I have already reported that the Specialist Leisure Group (SLG), owner of Shearings Holidays and the Bay Hotels chain, is attempting to avoid becoming the next corporate casualty of the pandemic. (Shearings Seeks Rescue Deal ~ 30th April 2020). Now another well known coach and travel company has announced they are in trouble too. So much so that the directors of David Urquhart Travel are to wind up their coach tour business in the coming months. An application has already been lodged with the Court of Session to enter into a Company Voluntary Arrangement for the business.
What happened to the company and the coach? Well Craske Coaches cancelled their operating licence in June 2018 and the Berkhof Axial bodied Scania K114EB4 was acquired by the PTS Group (Wrights Coaches) and is now operating as R25PTS.
As for life after coronavirus I expect there will be more casualties before the sector returns to some form of normality. Let's hope the government's gradual easing of the lockdown plan will help in some small way.
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