Thursday, 17th September 2020, 8:35 am
Travel company Thomas Cook collapsed and entered into liquidation last year, but it has now made a comeback by relaunching online.
The new owner, Fosun Tourism Group, which owns the rights to the name and brand, has relaunched Thomas Cook as an online-only travel agent.
Variety of holiday on offers
The travel firm will offer a range of holiday options, including all-inclusive deals and room-only stays, with accommodation types varying from three to five star.
The online travel company includes a team of UK-based travel advisors, and will enable UK tourists to design their perfect holiday, including the choice of hotels, flight times and add-ons such as transfers and airport parking.
Destinations on offer will be those the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) considers safe to visit. These currently include countries in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas, including Turkey, Italy and Cuba.
There are also plans to offer more destinations if coronavirus travel restrictions lift.
Travellers who book a holiday will not be charged a fee to change their trip, should government advice change before they travel.
‘A new era’
Alan French, Thomas Cook’s UK CEO, said, “Re-launching Thomas Cook as a business designed for today’s holidaymaker is an honour.
“What happened last year was a tragedy at a personal level for many thousands of my former colleagues, our business partners and of course our loyal customers.
“The resilience and affection still felt for the Thomas Cook brand reflects the huge commitment and professionalism of those former colleagues. We are very much in their debt and hope to have their backing as we look to take the brand into a new era.”