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Greek Hoteliers Want Tax Exemption on Uncollected Thomas Cook Payments

Greek hoteliers are requesting they be exempt from paying taxes on invoice amounts still owed by Thomas Cook, which declared bankruptcy in 2019.

Thomas Cook Relaunches as ‘Covid-ready’ Online Travel Company

Renowned brand Thomas Cook is relaunching as an online-only travel business, initially selling holidays to destinations on the UK government’s safe travel corridor list.

Brexit Uncertainty, Thomas Cook Collapse Slowed 2019 Global Tourism Growth

Factors such as Brexit uncertainty and the Thomas Cook collapse, contributed to a slower growth for international tourism in 2019, says the UNWTO.

Thomas Cook Germany Goes Down Too

The Thomas Cook domino effect continues to be in full swing with its Germany subsidiary, Thomas Cook GmbH, announcing that it has cancelled all trips for 2020.

China’s Fosun Acquires Thomas Cook for $14.2m

Chinese conglomerate Fosun said it would be purchasing Thomas Cook for $14.2 million, weeks after the travel giant collapsed leaving thousands of holidaymakers stranded.

ECTAA Backs EU Parliament Calls for Post-Thomas Cook Support Measures

ECTAA has welcomed a European Parliament decision to support measures that help tourists and tourism businesses address issues created from Thomas Cook's collapse.

Hays Travel to Re-open 555 Thomas Cook Shops in the UK

Hays Travel, the UK's largest independent travel agent, will acquire the entire retail portfolio of 555 former Thomas Cook shops in the United Kingdom.

Online Refund Service for Thomas Cook Customers Opens

Customers of UK tour operator Thomas Cook, affected by its collapse, can claim a refund through the Civil Aviation Authority’s website as of October 7.

OAED: Scheme to Secure Jobs for Greek Tourism Businesses after Thomas Cook Ruin

OAED has announced another support measure for Greek tourism professionals affected by the ruin of Thomas Cook.

Thomas Cook Default Impacts 38 Countries, 8.6m Flight Seats

Thirty-eight countries and 8.6 million seats will be affected by the bankruptcy of UK tour operator Thomas Cook, says a recent analysis.

Greek Hotels: Losses from Thomas Cook Collapse Add Up to €315 Million

Total losses in Greece's accommodation sector from the collapse of Thomas Cook are estimated at 315 million euros, says the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels.

Greece’s Thomas Cook Repatriation Operation in Full Swing

The repatriation process of the tourists stranded in Greece due to the collapse of Thomas Cook, should be completed in the next few days.

Fosun: Limited Financial Impact from Thomas Cook Collapse

Fosun International Limited, Thomas Cook's largest shareholder, says the collapse of the UK tour operator has limited impact on its business.

TUI Aims to Fill ‘Gap’ Thomas Cook Left in Greek Hotels

TUI is looking to pick up the pieces from the collapse of Thomas Cook, which left behind thousands of stranded tourists and lost hotel bookings in many countries, including Greece.

Moody’s Says Thomas Cook Collapse May Take Toll on Greek Banks

Greece's banks may be next to suffer the blow of the Thomas Cook downfall, according to a report by ratings agency Moody’s.

Thomas Cook Casts Shadow Over World Tourism Day for Greek Professionals

Thomas Cook's recent collapse prevented Greece's tourism bodies from being in a celebratory mood on World Tourism Day 2019.

Thomas Cook Backlash: Greek Hoteliers Call for Relief Measures

The Hellenic Federation of Hoteliers estimates that hotels across Greece will face losses of 200 million euros as a result of Thomas Cook’s collapse and calls on the government to take relief measures.

Thomas Cook Collapse: Useful Info for Hoteliers, Tourists in Greece

The Greek Tourism Ministry released information for hotels in Greece that are hosting Thomas Cook customers from Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium.

Υπ. Τουρισμού: Τα δικαιώματα των πελατών της Thomas Cook Γερμανίας, Ολλανδίας και Βελγίου

Το Υπουργείο Τουρισμού ενημερώνει για τα δικαιώματα των πελατών της Thomas Cook Γερμανίας, Ολλανδίας και Βελγίου που βρίσκονται στην Ελλάδα.

Thomas Cook Shutdown: Greek Gov’t Vows to Stand by Affected Tourism Businesses

The Greek government will stand by the country’s businesses that have been affected by the Thomas Cook shutdown, says Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis.