A SOUTHAMPTON family is “utterly devastated” after their dream holiday to Disneyland was cancelled when Thomas Cook collapsed.

The Clark family from Aldermoor had been due to travel to Paris in November for their first ever family holiday abroad.

According to dad, Sam, their trip has been destroyed, everything is up in the air and no one knows anything.

After saving more than £1,500 for the trip as well as costs towards passports, Sam has spent at least three hours on the phone trying to get answers.

Sam, 36, said: “We all have our tickets ready. It would have been the first time abroad for all of us. We are devastated.

“Thomas Cook has gone into administration but I am the one who as to tell the children we are no longer going on holiday. We will get £800 back if I raise a dispute with the bank but my ten-year-old has been close to tears. We are upset and shocked.”

Sam, wife Hayley, Hayley’s mum and their four children Madison, 10, Ethan, 9, Brady, 6, and Alvin, 4, had all been set to travel via Eurostar.

However, Sam claims there is no information available from Thomas Cook and he has been advised to call the Civil Aviation Authority for compensation.

Another dream holiday is in ruins for a group of friends after the collapse of the travel giant.

Plans to visit Disney World, Universal and Busch Gardens in Florida have been placed on hold after the shocking discovery just two days before they were due to fly to the States.

Ollie Bull, his girlfriend Hannah Stride and friends Thomas Walker and Charmaine Arogundade paid a total of £7,700 for the holiday of a lifetime.

They had arranged time off work for the two-week trip and are now at a loss as to what to do.

Ollie, a 22-year-old self-employed dry-liner from Poulner in Ringwood, said: “We booked the holiday 18-months ago and we finally paid it off in July. We were looking forward to it and it was going to be our last holiday before we move out because we all live at home with our parents at the moment.”

The group planned to stay at the Baymont Inn Suites in the International Drive area of Orlando and to visit all the major theme parks.

“Even our theme park tickets are part of the package so we’re not sure what to do now,” said Ollie, whose girlfriend is a Southampton University student who also lives in Poulner.

All Thomas Cook holidays and flights have been cancelled, leaving 600,000 travellers stuck at 53 destinations in 18 countries. Britain’s biggest peacetime repatriation is now underwayto bring home the 150,000 Brits affected.