Thomson profits hit by Tunisian terror

Bitterwallet - Thomson Thomson's parent company, the TUI group, have stated that their profits have dropped by £7m in the three months to the end of June, thanks to the Tunisia terrorist attack which saw 38 victims after a gunman opened fire on tourists.

Group chief executives Friedrich Joussen and Peter Long said: "This quarter was marked by the tragic events in Tunisia at the end of June. Supporting our customers, their families and our colleagues through this sad time remains our highest priority."

Tunisia is a popular destination for those booking through Thomson, but all holidays to the country have been stopped in the wake of the tragedy.

The company are adamant that holidays will happen again in Tunisia, just as soon as they get the green light from the Foreign Office. As well as Britain, Belgium and the Netherlands are advising against all unnecessary travel to Tunisia.

The group also pointed out that the situation in Greece has also hampered their profitability.

TUI remain optimistic: "In spite of the tragic events in Tunisia and economic uncertainty in Greece, we have delivered strong underlying EBITA [earnings] growth in the quarter and summer 2015 trading remains robust."

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