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  1. April 8, 2012

    Thomas Cook set to sign £1.2bn bank deal

    Thomas Cook is on the brink of agreeing a £1.2bn deal with banks that will secure the future of the debt-laden...

  2. January 4, 2012

    Groupthink prompts cull at Thomas Cook

    Like a Predator drone taking out an Eastbourne park bench on a sunny afternoon, incoming Thomas Cook chairman Frank Meysman...

  1. January 4, 2012

    Boardroom clear-out at Thomas Cook

    Thomas Cook has carried out of cull of City grandees from its board as the debt-laden tour operator struggles to turn itself...

  2. November 25, 2011

    New Thomas Cook loan deal expected

    Thomas Cook overstretched itself with its acquisition spree and failed to back up the strength of its brand with good enough...

  3. November 22, 2011

    Bail-out mars plans for holidays

    Sam Weihagen, acting chief executive of the cash-starved tour operator Thomas Cook, rebuffs the suggestion that his company...

  4. November 22, 2011

    Holiday in hell

    The survival of holidays company Thomas Cook in its current form is threatened by a financial catch 22. To continue trading...

  5. FT Alphaville

    November 22, 2011

    Thomas Cook plunges on £900m debt fears

    Shares in Thomas Cook Group fell by more than 70 per cent after a further deterioration in trading forced the troubled tour...

  6. November 22, 2011

    Thomas Cook plunges on debt concerns

    Shares in Thomas Cook Group slumped by more than 70 per cent on Tuesday after the struggling tour operator admitted it was...

  7. September 29, 2011

    Thomas Cook ditches dividend payments

    Thomas Cook has axed its dividend in an effort to rebuild its cash reserves ahead of banking covenant tests in December. The...

  8. September 22, 2011

    Summer holiday prices on rise

    Tui Travel warned UK holidaymakers that the price of next year’s summer breaks will rise by 5 per cent to cover inflationary...

  9. September 21, 2011

    Thomas Cook names new chairman

    Troubled travel group Thomas Cook has appointed a former food company executive as its new chairman following a series of...

  10. August 11, 2011

    Thomas Cook sees another departure

    Thomas Cook has parted company with its head of UK retail operations – the latest senior manager to depart amid poor trading...

  11. August 10, 2011

    UK and Nordic sales boost Tui Travel

    Third-quarter results for Tui Travel showed the UK’s biggest tour operator by sales continuing to outperform its nearest...

  12. August 5, 2011

    Holiday blues for smaller UK tour operators

    The summer holiday season might be in full swing, but UK package tour operators are having a tough time. This week Holidays...

  13. August 3, 2011

    Thomas Cook’s risky venture into great unknown

    Thomas Cook certainly got plenty of service out of Manny Fontenla-Novoa, its now former chief executive. Although he left...

  14. August 3, 2011

    Thomas Cook chief stands down

    Manny Fontenla-Novoa has stepped down as chief executive of Thomas Cook Group amid the fallout from a string of profit...

  15. July 21, 2011

    Watchdog clears Thomas Cook deal merger with Co-op

    Thomas Cook has been given provisional clearance for its merger with The Co-operative Group in a move that will create the...

  16. July 12, 2011

    Thomas Cook’s problems are close to home

    The hotel looked fine on the net. But the photos did not show you the building work, the broken shower and the surly staff....

  17. July 12, 2011

    Thomas Cook shares plunge on warning

    Thomas Cook announced a wide-ranging review into its UK operations in the wake of another profit warning, a move some...

  18. May 9, 2011

    Europe trumps UK at Thomas Cook

    Thomas Cook highlighted European economic divergence with half-year results contrasting the grim trading climate in the UK...

  19. March 29, 2011

    Thomas Cook hit by UK economic uncertainty

    Thomas Cook cut holiday capacity for UK customers in response to what the tour operator called “fragile consumer sentiment,”...

  20. February 11, 2011

    Thomas Cook bonuses fuel investors’ anger

    Shareholders in Thomas Cook have delivered a resounding rebuke to the travel operator’s board over the way it calculated...

  21. February 8, 2011

    Thomas Cook shrugs off Egypt unrest

    Thomas Cook said on Tuesday that it expected to lose about £20m ($32m) from cancellations and emergency evacuations...

  22. January 14, 2011

    Booking an exit

    Just back from a Thomas Cook holiday in the Maldives, the travel group’s well-tanned chief executive Manny Fontenla-Novoa...

  23. December 1, 2010

    Ash cloud weighs on Thomas Cook earnings

    Thomas Cook blamed weak holiday bookings and the effects of April’s Icelandic volcanic eruption for a fall in full-year...

  24. November 25, 2010

    Stalin-era tour operator comes in from the cold

    After secret talks in a room designed to prevent bugging, British tour operator Thomas Cook has bought a majority stake in...

  25. October 8, 2010

    Thomas Cook and Co-op aim to defy travel trend

    Londoners could be forgiven for scratching their heads at Friday’s deal between the UK’s numbers two and three high street...

  26. October 8, 2010

    Thomas Cook and Co-op merge travel businesses

    Thomas Cook and The Co-operative Group have joined forces to create the market leader in high street travel shops with a...

  27. October 8, 2010

    Thomas Cook and Co-op merge travel businesses

    Thomas Cook and The Co-operative Group have joined forces to create the market leader in high street travel shops with a...

  28. September 28, 2010

    Thomas Cook poised to axe UK jobs

    Thomas Cook, the tour operator, is poised to axe a significant number of UK jobs, warning that the “incredibly tough”...

  29. August 13, 2010

    Ash cloud casts pall over tour operators

    For Manny Fontenla-Novoa, everything changed on May 16. The chief executive of Thomas Cook had watched his company recover...

  30. August 12, 2010

    School trips help Holidaybreak buck trend

    Choppy waters: as tour operators see reduced bookings from cash-strapped families, educational breaks have proved resilient...

  31. August 11, 2010

    Thomas Cook adds to travel industry gloom

    Thomas Cook delivered more bad news for the travel industry, warning that full-year profits would be “at the lower end of...

  32. July 12, 2010

    Thomas Cook buys German rival

    Holiday package: the purchase of Öger Tours allows Thomas Cook to shore up its presence in Turkey (above) Thomas Cook,...

  33. May 15, 2010

    The big name

    Manny Fontenla-NovoaChief executive, Thomas CookAny chief executive of a public company can expect to have to cope with the...

  34. May 14, 2010

    Thomas Cook sees bookings to Greece slide

    Thomas Cook revealed that holiday sales to Greece have slumped in the wake of riots and the economic turmoil afflicting the...

  35. May 14, 2010

    Thomas Cook sees bookings to Greece slide

    Thomas Cook revealed that holiday sales to Greece have slumped in the wake of riots and the economic turmoil afflicting the...

  36. December 1, 2009

    Thomas Cook rules out rights issue

    Thomas Cook will refinance its €1.8bn (£1.65bn) loan facilities by next summer but has no plans to launch a rights issue,...

  37. November 30, 2009

    Thomas Cook rules out rights issue

    Thomas Cook will refinance its €1.8bn ($2.7bn, £1.65bn) loan facilities by next summer but has no plans to use a rights...

  38. October 1, 2009

    Thomas Cook plans overseas expansion

    Thomas Cook has outlined plans to expand its financial services business through acquisitions after reassuring the market...

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