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Thomas Cook is looking to expand its chain of travel stores to new sites across the country, with the creation of an unspecified number of jobs.

Thomas Cook is to relocate its Peterborough-based headquarters and 1,115 staff to Lynch Wood Business Park by spring 2016.

Thomas Cook Group is to sell Altrincham-based Co-operative Travel Management to Mawasem Travel & Tourism for £13m, with the transfer of about 200 staff.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

Thomas Cook is to acquire from Centurion Holiday Group for an initial £22m.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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%.

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

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

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