Bankrupting the Barmies

A British travel company used by hundreds of England fans, which incorrectly charged its customers vast sums of money following the Ashes, has gone bankrupt. Oh dear.

Barmy Army

More than 200 members of the passionate Barmy Army were hit for six after being unexpectedly billed by Australian hotels for accommodation costs.

This was despite having already paid specialised travel agent Travel and Tours Anywhere Ltd (TTAL) ahead of the trip Down Under.

Some fans returned home to discover their credit cards had been hit with bills of up to $1450.

One man had $300 taken from his account in June, six months after the Aussies won the Ashes series.

Essex credit manager Richard Smith was slugged more than $1400 in January despite winning an all-expenses paid trip to the Sydney and Melbourne Tests through English newspaper the Sun.

More at The Herald Sun.