The Sky Club travel agency, which also trades under the name Triada, currently has around 4,500 customers on package holidays abroad, has gone bankrupt.
The Polish authorities have scrambled to help over 4,500 bewildered and angry Polish tourists on holiday in 10 different countries after the Sky Club travel agency filed for bankruptcy. Many of the tourists were left wondering how to get home following one of the biggest bankruptcy cases in Poland’s tourism business.
Sky Club, which also trades under the Triada brand, posted on its website that it had a ‘ lack of sufficient funds for further operations ‘. There is, however, a special fund available from the troubled operator’s insurance coverage of PLN 25 million, which will finance the return of Polish holidaymakers from abroad.
Tour Operator Sky Club and Triada submitted the companies filed for bankruptcy
The fund is in the hands of the Mazovia Province Office, which has already brought around 8 hundred Sky Club customers to Poland. Adam Struzik - Mazovia Province Governor has told at a press conference in Warsaw that there were still over 4,500 Polish customers abroad and they will organize their return to Poland as soon as possible.
Polish holidaymakers have been left in 10 countries : 654 of them are still in Turkey, 1,245 in Greece, 818 in Spain,162 in Morocco, 163 in Tunisia, 979 in Egypt, 278 in Portugal, 50 in Cyprus, 140 in Bulgaria and 15 in Cuba. The most difficult situation is in Cuba and Ibiza, where hotels told Polish tourists to check out forthwith.
Triada & Sky Club bankruptcy
Foreign Ministry Radoslaw Sikorski stated that the situation is elaborate, because the department has not received a detailed list of tourists or places in which they reside during their stay abroad.
Foreign Ministry Sikorski also said that all Polish tourists can contact the consuls in countries where there currently are and the mobile units on duty. Resort also appealed to these groups and Polish tourists who are not under the direct supervision of the office to notify residents of the local consular services. Marshal’s Office has launched a special hotline for people affected by the bankruptcy of a Sky Club travel agency.