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“Greece is destination with highest sales,” says new Thomas Cook

“Greece is currently the destination with the highest sales for our company,” the head of the new Thomas Cook, Alan French, told Greek state-run news agency amna on Monday. French invited the cooperation of Greek hoteliers and tourism companies. Free from the financial burdens of the past, the company announced …

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Full impact of Thomas Cook collapse “not apparent yet,” says SETE

The repercussions for Greece from the collapse of Thomas Cook, the second largest travel agency in the world, have not yet become fully apparent, the president of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) Yiannis Retsos said in an interview with the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA). He noted the damage to the …

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Thomas Cook: Revenue loss for Greek hotels at €315mn in 2019, over 1bn in 2020

The collapse of Thomas Cooks opened a big wound in Greece’ tourism sector. According to a survey conducted by the Greek Chamber of Hotels the financial damaged is worth 315 million euros for 2019. And it will reach over one billion euros in 2020. The survey was conducted by the …

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Greek gov’t measures for workers, businesses affected by Thomas Cook collapse

The Greek government announced on Saturday a series of measures for tourist businesses and workers affected by the collapse of British Thomas Cook. The measures were announced after a meeting of representatives from the Finance, the Labor and the Development ministries. Workers The number of required insurance stamps (IKA/EFKA) for …

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61,000 Thomas Cook customers flown to UK in 4 days, says British CAA

The British Civil Aviation Authority said on Friday that the Operation Matterhorn has flown back to UK around 61,000 people. This over 40% of the total of 150,000 people who are due to complete their holiday by 6. October 2019,” the CAA said in a press release submitted to KTG. …

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Finance Ministry: Thomas Cook affected hotels will not pay “stay-over tax”

The Greek Finance Ministry will exempt hotels hurt by the Thomas Cook collapse from the payment of “stay-over tax.” A relevant Legislative Act is underway and it will refer for the time period from September 23 to October 10, that is for as long as the repatriation operation by the …

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Frustrated Thomas Cook customers complain about lack of information about their repatriation

Unprecedented chaos and many frustrated Thomas Cook customers at the airport of the island of Corfu after the company’s collapse that cancelled flights to and from UK. Many did not know about the collapse. They complained about the lack of information regarding their repatriation. Dozens of holidaymakers flocked to the …

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Thomas Cook: 50,000 holidaymakers stranded in Greece. What To Do

Thomas Cook collapse: Repatriation of stranded tourist to start soon. Greek Tourism Minister Haris Theoharis has estimated that some 50,000 holidaymakers are stranded in Greece. They are to be repatriated in the coming days, Theoharis told Skai TV on Monday morning. The first 22,000 are to be repatriated over the …

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UK FM Raab: Thomas Cook holidaymakers will not end up stuck overseas

British foreign minister Dominic Raab said the government had contingency plans in case talks to rescue travel company Thomas Cook fail, and sought to reassure holidaymakers that they will not end up stuck overseas. “We would wait to see and hope that it (Thomas Cook) can continue but in any …

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Zakynthos: Thomas Cook passengers experience “hell on earth” in plane without air con (video)

More than two hundred passengers on a flight from Zakynthos (Zante) to London experienced the hell on earth, a living nightmare, at the airport of the Ionian Sea island. 214 passengers of Thomas Cook Flight MH1805 had to stay on the ground for three hours in a plane without air …

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