More than 20,000 Dutch people have filed a claim with Stichting Garantiefonds Reisgelden (SGR) after the bankruptcy of travel company Thomas Cook, says director Erik-Jan Reuver of the SGR on Wednesday in De Telegraaf .

The bankruptcy of the British travel company caused some 10,000 Dutch people to get in trouble during their journey. In addition, thousands of Dutch people had booked a trip with Thomas Cook. For this, victims could report to the SGR, a guarantee fund that covers prepaid travel sums.

"We pay out between 20 and 25 million euros. That amount is largely covered by the bank guarantee that we had negotiated with Cook Netherlands," Reuver says in the newspaper.