OzBus coach tour company, which specialises in epic coach journeys from London to Sydney, has been forced to close its doors after the firm was unable to pay its debts.
The closure of OzBus, which first started trading in 2007, is especially unexpected as the company recently bought out troubled coach holiday provider, Harrison’s Holidays, after they went into administration in November last year. It’s been suggested by bosses at OzBus that the lengthy process of buying Norfolk based Harrison Holidays from the administrators contributed to the downfall of OzBus.
An open letter published the main OzBus website from the company’s director, Daryl Jones, revealed that the firm was forced to close as it was unable to pay its bills. While all journeys and tickets bought for travel with either Harrison’s Holidays or OzBus have been cancelled, the organisation haven’t ruled out re-launching Harrison’s Holidays coach tours as an online operation.
The two employees working at the Kings Lynn offices for Harrison Holidays have both been made redundant while it’s been reported that the two OzBus workers at the company’s Cambridgeshire office left of their own accord.
All trips with both companies have now been cancelled and the firm’s director revealed the organisation isn’t in a position to offer any compensation or refund due to the severity of the company’s financial problems.