Spain’s beaches deserted after Thomas Cook collapse and all Brit tourists vanish – Today News

 Some British-run businesses on a popular holiday island fear they could go bust after the collapse of Thomas Cook  Bars in Majorca, Spain, have blamed a downturn in trade on the demise of the world’s oldest travel firm  The island’s beaches are now largely deserted after Thomas Cook entered compulsory liquidation, resulting in the cancellation of all of the business’s flights and holiday packages  It also brought about the biggest peacetime repatriation since the Second World War as hundreds of thousands of British tourists stranded abroad had to be rescued  One Brit, who owns a bar in Majorca, said business had been catastrophic since the collapse of the travel firm  Do you live or work in a destination impacted by Thomas Cook’s collapse? Email [email protected] com    Another businessman, Jack Bate, 31, owner of the Rose and Crown pub in Cala Millor, told the Daily Star that trade had plummeted this week and was ‘sometimes down to none’  The newspaper reports that at least 500 Spanish hotels are facing imminent closure due to the drop in British holidaymakers  British couple Callie Millington and her fiance Liam Shaw were allegedly locked out of their hotel in Majorca’s infamous party resort of Magaluf after the Thomas Cook collapse  The 23-year-olds say they were asked to cough up £1,100, despite already paying £750 each for their 10-day holiday at the four-star HM Martinique Hotel  The couple, who flew out on Thursday, September 19, claim when Thomas Cook collapsed four days into their holiday they returned to their rooms to find them locked with all their belongings inside  They claim staff threatened they would have to spend the night on the streets if they didn’t re-pay the £1,100  Pre-school practitioner Miss Millington said: “It caused uproar. We don’t have that kind of money; it took us two and a half years to pay for this holiday  “The management gave us until midnight or we’d have to leave. That would have literally left us on the street ”  After talks with the Civil Aviation Authority, the hotel agreed to allow the guests back into their rooms

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