Man named Thomas Cook gets free holidayA man who shares the same name with travel agency Thomas Cook has received a free holiday to France.
However, it wasn't Thomas Cook who provided the trip to Paris but a competitor.
Cook initially posted on Thomas Cook's Facebook, saying: "Seeing as I share the exact same name as your huge company, and because of this I have been ridiculed for as long as I can remember, I think it's only fair that you help compensate for this by giving me one of your lovely holidays.
"A weekend to Paris would do just fine."
The Thomas Cook agency - despite being encouraged by other Facebook users - declined.
Instead, competitors lowcostholidays.com emailed Cook and offered him the holiday.
They told Cook: "Here at lowcostholidays.com, we completely sympathise with your suffering and if your name was 'lowcostholidays.com', we would certainly have accepted your request to be sent away on a weekend in Paris.
"So how about we send you on that weekend in Paris?"
Cook accepted the offer.