TWO package holiday firms have collapsed affecting more than 50,000 travellers.

Malvern Group, which incorporates Late Rooms and Super Break, announced on Twitter last night they had ceased trading.

The group said Super Break hotel-only holidays would be cancelled and warned people currently on holiday might have to pay again.

It said it 'anticipated' bookings through Late Rooms would be secure.

Malvern Group said those on package holidays would be protected by the travel association Abta.

But vouchers and tickets for entertainment, attractions or the Incredible North Iceland Charter were also cancelled.

Late Rooms, acting as an agent, says it has not taken any payment for bookings and the payment should be taken by the accommodation supplier.

The statement added: "In relation to your forthcoming booking(s), acted as an agent on behalf of your accommodation supplier therefore we anticipate that your reservation is secure and your payment will be taken by the accommodation supplier either in advance (for non-refundable reservations) or at the property.

"We recommend however that you contact your accommodation supplier directly prior to travelling to confirm.

"You can find their contact details on your booking confirmation.

"To amend or cancel your booking you will need to contact the accommodation supplier directly."

It added the Late Rooms contact centre was no longer operational.

The company added it would be appointing an administrator to deal with the affairs of the business in 'due course' after ceasing trading yesterday, Thursday.

Holidaymakers have been advised they should be covered through Abta, Atol or their credit card companies and should contact their travel agent or credit card provider for further help.

It has been reported nationally, Super Break has about 250 employees and had approximately 20,000 bookings, involving about 53,000 people.

About 400 customers are currently on holiday.