International News from World: In a final bid to secure a rescue agreement, Thomas Cook will hold crisis talks. It is understood that the meeting with its largest shareholder and creditors is scheduled for Sunday morning at City law firm Slaughter & May. Within days, the tour operator could be administered unless he finds £ 200 m in additional resources.
It emerges as vacationers staying at a hotel in Tunisia were supposedly prevented from leaving the resort until it was paid for due cash by Thomas Cook.
In the town of Hammamet, near Tunis, guests at Les Orangers beach resort said the hotel refused to let them leave due to worries about the future of Thomas Cook.
Customers have indicated that the hotel asks tourists to pay additional cash in the midst of concerns that what the tour operator owes for bookings will not be paid.