Coach firm National Holidays revived after collapse of its parent company

Coach firm National Holidays revived after collapse of its parent company

Despite its parent company falling into administration earlier this year, National Holidays is set to make a return.

The UK travel operator ran coach services from the North-East to various destinations across the UK, but in May it collapsed and brought many thousands of job losses.

Its parent company, Specialist Leisure Group Limited, appointed administrators, blaming the impact coronavirus had on the travel industry.

Now, the brand has been purchased by travel company JG Travel Group, of which has operated in the UK for over twenty years. The purchase company also owns Just Go! Holidays, Omega Breaks and Albion Journeys.

JG Travel Group wrote: We are delighted to announce that the National Holidays brand will be joining the JG Travel Group, whose other brands include Just Go! Holidays, Omega Breaks and Albion Journeys.

“We can’t wait to bring back all the holidays that customers loved and more! We pride ourselves on delivering a diverse, exciting and great value for money range of tours, focussing on excellent customer service – which includes nationwide pick-up points.

We have huge sympathy for all customers who are still owed refunds from holidays booked when National Holidays was part of the Specialist Leisure Group. However, we have no involvement in these bookings taken up to 22 May 2020, when SLG went into administration.’’

National Holidays also shared on its website its delight to be returning.

The new owner said it was looking to replicate many of its previously offered tours, pickup points and even looking to re-employ some staff members. The company hinted it was preparing to announce its first set of tours for 2021, whilst it prepares its holiday selection.

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