Long Walk Home

“Founded in Market Harborough in 1841 by businessman Thomas Cook, the fledgling company organised railway outings for members of the local temperance movement. Some 178 years later, it had grown to a huge global travel group, with annual sales of £9bn, 19 million customers a year and 22,000 staff operating in 16 countries.” And then, poof, it was gone. BBC: Thomas Cook: What went wrong at the holiday firm?

+ When a travel co goes out of business, people on trips are left with the matter of trying to get back home. NPR: Thomas Cook Airline Collapse Triggers Largest Peacetime Repatriation In U.K. History.

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