Deathwatch- HotelConnect ceases trading
You're unlikely to know the name since they predominantly supplied to travel agents, but accommodation-only supplier HotelConnect has ceased trading with around 6,000 bookings made through trade partners and 400 consumer bookings through its website.
According to Travel Weekly, Abta said the trade terms and conditions on the website set out clearly that it was acting as a supplier and that all bookings should be honoured. Abta is advising travel agents to contact hotels to ensure all bookings will be honoured, and expects customers to claim any losses through their credit cards in circumstances where they can before approaching the association.
You can probably pop back in half an hour to find out the name of another company that's on the skids. They're dropping like malnourished flies this week.