Thomas Cook Group
Astral Holidays, one of the largest tour operators in Bulgaria, has announced that it is starting bankruptcy proceedings. This was reported by the agency on its official website.
The company is the Bulgarian partner of the failed British tourist operator Thomas Cook.
The Agency assures that it has taken all measures to protect its clients.
About half a billion euros have been lost to Greek tourism by the bankruptcy of British tourism company Thomas Cook, Kathimerini reports, citing an interview with Greek Tourism Minister.
He announced new measures by the government to soften the effects on the industry, according to BGNES.
As the latest estimates regarding just how hard Greek hotels have been hit by the collapse of UK travel giant Thomas Cook are pointing to unpaid invoices of some 230 million euros, and the government is assessing its options in terms of response measures, the now-dominant European tour operator, Tui AG, is sending one of its big bosses to Greece.
In connection with the announcement of the bankruptcy of the Thomas Cook tour operator subsidiaries, the Ministry of Tourism has created an expert group for emergency work and a 24-hour hotline. This was announced at an extraordinary press conference by the Minister of Tourism Nikolina Angelkova, quoted by the BNR.