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Published on Friday, December 2, 2011

Operator ceases trading




Essex-based coach operator Crusader Holidays has ceased trading after nearly 40 years in business.

The company, which ran short break coach holidays in the UK and Europe, had been operating since 1974.

John Major, communications director for The Confederation of Passenger Transport UK, confirmed that the Clacton-on Sea firm had gone in to administration.

"Crusader Holidays are a member of the Bonded Coach Holidays Scheme (BCH) which protects customers’ money," he said.

"Under the scheme, customers who have already paid for their package holiday (involving coach travel and at least one night’s accommodation) are protected and will get a refund in full."

Administrators Ernst & Young are now working with BCH and will be contacting customers over the next two weeks.

"While appreciating the disappointment and upheaval these situations cause to people looking forward to their holidays, it does highlight the benefits of customers ensuring the package holiday they book is with a company that is the member of the Bonded Coach Holiday scheme," added Major.


by Bev Fearis


 

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