Could the demise of Thomas Cook mark a new beginning for the tourism industry?

by Rashmee

Posted on October 25, 2019 / Equal Times


Some big and startling numbers have been thrown about in the grim aftermath of Thomas Cook’s collapse. Roughly 600,000 tourists were left stranded when the world’s oldest travel company ceased trading on 23 September 2019. The United Kingdom began its biggest ever peacetime repatriation of 150,000 holidaymakers. At least 21,000 people worldwide lost their jobs. … Continue reading “Could the demise of Thomas Cook mark a new beginning for the tourism industry?”

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Regional tourism must move on from the Thomas Cook package

by Rashmee

Posted on September 26, 2019 / The Arab Weekly


Tour companies such as Thomas Cook were part of that effort to create an easily digestible narrative about foreign locales for Western consumption. Turkey, Tunisia, Egypt… the grim regional roll call of countries affected by the collapse of Thomas Cook, the world’s oldest travel company. The death rattle of Thomas Cook has been ­­heard over … Continue reading “Regional tourism must move on from the Thomas Cook package”

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Thomas Cook found the age of Empire easier than the age of Expedia

by Rashmee

Posted on September 23, 2019 / Quartz


Today, the head of the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority tried to put the collapse of Thomas Cook, the world’s oldest travel company, into context. Deirdre Hutton told the BBC that the 178-year-old company was “operating on brochures whereas everyone else has moved on to barcodes.” Is that really what caused Thomas Cook, after so many … Continue reading “Thomas Cook found the age of Empire easier than the age of Expedia”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK