Leisure Direction website sold to...
another company called Leisure Direction Travel
By TravelMole on 13 February 2008 in News
The website business of Leisure Direction has been sold to another company, with the very similar name of Leisure Direction Travel.
A Menzies spokeswoman said it has urged the new owners to make it clearer on the website that it is a totally different company.
But she said she could not disclose details of who was behind Leisure Direction Travel.
"Now that the business has been sold, Menzies is not in a position to comment further," she said.
Bookings are now being taken through the Leisure Direction website - www.leisuredirection.co.uk - which is the same in style and design.
Leisure Direction was placed into administration last week with 18,000 forward bookings.
At that time, Menzies said although the company was profitable, it had "some accounting issue" last year.
A spokesman for ABTA said: "Leisure Direction Travel Ltd is not the same company and it is not an ABTA member."
Leisure Direction was run by Alan Potts and employed 50 staff.
It was a registered ATOL holder and registered ABTA licence holder, trading under a number of names, including French Impressions, French Holiday Service, EuroDrive, Alliance Travel, The Travel Alliance, and Faresavers.
The company also operated The Travel Shop at Maidstone Motorway Service Area, at Junction 8 of the M20.
When the company was placed into administation last week, Leger Holidays took over short breaks and DisneyLand Paris forward bookings, which represents the bulk of the total.
Erna Low cacquired the operator's forward ski holiday business and its database, accepting responsibility for almost 500 holidays in Leisure Direction's 2008 ski programme.
Be the first to leave a comment
Add Your Comment
Related ItemsPalma - A Romantic Escape on the Med
Hotels Lose Revenue During Last Quarter of 2008
Summer fireworks festivals in the French Riviera off to an explosive start!
Northern Lights in Norway: the greatest light show on Earth
Edinburgh: Voluntary Hotel Tax
Igloo building, ice fishing, dog-sledding, snowshoeing and sledging holidays
Travelscope Goes into Administration
Thomas Cook set to announce closure 200 retail shops
Three arrested on Dubai-bound airline
P&O offer alternative for stranded Eurotunnel passengers
A Royal Visit to the Czech Republic
In-Flight Mobile Telephony on Ryanair
Slimmeria Wellness and Weight Loss Retreat in East Sussex
Eindhoven - City of Light
Festival Review: Sziget, Budapest