When Thomas Cook began selling a one-day rail excursion in 1841, it's unlikely that he envisaged his self-titled travel company as one of the UK's most well-known and respected tour operators. Today the travel giant sends seven million customers on holiday annually through its 28 different brands.
Thomas Cook's mission is to bring its customers some of the best and happiest moments of their lives. And its passion for travel is the reason why Thomas Cook is one of the Europe's largest travel brands.
Thomas Cook's significance in the UK travel market is reflected in its awards collection. In 2011 it scooped Best Short-Haul Operator in the Global Travel Awards and was named a Business Superbrand at the Superbrands Awards. This year, Thomas Cook been nominated as Europe's Leading Tour Operator in the World Travel Awards.
The 2012 shortlist for Best Travel Agent