Tour operator Tucan Journey has collapsed into administration owing to the coronavirus pandemic.

The west London-based company, which specialised in outings to South America, stated in a statement the crisis has had a “severe impact” on the travel business.

It suspended its holidays in March 2020 thanks to the outbreak of the virus, but continued to offer excursions for 2021 and beyond.

The 33-12 months-previous organization has ceased investing with speedy impact and instructed customers with existing bookings they will be contacted with information of how they can “make a declare for any monies they have paid”.

The assertion claimed there has been “no satisfactory solution” for coping with the variety of consumers demanding complete refunds for cancellations.

It went on: “No-1 could have predicted that in January 2021, most nations in the world would be in further hard lockdowns with numerous people today dropping their life and loved ones.

“There is not likely to be any usual international leisure journey until eventually 2022 and so with a heavy coronary heart, the choice was taken in the most effective interests of all people involved to put the enterprise into administration.”

The business explained all staff will be produced redundant as a final result of its collapse.

Trade organisation Abta reported in Oct 2020 that at least 20 journey organizations with Uk operations had long gone bust because March of that calendar year.

These consist of STA Travel, Expert Leisure Group – which ran manufacturers these kinds of as mentor operator Shearings – and Cruise & Maritime Voyages.

Abta main executive Mark Tanzer warned that much more corporations could are unsuccessful as he accused the Governing administration of failing to deliver “basic tools” to help client self-confidence.