Carol Peters Travel firm director Peter Howe has today (January 19) issued a statement apologising to customers following the closure of the coach business.
Mr Howe, who has run the business with wife Carol for some 24 years, said: “Unfortunately at 12.05pm on Thursday (January 16) due to various financial problems we were forced to close Carol Peters Travel.
“The website will be dealt with by an outside source and will be closed down asap.
“We would like to apologise to all our customers for any inconvenience this has caused anyone.
“We are personally devastated by the closure but would like to thank our staff and customers for their support over the last 24 years.”
Coaches at the Carol Peters Manston depot have been repossessed despite Mr Howe’s attempts at negotiations to keep the business running. Staff were informed of the closure on Friday morning.
It is not yet clear how refunds will be obtained but Mr Howe, 73, said he will do all he can to make sure customers are reimbursed.