Set up by Brent Hoberman and Martha Lane Fox, Lastminute.com was among the most successful UK start-ups of the dot.com boom of the 1990s. The company floated on the London stock market in March 2000 and saw its share price peak at 555p before the dot.com bubble burst. Lastminute stock subsequently traded as low as 17p in 2002. The OTA's UK managing director Mark Maddock left the company in April and joined Thomas Cook last month. Get the full story at Travel Weekly UK