All Leisure Holidays Collapse - Advice
All Leisure Holidays has ceased trading and cancelled more than 13000 holidays as a result. HolidayTravelWatch has some advice to anyone affected on how best to go about getting their money back.
Frank Brehany, the Consumer Director of HolidayTravelWatch, states:
"It is always sad when a popular brand decides that it has to close. For many holidaymakers, they will have booked a Package and therefore will benefit from the financial protection via the CAA's ATOL scheme. This means that if you booked a Package and are on holiday, that holiday will continue and you will be returned home at the end of your stay. If you were about to go on holiday you should register your claim with ATOL and you will receive your monies back. All this of course is dependent on whether these companies are based in the UK; if not, Consumers will have to look to the country where the company is registered and make their claim against that financial scheme.
"I always think that it is worth registering as a creditor, particularly if you have airport hotel or car parking pre-paid fees that did not form part of the Package - you won't get all of your money back but you may get some some. This is a difficult time for outbound UK travel companies; Consumers before booking should always check a companies financial protection arrangements and make sure that they cover the cost of your holiday!"