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Thomas Cook was born (1808)

Thomas Cook was born (1808)

Thomas Cook was an English businessman. He is best known for founding the travel agency Thomas Cook & Son. He acquired business premises on Fleet Street, London in 1865. The office also contained a shop which sold essential travel accessories, including guide books, luggage, telescopes and footwear. In 1872, he formed a partnership with his son, John Mason Andrew Cook, and was a frontrunner of establishing tourism systems across the world.

Activity Ideas:

  • Read our History of travel agents & holidays newspaper – Coming soon!
  • Learn Spanish Greetings with Lingo Flamingo – here
  • Or go on your Italian Holidays with Lingo Flamingo – here
  • Try a fun Tourism Journal activity – here
  • Print off our Passport templates to go on holiday with – here
  • Or for a coach trip, try out trip ticket template – here
  • Want a taste of Spain? Enjoy our Spanish Muffin recipe – here
  • And compliment it with a Spanish activity book – here
  • Prefer to go further away? How about a Greek activity book – here
  • And even further, take a trip to Thailand with our Quiz – here 
  • Discuss what would be your grand world tour and why, then use the ideas to fulfil wishes