Thomas Cook Group

  1. Life after Thomas Cook: Stephen's Story

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    Video caption: Former Thomas Cook Cabin Manager Stephen tells his story

    Cabin manager Stephen spent 20 years working for Thomas Cook before its collapse. Out of the job overnight, we follow him as he tries to find his way back into the workplace.

  2. Crash Landing - The demise of Thomas Cook

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    Video caption: File on 4 charts the rise and fall of travel firm Thomas Cook.

    File on 4 uncovers how Thomas Cook’s bosses loaded the company with debt, and were unable to change course.

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    Video caption: What Thomas Cook staff are doing one year on

    A year after the collapse of travel firm Thomas Cook, we see how two of their former flight attendants have rebuilt their lives.

  4. Leicestershire-founded Thomas Cook relaunches online

    Samantha Noble

    BBC News Online

    Travel firm Thomas Cook has relaunched today as a travel website - almost a year after the company's collapse.

    Thomas Cook founded his travel company in Leicestershire and ran his first excursion from Leicester to Loughborough in 1841.

    The company collapsed last September under £1.7bn of debt, and more than 150,000 stranded holidaymakers had to be brought home.

    The reinvented firm will be online only without aircraft, hotels or shops.

    Thomas Cook aeroplane

    Fosun Tourism Group, a Chinese firm, paid £11m for the Thomas Cook trademarks, websites and social media accounts.

    Former flight attendant Grace Fletcher said she and her former colleagues have watched the relaunch of Thomas Cook with great interest and were sad to learn there would be no planes and flight staff.

    After the collapse, the company had a huge collection of thousands of items including early advertising posters, board games, staff uniforms and 60,000 photographs.

    This entire archive - described as "internationally significant" - has been given to the Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland.

  5. Thomas Cook archives to be opened to public

    Thomas Cook games

    Not many companies that have gone bust in recent times have left behind an archive described as "internationally significant".

    But the measure of how much collapsed travel firm Thomas Cook meant to Brits is that the firm's collection of posters, games, guides and staff uniforms is to be catalogued and made available to the public at Leicestershire county's record office.

    It was awarded the role of housing the collection - made up of thousands of individual items including early advertising posters, board games and 60,000 photographs - following a bidding process.

    Robin Jenkins, senior archivist at Leicestershire County Council, said: "This is an internationally significant archive relating to a company which began in Leicester.

    "They were very careful in what they collected and kept as a representative of the work of the company."

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    Video caption: Hays Travel owners on what makes them different to their predecessor Thomas Cook.
  7. Thomas Cook investigation extended


    The Financial Reporting Council is extending its investigation into the accounts of Thomas Cook, which collapsed in September.

    "Matters being investigated by the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) concerning EY's audit of the financial statements of Thomas Cook Group Plc (Thomas Cook) for the year ended 30 September 2018 will now include an investigation into EY's audit of Thomas Cook's financial statements for the year ended 30 September 2017."

    "The FRC will continue to keep the scope of the investigations under close review."