Definition of Thomas Cook from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

Thomas Cook

 
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(1808-92) an English travel agent who set up the world's first package tours (= holidays for which hotels, meals, etc. are organized in advance) after hiring a train to take people to a meeting of the temperance movement. Thomas Cook is now one of the world's largest travel companies They had a little of the local currency and a few Thomas Cook traveller's cheques.