Thomas Cook’s demise leaves travelers stranded, and some held hostage by their hotels
British travel agent Thomas Cook, which traces its history back to 1841, collapsed suddenly last week, stranding 150,000 on foreign vacations. The British government is scrambling to bring everyone home on special flights. Though the travelers' hotel costs are covered by insurance, some hotels are demanding payment before they let travelers leave. Plus, learn the English phrasal verb "come through."