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Breaking: Thomas Cook Brand is bought by Fosun!

It’s been announced today that the tourism company Fosun have bought the Thomas Cook Brand name for around £11million. Fosun were originally a name involved in  potential buyout of Thomas Cook before they collapsed. Fosun is a Chinese company and it is thought that one of their plans may be …

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Fly Bournemouth to Zakynthos for 2020!

Bournemouth airport have today announced that it will operate new flights next summer season to Zakynthos, both TUI and Ryanair operate out of Bournemouth and we understand this new route is with TUI. The announcement came from the Managing Director Stephen Gill who said: “We [Bournemouth Airport] have the infrastructure, …

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Hays Travel buys Thomas Cook stores

This afternoon Hays Travel, a family run UK Travel company, announced that they have bought all 555 Thomas Cook shops in the UK that closed after Thomas Cook collapsed. Hays Travel aim to re-employ old Thomas Cook staff, saving an estimated 2,500 jobs. They also hope to have the stores …

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The human side of the Thomas cook collapse

Since the news of the collapse of Thomas Cook, there has been a deluge of news and information. Much of what has been reported isn’t the story of the financial side of the business or even a full breakdown of what actually went wrong. The stories we are hearing are …

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Thomas Cook Collapse

We at Zakynthos Informer are saddened by the news of the collapse of Thomas Cook. We are thinking of all the staff who are employed by them and wish them well at this tough time. Operation Matterhorn is now in operation to repatriate anyone who is already abroad and you …

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Quads to be overseen by local authorities

On Tuesday it was announced by the Greek press that quads, also known as ATV’s, will now be overseen and monitored by local authorities. The announcement, made the Transport Ministry, means that each municipality will now be responsible for use of quads in their area. The issue of quads has …

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Summer strikes at UK airports

Unite union have announced that a number of strikes will take place at UK airports this summer. Heathrow Airport A dispute of pay means that around 4,000 Heathrow Airport employees, including drivers, engineers, passenger service operatives, and security guards at will go on strike on the following dates: 26 July …

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Laganas victim dies after assault

Earlier in the week we reported that a 35yr old visitor to the island had been injured and taken to hospital in Athens after a serious assault. We are extremely shocked and saddened to learn that the man, from Somerset in the UK, has now passed away. Our thoughts and …

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Greek Accommodation Tax

In January 2018 an Accommodation Tax came into effect, to be paid by all holidaymakers/tourists visiting Greece. The tax is payable by all guests upon arrival at check-in, (or to the renter) either by cash or card (please ensure that you also ask for a receipt).  This tax is payable …

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TUI announce new Sensimar hotels across Greece

This week TUI announced that a number of new hotels will open across Greece this summer. One of them will be the new TUI Sensimar Zante Maris in the resort of Tsilivi. The Sensimar Zante Maris will be part of a group of new Sensimar hotels and other locations include …

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