The Covid-19 pandemic has led to the collapse of a long-established south coast travel agency.

Travelplanners Southsea, which had two branches and 10 employees, has gone into liquidation after 45 years of trading.

The Abta and Advantage Travel Partnership member said: “It is with deep regret that the directors of Travelplanners Southsea Limited, after 45 years of trading as Travelplanners have taken the heart-breaking decision to cease trading and go into liquidation.

“This is entirely due to the effects of the global pandemic which has decimated the travel industry over the past 2 years.

“We have always endeavoured to provide the best service to our clients but unfortunately we are faced with difficult circumstances beyond our control.

“We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our loyal customers for their support over the past 45 years.

“We fully appreciate your help and assistance and hope you will understand that the decision to cease was due to circumstances beyond our control.”

The liquidation is being dealt with by FRP Advisory Trading.

  • Travelplanners Southsea had no connection with Essex-based Travelplanners, owned by USAirtours Holidays