The end of Teletext Holidays?

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Readers will be aware that Teletext Holidays has been taken to task by the CAA for not repaying customers money that were owned by the cancellation of travel due to the pandemic.

Readers’ holidays should be protected

The company had been threatened with prosecution and then, last week, a company which bonds the holidays for it ended the membership of both Teletext and its sister company, Alpharooms.

The parent company of the two, Truly Travel, has decided to call it a day and brought in liquidators. It owns Beatthebrochure.com, Holidaylinedirect, Media Travel, Mediatravel.co.uk, Teletext Holidays Direct, and websites www. beatthebrocure.com, meidatravel.co.uk, teletextholidays.co.uk and trulyholidays.com

What will this mean for those owed money or holidays by the company?

Most, thankfully, will only have administrative hassles to face.

All existing bookings have been re-contracted and the ATOL bonding has continued so existing customers’ holidays will be honoured because all of the Truly Travel brands had been using the ATOL number of the company that covered its bonding.

All future bookings will be contacted over the next couple of weeks.

For those still due refunds, (thought to be worth about £1.2 million) that might take a little longer before payments are back in customer bank accounts.

The main business traded using the teletext name, a name that today seems very old fashioned and many have wondered why the company didn’t change its name to one more in keeping with this age.

What some travel people are asking is whether the company was a victim of the pandemic or not changing with modern practices

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