Former Thomas Cook staff to offer free advice to holidaymakers in Glenrothes

People who were affected by the Thomas Cook collapse have been invited to Kingdom Shopping Centre for some free travel advice.

Former staff from the company will be at Unicorn Square in Glenrothes between 1-4pm today (10 October).

Public Notice 🚨 The staff from the Kingdom Shopping Centre Thomas Cook store are volunteering their time to come and...

Posted by Kingdom Shopping Centre on Wednesday, October 9, 2019

On Wednesday, Sunderland-based company Hays Travel announced it will take over all 555 Thomas Cook branches in the UK, which could save up to 2500 jobs. 

John and Irene Hays, managing director and group chair of Hays Travel Limited, said: “Thomas Cook was a much-loved brand employing talented people. We look forward to working with many of them.”

Jim Tucker, partner at KPMG and joint special manager of Thomas Cook’s retail division, who assisted the sale, said: “This is an extremely positive outcome, and we are delighted to have secured this agreement.

“It provides re-employment opportunities for a significant number of former Thomas Cook employees and secures the future of retail sites up and down the UK high street.

“We are pleased to have achieved this in a short time frame and in the context of a complex liquidation process, which is testament to a lot of hard work from a number of parties."

He added: “Over the weeks ahead, we will work closely with Hays Travel and landlords to ensure a smooth transition of the store estate.”

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