Published: 12:16, 01 July 2019
| Updated: 15:45, 02 July 2019
Customers have been left fuming and dozens of jobs have been lost after a travel firm unexpectedly crumbled into insolvency.
Buzzlines Travel, based in Lympne, near Hythe, has informed customers it has ceased trading and will be "unable to fulfil its commitments".
The firm has run coach trips, holidays and bus travel for nearly 30 years.
Its closure is likely to leave many customers fuming - while also putting more than 40 staff out of a job.
In financial figures filed last year, it revealed the firm had lost more than £3 million for the financial year ending March 2018.
A statement on the company's website said: "It is with deep regret that we must inform you that Buzzlines Travel has ceased trading and is unable to fulfil its commitments whilst entering in to a formal insolvency procedure.
"The difficult decision to cease all trading activities has become necessary to comply fully with the responsibility by law as company directors.
"Anyone who has booked to travel with Buzzlines Travel from July 1, 2019 will be contacted in due course by the appointed insolvency practitioner."
The company ran a host of day trips around the UK and Europe, and longer tours.
"Buzzlines Travel has ceased trading and is unable to fulfil its commitments."
It was also a previous naming sponsor of Folkestone Invicta Football Club's Cheriton Road stadium.
The travel company was 100% owned by Buzzline Coaches.
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