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The travel agency of Britain’s far-flung 19th-century empire is dead

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The travel agency of Britain’s far-flung 19th-century empire is dead

The British travel agency Thomas Cook, which announced its bankruptcy today (Sept. 23), was born with a railway journey that took place in 1841—the same year that Hong Kong was ceded to Britain, then at the peak of its imperial power. The liquidation, which followed the collapse of last-ditch bailout talks over the weekend, has set off…

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