Thomas Cook

Almost 1,000 UK Holidaymakers Are Being Flown Back From Gambia

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK

Nearly 1,000 holidaymakers on Thomas Cook packages in Gambia are to be flown home amid growing concerns of political unrest in the west African nation...

The Thomas Cook Affair - Why Big Companies Need to Start Thinking Like Journalists

Tom Maddocks | Posted 28.05.2016 | UK
Tom Maddocks

Looking back at its handling of the tragic case of two small children who died from carbon monoxide poisoning at their hotel, Thomas Cook will undoubtedly be quoted for years as a case study in 'what not to do'. Almost everything they could get wrong, they did.

Playground Will Replace Thomas Cook Death Villa

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK

Thomas Cook has vowed to demolish the villa where two young children were killed having been poisoned by carbon monoxide. The company plans to replace...

Boss's Belated Apology For Corfu Gas Deaths Might Be Too Late To Stop #BoycottThomasCook

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK

There are growing calls for a boycott of Thomas Cook despite new efforts by the company to quell the public relations disaster over its failure to apo...

Thomas Cook's Belated Apology Likely To Be Too Little Too Late

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK

The boss of Thomas Cook has said he is "deeply sorry" over the deaths of two young children killed by carbon monoxide poisoning in Corfu and apologise...

Thomas Cook's Response To Criticism Over Childs' Deaths Branded 'PR Disaster'

PA | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK

Thomas Cook has donated a £1.5 million payout it received following the deaths of two young children to Unicef after a barrage of criticism. The c...

Thomas Cook and the Art of Saying 'Sorry'

Paul Blanchard | Posted 18.05.2016 | UK
Paul Blanchard

A family has suffered an unbearable loss and Thomas Cook is teetering on the edge of destruction. This is not a situation that will disappear for either side. The only way to try to rebuild Thomas Cook's reputation at this point is to come clean; for the CEO to stand up and say I made a terrible mistake. I am very sorry. And resign.

Thomas Cook Jet Returns To Gatwick After Part Falls Off Wing

Huffington Post UK/PA | Tom Pugh | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK

A passenger jet was forced to return to Gatwick Airport part-way through its flight to Egypt after a part plunged to the ground. Thomas Cook Flight...

Asa Bennett

Thomas Cook Chief Warns Against EU Exit And Scottish Independence | Asa Bennett | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Politics

Harriet Green, the chief executive of travel giant Thomas Cook, has warned against the "unsettling" prospects of Britain leaving the European Union an...

The Bank Holiday Weather PR Stunt

Stephen Ferdinando | Posted 23.05.2013 | UK Comedy
Stephen Ferdinando

And yes. It has emerged. The nice weather that occurred over the May Day bank holiday was actually a PR stunt, orchestrated by 'James Chef' - a new branch of holiday makers. I went to their head offices in Southend to find some answers.

Charlie Thomas

Are Brits Returning To The Traditional Package Holiday? | Charlie Thomas | Posted 07.02.2013 | UK

Two of Britain's best known holiday makers have reported a surge in sales in the UK, suggesting that while Brits may be struggling with cash constrain...

Charlie Thomas

Exclusive High End Package Holidays Lead To Success For TUI | Charlie Thomas | Posted 04.12.2012 | UK

Thomsons Holiday owner TUI has reported positive results after reaping the benefits from changing its business model in 2012. Total revenue decline...

Charlie Thomas

Is Thomas Cook On The Road To Recovery? | Charlie Thomas | Posted 28.11.2012 | UK

High fuel costs, pressure on consumers pockets and the rise of internet travel bookings were all blamed by Thomas Cook for its £590 million full year...

Currency Exchange 'Postcode Lottery' Unfair To Holidaymakers Says Report

PA | Posted 24.07.2012 | UK

A postcode lottery on currency exchange rates could be leaving some holidaymakers short-changed, according to a consumer group. Which? found "signi...

'We May Go Into Administration' Thomas Cook Warns Shareholders

PA | Posted 13.05.2012 | UK

Thomas Cook warned its shareholders this weekend that their failure to back two planned disposals could lead to the firm going into administration. ...

London 2012: C4's Dispatches the Latest of the Lazy Ticket Snipers

Sri Sritharan | Posted 16.04.2012 | UK
Sri Sritharan

There is much to admire about Channel 4's Dispatches series, given that its been a staple of their programming schedule for nearly 25 years, with five Royal Television Society awards to boot.

Six Hundred Staff To Lose Jobs As Thomas Cook Closes Stores

PA | Posted 12.02.2012 | UK

Thomas Cook has said it will close 200 stores over the next two years as it battles to turn around its ailing UK business. It had already said it e...

Thomas Cook 'The Worst Short-Haul Carrier', Consumer Watchdog Says

PA | Posted 12.02.2012 | UK

Thomas Cook Airlines has been named as the worst short-haul carrier by a consumer watchdog. The company had the poorest results for overall cust...

Thomas Cook: A Fine Heritage, a Diminishing Brand

Andrew Wigley | Posted 06.02.2012 | UK
Andrew Wigley

After a year on the skids and a cash injection of £200m by its creditors, the grandee of the travel industry, Thomas Cook, has been saved - for now. ...

Winter Holiday Bookings Down As Travellers Feel The Pinch

PA | Posted 05.12.2011 | UK

Britain's biggest holiday firm TUI Travel has outperformed its rival Thomas Cook but warned winter bookings in the UK had slowed down in the face of w...

1,000 Jobs At Risk At Thomas Cook

PA | Posted 27.11.2011 | UK

Ailing holiday firm Thomas Cook is set to axe about 1,000 jobs in a radical restructuring after banks threw it a £200 million lifeline, it has been r...

Thomas Cook Secures £200m Lifeline

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2012 | UK

Troubled holiday firm Thomas Cook has announced it has secured a £200m credit facility, amid fears it would be forced to shut 200 travel agencies. ...

Thomas Cook In Talks With Banks As Trade Plummets

PA | Posted 22.11.2011 | UK

Thomas Cook has said it is in further talks with its banks to shore up its finances after trade continued to deteriorate amid plummeting consumer conf...