Over 175 years ago, our founder Thomas Cook began this company with a vision to ‘broaden the mind of others and break down the partition walls of prejudice.'​ Once describing himself as ‘the willing and devoted servant of the travelling public,’ Thomas Cook was a true pioneer of the travel industry, opening up a world of new destinations and new travel experiences to everyone. By obtaining the best services and prices for his customers, he laid the foundations of the company that still bears his name today. Our purpose today remains true to Thomas Cook’s ambitions - to be the world's most loved holiday company.

Thomas Cook Group plc is one of the world’s leading leisure travel groups with sales of £9 billion in the year ended 30 September 2017. Thomas Cook is supported by 22,000 employees and operates from 17 source markets; it is number one or two (by revenue) in all its core markets. Thomas Cook Group plc’s shares are listed on the London Stock Exchange (TCG).