Hotels in Spain demand payment from Thomas Cook holidaymakers

An airport employee uses a de-icing engine to defrost a Thomas Cook airplane on the snow covered ground of the airport in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany, on March 12, 2013 as the Europe's third-busiest hub was able to re-open one runway for takeoffs only on the afternoon, after being forced to close completely due to heavy snow.. 
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Holidaymakers booked with Thomas Cook are discovering that some hotels in Spain are demanding that THEY pay the bill, now the travel firm’s gone bust.

At the same time many tourists arriving for the start of their holidays found the hotel reservations they made through the company weren’t valid.

A 28 year old woman from Bolton, on holiday with family in Tenerife, claims she’s being forced by her hotel to cough up £1,000 owed to them by Thomas Cook or they’ll be forced to leave.

And a young Scottish family who’d already paid for their stay, say they were turfed out of a Benidorm hotel due to fears the travel company wouldn’t settle its bills.