| At the time of the announcement, as many as 1,500 people had booked holidays with Filiz Tours|
Polish travel company Filiz Tours declared itself bankrupt in a statement on its website last week.
“Dear customers of Filiz Tours! The management board apologizes for any inconvenience and the failure to fulfill your dreams because of the bankruptcy of the company,” the statement on the website, which is otherwise out of operation, reads.
The Mazowieckie Marshall’s Office had however not received an application for insolvency by the time the statement was published. And when staff visited the company’s Warsaw headquarters there were no workers or equipment left and the office was empty, Anna Groszyk-Książak of the Mazowieckie Marshall’s Office, told the Polish Press Agency.
At the time of the announcement, only two of the firm’s clients were believed to be abroad, but as many as 1,500 people had booked holidays with Filiz Tours. Ms Książak said the company, which has been present on the Polish market since 2004, has two insurance guarantees worth a total of zł.400,000.
The company’s folding was the latest in a long line of bankruptcies for Poland’s travel industry this summer, with nine other companies also going out of business. In July, Sky Club, Alba Tour, Africano Travel, Blue Rays, Atena and Elektra Travel all went bust. In August, they were joined by Aquamaris, Mati World Holiday, and Summerelse, with Filiz Tour completing the list at the start of September.
From Warsaw Business Journal by David Ingham
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