Hope for jobs as Thomas Cook chain taken over by Hays Travel

Wed, 09/10/2019 - 12:34 -- Editor

The Thomas Cook travel agency chain has been taken over and will reopen as Hays Travel.

All 555 Thomas Cook shops are to be bought by Hays in a move that could save up to 2,500 jobs.

The independent travel agent is buying the shops from the Official Receiver, which was appointed when Thomas Cook collapsed last month.

Hays has already offered jobs to 600 Thomas Cook staff and it plans to hire more as it plans to reopen the shops under its own brand.