Mar 22, 2019

Thomas Cook to close 21 stores and cut jobs

Travel firm Thomas Cook is closing 21 stores across the country and cutting more than 300 jobs. It said holidaymakers continued to switch bookings from stores to online. In September, Thomas Cook said profits would be hit after the summer heatwave saw many take their holidays in the UK. The shop closures will take the number of Thomas Cook stores down to 566. The firm's chief of tour operating, Will Waggott, said: "Today's announcement reflects the wider challenges seen on the High Street, with more and more customers choosing to book online." Thomas Cook said web bookings accounted for 64% of all bookings made in the UK last year.

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