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Summer holidays ruined after tour company goes bust

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Peter Gentle 05.07.2012 07:32
The first tourists to have had their holidays cut short after tour company Sky Club declared bankruptcy, have returned to Poland.
PAP/ Andrzej Grygiel

Tourists return to Pyrzowice airport from Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt: photo - PAP/Andrzej Grygiel

A group of around 200 tourists landed at Warsaw's Chopin airport at 02.15 CET, early this morning after spending just two days on vacation.

The airport in Pyrzowice, Silesia, south west Poland, received a group of tourists who had to abandon their holiday in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.

Disappointed holiday makers will be returning home from Ibiza, Turkey and Tunisia, Thursday.

Sky Club Ltd, which also trades under the Triad brand, announced yesterday that over 6,000 tourists would have to have their holidays cut short after it announced insolvency and “lack of funds” to continue trading, and filed for bankruptcy in a court in Warsaw.

The Mazovia province Marshall, Adam Struzik, who is coordinating the evacuation of the tourists, later revised the figure of stranded tourists to 4,700.

Tourists staying at a hotel in Heraklion in Crete said they were told by the manager of the hotel that their tour company was bankrupt and that if they did not pay for their stay personally then they would have to leave the hotel immediately, reports TVP television.

The tourists say they weren't even offered a meal after being told to leave the hotel, a summer vacation ruined. (pg)

source: TVP/IAR

tags: tourism
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