I have just heard that Turkish specialist tour operator, Goldtrail have gone into administration. This is not good news, at what will be the busiest time of the year for the company. Goldtrail also traded as Goldtrail Holidays, Goldtrail Travel and Sunmar, held ATOL licence 4684.
Turkey specialist Goldtrail goes into administration
Thousands stranded abroad
So those holidaymakers who are stranded abroad will receive assistance. There are no more outbound Goldtrail flights, so if you were due to travel with them you need to check with the travel agent because your tickets will no longer be valid. More information can be found on the ATOL website.
Hope that CAA deal with claims quickly
According to media reports, over 50,000 consumers are affected by the collapse of Goldtail Holidays, and, I, for one, hope the CAA refund customers money a lot quicker than the likes of XL and Leisure Direct etc. No one should be waiting six months or anything up to a year for their money refunding.
Updates on the collapse of Goldtrail Holidays
According to the CAA, all scheduled flights from Turkey and Greece will operate as scheduled over the weekend, and up to and including Monday 19 July 2010. They are advising passengers who are due to return to the UK are advised to go to the airport as originally scheduled.
CAA gives advice to Goldtrail customers
Goldtrail updates expected on Monday morning
Further updates by the CAA are expected on Monday, so I will update this post then. In the meantime Sunshine.co.uk have produced a great guide to help Goldtrail customers complete their ATOL claim form.
I will post information here as soon as possible, but if you have been affected by this news please leave your questions in the comments section below.