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Club Tucanes the former Respect Holidays/Sensations bungalow complex in Gran Canaria, which became part of Man Around Espana when Respect & Sensations went bust last year, has been closed for non-payment of rent.

A court in Gran Canaria set an eviction date for 16th March 2009 and now the complex staff are contacting some guests who are booked in to stay there to advise them that Tucanes cannot accommodate them – for reasons ranging from sewer problems to "overbooking". They are simply telling the guests currently on holiday there that they are closing and they are offering alternate accommodation.

Andrew Jones, Sales & Marketing Director at Mantrav reported “we have already taken many calls from anxious holiday makers desperate to find alternate accommodation, as well calls from people currently staying at Club Tucanes, who are due to be ‘kicked out’ tomorrow.”

This is a very busy time for all in Gran Canaria as it is currently Carnaval (a local
celebration not to be confused with Pride in May). Andrew added “We are able to find availability at various complexes, including the odd night at our own complexes Club Mancha 1 & 2, as well as with our many other partners in Gran Canaria.”

It is understood that Tucanes was nearly full for Pride week, 4th May to 10th May 2009, obviously this would mean many Pride-Goers need alternate accommodation. Andrew suggests “as the Official Travel Partner to Gay Pride 2009 Mantrav has large allocations at various properties near the Yumbo Centre, like Las Walkirias, Barbados Apartments & Carmen Studios & Apartments. We will do our best to price match and we can advise clients of the best ways to get their money back.”

When asked about securing holidays in this difficult financial time Andrew went on to say “I would like to take this opportunity to point out the importance of booking with a bonded Travel Company. In these troubled times, it is important for all buyers of travel to appreciate that Bondings are crucially important to adequately protect your holiday. These bondings and protections range from the simple IPP (International Passenger Protection), First Fidelity Travel Trust Insurance Scheme (Insurance against all aspects of a holiday), ABTA Bondings and also atol from the CAA, all of these methods of protection are adequate and add piece of mind to booking a holiday. You should always make sure you are protected and book with a credit or charge card for further protection.”

Mantrav International is fully bonded by the First Fidelity Travel and books it’s flights (when not easyjet) through an atol supplier.

For more information you should contact Andrew Jones, Director of Mantrav International on 01342319151 or

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