Published: 13:58, 23 September 2019
| Updated: 14:14, 23 September 2019
Thomas Cook has collapsed after 178 years of trading.
It was confirmed in the early hours of this morning the company had failed to get the £200 million it needed to keep its lenders happy.
The travel company has 13 branches here in Kent but everyone who worked there is now out of a job.
The largest repatriation operation is now underway to bring home the 150,000 British tourists who're currently overseas.
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