Sep 27, 2019

Thomas Cook: How the collapse affected me

When Thomas Cook collapsed on Monday, the effects were felt across the world as tourists scoured for information on how to get home and many staff, despite having lost their jobs, stoically helped them. Thomas Cook brought about 10-15 flights a week to the island, and British tourism delivered about half its tourists, he estimates. The UK travel industry's insurance scheme will step in to pay for guests at his hotel for the period after Thomas Cook went bust. "To this day I haven't even got a letter from Thomas Cook telling me what's happened." Former Thomas Cook staff plan to protest in London next week, and Ms Murrell says she will walk from her home in Devon with her dog Pip to join them.

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