- BBC.com, Thursday, October 10, 2019 6:10 PM
U.K. travel company Thomas Cook has been purchased by its rival and will be rebranded Hays Travel. The independent travel company, with 555 locations, said the move gives it shops in areas where it
had little or no presence, including Scotland and Wales. “It had been an emotional day, with many staff crying when they were told their jobs were saved,” according to BBC News. There is
likely to be some overlap of stores, and the BBC estimates that there are more than 30 locations where there would be two competing High Street branches.
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