Former CEO Peter Fankhauser said government ministers from Germany, Spain, Bulgaria, Turkey and Greece all made personal contact with him.
Hays has already recruited 421 former Thomas Cook staff.
You could be entitled to a full refund or costs incurred completing your holiday – but there are some exceptions.
Peter Fankhauser, the company's CEO, pocketed £8.3 million in pay, benefits and bonuses between 2014 and 2018.
From the taxi firm offering staff members free lifts to job interviews, to the passengers filling bags full of money for unpaid flight staff.
Tearful staff discovered the company had collapsed while they had been in the air.
As governments battle to protect men’s jobs in manufacturing and steel, there's eerie silence over the 6,000-odd women's jobs lost at the travel group, Sophie Walker writes.
How an empire built on package holidays grew from the dream of one teetotal Baptist missionary from the East Midlands.
One of Britain’s oldest companies ceased to trade overnight after negotiations to save it failed. The collapse of tour operator Thomas Cook is leaving 600,000 holidaymakers around the globe stranded, of which 150,000 are British. An operation by the Civil Aviation Authority to repatriate British holidaymakers is expected to take two weeks. The company, which was founded in 1841, was £1.7 billion in debt.
Boris Johnson's government has faced fierce criticism for its decision not to step in and save the historic travel company.