Leading travel agency Voyager Travel Direct has gone into administration
The firm, which organised holidays to popular destinations such as Greece and Florida, operated online-only.
It had also traded under the names: Voyager Travel, Voyager, Frutin Travel, Voyager Travel Direct, Algarve Cancellations, Canaries Cancellations, Cancellation Hotline, Caribbean Cancellations, Cheap Holiday Bargains, Cyprus Cancellations, Florida Cancellations, Goa Cancellations, Go Gecko, Greece Cancellations, Take me Faraway, Take me Skiing, Take me to Canaries, Take me to Greece and Voyager Ski.
An Association of British Travel Agents spokesman said most people who had booked with the agency should be able to continue with their holidays.
He said: “Voyager Systems (Travel Division) Ltd, trading primarily as Voyager Travel, has sadly ceased trading with effect from 7 August 2020.
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“The company, which was an Abta Member, traded as a travel agency business, therefore the vast majority of customers will be booked on a holiday provided by a tour operator and will be able to go ahead as normal with their booking.
“Customers are advised to contact the tour operator named on their booking information for confirmation.
“Customers requiring further assistance should visit Abta’s dedicated webpage.”
According to the CAA, 16 Atol-protected companies have gone bust since March.
Many more are expected to follow as the travel and tourism industry continues to face the effects of the pandemic.
Nearly three million travel and tourism jobs in the UK travel and tourism sector could be lost — while the economy is close to losing £142billion from the sector.
The World Travel & Tourism Council issued the dire warning as travel restrictions continue to cause huge problems for the sector.
The research shows that if some travel restrictions -including quarantine measures and blanket travel bans were removed sooner, it could save a staggering 1.3m jobs.
Gloria Guevara, WTTC President & CEO, said: “Our new modelling reveals the depth of the long-term crisis facing the UK Travel & Tourism industry if travel restrictions, such as the 14-day quarantine measures introduced by Government this week and the FCO travel advisory continue for some time.
“Under our worst-case scenario, prolonged travel restrictions could put nearly three million jobs under threat and cause a loss of more than $180 billion to Travel & Tourism GDP in the UK.
“The sector’s recovery risks being undermined by heavy-handed restrictions just as it emerges from one of the most punishing periods in its history – and it’s not just airlines who will bear the cost but the entire travel ecosystem.
“Hotels, destinations and travel agents will all suffer from the economic domino effect of prolonged restrictions on movement, plunging millions of travel businesses and their employees into financial ruin.”