Thomas Cook Group

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Lobbying Costs


Financial year: Oct 2017 - Sep 2018

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

1 Fte (2)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Thomas Cook Group   (Thomas Cook)

    EU Transparency Register

    75615285927-45 First registered on 27 May 2011

    Goals / Remit

    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.

    Main EU files targeted

    RELEX, EU 261, PTD, ETS, Flight Time Limitations, EASA; BREXIT, PNR


    Head Office
    South Building, 3rd floor
    200 Aldersgate
    London EC1A 4HD
  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    0 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 28 May 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Mr Stephen D'Alfonso 12 Sep 2019 09 Jun 2020
    Mr Stephen D'Alfonso 05 Apr 2018 05 Apr 2019
    Ms Sina RATHGEBER-ALMASI 30 Jan 2018 30 Jan 2019
    Mr Stephen D'Alfonso 25 Apr 2017 05 Apr 2018
    Ms Sina RATHGEBER-ALMASI 20 Dec 2016 10 Dec 2017
    Ms Sina RATHGEBER-ALMASI 04 Sep 2015 02 Sep 2016

    Complementary Information

    None declared

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Mr Stephen D'Alfonso (Group Director of Public Affairs and Sustainability)

    Person with legal responsibility

    Ms Rebecca Symondson (Group Legal Counsel)

  • Categories


    II - In-house lobbyists and trade/business/professional associations


    Companies & groups

  • Networking


    At a European level, Thomas Cook is a 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.

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Closed financial year

    Oct 2017 - Sep 2018

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year


    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)


    Groups (European Parliament)


    Communication activities


    Other activities

    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.

  • Meetings


    2 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't proactively publish information about these meetings. For more information about which commissioner is responsible for which portfolio, check out this link: All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    • Date 31 Jan 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Aviation issues
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Violeta Bulc
      Portfolio Transport
      • Joshua Salsby (Cabinet member)
    • Date 07 Jun 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject European travel and tourism industry
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Violeta Bulc
      Portfolio Transport
      • Joshua Salsby (Cabinet member)
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