Thomas Cook is the world’s best-known name in travel, thanks to the inspiration and dedication of a single man. Thomas Cook began his international travel company in 1841, with a successful one-day rail excursion at a shilling a head from Leicester to Lough borough on 5 July. From these humble beginnings Thomas Cook launched a whole new kind of company – devoted to helping Britons see the world. Today, Thomas Cook Group is one of the world’s leading leisure travel groups, with sales of over £8.5 billion and more than 22 million customers. The group is supported by 22,000 employees and operates from 15 countries. It is number one or two in all its core markets. Thomas Cook’s vision is to deliver trusted, personalized holiday experiences through our high-tech, high-touch strategy. We will be there for our customers wherever, whenever and however they want to connect with us.