Tour operator Whitehall Leisure has gone into liquidation with “hundreds” of customers overseas and a further 120 booked to travel in the next month.

A Civil Aviation Authority spokesman said the CAA is still waiting to confirm the exact number of stranded holidaymakers which it believes are in the low hundreds. It is thought that many are fans currently watching the England cricket team as it tours the West Indies.

The operator went into liquidation on February 5 and accountants UHY Hacker Young LLP have now been appointed to oversee the firm’s business with it most likely being wound up.

Whitehall Leisure also traded under the names of Barbados Journeys, Caribbean Journeys, Cyprus Direct, Eurosky Holidays, Eurosky Travel, Jet Fares and Jet Fares Direct.