Thomas Cook announced on Wednesday that it intended to close 195 Co-operative Travel and own-brand stores as part of a restructure which would result in the loss of 2,550 jobs across its back-office and retail operations.
Here is a round-up of Travel Weekly’s stories as they broke:
Wednesday, March 6
Thomas Cook to cut 2,500 jobs
Cook Co-op merger made latest restructure ‘more painful’
Cook’s woes reflect move away from the high street, says Speakman
Scale of redundancies will be ‘a blow to Cook’s morale’
Hays Travel eyes Thomas Cook shops under threat
More than 900 retail jobs to go, Thomas Cook reveals
Thursday, March 7
Thomas Cook staff talk of shock and anger at store closures
Friday, March 8
Independent Travel Experts actively targeting Cook recruits
Thomas Cook job cuts are necessary, says expert
Monday, March 11
Travel Counsellors targets Cook employees with ‘discovery days’
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