August 3, 2011

Holidays 4U Collapses, Travelmatch Still Offering Turkey Holidays

LONDON, August 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

- Travel company Holidays 4U has stopped trading and has cancelled all
of its services; advises any of Holidays 4U's customers
who have bookings with the collapsed firm to consult the CAA for more
information -

Today the CAA has announced the failure of holiday firm Holidays 4U,
which has now entered administration. This has caused the company to stop
trading and cancel all of its flights and services. The company sold charter
flights and package holidays to Marmaris
[ ], Bodrum and
other Turkish destinations. Travelmatch, which only partners with
organisations fully protected by ABTA membership, is urging any customers
who have pending flights or package holidays with Holidays 4U to consult the
Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) for up to date information.

Presently the CAA is advising UK customers who have yet to depart to
stay at home and speak to their travel agents about making a claim. The
organisation is working to ensure that customers already abroad on packages
protected under Holiday 4U's ATOL scheme can stay in their accommodation and
return home in line with their scheduled dates. Travelmatch strongly advises
any affected customers to consult this webpage
[ ] for
more detailed information. People wishing to speak to someone on the phone
should call the CAA call centre at 0844 4933 037; those already in resort
can call +441614445810.

Travelmatch say that the ATOL status of Holidays 4U
[ ] should allow most
customers to either receive full refunds or, if they have already departed,
finish their holiday without any undue disruption.

A Travelmatch spokesperson comments: "It is a great shame to see this
company go under, especially as reports indicate that there are over 12,000
people currently abroad on their packages and flights. Any people affected
by this should consult the CAA's website. People interested in booking all
inclusive holidays in 2012
[ ] to
Turkey should use our travel discovery engine to search for packages with
our many other partners, all of whom are fully protected by ABTA

About Travelmatch:

Travelmatch [ ] is a new travel discovery
engine that helps inspire customers by matching their requirements to a wide
range of holidays, hotels, flights, cruises, villas or city breaks. Unlike
other travel sites, customers are not required to choose a destination, date
or budget before they can begin searching. Customers are able to make
informed decisions by exploring photos, user reviews, maps, events and
activities and other fun things relevant to their chosen travel product.
Travelmatch, which closed its first funding round in 2010, is based in
Notting Hill, London.

You can also find Travelmatch on social networks: follow us @Travelmatch
[ ] or like Travelmatch on Facebook
[ ] to keep up to date with all
the latest news and travel deals.

SOURCE Travelmatch