Last year, we told you about how Thomas Cook was no longer offering tickets to SeaWorld parks, in an effort to “give customers what they wanted”. All that was while offering tickets to Atlantis Resorts, partially owned by Fosun, which also weirdly partially owned Thomas Cook. Crazy, right? The move was largely seen as giving in to animal rights activists, despite research stating that British families wanted to learn more about those very sea creatures. The move backfired and was brought to light, but now it takes a much more serious turn.
On Monday, Thomas Cook announced that they would be ceasing operations immediately, and all flights booked with the travel agency would be cancelled.
Thomas Cook has confirmed that all the UK companies in its group have ceased trading, including Thomas Cook Airlines.
As a result, we are sorry to inform you that all holidays and flights provided by these companies have been cancelled and are no longer operating. All Thomas Cook’s retail shops have also closed.
That effectively left THOUSANDS of British Tourists stranded, without a way to get home. In a stroke of brilliant ideas, SeaWorld is here to help. From now until Monday September 30th, SeaWorld is offering those who are stranded with Thomas Cook Travel free admission into SeaWorld Orlando.
“We’re pleased that this free offer lets stranded families and friends enjoy a day together,” stated Kyle Miller President of SeaWorld Orlando. “From our newest immersive experience Sesame Street Land, to exciting ride experiences like Mako to some of the world’s most inspiring animal encounters, SeaWorld Orlando has something for every member of the family.”
“As one of the world’s largest rescue and rehabilitation organizations, inspiring our guests to protect animals and the wild wonders of our world is core to our mission and we are thrilled to share that with our guests,” continued Miller.
Kind of funny that the company that was reviled by Thomas Cook is still here to help their clients, while Thomas Cook is belly up.
If you are affected by the Thomas Cook fiasco, you can take advantage of this deal. Each traveler must show his or her own cancelled Thomas Cook flight voucher /ticket or proof of booking along with a matching current, photo ID. Ticket void if altered. Offer subject to change without notice. Cannot be combined with any other offers. Parking, taxes, and service fees are not included. Limited time offer expires: 9/30/19. Call 407-545-5550 for additional information.