Just heard on the news that the travel company xl.com have gone bust!! Thousands of holiday makers stranded across Europe and Florida. And thousands of very disappointed holidaymakers here, waiting to go on holidays.
If you've booked through a tour operator like Thomas Cook etc, you'll get your fully money back, but if you have booked a holiday through xl.com all money is lost.
I feel so sorry for anyone affected by this - we just returned from Santorini on Tuesday, after booking through xl.com - there was a wedding party of 175 people who left from Ireland on Tuesday. They will be in a bit of bother, as in Ireland, you can only book through xl.com - and therefore they will have to find their own way home.
Can't believe XL were taking bookings up until midnight last night, knowing they wouldn't be flying anywhere!!