Malvern appoints administrator for Super Break, LateRooms

Andrew Cummings
August 4, 2019

"As a result, Late Rooms Ltd (LateRooms.com), Super Break Mini-Holidays Ltd (Super Break) and Malvern Travel Technology Limited are unable to continue on a solvent basis and have ceased trading".

Super Break has about 250 employees and had approximately 20,000 bookings, involving about 53,000 people.

But vouchers and tickets for entertainment, attractions or the Incredible North Iceland Charter were no longer valid, it said.

However, travellers who booked package holidays, excluding flight inclusive breaks, "should be financially protected by ABTA".


"This is equally hard for all our suppliers, partners and customers who will be impacted by this news", he said.

Abta noted that approximately 400 Super Break customers, comprising of 167 bookings, are now on holiday overseas or in the UK.

In a statement, it said the "vast majority" of Super Break holidaymakers' arrangements would be covered through Abta, Atol or their credit card companies.

Malvern Group announced that it has ceased trading and warned that Super Break customers now on holiday may be asked to pay again for their hotel, while future bookings are cancelled. We want to reassure customers who have a Super Break booking with us that we will take care of them.


"LateRooms.com acted as an agent on behalf of your accommodation supplier, therefore we anticipate that your reservation is secure", said the company. "We recommend, however, that you contact your accommodation supplier directly prior to travelling to confirm".

"Detailed information regarding how bookings will be affected can be found on the LateRooms.com and Super Break websites".

The joint administrators have retained 43 employees as they continue to seek buyers for the business and its assets.

The CAA has also advised travel agents working for Superbreak to await further instruction from the Air Travel Trust and the CAA when considering refunds, and to contact the CAA before being assigned a claim when looking into providing customers with alternative holidays. The company made a pretax loss of £2.3m as revenues fell 10% to £90m in its most recent financial filing the year to the end of March 2018.


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