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Profile of registrant

Thomas Cook Group

Identification number in the register: 75615285927-45
Registration date: 27/05/11 10:29:21

The information on this organisation was last modified on 30/04/13 09:06:23
The date of the last annual update was 30/04/13 09:06:23

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Thomas Cook Group
Acronym: Thomas Cook
Legal status: Limited Company
Website address:


Section: II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations
and more precisely: Companies & groups

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Derek Woodward
Position: Company Secretary

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Andrew Cooper
Position: Director of Government and External Affairs

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 6th Floor Brettenham House Lancaster Place
London WC2E 7EN
Telephone number: (+0161) 4984808
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information: Contact office:
Hangar One
Western Maintenance Area
Manchester Airport
M90 5FL

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: The Thomas Cook Group is a vertically integrated travel business, selling holidays in all the major European markets, and looking to expand globally.

Our strategy is focused on strengthening our core mainstream business and investing in areas of future growth, primarily independent travel, travel-related financial services and other opportunities via mergers, acquisitions and partnerships.

Our strategy is built around our vision of going further to make dreams come true. For many of our customers, their holidays are the highlight of their year and we want to ensure that those holidays live up to their very high expectations. At the same time we also aim to deliver outstanding long-term value to our shareholders. Our strategy, which was originally formulated when our Group was formed in 2007, is designed to deliver against this vision, and whilst we have refreshed this strategy regularly to adjust to changes in our marketplace, it still holds true. The foundation of our strategy is our outstanding team of people and their shared values. They work together to deliver the four tenets of our strategy, our growth drivers, supported by key enablers such as our portfolio of leading travel brands, our products and our technology backbone.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 10
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

Thomas Cook talks to governments, Commission officials and Members of the European Parliament on matters relating to tourism, tour operating and aviation, and other relevant issues affecting our business and our customers.

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Competition
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • Home Affairs
  • Internal Market
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Taxation
  • Transport


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

At a European level, Thomas Cook is a member of IACA, the International Air Carrier Association, which represents the interests of leisure airlines; and of ECTAA, the European Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators. It is also a member of national trade associations of tour operators and/or travel agents in each of the main markets in which it sells holidays. Thomas Cook operates airlines in the UK, Germany, Denmark and Belgium, and is a member of the airline trade associations in those countries.

Financial data

Financial year: 10/2011 - 09/2012
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: < 50000  €
Amount and source of funding received from the EU institutions in financial year n-1 of registration
Procurement: 0 €
Grants: 0 €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.