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Thomas Cook drops Cape Verde due to lack of demand

Thomas Cook has dropped its summer programme to Cape Verde due to lack of demand, the operator confirmed today.

People with holiday bookings to the Atlantic islands destination have started to be contacted this week about the cancellation for “commercial reasons,” The Sun reported.

Customers who booked a package holiday have been offered a refund or an alternative holiday with a £30 discount per person. Those who just booked flights will only receive a refund.

A Thomas Cook spokesperson said: “We’ve stopped our Cape Verde flight for this summer due to low demand, and we’re very sorry for the inconvenience to our customers who have already booked.

“We are contacting everyone who has booked to Cape Verde between May and October to offer another of our great destinations. Our holidays to Cape Verde restart in November as scheduled.”

But some holidaymakers were reported to be furious as they booked Black Friday deals and said they can now no longer afford a more expensive alternative.

Others say they are struggling to get new breaks that match the time they booked off work.

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