Hoseasons is not accepting new travel agent bookings “until further notice” while it deals with existing bookings affected by the current coronavirus crisis.

The tour operator said its staff were currently tied up looking after existing customers and rebooking both trade and direct holidays which are due to travel before May 21.

Sally Henry, sales director, at parent company Awaze UK, said: “Our number one priority during these exceptionally difficult times is to look after our existing customers. That’s why we’re doing everything possible to help our partners in the trade move and rebook their customers’ holidays due to arrive on or before May 21.

“To ensure all our commercial partners were kept up to speed we directly contacted travel agents at the start of Covid-19 outbreak in the UK to explain we are unable to accept new bookings until further notice.”