Bankruptcy proceedings for internet hotel booking firm

Internet booking firm 1800-hotels has confirmed it has been forced into bankruptcy proceedings.

The company said some customers might have their rooms cancelled and is advising people who have booked with them to contact their hotel directly to see if they are affected.

The firm says the move - aimed at restructuring debt - was forced by two suppliers.

It also says it is pursuing a legal injunction to prevent any further disruption of customer travel.

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