Tucan Vacation has ceased trading as the downturn in travel next the Covid-19 pandemic carries on to get a toll on the hospitality sector.
The company operated group itineraries in the Americas, Asia, Africa and Europe as very well as a tailor-designed office, featuring bespoke tours in Latin The united states and Asia.
Martyn Sumners, executive director of AITO, explained: “Matt Gannan experienced been in business enterprise for 34 yrs – due to the fact 1987 – and joined AITO 11 many years back.
“He was on council from 2016 – coming up for five years – and was thus a director of AITO until finally currently.
“Matt put a ton of effort into getting remedies for AITO members when he was on council, and we shall skip his enter significantly.”
Tucan Travel suspended its tour functions in March final yr and attempted in the course of this hard Covid-19 circumstance to seem following both personnel and customers’ requires, but has now had to admit defeat.
Gannan included: “We’ve had to make numerous staff members redundant over the earlier ten months in an energy to preserve the business alive most of them had been faithful, lengthy-serving staff with households to aid.
“Unfortunately, this situation now extends to all team, which is devastating.
“With clients wishing to receive rapid full refunds of income paid out in progress to protected quite a few services on their behalf, and more compact abroad lodges and assistance providers not owning the means to repay what is owed to tour operators until finally they are equipped to reopen their firms and earn money again, the more tough lockdowns have compelled us – with a hefty heart – to area the organization into administration.
“I would like to thank all purchasers, suppliers and team for their guidance above quite a few several years and hope that all of you get to take pleasure in travelling again in the foreseeable future.”
Roughly 700 customers’ vacation preparations will be afflicted by the demise of Tucan Journey – vacations that had been booked in the United kingdom and in Australia.
The price of these bookings is circa £850,000, and it will be lined by the company’s CAA ATOL and ABTOT bonds.