It is today that the Nanterre Commercial Court must decide on the future of Thomas Cook in France, after the bankruptcy of the parent company in Britain. Directors had allowed an additional two weeks for resumers to improve their offers. Some 780 employees are concerned in France. And candidates there are fifteen. the company should be saved.
The future looks rather reassuring for the 174 Thomas Cook travel agencies in France. Several great tourism professionals have come together to make a joint offer: Havas travel, salaun (Salun) holidays, and kavarel for the best known. They agreed to take over 115 branches, the meter was revised upwards. The file today on the table, proposes to take over 140 agencies in total, with maintenance for most of the staff.
A competing bid from the Ready to Go group is also on the line. Where it gets complicated is for the tour operator Jet tour. The president of Thomas Cook-France Nicolas Delors was ready to take the challenge, but he ended up throwing in the towel. No investor has agreed to follow him financially. There is no candidate to resume the activity, only the brand interests today. On the ranks, again, Havas Travel. But that means that employees will not be taken back.