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Throb holidays ceased trading on 14th September 2008.

The Throb website ( announced, “As a result of the collapse of XL Airways/XL Leisure Group (who were our main flight provider) we have unfortunately been unable to contain the damage this causes us in both the immediate term and in the future, where the lack of flight capacity we would have relied upon from XL Airways for new reservations makes continuing trading impossible.”

Andrew Jones, Sales & Marketing Director of Mantrav International commented “It is a dire shame that such a reputable company which has provided an excellent service to the LGBT community over the last 14 years has been forced to close.”

This adds further doubt into the stability of other LGBT travel agencies, considering their niche market and the consistent downturn in trade that the travel industry is suffering from because of the Global Economic Situation and the high cost of fuel. When asked about Mantrav’s security Andrew added “Mantrav has been in operation since 1990, we have a secure financial backbone and we are fully insured for any eventuality that may befall the industry. We don’t restrict ourselves to allocations on airlines and we have a dedicated customer base.”

Mantrav International are offering special prices to Holidaymakers who have been negatively affected by both the XL Airways/XL Leisure and Throb closures, simply email

For further information please contact: Andrew Jones, +44 (0) 1342 300 364

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