London - Thomas Cook trimmed losses in its first quarter as deep cost-cutting offset a fall in sales caused by political turmoil in Egypt, the British travel group said on Tuesday.
Losses before interest payments and tax narrowed to £56m ($92m, €67m) in the three months to the end of December last year, the company said in a statement.
That marked a modest improvement from a loss of £66m in the equivalent period of 2012.
Total sales eased 0.9% to £1.7bn in the reporting period.
"The whole European travel industry was hit by the decline in the Egypt market and we were no exception," chief executive Harriet Green said in a conference call with journalists.
"We are very encouraged to see people beginning to return, particularly from the UK, Germany and Russia."