SCANDINAVIA ONLY TO WIND DOWN BUSINESS AND REFUND CUSTOMERS

The shareholders and Directors of Roy Taber Limited (established in 1973), trading as Scandinavia Only and Taber Holidays (www.scandinaviaonly.co.uk), have taken the very difficult decision to wind down their business due to Covid-19.

Their decision is due to the significant restrictions imposed on international travel for the past 12 months, and the resultant repercussions on the entire travel industry.

Says Suzel Taber-Shaw, Managing Director: “This is certainly not a decision that’s been taken lightly. We remain a solvent company – however the future seems so much less bright now than it did at the start of 2020. Then, we looked forward to further building upon the excellent year’s start that we had enjoyed, and our business was in a very healthy financial position. Now, 12 months later, with ongoing restrictions and uncertainty, we have made the difficult decision to wind down our business in an orderly manner.

“We sincerely regret the disappointment this will cause those who have bookings with us, but assure all our customers – travel trade and direct bookings alike – that they will receive a full refund as quickly and as efficiently as possible, directly from the company. There will be no calls made on the bonds that we hold for consumer financial protection.

“We will contact all customers with existing bookings – both travel agents and members of the public who’ve booked directly with us – individually and in strict date order. Due to the circumstances, we have a limited number of staff currently working, and we hope very much to be able to handle all administration via email. We thank in advance all involved for their patience and understanding. The centralised email address to use is office@taberhols.co.uk. Should anyone have an urgent problem, necessitating a phone call, the office team may be contacted on 01274 875 199.

“As a specialist operator, and long-term member of both AITO and ABTA, we have loved providing carefully-packaged holidays to Scandinavia for nearly five decades. We thank all our customers, and the many travel agents with whom we have worked, for their confidence and support during the past very difficult year, and for the many happy years we’ve shared since our first full year of business and our first brochure, in 1974.

“Naturally, we could not have achieved so much without the fantastic products and services provided by the quality suppliers throughout Scandinavia with whom we have partnered – many since our first year of operation. We also owe a huge debt of gratitude to our loyal, dedicated and wonderful staff, who’ve worked tirelessly with us to provide the highest levels of service, and who are also very personally affected by these difficult times. I can only state again that this is certainly not a decision that we have taken lightly.”