British travel agency closed 16,000 tourists were forced to stay overseas

According to reports, a British medium-sized travel agency has closed down. As many as 16,000 British tourists visiting the travel agency have been forced to stay overseas. It is estimated that up to 50,000 passengers have been affected by the collapse. ...

According to reports, a British medium-sized travel agency has closed down. As many as 16,000 British tourists visiting the travel agency have been forced to stay overseas. It is estimated that up to 50,000 passengers have been affected by the collapse.

According to reports, the collapsed travel agency Goldtrail Travel has been taken over by the authorities. After the news came out, a large number of passengers who had already reported the group had already set off. They were asked by the hotel where they stayed to pay the rent in cash, otherwise they were asked to leave. As many as 16,000 British tourists who traveled to Turkey and Greece on vacation to the travel agency were panicked. Another 2,000 registered passengers were forced to cancel their trip.

Goldtrail Travel is a medium-sized independent travel operator with approximately 150,000 customers. The travel agency was established in the 1990s and is mainly engaged in tourism in Greece and Turkey. After Goldtrail filed for bankruptcy, the British Civil Aviation Department worked overnight to arrange for overseas residents to return home and refund. The British Civil Aviation Authority guarantees that tourists who have already traveled to other places will not be stranded in foreign land, and the relevant parties will also use the Travel Industry Compensation Fund to pay for hotel rent. Customers who have not yet started a vacation may need to wait a few months or even years to get a refund. Authorities said that flights from Turkey back to the UK took off as scheduled, but Greek passengers need to wait for notice and temporarily stay in the area.

The British government estimates that many small and medium-sized travel agencies will fail due to operational difficulties. Aviation expert Julian Bray said that the closure of the travel agency cannot be determined by the size. In September 2008, the bankruptcy of the large travel agency XL caused 100,000 holidaymakers to stay overseas.

Rochelle Turner of the British travel magazine "Which? Holiday" said: "When we all think that the tourism industry has gradually recovered and improved since it was hit by volcanic ash, this sudden news is really bad for tourists. Transmitted." Goldtrail's agent in Turkey has warned local hotels that the company will not compensate the hotel and ask the hotel to recover the loss from tourists.

Sharande, who stays at the Villa Sol Hotel in the Turkish seaside resort of Marmaris, said the hotel has begun asking its British customers to pay the rent. He said with anger: "They said to us, we have to pay a rent of 25 pounds per night. But since we gave the money, why should we give it? We just signed up for the holiday two weeks ago, then I also paid £1,000 for this. Didn't you tell me that there was no sign that Goldtrail had trouble two weeks ago?"

The 19-year-old Dabna and his 18-year-old girlfriend, McGuire, were scheduled to end their trip on the evening of the 16th, but they received an accommodation bill. And they have already paid this bill. He said: "I was shocked. Our holiday was on the last day, and our money was spent, but now they are asking for another 150 pounds. When I checked the receipt issued by Goldtrail, I found that this hotel only received 102 at first. Pounds - I really don't believe that they have to pay for this kind of dilemma!"

After Goldtrail announced the collapse, holidaymakers travelling to Turkey were trapped at Glasgow Airport. On Friday night, 180 tourists were planning to take a flight to the Turkish resort Bodrum after check-in, but after three hours they were suddenly told that they could not travel. The flight delay was repeatedly displayed on the departure flight bulletin board before the scheduled departure time of 8:15, and it was not until midnight that the flight was cancelled.

A statement issued by the British Civil Aviation Authority on Friday night said: "Since Goldtrail has ceased to operate, we are taking measures to protect the interests of those who have booked the services of the travel agency." (China News Net)

Legal Services

Legal

Lei Kun International Legal Services (Hainan) Co., Ltd. , https://www.lk-legal.cn