TORONTO - Gold was quoted at C$1004 bid (US$815) and C$1005 asked (US$816) at the close of trading Thursday by Thomas Cook, a major gold and More Were on the trail of Thomas Cook, the pioneer of popular tourism, who was born 200 years ago this month in the East Midlands and spent most of his life there. His first excursion was a 12-mile rail trip to Leicester in 1841, Born two hundred years ago today, Thomas Cook came up with the idea for group excursions in 1841, leading several hundred campaigners from Leicester to Loughborough and charging them a flat rate for their train tickets and lunch.
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