Thomas Cook passengers at the Majorca airport on the second day of repatriations following the collapse of the giant tour operator

Thomas Cook passengers at the Majorca airport on the second day of repatriations following the collapse of the giant tour operator.

24-09-2019ENRIQUE CALVO

At least 16 Thomas Cook flights bound for the UK have been cancelled today as the local authorities hold crisis meetings to try and reduce the impact in the Balearics and help stranded passengers as much as possible.

Top level talks are going to held in Madrid at midday in a bid to draw up new measures to tackle the problem.

Some clients have complained of having been forced to either pay up or leave by hotels contracted by Thomas Cook.

Thomas Cook passengers at the Mallorca airport on the second day of repatriations following the collapse of the giant tour operator

Balearic authorities have as yet made no comment this morning regarding guests being kicked out.

It is also understood that Majorcan tourism tycoons are hovering over Thomas Cook's offices and hotels in Majorca and across Spain, in particular the Canary Islands.

Thomas Cook passengers at the Mallorca airport on the second day of repatriations following the collapse of the giant tour operator

There have also been complaints from stranded holiday makers that hoteliers have put their prices up.

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bernie / Hace over 2 years

It is a bit of a worry that ATOL insurance seems to have no weight with some hoteliers. Thus is a bit of a wake up call. How much is ATOL recognized? It should be possible to collate a world wide list of rogue hotels after things have settled down.

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Bob / Hace over 2 years

I hope the names of these hotels Will be availible at some point, so that we are NOT staying there, what a Way to help people in trouble, demanding Them to pay up or raising the prices.

What a sad Way to step on people that is already Down.

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