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Deal for Nordic units of Thomas Cook could save 2,300 jobs

Oct. 30, 2019 6:57 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Norwegian hotel and property developer and two equity funds have bought the Nordic subsidiaries of the failed Thomas Cook travel agency, potentially saving some 2,300 jobs. Petter Stordalen and Scandinavian fund Altor have each acquired 40% of Ving group while London-based TDR...

Thomas Cook chief 'sorry' but not sure about returning bonus

Oct. 15, 2019 6:21 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The former chief executive of the failed Thomas Cook travel agency has told a British parliamentary committee he has not decided whether to return his substantial cash bonus. Peter Fankhauser told the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee Tuesday that he is "deeply sorry" for the...

Hundreds of thousands affected as British travel firm fails

Sep. 23, 2019 10:36 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Families stranded, honeymoons and vacations canceled, thousands of workers laid off: The sudden collapse of British tour company Thomas Cook and its network of airlines and hotels sowed chaos for hundreds of thousands of travelers and businesses around the world Monday. Brought down by a...

Perfect storm of change, debt and Brexit sank Thomas Cook

Sep. 23, 2019 2:56 PM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — British tour operator Thomas Cook fell victim to multiple setbacks including shifting travel habits, the rise of online booking sites, the sinking pound and even unusually hot summer weather at home that discouraged Northern Europeans from travelling.. Specific problems of its...

Tour bus driver in deadly Utah crash was on 1st trip

Sep. 23, 2019 1:20 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The driver of a tour bus that crashed near a national park in Utah, killing four Chinese tourists and injuring dozens more, was making his first trip for a company that had only been in business for a short time, investigators said Sunday. The National Transportation Safety Board is...

4 Chinese tourists killed in Utah bus accident identified

Sep. 22, 2019 6:53 PM EDT

PANGUITCH, Utah (AP) — Four Chinese tourists killed in a bus crash in southern Utah near a national park were in their 60s and from Shanghai. Three women and one man died in the crash on a highway running through the red-rock landscape near Bryce Canyon National Park on Friday. The victims have been...

The Latest: Travel agency sends employees to help tourists

Sep. 21, 2019 11:18 PM EDT

PANGUITCH, Utah (AP) — The Latest on a tour bus crash in southern Utah that killed four people and injured several others (all times local): 9:05 p.m. A travel agency is dispatching employees from China to help the Chinese tourists injured in a bus crash in southern Utah. The tour group, organized by...