Thomas Cook, the UK’s oldest travel agency that collapsed last year, is close to being re-launched as an online travel firm.
After the dramatic fall of the travel agency late last year, it looks like the Thomas Cook travel brand is being revived as an online travel agency.
Think, the original Thomas Cook, minus the high-street stores, aircraft, and hotels.
According to the BBC, Thomas Cook’s owner, China’s Fosun, wants to relaunch Britain’s oldest travel firm within weeks – just in time for the start of the UK’s busy booking season for summer 2021.
However, this depends on how soon the company manages to get an ATOL license from the Civil Aviation Authority.
The timing of the relaunch will also depend on any additional quarantine rules that may come into effect on UK and European travel.
The Thomas Cook website is back up and live, but it’s not selling any travel just yet.
The BBC also has reported that Hays Travel, the company that bought the majority of Thomas Cook’s High Street outlets and took on many ex-staff late last year, is cutting almost 900 jobs.
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