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    Quote Originally Posted by frank recktenwald View Post
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    What has the second picture got to do with anything? The first video was about Thomas Cook - funny. This picture seems to be about hungry people, when she is talking about climate change.

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    Today's Diario Libre. computer translated

    Some 500 hotels will close “immediately” in Spain after bankruptcy of Thomas Cook
    Impairments of the tour operator exceeds 200 million euros in the European country
    AFP - SPAIN 09/30/2019, 09:37 AM

    Hundreds of hotels face an immediate closure in Spain after the bankruptcy of the British group Thomas Cook, the president of the Spanish Confederation of Hotels and Tourist Accommodations (Cehat) warned on Monday.

    "There are 500 hotels that are going to close immediately due to the bankruptcy of Thomas Cook , and the situation can get worse if the Executive does not take action immediately," said Juan Molas, president of the confederation, in an interview with the economic newspaper Five days.

    The total defaults left by the bankruptcy of Thomas Cook in Spain also exceed the initial estimate of 200 million euros, said Molas, whose confederation brings together some 15,000 companies.

    “It will be much more. Only the sum of eight chains rubs the 100 million. I think it will far exceed that figure, ”said the manager.

    Among the hotels that risk immediate closure, 100 depended exclusively on Thomas Cook, Molas said. The rest received between 30 and 70% of their clients from the British tour operator.

    A hotel, for example, in Fuerteventura, in the Canary Islands, recently carried out a reform of 20 million euros. Now he finds that "he has 700 open rooms that will be empty on October 7, and he will have to fire his 200 workers because he has no room to look for alternatives," Molas added.

    And is that the most punished destinations in Spain are the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands, with 40% of the hotels affected.

    The employer of the sector has developed an emergency plan that will be presented to the Minister of Tourism, Reyes Maroto, at the next Spanish Tourism Council, on October 7.

    One of the top priorities will be to ensure the connectivity of the Canary Islands, the destination that is feared to be the most punished, as it will be devoid of the many tourists from northern Europe led by Thomas Cook.

    "The high season begins and Thomas Cook provided 30% of the air capacity and hiring of beds," Molas said. The hotel employer figures the cost of bankruptcy in 1.3 million airplane seats, with two destinations particularly punished in the Canary archipelago: Tenerife and Lanzarote.

    Therefore, Molas urged the Spanish government to contact the low-cost Irish airline Ryanair, to reverse its decision to close its bases in four Spanish airports in January, three of them in the Canary Islands.

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    LONDON — Hays Travel, an independent British travel agent, said on Wednesday that it had bought all 555 stores of Thomas Cook, one of the world’s oldest tour companies, which collapsed last month.

    More than 25 percent of all former Thomas Cook employees who worked in retail have been hired as a result of the deal, which is expected to save up to 2,500 jobs, Hays said in a statement. The move will come as a major relief to many who found themselves unemployed overnight after Thomas Cook’s disintegration.

    “Thomas Cook was a much-loved brand and a pillar of the U.K. and the global travel industry,” Irene Hays, the chairwoman of Hays Travel Group, said in the statement. “We will build on the good things Thomas Cook had — not least its people — and that will put us in even better stead for the future.”

    The company said it would add the former Thomas Cook locations to the 190 stores that Hays already owns across Britain.

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    The guy already has 190 shops, he has just acquired another 555 and he said that the acquisition with "almost triple" the number of shops we have. Seems like maths isn't his strong suit. Best of luck, I think retail-based travel agencies had a very good past.

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    I don't think the new operation will be anything like the old one. From what I read it sounds like it will just be a traditional travel agent, providing travel and holidays with multiple suppliers, rather than having their own planes, hotels etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TropicalPaul View Post
    The guy already has 190 shops, he has just acquired another 555 and he said that the acquisition with "almost triple" the number of shops we have. Seems like maths isn't his strong suit. Best of luck, I think retail-based travel agencies had a very good past.
    It's a SHE... Chairwoman Hay......

    triple = 3 x 190=570

    Sounds good to me... if you mean quadruple the total.. I get it

    I would use the same expression.... if I had 190 and added 555 to it.
    Triple my current holdings

    English & math are difficult subjects.......

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