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Hays Travel opens at former Thomas Cook on Stamford's High Street

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Hays Travel has moved into the former Thomas Cook on Stamford's High Street.

The travel agent took over the premises at 71 High Street as part of nationwide buy-out of the collapsed holiday giant, announced earlier this month.

Thomas Cook folded in September, with Stamford's branch among the 555 stores that closed.

The former Thomas Cook in Grantham (20315218)
The former Thomas Cook in Grantham (20315218)

Around 9,000 jobs were lost nationally, in addition to 12,000 more worldwide, but Hays has recruited many of the former Thomas Cook employees.

In addition, customers faced losing their holidays and they were also targeted by scammers.

This afternoon, at 1pm, staff from Hays Travel re-opened the branch, to introduce themselves to shoppers, though they were unable to take holiday bookings.

The staff at Hays Travel, Stamford (20327183)
The staff at Hays Travel, Stamford (20327183)

A staff member said this should be possible in the next few days, once systems are up and running.

The Stamford operation will be managed by Suzanna Aldous.

Suzanna said: "We are the UK's largest travel agent with foreign exchange coming soon! We now have a wide range of tour operators including Jet2, Tui , Disneyland Paris as well as luxury / tailor made worldwide & cruise holidays."

"The team have over 126 years travel experience between them.... Suzanna Aldous store manager, Linsey Pollard Assistant Manager, Denise Bolster Foreign Exchange consultant, Paula bishop sales consultant, debbie Marshall sales consultant & Jessica potter

"We will be your one stop holiday shop in Stamford."

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