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19th July 2010

Durham CCC announce holiday club with Thomas Cook

This two year deal means that fans are able to buy anything from charter flights to hotels to full package holidays, all at guaranteed discount prices.  This can be done by calling into any Thomas Cook or Going Places store – there are more than 800 across the UK – or by visiting

Mark Foster, Director of Marketing at Durham, CCC said, “Thomas Cook is a fantastic brand for us to be involved with and the Durham CCC Holiday Club is a great initiative that enables us to offer our fans discounts on their holidays, with royalties from bookings being passed on to the club.”

Danny Talbot, Managing Director of Thomas Cook Sport said: “We’re thrilled to welcome Durham as our first ever County Cricket holiday club partner, a great club with great fans, and now we’re able to offer them discounted holidays.  Thomas Cook Sport is continuing to build strong relationships with some of the UK’s top sports clubs and we are delighted to add Durham to that growing portfolio.”

Thomas Cook UK & Ireland is the second largest leisure travel group in the UK with around 19,000 employees.  The company operates a fleet of 44 aircraft, has a network of more than 800 high street stores (Thomas Cook and Going Places), leading websites ( and, and some of the world’s favourite travel brands. 

These brands include Airtours, Club 18-30, Cresta, CruiseThomasCook, Direct Holidays, Flexibletrips,, Manos, Neilson, Panorama, Style Holidays, Sunset, Sunworld Holidays, Swiss Travel Service, Thomas Cook, Thomas Cook Signature, Thomas Cook Sport, Tradewinds, and Elegant Resorts.
The company’s airline, Thomas Cook Airlines flies from various regional airports to destinations worldwide.  

Thomas Cook is an Official Supporter of the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games and the exclusive partner for UK short breaks and trips to the Games.  Thomas Cook’s London 2012 packages will go on sale in 2011 and will include accommodation, transport and event tickets.  Register for further information at

Thomas Cook Sport currently offers official sports packages for the following:

Football:               Aston Villa, Chelsea, Everton, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Newcastle United, Tottenham Hotspur, Celtic, Rangers and The Football League. Thomas Cook Sport is a Participating Tour Operator of the 2010 FIFA World Cup© 
Rugby:                  Rugby World Cup 2011
Cricket:                 Ashes 2010/2011 in Australia
Motorsport:           International Grand Prix
Horseracing:         Various courses
Golf:                      Various courses
Olympics:              London 2012 Olympic Games – Official Supporter