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Local tourists caught up in collapse of Thomas Cook

Work to identify numbers from Island

Work is underway this morning to identify how many tourists from the Island have been caught up in the collapse of Thomas Cook.

One of the world's oldest travel firms ceased trading with immediate effect early this morning, after failing to reach a deal with creditors.

The company has a branch on Strand Street in Douglas.

It's not been confirmed at this stage how many job losses there will be due to the collapse.

All the firm's flights and holidays have now been cancelled.

Chair of the Online Regional Travel Group on the Island, Brian Kelly, says it's sad news - but not unexpected:

The Civil Aviation Authority's launching the biggest ever peacetime repatriation programme - to bring an estimated 150,000 British customers back to the UK.

More information can be found at thomascook.caa.co.uk, or via the helpline - 0300 303 2800.

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