Polish tour operator Alfa Star went bankrupt, the company announced on Saturday, August 30. Its clients have been stuck in Turkey, Spain, Greece, Bulgaria and Egypt, the media reported.
Most likely, Alfa Star did not pay for hotels, that is why its clients are facing problems with their stays. The Marshall’s Office of Mazowieckie Voivodship will cover the costs from the travel agency’s insurance which amounts to PLN 20 million. According to Rzeczpospolita daily, the clients will be given refunds in March 2017 at the earliest.
Some 2,000 clients purchased trips at the tour operator and will not be able to go for holiday due to its bankruptcy, according to the Marshall’s Office of Mazowieckie Voivodship.
Alfa Star has been in trouble for a while. In December last year, it signed a letter of intent with Egypt’s biggest travel group Travco Group, which consequently acquired a 79 percent stake in the Polish firm.