Islands hit by Thomas Cook bombshell

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A woman walks past the Wimbledon branch of the 178-year-old tour operator Thomas Cook which has ceased trading with immediate effect after failing in a final bid to secure a rescue package from creditors. PA Photo. Picture date: Monday September 23, 2019. More than 150,000 British holidaymakers are currently abroad and will need to be repatriated according to Civil Aviation Authority figures. See PA story CITY ThomasCook. Photo credit should read: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

THE SUDDEN disappearance of Thomas Cook will have a huge negative impact on the Canary and Balearic Islands’ tourism trade.
Figures released by both regional tourism authorities show that bookings via the Thomas Cook group accounted for 20% of this year’s total figures.
Only a percentage of that figure will be recovered, if and when customers are reimbursed, and if they decide to go to the islands with another tour operator or independently.

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