A travel company specialising in weddings and honeymoons has reportedly shut suddenly leaving couples struggling to re-arrange their plans.


Altrincham-based Weddings & Honeymoons Abroad, the trading name of Heaven Sent Travel, closed without notice.

No-one was available despite repeated attempts to by Travel Weekly to contact the company’s office by telephone.


The Manchester Evening News reported that the Weddings & Honeymoons Abroad’s office, on an industrial estate on L & MBusinessPark, Altrincham, stands empty.

In a letter to customers, managing director Nick Cropper reportedly said the economic climate had caused the company to lose its struggle with the banks.


He told the newspaper he is now looking to dissolve the company.


The company’s website gives no indication that it is no longer trading, explaining that is has been arranging ceremonies abroad since 1992.


It is not known how many outstanding bookings the company has. But it is believed that 15 couples booked into hotels in Austria and New York have also been affected by the closure.

The Heaven Sent Travel website says: “Heaven Sent Travel is a family business and each personally-planned holiday is created with enthusiasm and passion rarely found in the travel industry during this era of ‘dynamic packaging’ and ‘fast food’ style reservations.


“For your financial security and peace of mind, all of the tour operators and private charter brokers we book with are fully protected by ATOL.”


It goes onto say that Cropper was a nominee for a young entrepreneur of the year award and was also included in the Who’s Who of Britain’s Young Entrepreneurs for his contribution to innovation within the travel industry.