British package holiday company Sun4U has become the second such firm to go bankrupt this summer. The ABTA Travel Association said around 1,200 Sun4U customers were abroad, mainly in Spain, when the Birmingham-based travel operator collapsed.
The holidaymakers now have more to think about than sea, sun and fun; one now worried: “We had just come down to reception, and we were told that the holiday company had gone bust. And that we would have to pay again for our hotel accommodations.”
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said it was making arrangements for Sun4U customers on holiday packages protected by Air Travel Organisers’ Licensing (ATOL) to complete their holidays and fly home.
Tour operator Goldtrail collapsed in July, leaving some 16,000 people to sort out return arrangements from Turkey and Greece.