MYTRAVEL
has started scaling down its retail division by shedding senior Going Places
staff ahead of next week’s annual general meeting.

Sources
said morale has hit an all-time low following the departure of several senior
staff. Going Places operations director Liz Davies and head of commercial
Martin Andrew are among the high-profile names negotiating their exit.

Around
90 staff at Holiday House in Rochdale face the axe and whole departments will
be cut to the bone, including a training division which will be slashed from 50
to two.

“People
are distraught because many long-standing staff are under threat. The
atmosphere at Holiday House is dire,” said one source.

A
MyTravel spokeswoman confirmed consultation at a senior level. “We are doing it
as compassionately as we can and by the book,” she said.