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Travel agency goes bust

MORE THAN a hundred Slovaks travelling abroad under the banner of Slovakia’s Alex Tour travel agency found themselves without transportation back home after the company announced its filing for bankruptcy on July 2, after 20 years of operations, the Sme daily reported.

MORE THAN a hundred Slovaks travelling abroad under the banner of Slovakia’s Alex Tour travel agency found themselves without transportation back home after the company announced its filing for bankruptcy on July 2, after 20 years of operations, the Sme daily reported.

Representatives of Alex Tour announced on the travel agency’s website that the firm was not able to meet its commitments to customers and suggested that the stranded Slovaks should contact Kooperatíva insurance company, which would ensure their return home.

The number of people stranded abroad by the bankruptcy of Alex Tour was 163 according to Erika Barkolová, the spokeswoman for Kooperatíva, the TASR newswire wrote. Tourists have already been returned home from Turkey and the Greek islands of Corfu and Crete, Barkolová told TASR.

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