Tunisia hotel bars Thomas Cook guests from leaving

Business | 23 Sep 2019 1:00 pm

Thomas Cook's troubles were already affecting those traveling under the Thomas Cook banner.
A British vacationer told BBC radio yesterday that the Les Orangers beach resort in the Tunisian town of Hammamet, near Tunis, demanded that guests who were about to leave pay extra money for fear it would not be paid what it is owed by Thomas Cook.
Ryan Farmer, of Leicestershire, said many tourists refused the demand, since they had already paid Thomas Cook, so security guards shut the hotel's gates and "were not allowing anyone to leave.''
It was like "being held hostage,'' said Farmer, who is due to leave Tuesday. He said he would also refuse to pay if the hotel asked him.
The Associated Press called the hotel, as well as the British Embassy in Tunis, but no officials or managers were available for comment.-AP. Photo: ITV


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