News: Fleetway Travel collapses into administration

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Fleetway Travel has ceased trading and gone into administration.

The company also traded under the names of Exclusive Luxury Breaks, Explorer’s Collection, Late Bargains, Luxury Holiday Collection, Phone & Fly, Sail Away, Silversurfers Holidays and Travelsmart.

The company sold a variety of packages to destinations across the world.

Based in London, Fleetway had around 6,500 bookings in place when it collapsed.

Most are likely to be protected by ATOL.

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“We are aware of a number of consumers whose bookings have been cancelled by Fleetway Travel as a result of government guidance or flight cancellations,” said a statement from ATOL.

“Consumers that were promised but have not yet received a refund for the cancellation of their ATOL protected booking will be able to submit a claim.”

There are currently thought to be no consumers abroad dur to government restrictions on travel.

Andy Cohen, head of ATOL, said: “We understand this will be concerning news for anyone who has booked to travel with the company or has had their booking cancelled.

“It is a sad day for the industry when a long-established business like Fleetway ceases trading.

“However, the ATOL scheme exists for exactly this kind of situation and we are making arrangements so all ATOL protected customers may make a claim.”