It’s not very often that I even come close to feeling sympathy for this island’s all powerful hoteliers; but, a certain sympathy I do have - given the recent Thomas Cook debacle. To be more accurate, it is those working in the hotel and leisure industry that always seem to cop-the-flak when the collapse of a major tourism player goes to the wall. Quite why we have the usual brinkmanship when a company is clearly staggering towards the final curtain is anyone’s guess. For pities sake, with debts of over £1.5 billion and with the financial writing on the wall for months, if not years - why the shrugging of the shoulders of the company and all involved? Reading my Bulletin I understand that our German friends have a much more practical and civilised way of dealing with these corporate meltdowns when their citizens could be stranded abroad. Listening to British Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps MP, last week, he answered questions on the Thomas Cook cock-up with a frankness rarely found in the House of Commons nowadays. Basically, under pressure from all-comers, he pledged to restructure the way that travel companies seem to surrender their responsibilities when the money runs out.
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