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Adventure Tour Operator Kumuka Collapses

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U.K. Adventure tour operator Kumuka, which has been in the industry since 1983, has ceased trading, leaving customers booked past July 22 in limbo. The company offered over 600 trips globally. According to an article on TNT Magazine, the company released a statement saying, “Passengers travelling after this will need to contact the Travel Compensation Fund and their agent will need to make alternative travel arrangements.”

Distressed customers have taken to social media and calling local representatives about whether or not they will be refunded. Various competitive operators have begun offering discounts to the beleaguered consumers, including Tucan Travel and Intrepid Travel.

Another article, in Travelmole, quoted Intrepid managing director Geoff Manchester:

It is sad to see the closure of a company that we have long respected as a collaborator in building the adventure travel sector. We understand that this is a distressing time for Kumuka staff and our thoughts are with them. It is also distressing for travellers who have paid for airfares and got time off work to take a dream trip. We hope that we can help them to still enjoy an amazing adventure.

For more information, read:

Adventure tour operator collapses on Travelmole

and

Travel adventure firm Kumuka placed into administration on TNT Magazine

1 Comment to Adventure Tour Operator Kumuka Collapses

  1. Christopher

    So sad to see kamuka travel has ceased trading. I used this company in 2002 to go on one of their backpacking tours around Europe it was 12 countries in 28 days. It was by far the best experience and holiday I’ve ever had. There was a gang of about 20 mostly kiwis and Aussie that all traveled together I was the only English person or pommie as I was called. I could go on about many more things that made that holiday an unforgettable experience. So I’m sad to that the company is no longer trading.????????

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