Tour operator Tucan Journey goes bust immediately after 33 several years

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

The west London-based organization, which specialised in outings to South The us, said in a assertion the disaster has had a “severe impact” on the travel field.

It suspended its vacations in March 2020 due to the outbreak of the virus, but ongoing to offer outings for 2021 and beyond.

The 33-year-previous organization has ceased buying and selling with fast effect and instructed clients with existing bookings they will be contacted with particulars of how they can “make a claim for any monies they have paid”.

The statement claimed there has been “no satisfactory solution” for coping with the amount of buyers demanding total refunds for cancellations.

It went on: “No-one particular could have predicted that in January 2021, most international locations in the planet would be in further tough lockdowns with many men and women losing their life and beloved kinds.

“There is not likely to be any typical intercontinental leisure vacation till 2022 and so with a large coronary heart, the selection was taken in the best passions of all people worried to position the organization into administration.”

The company stated all staff will be manufactured redundant as a consequence of its collapse.

Trade organisation Abta stated in Oct 2020 that at the very least 20 vacation firms with British isles functions experienced long gone bust considering the fact that March of that yr.

These involve STA Journey, Professional Leisure Group – which ran models such as coach operator Shearings – and Cruise & Maritime Voyages.

Abta main govt Mark Tanzer warned that far more corporations could fail as he accused the Governing administration of failing to present “basic tools” to support client confidence.