Number of Kerry B&Bs affected by the closure of tour operator

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A number of Kerry B&Bs have been affected by the closure of a tour operator.

RTS Travel Limited, trading as Exploring Vacations, is a tour operator based in Mullingar, Co Westmeath.

According to its website, the company ceased trading today.

A number of holidaymakers had booked and paid for accommodation in the Killarney and East Kerry areas, however, the properties have yet to be paid.

The company intends to convene a meeting of creditors, to be held in October, at which a liquidator will be appointed.

One Kerry business owner affected is Eugene O’Sullivan who runs Noraville B&B in Killarney.

Mr O’Sullivan says Exploring Vacations organised holidays in Ireland for North Americans.

He says he’d been given assurances by the company.