CAA confirms failures of three Atol-holders

Diverse companies fold ahead of licence renewal

CAA confirms failures of three Atol-holders

The CAA has confirmed the failure of three travel firms this week in the run-up to the March 31 deadline for Atol renewal.

Buckinghamshire-based Ace Point Travel and Pinner-based scuba diving specialist Williams D both ceased trading on March 29, while Swindon-based Travel Day failed on March 30.

Ace Point Travel and Williams D had not held Atols since September 30 last year.

Travel Day had a range of websites and traded under the names Simply Global Travel, Holiday USA, Caribbean Classics and The Vegas Wedding Company.

Mark Supperstone and Simon Jagger of ReSolve have been appointed as administrators of Travel Day and are seeking a buyer for the business and its assets.

In a statement, ReSolve said: “Travel Day was established in 2005 and operates four popular brands that specialise in arranging travel to long-haul destinations including the Caribbean and the USA as well as destination weddings notably to Las Vegas.

“The company has a particular focus on providing high-quality online booking facilities with call centres based out of the UK.”

Customers with package claims and those holding refund credit notes are advised to make a claim via Atol, while those with non-flight bookings are advised to contact Abta to process a claim.

Ace Point Travel was a flights and Asian market specialist based in High Wycombe which offered products including Umrah packages.

The CAA is asking any customers of Ace Point to await further information online before making a claim.

Williams D traded under the names Scuba en Cuba, Scuba en Croatia, Scuba en Mexico, Scuba en Seychelles, Scuba en St Kitts & Scuba en Tobago and operated the website

The CAA points out Atol protection will only apply to bookings with the company made up to October 30, 2020

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