With Thomas Cook recognised as the World’s Leading Charter Airline, Daniel Fearn, group head of operations control centre for the carrier, tells Breaking Travel News just what it is that set them apart from their competitors in global hospitality.
Unite has negotiated a two-year inflation linked pay deal for over 2,000 cabin crew at Thomas Cook Airlines. The first year of the deal will mean an annual increase of 3.2 per cent (based on the February 2017 retail price index) or around £500 a year in basic pay for a typical crew member earning £16,107, back dated to April 2017.
Shares in Thomas Cook have fallen by nearly ten per cent this morning after the travel firm reported a drop in profits at its UK business. Earnings at its UK division fell by 40 per cent in the year to September 30th, standing at £52 million.
Thomas Cook will set up a new airline based in Palma de Majorca, Spain. The tour operator hopes the move will lower costs at a time of tough conditions in the European short-haul market
Singapore Tourism Board and Thomas Cook Group have signed a memorandum of understanding to cover cooperative marketing campaigns, trade engagements and public relations activities. This is the first deal between the two organisations and it will be effective from October for a period of three years until 2020.
Thomas Cook Sport has been unveiled as preferred travel supplier for reigning European Champions & Aviva Premiership club, Saracens. Thomas Cook Sport will become the club’s team travel supplier for the senior squad as well as supporter travel, for the next three seasons.
Thomas Cook has announced it has entered into a strategic alliance with Expedia, one of the world’s leading travel companies. Under the terms of the agreement, Expedia will become the preferred provider of hotels for Thomas Cook’s complementary city and domestic holiday business and will provide its booking platform to support all city break and hotel-only sales across Thomas Cook distribution channels in Europe.
Today The Jerusalem Development Authority has announced a marketing collaboration with Thomas Cook, promoting the destination across Europe. The partnership aims to bring about global exposure to the historical city of Jerusalem, and increase visitation by showcasing the city’s many delights across Thomas Cook’s multi-channel media offering.