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Holiday booking firm goes bust

Go Travel subsidiary hits the wall, but no need for holidaymakers to panic, reports Simon Binns

Written by . Published on August 24th 2010.


Holiday booking firm goes bust

A firm that handled reader holiday bookings for readers of the Manchester Evening News has gone into administration.

Mobberley-based Concierge Travel Service Ltd, which took bookings for Go Travel, has been given to administrators at the Manchester office of Begbies Traynor. Go Travel is part of the Freedom Travel Group, which works as a holiday broker for a number of newspapers.

Any holidays booked through the firm will not be affected, however, and no customers will lose any money. All bookings are being managed by another branch of the Freedom Travel Group, Elite Travel Boutique.

Sources close to the company said the firm was losing money through its bookings with the Manchester Evening News and decided to put the company into administration. The company’s debts are understood to be less than £100,000.

“The deals were good for the readers and good for the MEN but probably not so good for the business,” said the source. “The company wasn’t making money on the deal and there was no point building up more debt.”

The firm also offered bespoke holidays for individual bookers as well as working with mainstream tour operators.

Begbies Traynor declined to comment.

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Ian ConnorNovember 17th 2013.

i booked a holiday to turkey in the february of that year with this firm as soon as i heard it had gone int a dministration i got in touch with abta about getting my money back i received £260 pounds off my money as i paid in full for this holiday i never got the rest off my money back i tried for months to see if i could letters went to elite travel no responce back to abta no luck back to go travel no luck nobody wanted to know so i am still out off pocket of four hundred pounds and no holiday as well and i still have all details thank you

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