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格安旅行会社「てるみくらぶ」(東京・渋谷)が3月27日に経営破綻、東京地裁に自己破産を申請した。3月23日に国際航空運送協会(IATA)への支払が滞り、25日に航空券の発券トラブルが顕在化、26日に観光庁の立ち入り調査が行われた。同社は観光庁に登録された第1種旅行業者で、平成26年9月期から営業損益が大幅な赤字に陥り、昨年9月期には約75億円の債務超過だったとされる。

3月26日時点で海外に滞在する「てるみくらぶ」関連の旅行者は約2,500名、国土交通省は速やかな帰国を呼びかけたが、現地で多大な宿泊費を請求された人もいたようだ。同社の負債額は約151億円、代金支払済みの旅行者は8万人から9万人、旅行代金の負債は約99億円にのぼる。日本旅行業協会の「弁済業務保証金制度」では、最大でも総額1億2千万円程度しか還付されないという。

私は今年1月、「てるみくらぶ」の9月出発分の東欧ツアーを申し込んだ。格安というだけでなく、訪問地や旅程、フライト時間や経由地、滞在ホテルのグレードなど、大手旅行会社の企画と比べても優位性が高かったからだ。また、自由観光をする上で公共交通へのアクセスがよいホテルの選択や、フライトに世界最大の航空機・エアバスA380を使用する予定など、魅力的な内容だった。もっと詳しく

A cheap travel company “Terumi club” (Shibuya, Tokyo) filed bankruptcy on March 27 with bankruptcy to Tokyo District Court. Payment to the International Air Transport Association (IATA) was delayed on March 23, trouble ticketing issue of the air ticket became apparent on 25th, and the tourism agency’s entry inspection on 26th was done. The company is a type 1 travel agency registered with the Tourism Agency, which is said to have experienced a significant deficit in the operating loss from the fiscal year ended September 20, 2013, and in September last year it was said that the debt exceeded about 7.5 billion yen.

About 2 “travel ladder related to” traveling abroad as of March 26, about 2, 500 people, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport called for prompt return home, but some people seemed to have been charged a large amount of accommodation expenses locally. The company’s debt amount is about 15.1 billion yen, travelers who have paid the charge have 80,000 to 90,000 people, the debt of the travel fee amounts to about 9.9 billion yen. According to the Japan Travel Agency Association’s “Payment service guarantee fee system”, the maximum amount of refund is only about 120 million yen at the maximum.

A cheap travel company “Terumi club” (Shibuya, Tokyo) filed bankruptcy on March 27 with bankruptcy to Tokyo District Court. Payment to the International Air Transport Association (IATA) was delayed on March 23, trouble ticketing issue of the air ticket became apparent on 25th, and the tourism agency’s entry inspection on 26th was done. The company is a type 1 travel agency registered with the Tourism Agency, which is said to have experienced a significant deficit in the operating loss from the fiscal year ended September 20, 2013, and in September last year it was said that the debt exceeded about 7.5 billion yen.

About 2 “travel ladder related to” traveling abroad as of March 26, about 2, 500 people, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport called for prompt return home, but some people seemed to have been charged a large amount of accommodation expenses locally. The company’s debt amount is about 15.1 billion yen, travelers who have paid the charge have 80,000 to 90,000 people, the debt of the travel fee amounts to about 9.9 billion yen. According to the Japan Travel Agency Association’s “Payment service guarantee fee system”, the maximum amount of refund is only about 120 million yen at the maximum.