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Travel Weekly, 14th October: Former Thomas Cook sales manager joins Great Rail Journeys.

Former Thomas Cook sales manager Helen Sutton has been taken on by Great Rail Journeys. Link

BBC, 14th October: What Brexit means for half-term holiday plans.

Holiday company adverts are still urging you to whisk your family off on a European city break during the half-term holiday. Link

TTG Media, 14th October: Thomas Cook collapse threatens Spanish hotel sector.

The collapse last month of Thomas Cook could result in the closure of more than 500 hotels across Spain, the head of Spain’s largest association of hoteliers has warned. Link

Travel Mole, 14th October: Collapse of Thomas Cook has dented trust in booking holidays.

Gillian Bell, director of client services at digital agency SYZYGY outlines how the industry can bring back consumer confidence after the demise of Thomas Cook. Link

The Travel Weekly, 15th October: Government faces fresh criticism over Thomas Cook collapse.

The government face fresh criticism over its handling of the Thomas Cook collapse as MP’s prepare to question bosses today over their role in its demise. Link

Travel Weekly, 15th October: Peter Fankhauser ‘confident’ Thomas Cook would be saved.

The former boss of Thomas Cook has told MP’s he was ‘confident’ the travel giant would be saved. Link

Travel weekly, 15th October: BA UK and Ireland sales chief departs.

British Airways head of UK and Ireland sales and marketing Stephen Humphreys has left the airline after 5 years. Link

Travel Mole, 15th October: Fankhauser refuses to pay back bonus to help former staff.

Former Thomas Cook chief executive Peter Fankhauser refuses to bow to pressure to give back some of his bonus when he was grilled by MP’s today. Link

Travel Mole, 15th October: Hays Travel recruits over 1,700 former Thomas Cook staff.

Hays has hired 1,761 former Thomas Cook staff so far with 123 former Thomas Cook agency shops trading over the weekend. Link

Travel Weekly, 15th October: Brussels clears Condor €380m rescue loan.

The European Commission has approved a €380 million rescue loan to keep Thomas Cook’s German airline Condor flying. Link

Travel daily media, 16th October: ETOA Brexit seminar for tourism sector.  

European Tour Operators Association is hosting a Brexit seminar on the day the UK is scheduled to leave the EU if no deal has been brokered on 31 October for the Travel and Tourism sector at the Barbican Centre, London, and the event is free an available to live stream and will be recorded. Link

Express, 16th October: Tourists slam Barcelona riots as capital of Spain descends in to chaos.

Foreign tourists took to social media to voice their concern about what is happening in Barcelona. The city is facing riots protestors rail against Mondays jailing of nine pro-independence leaders. Link

The Guardian: 16th October: Hays Travel owner offer jobs to 2000 ex-Thomas Cook staff.

The husband and wife team who bought Thomas Cook network of high street travel agencies out of liquidation say they have offered nearly 2000 of the companies former staff a job and reopened 186 of its shops. Link

Travel Weekly, 17th October: Jet2 jumps in to plug Thomas Cook gap at Manchester and Birmingham.

Jet2 ramping up capacity following the collapse of Thomas Cook by adding hundreds of thousands of seats for next summer from Manchester and Birmingham airport. Link

Travel Weekly, 17th October: Thomas Cook airport slots attract bids from rival airlines. 

Rival airlines are set to swoop on Thomas Cook Airlines valuable take-off and landing slots. Link

Travel Weekly, 17th October: Travel jobseekers jump with Thomas Cook collapse.

The failure of Thomas Cook boosted travel recruitment activity last month with a jump in new job seekers, according to new data. Link

Express, 17th October: Brexit Travel: Are you covered if Brexit disrupts your holiday.

Brexit is just around the corner, and one of the main concerns for Britons is how this will affect travel. So what happens if the EU departure collides with your holiday plans?Link

ABTA Magazine, 17th October: Travel leaders hire Thomas Cook executives. 

Travel leaders, the owner of Barrhead Travel, has hired some of Thomas Cook’s most senior executives as it looms to expand the travel agency. Link

Travel Mole, 17th October: Park Holidays lays off special weekend for Thomas Cook staff.

Park Holidays UK has invited more than 600 people- Thomas Cook staff and their families- to enjoy a weekend at one of its Parks. Link

Independent, 18th October: TUI airways mulling changing name of jet before it returns to service.

The UK’s biggest operator of the Boeing 737 Max may change the name of the aircraft before it returns to service. Link. 

Travel Weekly, 18th October: Hays appoints Savills as it opens 214th former Thomas Cook store.

Hays Travel has appointed estate agent Savills to continue negotiations with landlords of the 555 shops it has bought the leases to occupy. Link


BBC, 17th October: Brexit: DUP rejects deal as things stand as PM heads to EU summit.

Boris Johnson has suffered a blow to his proposed Brexit deal as the Democratic Unionist Party said it cannot support plans «as things stand». Link 

Belfast Telegraph, 18th October: Brexit: DUP will absolutely vote against Boris Johnson’s deal.

DUP MP Sammy Wilson MP has said his party continues to hold firm and will vote against Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal. Link

Irish Independent, 18th October: Irish tourism to launch €40m campaign to lure British tourists in event of no-deal Brexit.

British tourists and holidaymakers are to be wooed by Irish tourism agencies in the face of Brexit upheavals. Link




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