Hundreds of thousands have been left stranded - but help is at hand.
After 178 years in business, Thomas Cook, the world's oldest travel company, has gone bust. It's just the latest in a long line of European carriers to have close up shop over the past two years.
"I just feel sorry for those that lost their job - they're the ones suffering."
Thomas Cook customers speak to The Cube as some 20,000 workers face unemployment.