Date: October 14, 2019, 09:57:19 PM
Thomas Cook Goes Bankrupt Leaving 600,000 Passengers Stranded: Politics : Nigerialog.com - Nigeria's Premier Online Forum
Right now, the BBC estimates that there are around 600,000 Thomas Cook customers on holiday. Of these, between 150,000 and 160,000 are British. While those who had booked a package holiday through the agent will be ATOL protected, anyone who has only booked a flight with Thomas Cook Airlines will not have this protection.On Saturday, tourists at the Les Orangers beach resort in Hammamet, near Tunis, said they were ‘being held hostage’ in the hotel. Guests were apparently not being allowed to leave unless they paid the extra money, as the hotel was fearful of the travel agent’s collapse.As well as stranded holidaymakers, the collapse of this company brings with it a risk of around 22,000 jobs worldwide. In the UK, 9,000 workers are employed by Thomas Cook.