Do not book holidays with anyone who is not atol bonded.. Goldtrail Holidays closes and has gone into administration with an estimated 16,000 people overseas.
CAA head of Atol licensing Andy Cohen confirmed the Turkey specialist had failed at about 18.00hrs on Friday evening. Yes the directors should be prosecuted for doing that, trading insolvent is a crime, i hope they are..
We have have been warning you about booking holidays with non atol bonded companies, which are the likes of On the beach, 118 travel, flight and hotel.
If you booked a Turkey or Greece holiday with on the on the beach, who booked just the flights with Goldtrail and then added accommodation, those holiday makers have now lost their holiday or have to pay considerably more for flights to get to Turkey or Greece.
However if they had booked a compete ATOL bonded package then they would have had a complete refund.
They will only be compensated by the Caa for the flights the accommodation element they have lost.
The majority of flights from Turkey are expected to operate as planned,” said the CAA in a statement. “There may be some changes to flights from Greece and information will be provided by local representatives at the airports involved.
“There are no more outbound Goldtrail flights. If you were due to travel on a Goldtrail flight you should check with your travel organiser before you go to your departure airport as your flight tickets will not be valid.”
It is believed that there are more than 100,000 passengers who had booked Goldtrail packages and were due to travel over the next few months, including around 2,500 people who were scheduled to leave the UK this weekend for their holiday.