Truronian Holidays to cease trading

Truronian vehicle
Image caption Truronian had also run local bus services before being taken over by First in 2008

A Cornish coach holiday firm is to be wound down with the loss of two jobs, it has been announced.

Truronian Holidays will cease trading on 1 November because of "difficult trading and economic conditions", its owners First Devon and Cornwall said.

Truronian Holidays will honour all pre-booked trips until that date where the required numbers had been met, it said.

All driving staff will move to First but two jobs in the firm's Truro shop would be lost, a spokeswoman said.

Truronian Holidays runs coach trips and holidays around the UK and across Europe.

It was taken over by First in 2008, which said it absorbed the local bus services running under the Truronian name and operated the coach holiday side of the business separately.

Robbie Lamerton, general manager for First Devon and Cornwall, said: "After several years of running both companies we have made a decision to focus on scheduled passenger transport services rather than bespoke holiday packages.

"Unfortunately a deal to sell the holiday business as a going concern fell through earlier this year so Truronian Holidays will be officially wound down, and will cease trading in the autumn."

He said it was "deeply regrettable" that two jobs in the holiday firm's Truro shop would be lost.

The private hire part of the business - provided by First Devon and Cornwall Coach Hire utilising vehicles with Truronian livery - was to continue to run as normal, First Group said.

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