Bookable Holidays ceases trading

Bookable Holidays ceases trading

Abta has confirmed online travel agency Bookable Holidays has gone into administration.


The Aldermaston-based retailer sold holidays online via Bookableholidays.com and Bookableholidays.co.uk


Abta said the company had 960 forward bookings. The firm has 45 employees and specialised in short-haul ski and beach holidays and UK breaks.


In a statement Abta said: “Customers who have booked a flight based holiday are advised to check their paperwork and Atol certificate, which will state what type of arrangement they have booked and who the booking is with.”


Abta added customers that have a Flight-Plus arrangement should contact the CAA for further advice and customers who have booked a full package should contact their tour operator.


Customers who have booked accommodation only should contact the Abta claims department on 0203 758 8736 or email claimsrequest@abta.co.uk to get help obtaining a refund.


Forward bookings have been passed on to rival online travel agency Broadway Travel.


Bookable’s accounts for the year ended September 30, 2013 list Jason Dwyer, Craig Ashford and Timothy Reed as the three company directors.


The company had net assets of £747,003 and profit and loss account of £610,669. According to the CAA website Bookable Holidays was licenced for 5,315 passengers annually under its Atol.


In September Travel Weekly reported there were fears that online agencies were most at risk of collapse during the autumn.


Over-capacity and difficult trading conditions were said to have seen operators slash the package prices making it impossible for online rivals to compete.

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