Tour Operator Thomas Cook Ceases Operations, Leaving 600,000 People Stranded Across the Globe

The Thomas Cook tour company and airline shut down on Monday, leaving thousands of tourists stranded on holidays around the globe.

The company, which was founded in 1841, shared the news in a brief tweet. 

“We are sorry to announce that Thomas Cook has ceased trading with immediate effect.” It added that the Twitter account "will not be monitored” and provided guests a website for further information.