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Thomas Cook is to sell Gold Medal, the Preston-based flights, hotels and car hire firm with 470 staff, to Dnata of Dubai for £45m.
11-Feb-2014

Thomas Cook Group has sold Elegant Resorts, the Chester-based luxury holidays firm with 100 staff, to Al Tayyar of Saudi Arabia for £14m.
10-Feb-2014

Thomas Cook is to close its support office at Birkenshaw near Bradford by next year, and some of the 147 staff could transfer to Peterborough.
29-Jan-2014

Thomas Cook has sold Essential Travel, the London-based ancillary travel products business with 20 staff, to Holiday Extras Group for £2.1m.
12-Dec-2013

Thomas Cook is to sell Brighton-based Neilson Active Holidays to a management team backed by private equity firm Risk Capital Partners for £9.2m.
26-Nov-2013

Thomas Cook Group has sold its CFX corporate foreign exchange business to Moneycorp for £4.5m.
19-Nov-2013

Thomas Cook is to close 195 travel agency branches and its office in Accrington, as part of a restructuring programme that will shed 2,500 jobs.
07-Mar-2013

Thomas Cook is to shed a further 430 jobs, including pilots and cabin crew, with the disposal of four of its 35 aircraft.
10-Oct-2012

Thomas Cook is to close its travel administration office in Bradford in March 2013, with the loss of most of the 537 jobs.
14-Jun-2012

Thomas Cook has confirmed plans to close 200 of its 1,300 travel stores over the next two years, with the loss of hundreds of jobs.
15-Dec-2011

Thomas Cook is to sell its stake in Hoteles Y Clubs De Vacaciones, the owner of five Spanish hotels, to Grupo Iberostar for £60m.
13-Dec-2011

Thomas Cook is said to be planning to close up to 200 of its 1,200 travel agencies, as part of a review of its UK operations.
21-Nov-2011

Thomas Cook and the Co-op are to merge their travel and foreign exchange businesses into a combined chain of more than 1,200 retail outlets, with Going Places shops being rebranded as Co-operative Travel.
11-Oct-2010

Thomas Cook is planning to restructure its travel operations in Preston, Chester and Peterborough, which could involve the relocation of some staff and others being offered new roles.
07-Jun-2010

Thomas Cook has acquired Think W3, the owner of the Essential Travel online travel services business, for undisclosed terms.
11-Mar-2010

Thomas Cook has acquired the remaining 49.9% stake in Gold Medal Travel, the Preston-based travel firm with 540 staff.
23-Dec-2009

Thomas Cook is to shed 59 of the 400 jobs at its travel call centre in Larbert, near Falkirk.
16-Apr-2009

Thomas Cook is to shed about 25 temporary jobs at its travel call centre in Peterborough in May, in order to re-route calls to its 135 retail stores.
01-Apr-2009

Thomas Cook is to acquire a majority stake in Gold Medal International, the Preston-based independent travel company with 500 staff, for an initial £25m.
19-Dec-2008

Thomas Cook, the tour operator, is to set up a 9,350 sq ft office on Savoy Street in London's West End.
16-Sep-2008

Thomas Cook is to close its travel call centre in Glasgow with the loss of up to 158 jobs, in order to transfer the work to Falkirk, Peterborough and Bradford.
04-Sep-2008

Thomas Cook is planning to close its travel call centre at The Globe in Accrington in September with the loss of up to 260 jobs, in order to transfer the work to offices in Peterborough, Bradford and Brighton.
13-Jun-2008

Thomas Cook has acquired Jet Tours of France for £56m and TriWest Travel of Canada for £57m, as part of a strategy to expand its independent travel operations.
10-Jun-2008

Thomas Cook Group has acquired Elegant Resorts, the Chester-based luxury travel firm with 160 staff and gross assets of £22m.
08-Apr-2008

Thomas Cook is to acquire Hotels4U.com from Centurion Holiday Group for an initial £22m.
15-Feb-2008

Thomas Cook is planning to close 150 travel shops and six offices throughout the country with the loss of up to 2,800 jobs, affecting sites in Rochdale, Manchester, Rawtenstall and Denton.
27-Jun-2007

Thomas Cook is planning to base 40 head office jobs in London following its merger with Mytravel, but this is not expected to affect the jobs at its existing headquarters in Peterborough.
26-Feb-2007

Thomas Cook of Peterborough is to merge with MyTravel of Rochdale to form a combined holidays business with more than 32,000 staff, but this is expected to lead to job losses and the closure of Thomas Cook shops.
13-Feb-2007

Thomas Cook is planning to shed 325 jobs in its travel business, which will mainly affect the 1,600 staff at its Peterborough headquarters.
27-Feb-2006

