Travlaw Statement on Thomas Cook
Today can only be described as one of the most upsetting and distressing days for the travel industry in recent times. Our thoughts are with all those affected by the sad news that Thomas Cook has today ceased trading. This of course includes both holidaymakers and the staff at TC that we have known, past and present.
In particular, it is impossible to not feel for the employees, suppliers, agents and customers who now face uncertainty and confusion as to what happens next. Our thoughts and hopes are with you.
The closure will affect so many different people and entities throughout the whole of the industry. We here at Travlaw wish to offer our assistance wherever possible. Whether you are:
- A package organiser who has included TC flights;
- Have monies due to you held by a TC agency;
- Are yourself an agent;
- Or are affected by any other issues thrown up by this event … please do not hesitate to contact us with any queries that you may have. Our dedicated team are contactable on 0113 258 0033.
In terms of resources, the best current guidance is from ABTA, the CAA and friend-of-the-firm travel expert Simon Calder, and we encourage you to avail yourself of the information within:
“The team here are absolutely gutted for everyone associated with the developments at Thomas Cook – a lot of us have associations running back a number of years with the fine people that made the company such a household name. The silver lining should be that all those people should be able to find new roles – they are genuine superstars, one and all.”
Matt Gatenby, Senior Partner, Travlaw.