Travel firm Thomas Cook ceases operation, stranding 600,000 vacationers

Travel firm Thomas Cook ceases operation, stranding 600,000 vacationers

In Germany, a popular customer market for Thomas Cook, insurance companies will coordinate the response.

The company said in a statement that its board "concluded that it had no choice but to take steps to enter into compulsory liquidation with immediate effect". "But they were so professional and will be a credit to anyone who employs them".

While being stranded on your vacation-or having it canceled altogether-is bad enough, it's nothing compared to what Thomas Cook employees are experiencing today. The tourists, majority Britons, were vacationing on the islands of Zakynthos, Kos, Corfu, Skiathos and Crete.

"We were absolutely gutted".

"We've got all the contingency planning to make sure no one will be stranded", Raab said.

Some of their family members, including Roche's dad and one of their children, were already in Kos waiting for them, and so the couple scrambled to find tickets for other flights bound for the island.

If rescue talks hadn't collapsed over the weekend and the hedge funds had undermined them to ensure a payout, it would have added to criticism of the CDS market. The CAA has built up a dedicated website for affected travelers. In Germany, where some 300,000 are overseas with the operator, it will fall to their insurance companies to help get them home.

Olivia Howat tweeted: "Absolutely disgusting from @jet2tweets @Jet2Holiday within the space of an HOUR they've doubled the price of flights following the news of #ThomasCook collapsing".

In what it called the 'largest repatriation in peacetime history, ' the government said it will work to return all those booked to come back to Britain over the next two weeks free of cost. "We can't go home". "It just says future flights will be published in due course".

Guests said the hotel asked them to pay additional fees due to "the Thomas Cook situation". "Right now, we're still on last night's dime, check out would be at noon". But every minute everything changes, so we don't know what to do.

British tour operator Thomas Cook declared bankruptcy after negotiations with creditors and Chinese shareholder Fosun failed.

He further said, "It is important that we clarify for the record that Thomas Cook (India) Limited is financially strong, profitable and maintains a positive outlook in the travel and tourism sector and continues to witness strong growth".

The first 22,000 are to be repatriated over the next three days, the minister said, adding that aircraft were to arrive on Monday at Zakynthos, Kos and Corfu.

"We're booked till Thursday so I'm not really worrying".

"We will be offering any necessary support where we can". "We're in Puerto de la Cruz, quite a busy area, and lots of locals and Spanish tourists too".

The Civil Aviation Authority said it would be launching a service to manage all refunds by September 30, "once the flying operation has progressed". The company's German tour operating arm said it's sounding out "final options" and warned that it might have to file for insolvency, too. "We're going in blind, that's the adventure that we're on at the moment".

"Consequently, if you bought a hotel only, this will not be ATOL protected".

Webjet said it had expected to earn between $150 million and $200 million in FY20 total transactional value from Thomas Cook, which owed Webjet about $43.7 million when it collapsed.

United Kingdom resident Ruth Morse has described her devastation at the company's failure.

"I just feel for the employees", she told CNN.

They will make it to Greece and their wedding can go ahead, but they estimate only 15 of their almost 50 guests will be able to make it, due to the expense of last-minute tickets from Manchester to Kos, which are selling for more than £1,000 each.

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