Thomas Cook is to conduct a strategic review of its UK tour operating business, prompting speculation that it will seek buyers for Club 18-30, Style villa holidays, Neilson skiing and Sun World.
16-Jan-2006

Thomas Cook is to create 100 new sales and customer service jobs at its travel business in Peterborough.
19-Apr-2005

Thomas Cook is to create 200 new jobs at its travel call centre in Larbert, near Falkirk.
19-Feb-2004

Thomas Cook Airlines is planning to double the number of charter flights from Newcastle Airport from 18 to 36 next year, with the creation of 50 jobs.
28-Aug-2003

Thomas Cook Direct is planning to create up to 300 new jobs at its holiday call centre at Larbert near Falkirk this year.
25-Jan-2002

Thomas Cook has announced plans to launch a branded digital TV channel, which will feature its full range of holidays and other travel products.
09-Nov-2001

Thomas Cook has announced plans to reduce costs in its European travel business by shedding 2,600 jobs, closing 100 shops and grounding four aircraft.
29-Oct-2001

Thomas Cook is planning to shed 510 jobs, including 100 crew at JMC Airlines and 410 travel agency staff.
28-Sep-2001

Thomas Cook has confirmed plans to create more than 200 jobs in Peterborough, where it will base the headquarters for a new joint venture with British Airways Holidays.
04-Jun-2001

Thomas Cook is to relocate its Neilson outdoor holidays business from Gatwick to Brighton Marina, with the creation of more than 100 jobs.
22-Dec-2000

Thomas Cook is being sold by Carlson of the US to C&N Touristic of Germany for £550m, which will give C&N access to the UK package holiday market.
06-Dec-2000

Thomas Cook has raised £52m from the sale of its 7% stake in First Choice to Spanish hotel group Barcelo, while First Choice has announced the £0.5m acquisition of Taurus Tours, the Swiss package holiday company.
18-Aug-2000

Thomas Cook is looking to sell its financial services business for about £300m, in order to focus on its travel operations.
17-Aug-2000

Thomas Cook has announced a £200m investment programme to reorganise its holiday operations under the JMC banner.
02-Sep-1999

Thomas Cook is to create an additional 200 jobs at its holiday call centre in Falkirk and 100 jobs at Glasgow Airport, but there will be about 120 job losses in Ayrshire and Clydebank.
12-Mar-1999

Preussag of Germany is to take control of Thomas Cook, the travel agency and financial services company, by buying a 24.9% stake from Westdeutsche Landesbank now and a further 25.2% next September.
24-Dec-1998

Thomas Cook, the travel and financial services company, is planning to outsource its recently-opened call centre in Peterborough.
10-Dec-1998

Thomas Cook is to merge its UK holiday interests with those of Carlson of the US, to create an enlarged group with over 1,400 travel agents.
07-Oct-1998

Carlson of the US is said to be discussing the merger of its Inspirations holiday business in the UK with Westdeutsche Landesbank's Thomas Cook group, which would create the UK's largest travel agent.
17-Sep-1998

Thomas Cook has acquired Flying Colours, the tour operator and charter airline, for a sum thought to be about £50m, which is expected to increase its market share from 11% to 16%.
19-Jun-1998

Thomas Cook is to use its high street travel shops to sell overseas properties built by large developers in Europe and Florida, as part of a diversification strategy intended to replace the foreign exchange income that will be lost with the introduction of the euro.
04-Jun-1998

Thomas Cook is planning to sell timeshare holidays, initially concentrating on the UK, Spain, Portugal, Florida, New York, and the Canary Islands.
27-May-1998

Thomas Cook is investing £25m in the launch of a global travel service, supplied through its Peterborough call centre.
07-May-1998

Thomas Cook is planning to start selling holidays and foreign exchange over the internet next month.
15-Aug-1997

Thomas Cook is to set up a telephone call-centre in Falkirk to take holiday bookings, initially employing 150 staff.
14-Aug-1997

Thomas Cook has acquired Time Off, the city breaks tour operator, for undisclosed terms.
05-Sep-1996

Thomas Cook is in discussions to acquire Time Off, the city breaks tour operator.
08-Aug-1996

Thomas Cook has acquired Sunworld, the tour operator, from GVI of Spain for a sum thought to be around £38m.
03-Jul-1996

Thomas Cook is planning to sell its 11% stake in First Choice, the tour operator, as it prepares for the acquisition of Sunworld for £40m.
06-May-1996

Thomas Cook and Going Places have started offering holiday discounts up to 15%, while Lunn Poly is offering 10% discounts and the option to pay one year after booking.
23-Dec-1995