Viaticum, the company which brings together Bourse des Vols and Bourse des Voyages, finds itself in liquidation. Just go to the site to find the message that we reproduce below.
“Since 1997, we have had the privilege of serving more than five million passengers, all satisfied with VIATICUM’s services, including our Bourse des Vols and Bourse des Voyages brands. It is therefore with deep regret that we announce that, following circumstances beyond our control, VIATICUM has been placed in compulsory liquidation.
Your trust and loyalty over the years have been essential to us and we would like to express our gratitude to you. We understand the concern this situation may cause, particularly for those of you with current reservations.
If you have active reservations with us, you will be contacted directly and very soon to inform you of the steps to follow.
We thank you for your understanding and support during this difficult time. It is with heavy hearts that we go through this ordeal, and we sincerely hope that the future will bring you serene and memorable travels.”
Bourse des Vols was suspended from the BSP at the end of August
With the loss of its IATA approval, the agency headed by Fabrice Dariot could no longer issue plane tickets because most of the major airlines are part of this association.
Airlines want to do without intermediaries
IATA imposes ever stricter conditions for selling plane tickets. Many travel agencies have stopped issuing plane tickets. She prefers to source from specialists like Misterfly, Resaneo, Aerticket France… Agencies specializing in business travel are not worried, as are most recognized tour operators.
Unfortunately, we must expect other liquidations of travel agencies following a lack of financial guarantees. Banks almost no longer provide support to agencies.