Thomas Cook in bankruptcy: 600,000 tourists to repatriate, 22,000 jobs threatened
Discussions between shareholders and the possible arrival of new investors have failed. On the night of Sunday to Monday, Thomas Cook’s board of directors, the oldest tour operator in the world, created in 1841, had no choice but to enter “in liquidation with immediate effect”.
In parallel, the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has announced that all tour operator bookings (flights, stays) “are now canceled”.
In total, some 600,000 tourists would be affected. In the immediate future, the authorities will have to organize massive repatriations of their nationals going on holiday with Thomas Cook: 150 000 British, 10 000 French …
Some 50,000 tourists are, for example, trapped in Greece, the Greek Ministry of Tourism announced on Monday, according to which 22,000 people will be repatriated in the next three days.