Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Administrative Services
Travel Agency, Tour Operator And Other Reservation Service And Related Activities
Travel Agency And Tour Operator Activities
79.11 - Travel agency activities

100 - 150 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
2 September 2012
Employment effect (start)
31 October 2012
Foreseen end date
31 December 2012


Travel agency Thomas Cook announced its intention to cut between 100 and 150 jobs in Belgium.

The company has many offices and the headquarters in Belgium. The "Renault procedure" was launched and the negotiations between the unions and the management were started in order to decide where the jobs will be cut.

According to the management, this decision for cuts comes from the need to increase the company's efficiency and improve its financial results; the unions claim that the Belgian branch of Thomas Cook is no less profitable than before. 


  • 3 September 2012: La Libre
  • 3 September 2012: rtl.be
  • 3 September 2012: Het Nieuwsblad


Eurofound (2012), Thomas Cook Belgium, Internal restructuring in Belgium, factsheet number 74070, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/74070.