Hays travel, the uks biggest independent vacation agent, will be cut-up to 878 tasks after the governing bodies move to quarantine arrivals from spain derailed the companys road to recovery.

John and irene hays, the husband-and-wife team behind the sunderland-based group that bought thomas cooks stores a year ago, stated these were devastated towards work losings, which represent almost 20 % of this companys 4,500 staff.

After the decision to ban [non-essential] journey to spain in addition to alterations in furlough problems coming in addition, we have had no choice, said mr and mrs hays in a statement on monday.

The statement arrived after 47 airlines, travel operators and airports published a letter to your british government as a result to the brand-new principles for travellers from spain, seeking a more nuanced way of blanket travel restrictions that may leave the industry completely scarred.

In october last year, hays purchased almost all of thomas cooks united kingdom shops as a result of its uk rival fell into liquidation, in a price that conserved 2,500 jobs and boosted hays retail presence to 650 shops.

Mr and mrs hays stated that whenever limitations on non-essential vacation had been lifted during the early july, hays was in fact on track for data recovery but that had altered if the brand-new principles on spain triggered the termination of thousands of holidays.

The work losses will primarily originate from the companys forex division, in which there may be up to 534 redundancies. to 344 trainee travel specialists may also drop their particular jobs.

Our company is devastated that all things considered of our attempts and the huge investment weve made we have now face dropping some of our valued employees, through no fault of their own, stated mr and mrs hays. we are also devastated for all which may lose their job and we will do all we could in consultations to help them.