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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 02/05/14 11:06:59
The date of the last annual update was 02/05/14 11:06:59

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: 3rd floor South Building 200 Aldersgate
London EC1A 4HD
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.

Thomas Cook Group plc is one of the world’s leading leisure travel groups with sales of over £9 billion and more than 20 million customers in the year ended 30 September 2013. Thomas Cook is supported by c27,000 employees and operates from 17 countries; it is number one or two in all its core markets. Thomas Cook Group plc’s shares are listed on the London Stock Exchange (TCG).

Trust, personalisation and innovation are the values that customers come to us for. We are very proud to serve the 20 million who chose to travel with us annually and are transforming our business so that we can serve even more customers in ways that deliver better the most important weeks of their year.

Our very essence is to deliver inspiring personal journeys as the trusted pioneer in global travel. The core of our strategy is to deliver a high-tech, high-touch approach, there for our customers wherever, whenever and however they want to connect with us.
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: 10/2012 - 09/2013
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.