Motts take over Crusader Holidays

Motts Leisure Ltd, the holiday arm of Aylesbury-based Motts Coaches, has taken over the business of Clacton-on-Sea’s Crusader Holidays, which went into administration on December 1st.

Buckinghamshire – based Motts, which have operated tours and holidays since the 1970’s has a long standing relationship with Crusader. The operator’s continental tour programme was almost entirely Crusader product sold as an agent within Crusaders brochure, and served by a feeder network to either South Mimms or Thurrock services.

Roger Mott, Motts Coaches’ MD said: “Crusader Holidays is a quality tour operator who we have been proud to be associated for the past 13 years. It is our intention to continue operating the Crusader brand for many years to come.”

Motts will take over the booking office in Clacton with many of the current staff. Roy finch, who was a senior director with Crusader, has been appointed as CEO of the new operation which opened on Monday December 12th.

Reference: Coach and Bus Week, December 14th, Page 5.

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