Breaking News: The Holiday Place Plc ceases trading, The Scuba Place Ltd on the up!


A statement from John Spencer-Ades, Managing Director of The Scuba Place Ltd:

For almost 10 years, The Scuba Place has been providing amazing diving holidays across the Globe under the umbrella of The Holiday Place Plc. On May 29th, The Holiday Place Plc ceased trading, and is now in the hands of Receivers.

The holidays that Customers booked through The Scuba Place were fully protected under ABTA  (84059) and ATOL (3101) Protection schemes, and as such, all monies paid by Customers are safe. The official notification and guide on what to do can be found here: the CAA website.

The Scuba Place have now re-launched as The Scuba Place Ltd, and are now an independent partner of Major Travel Ltd, an ATOL and ABTA bonded Tour Operator since 1974.

John Spencer-Ades, Managing Director of The Scuba Place Ltd says:

“ For the last 5 days and nights, we have been working all hours to protect our customer base – those who are overseas have been fully supported, informed and assured of a safe return, and these took first priority of course.

Those Clients who were due to be travelling in the next fortnight have again all been contacted and supported through their options – whether to travel or not, and how to claim refunds under the bonded protection schemes. And those individuals and groups that have more long term future bookings, again we have under our new licensing agreement, supported them and where possible, absorbed their bookings – we will be honouring all of the dive holiday bookings we made prior to the collapse of The Holiday Place Plc.

We wish to send out a huge thank you to our Clients who have demonstrated nothing but support for us in these challenging times – not one individual has cancelled their booking, and have trusted us to deliver their travel –  and to our partners in the many resorts we operate in who have supported us fully and without exception.

Looking to the future, we are now well situated as an independent business to grow and build on our success.”

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