FTI’s developments | Limited impact of its bankruptcy on the Greek market | Greek experts’ and the market’s assessments

The bankruptcy of FTI raises concern among the Greek tourism market, at least until the assessment of the consequences is done, bringing back memories of the previous bankruptcy of a major tour operator, that of Thomas Cook, in September 2019, which created significant shocks in the domestic tourism industry. However, the exposure of Greek hotels […]

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Thomas Cook Relaunches as Online Travel Company 

Thomas Cook returns following acquisition by Fosun Tourism Group Thomas Cook will relaunch as an online-only travel business following the acquisition of one of the best-known names in travel by international leisure company Fosun Tourism Group. The new ‘Covid-ready’ travel company will initially sell holidays to destinations on the Government’s safe travel corridor list. Licensed […]

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Hays Travel to re-open Thomas Cook street shops

Up to 2,500 jobs at Thomas Cook could be saved after Hays Travel, the UK’s largest independent travel agent, today agreed to buy the historic holiday company’s high street shops. Hays Travel will acquire the entire retail portfolio of 555 former Thomas Cook shops after it signed a deal with the Official Receiver and Special […]

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The Greek ministry of Tourism, for Thomas Cook bankruptcy

The financial collapse of the British travel agency Thomas Cook is an unfortunate development for the pan-European tourism industry and, understandably, it affects the Greek market. The Minister of Tourism, Mr. Haris Theocharis and the Deputy Minister, Mr. Manos Consolas are in open communication with all the stakeholders involved in resolving the problems arising from […]

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Thomas Cook announces €6m refurbishment of Sunwing Kallithea in Rhodes

In further support of the Greek market, Thomas Cook has confirmed another multi-million refurbishment of the Sunwing Kallithea hotel in Rhodes, following an investment of € 7m to upgrade of the hotel’s 540 rooms this past winter, including rooms with a pool to meet the demand for more luxurious, family-friendly accommodation. In specific, it commits […]

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Cook’s Club opens latest hotel in the heart of Rhodes city

Thomas Cook has opened its eighth Cook’s Club hotel – an 18-room city hotel in the heart of Rhodes Old Town. The boutique, urban hotel brings the Cook’s Club tropical design to the centre of Rhodes with a rooftop pool and bar that offer stunning views across the city and a suite with a panoramic […]

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Thomas Cook confirms the strategic cooperation with the Greek Tourism Minister Harris Theoharis

Thomas Cook Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Peter Fankhauser has recently met the Tourism Minister, Mr. Haris Theoharis to discuss about the future of the Greek tourism. Mr. Fankhauser’s visit highlights that Greece remains one of the most important destinations for the Group and has taken place with the aim of the Minister’s official briefing, regarding […]

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Thomas Cook launches summer marketing campaign|VIDEO

Thomas Cook has launched a multi-million pound advertising push across TV, radio, print, online and out-of-home. Featuring the strapline “This Is Thomas Cook” the new campaign aims to remind holidaymakers what Thomas Cook holidays are about. From fun in the sun to cocktail sipping, pool dipping and life living, the campaign targets both families and […]

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Thomas Cook opens first Casa Cook for families in Chania, Crete

Thomas Cook just recently opened its latest own-brand hotel, Casa Cook in Chania, Crete, which is the first of its boutique lifestyle collection aimed at families. Thomas Cook has already sold 70 per cent of available rooms at the hotel, which was built from scratch and opened in the end of May. The hotel is […]

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Thomas Cook and Greek Tourism Minister discuss further plans for growing tourism

Peter Fankhauser, Chief Executive Office of Thomas Cook Group and Elena Kountoura, Greek Minister of Tourism met at ITB in Berlin, the world’s leading Travel Trade Show. In the meeting they discussed Thomas Cook’s plans for continued investment in Greece through the growth of Thomas Cook’s own-brand hotels under popular new brands such as Casa […]

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