Thomas Cook can barely shift cheap Olympic tickets
Thomas Cook, who can't do a thing right at the minute, has been forced to flog 45,000 Olympic tickets on the cheap after no-one wanted them. The travelco was hoping to sell 300,000 tickets as part of packages, including hotel rooms and all that. However, it didn't work out like that.
In fact, Thomas Cook only sold 35,000 packages, according to temporary chief executive Sam Weihagen. As such, they've been flogging the rest of the tickets for less money to anyone who'll have them. Which means that you might be able to pick up a bargain or two.
Weihagen said: "With the bribery act and the economic climate in this country there has not been as big a demand as we expected. We had to repackage those tickets into normal packages and after we have done that we have been able to sell them."
And they still have 15,000 unsold Olympic packages. And there just so happens to be an empty seat crisis in the stadia.
It's little wonder that Thomas Cook lost £20.1million and look like a dying dog, limping toward a hedge to cark it. They're bloody hopeless.