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Journey agency Thomas Prepare dinner is closing 21 shops throughout the nation and chopping greater than 300 jobs.

It mentioned 102 customer-facing roles could be axed on account of the shop closures, whereas an extra 218 jobs would additionally go “following a assessment of the retail workforce”.

It mentioned holidaymakers continued to modify bookings from shops to on-line.

In September, Thomas Prepare dinner mentioned income could be hit after the summer time heatwave noticed many take their holidays within the UK.

The store closures will take the variety of Thomas Prepare dinner shops all the way down to 566.

It mentioned a session with employees and unions had begun.

The agency’s chief of tour working, Will Waggott, mentioned: “At the moment’s announcement displays the broader challenges seen on the Excessive Road, with increasingly more clients selecting to e-book on-line.”

Thomas Prepare dinner mentioned internet bookings accounted for 64% of all bookings made within the UK final yr.