Oasis Overland has ceased operations within the wake of the Covid-19 shutdown of journey.
The corporate specialised in small group expeditions by truck throughout Africa and different key overland locations worldwide similar to South America and Central Asia, alongside hotel-based journeys in Pakistan, Bolivia, Peru and south-east Asia.
The information was reported by AITO.
Martyn Sumners, government director of AITO, mentioned: “Chris Wrede and his staff had been in enterprise since 1998 – greater than 22 years – and joined AITO in 2008, simply over 12 years in the past.
“He was a valued member of the AITO household and can be a lot missed.”
Oasis Overland had simply launched a brand new and thrilling 93-day lengthy journey by truck by way of Africa, from Nairobi to Johannesburg, however Covid-19 restrictions on account of the South African variant of the virus meant that it has now needed to admit defeat.
Wrede mentioned: “We’re devastated to be unable to proceed to commerce.
“The previous 11 months have been extraordinarily powerful, and the outlook may be very bleak for our sort of journey till the world is evident of Covid-19.
“We’re very sorry that we couldn’t ship our adventures as promised, and our ideas exit to all our shoppers, loyal UK workers, leaders, drivers and the various native folks and companies all over the world that had been the bedrock of our adventures.”
Particulars of the best way to declare refunds from Oasis Overland can be found here.
Different AITO members to ceased buying and selling earlier within the pandemic embrace Cities Direct, primarily based in Cheltenham, and London-based Tucan Journey.