Holiday makers Thomas Cook and team ‘caught’ in Cuba

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A few Thomas Cook holidaymakers and team in Cuba have said they are being kept from leaving their lodgings until they pay extra for their remain.

One holidaymaker, Sue Petrow, said they was because of fly home on Wednesday, yet their lodging disclosed to their they might be held at the air terminal except if she covers their tab.

Lodge group from Thomas Cook said they were successfully being “held hostage”.

The British Ambassador to Cuba said inns had now been told to enable clients to leave without paying.

Holidaymakers like Sue may have paid for their rooms and suppers months ahead of time, yet inns would ordinarily just get the cash from Thomas Cook half a month after their remain.

Reports recommended there was an across the board issue in Cuba about whether the business protection finance Atol, which spreads installments in case of a firm falling flat, was perceived in the nation.

The store spreads bills for rooms and nourishment that have been kept running up since Thomas Cook’s breakdown on Monday morning.

In any case, charges keep running up at lodgings before Thomas Cook’s breakdown won’t be secured. Influenced hoteliers should apply to the outlets for their cash.

Sue Petrow said their inn had said Atol was not perceived in Cuba, however they and different holidaymakers had would not pay.

“I’d already had to pay a large medical bill while here for my husband. My husband is diabetic. He has had three heart attacks. He only has medication until Saturday. We will carry him on to a plane if we have to.”

In the mean time, in another Cuban lodging, Thomas Cook lodge group said they were viably being “held hostage ” by their inn.

“There are security guards at the hotel the crew are at to prevent them from leaving. They haven’t even been guaranteed rooms for tonight, so it could be a case of sleeping on the reception floor,” an associate of the staff influenced told the BBC.

They encouraged activity to get the staff home, saying “they’ve already been through more than enough”.

Another holidaymaker, Shaun Woods, said their flight was expected to leave on Wednesday, yet the lodging said it would not give them a chance to jump on the transport to the air terminal until they paid.

“They say they have wages to pay and people have been using their rooms and eating their food. It’s getting very worrying now.”

Mr Woods said around 30 Thomas Cook clients at their lodging had been influenced.

A UK government representative said it and the Civil Aviation Authority “were working around the clock to support all those affected”.

“The government have deployed teams on the ground to support those affected, and are in contact with local authorities and hotels,” they included.

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