oct 14th, 2019 | By

Is a combination of high street and online is the way forward and that both are needed?



Double whammied Slovenia

Oct 10th, 2019 | By
panoramic view of Ljubjlana

The absence of any flights from UK regions will reduce the opportunities for people to explore the delights of Slovenia



Hays to the rescue

Oct 9th, 2019 | By

It emerged this morning that John and Irene Hays, the founders and owners of the independent travel agency chain, Hays Travel, has bought all 555 Thomas Cook shops from the receivers.



The Gambia wants you to visit

Oct 9th, 2019 | By

In the wake of the demise of Thomas Cook, Gambia is now on the lookout for visitors to holiday in the country this coming autumn and winter.



A silver lining

Oct 7th, 2019 | By
Time for a trip to Tenerife?

Keep your eyes out for bargains. I am sure there will be some launched over the next month or so.



Nearly all home

Oct 7th, 2019 | By

Today almost the last of the Thomas Cook holidaymakers that were left in their resorts after the company’s collapse arrived home



The holiday evolution

Oct 3rd, 2019 | By
family running on beach

The “package” holiday is here to stay. At least for a little bit longer and people who say it is on the way out haven’t realised that it has just evolved.



Why should holidaymakers suffer

Sep 26th, 2019 | By

Some passengers are suffering as hoteliers demand money to cover unpaid bills that should have been paid by Thomas Cook.



Lessons from the Thomas Cook affair

Sep 25th, 2019 | By

For some readers they will have already heard and read as much about the demise of Thomas Cook as they would want to know. Those had better look away know then although I would prefer they remain because this story is not really about Thomas Cook but about what we should all be reminded about. The first, surely, is the need to have travel insurance. But, according to some, only about a quarter of travel insurance policies have clauses in them whereby you are paid
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Thomas Cook collapse affects destinations

Sep 24th, 2019 | By

The collapse of Thomas Cook has hit some destinations and only now in the cold light of day are they realising the implications.



The end of Thomas Cook?

Sep 23rd, 2019 | By

At 2am UK time today the end finally came. The board of Thomas Cook called in the liquidators. The oldest tour operating company in the world had ceased business.



Should I even mention its name?

Sep 21st, 2019 | By

By mentioning the name of the company aren’t I just contributing to the doubts that any readers may have about buying a holiday from them?



Thomas Cook Rewards

Sep 19th, 2019 | By

Thomas Cook Rewards is a scheme whereby customers can earn cash rewards on spending on groceries or clothes which can then be used to go towards their next holiday.



Goodby to old Thomas Cook and hello to the new one

Aug 28th, 2019 | By

Thomas Cook had agreed that its largest shareholder, the Chinese company Fosun would take over the company. What does it mean for holidaymakers?



What’s hot: August 2019

Aug 1st, 2019 | By

Just About Travel gives you the low-down on what’s hot (and what’s not) in the travel world right now



Is Thomas Cook the worst?

Jul 21st, 2019 | By
holidays may, just may, get cheaper if APD is removed from under 12's

Claiming that Thomas Cook is the worst and TUI is the second worst is misleading; they are only the worst amongst a small unrepresentative group.



Will this save Thomas Cook?

Jul 12th, 2019 | By

Maybe Fosun are aware of that and will change things. If not then Thomas Cook will still fall behind the pack.



The hypocrisy of Thomas Cook

Jul 10th, 2019 | By
All inclusive holidays

Companies have to understand that “giving something back” means more than tokenism and that the destinations they offer must also get the benefit of tourism in tangible and investment ways.



Should you trust in Thomas Cook?

May 21st, 2019 | By

To many the company needs a good skake-up. Management ineptitude must be part of the problem as it has for many years



Shifting holiday patterns

May 16th, 2019 | By

It suggests that British holidaymakers are looking at cheaper destinations and destinations outside the Eurozone and that the big two have been wrong-footed.



Holidays outside the eurozone

Apr 30th, 2019 | By

It is non-EU countries like Turkey and Tunisia which are proving popular, along with all-inclusive deals as customers “lock-in” costs



Saturday snippets: 27th April 2019

Apr 27th, 2019 | By

Gorillas in Virunga National Park, an Eagle in Potsmouth and a generous gesture from Historic Houses are some of Adrian’s snippets today.



Understanding holidaymakers

Feb 8th, 2019 | By

The Times says this morning that there is “turmoil” in the travel industry. It makes a good line but is it true?



We’re falling out of love with TUI and Thomas Cook

Feb 1st, 2019 | By

Morgan Stanley contend that Thomas Cook and TUI are losing market share to newer entrants.



TUI: a digital and platform organisation.

Dec 15th, 2018 | By

TUI’s annual report says that it is a “challenging environment in the traditional tour operator business” For us holidaymakers there is little clue as to what destinations will be the hot spots.