May 3, 1988 |
The British travel firm Thomas Cook said on Monday that it is selling its stake in Thomas Cook Rennies Travel Ltd., a South African associate firm. A company statement identified the buyer as Safmarine and Rennies Holdings Ltd., a locally owned shipping and leisure group. It did not disclose terms of the sale. Thomas Cook, a subsidiary of Midland Bank PLC, said that it intended to withdraw from South Africa.
September 10, 1996 |
Thomas Cook, a global travel and financial group that sold its U.S. travel agencies two years ago to American Express, hopes to return to the market by teaming with the American Automobile Assn. to form one of the world's largest leisure travel alliances. The deal announced Monday would combine operations at Thomas Cook's 1,800 worldwide offices with AAA's 1,000 travel agencies as of Jan. 1. The combined customer base is estimated at more than 54 million leisure travelers.
December 15, 1991
The foreign exchange rates in your Travel Statistics are based on purchase in the U.S. from Thomas Cook for a hefty fee. It makes more sense to do this at your destination with traveler's checks (banks usually offer a slightly higher exchange rate). In Paris, seek Arab-owned banks. (In my experience), they have the highest exchange rates. In Madrid, Banco Central and regional banks specializing in business banking have the best rates. P.S. Exchange enough before your trip for cab fare and food for day 1. GEORGE ARDEN Los Angeles
August 16, 1990 |
The Federal Reserve Board said today it has approved Midland Bank PLC's acquisition of Deak International Ltd., of New York, to engage in the travelers-check business. The acquisition by Midland, which is headquartered in London and the 43rd largest banking organization in the world, will be made through its subsidiary, Thomas Cook Inc., of Princeton, N.J. Midland's consolidated assets are estimated at $100.6 billion.
June 6, 2010 |
Villages in the Bavarian Alps go to sleep early on summer nights. Silence rolls down from the mountaintops along with an eiderdown blanket of fog. A cowbell chimes. A few lights flicker, then go out. But not this summer in Oberammergau, about 50 miles southwest of Munich, where the lights are on five nights a week and 2,000 villagers stay up late to fulfill a vow their staunchly Roman Catholic ancestors made almost 400 years ago when the village was threatened by the plague.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 15, 1991
A Lancaster man who photographed himself molesting a 2-year-old girl was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in state prison. Thomas Cook, 33, who was arrested after authorities identified him through the photographs, pleaded guilty last month to two counts of conducting a lewd act on a child involving the 2-year-old and another young victim, Deputy Dist. Atty. Pamela Rhodes said. "What you have is a memorializing of the crime" on film, Rhodes said.