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Thomas Cook Collapse in Facts and Figures

LONDON The Thomas Cook travel group declared itself on Monday, leaving more than 150,000 British tourists needing repatriation.

Here are some key facts and figures about the closure:

  • The bankruptcy affects 22,000 employees, including 9,000 in the United Kingdom


  • Approximately 600,000 tourists from around the world have been stranded, including 150,000 Britons, according to the BBC


  • There are 51 affected destinations in 16 countries where the tour operator operated


  • The company, which had been struggling for years, sold tourist packages to 19 million customers worldwide


  • Repatriation operation started on Monday and will continue until 6 October. It is estimated that it will double the efforts made in 2017 after the collapse of Monarch airline


  • Thomas Cook recorded a $1.86 billion half-year loss


  • The board of directors held emergency meetings on Sunday in a final attempt to secure $248 million additional funds demanded by the banks


  • The firm had been operating for 178 years and was founded in 1841 in the English county of Leicestershire


  • It has 105 aircraft and 200 hotels and resorts under its brand.

 

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