Appointment details

Appointment type Deed of Company Arrangement  – 6 March 2020
Voluntary Administration – 10 January 2020
Appointees Phil Quinlan, Amanda Coneyworth
Companies subject to Administration Excite Holidays (Australia) Pty Ltd ACN 613 020 750
Global Travel Specialists Pty Ltd ACN 101 298 248
Events NG Pty Ltd ACN 150 529 365
Travel Serv Co Pty Ltd ACN 600 123 699
(All subject to Deed of Company Arrangement) (collectively “the Companies”)
Company formerly subject to Administration Global Travel Holdings Pty Ltd ACN 608 961 986
Office Sydney
Beach at sunset

Excite Hotline
+61 2 9273 5117

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Background information

Morgan Kelly, Phil Quinlan and Amanda Coneyworth were appointed Voluntary Administrators of the Companies on 10 January 2020.

The first meeting of creditors was held at 11:00AM on 22 January 2020 at Wesley Conference Centre, 220 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000.

For travel agents and customers in Australia and New Zealand, further information about future bookings will be updated here as information comes to hand.

For any service provider (hotel, activity provider, etc.) who wishes to confirm the status of a forward booking, please contact the booking source.

Further information for creditors and travel agents will be uploaded as it becomes available.

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Outcome of the Second Meeting of Creditors

At the Second Meeting of Creditors which was held on 17 February 2020, creditors voted in favour of the following:

  • The Voluntary Administration of Global Travel Holdings Pty Ltd end and control of the entity be returned to the Directors
  • A Deed of Company Arrangement be executed for the remaining entities:
    • Excite Holidays (Australia) Pty Ltd 
    • Global Travel Specialists Pty Ltd 
    • Events NG Pty Ltd
    • Travel Serv Co Pty Ltd Pty Ltd

The Deed of Company Arrangement was executed on 6 March 2020.

We have now distributed the Deed Fund in accordance with the DOCA and the DOCA has now been effectuated.

Accordingly, we retired as Deed Administrators of the Companies effective 30 November 2021 and the Companies are no longer subject to DOCA.

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Excite Holiday’s Booking Platform

Since the appointment of Voluntary Administrators on 10 January 2020, the booking platform was switched to “view” only mode. We have continued to maintain access to the booking platform for travel agents over the last six weeks so that agents can view/retrieve any booking information.

As a result of the sale of the booking platform, access will be closed effective from 2:00pm (AEDT) on Thursday 20 February 2020 moving forward.

If you have not already done so, you may want to take this final opportunity to retrieve any booking information you require from the platform.

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The Administrators have reached agreement with Expedia on a special refund process outside of normal policies for the cancellation of bookings which have been impacted by the COVID-19 travel restrictions and meet the agreed criteria as set out in the below FAQ document dated 26 May 2020.
Travel agents that submitted an Expedia booking eligibility checklist, please refer to the FAQ document dated 11 August 2020.
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Creditor communications

Information and circulars for creditors.

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Service Provider information

Information and circulars for service providers, including hotels, tour operators and transport providers.

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ASIC insolvency material

The Australian Securities & Investments Commission provides resources on insolvency for directors, practitioners, employees, creditors and investors.

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Coping with the emotional impact of financial distress.

Beyond Blue

beyondblue offers some useful resources for people struggling with the emotional impact of financial distress.

The beyondblue Support Service provides confidential, one-on-one counselling with a trained mental health professional.
Phone: 1300 22 4636


Lifeline offers phone crisis counselling for people who are experiencing financial and emotional hardship.

Phone: 13 11 14 Australia-wide
Online crisis support chat (7:00pm to 4:00am daily)

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