Thomas Cook collapse leave British tourists stranded

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 23: Thomas Cook aircraft taxiing for take off from Manchester airport, believed to be heading to Corfu on September 23, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. The collapse of the 178-year-old travel firm triggered a massive repatriation effort, as the British Civil Aviation Authority chartered aircraft to bring around 150,000 travelers back to the UK. The firm’s closure also jeopardized 22,000 jobs worldwide, including 9,000 in the UK. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

The tourism Ministry has indicated that some stranded British tourists will continue to be looked after as they await transport back to the United Kingdom.

This, in the wake of reports that British tour company, Thomas Cook has collapsed, leaving thousands of British nationals at overseas holiday spots stranded.

In response to a query yesterday, Advisor to the tourism minister, Delano Seivwright said the ministry has been in close touch with the British High Commission over the last days.

He said all Thomas Cooke tourists in Jamaica will continue to enjoy the country’s warm hospitality until its time for them in to return home.