The UK’s largest independent travel agent now has 1,954 former Thomas Cook employees on its books.
More applications are being taken and the recruitment helpline is open all week on 0800 215 5995.
The first Hays Travel holiday booked in a Thomas Cook shop happened last week at the Denmark Centre in South Shields, and since then more bookings have been taking place all over the country.
John Hays said: “Irene and I have been taken aback by the good will and well wishes from the public over the past few days.
“It really has been humbling. We’re so proud of our wonderful teams, both old and new, who have come together working around the clock to get as many new branches up and running as quickly as possible.”