Month: May 2011

Jeffrey Kalmikoff joins the team

HolidayExtras.com is driving ahead with its strategy of hassle-free booking every trip for customers, with the appointment of web design and user experience innovator, Jeffrey Kalmikoff. Kalmikoff comes to HolidayExtras.com with the highest credentials: he is vice president of product at SimpleGeo, and was formerly chief creative officer at threadless and director of design atContinue reading

Swap the departure lounge for the beauty salon

Harassed holidaymakers can now escape the bustle of the terminal and enjoy a relaxing massage instead in the No 1 Lounge at Gatwick. Holiday Extras has introduced a new spa package at the North Terminal lounge, which includes a treatment in the lounge’s very own salon, as well as entry to the lounge and freeContinue reading

Paris, je t'aime – because I can get off my bike

For James Thompson, the only way to get to Paris is to ride 250 miles on his bike. James, from Folkestone, his uncle Paul Coward and their friend Will McLean are planning a gruelling three-day bike ride from London to the French capital to raise money for Kent Air Ambulance. Paul, from Hawkinge, came upContinue reading

Couple on island holiday

To love and to cherish – as long as it's on a beach

Forget love, honour and obey – all British people want from their first days of married life is sun, sea and sand. A massive 56 per cent of those asked what their dream honeymoon destination would be by HolidayExtras.com chose a secluded beach and it most definitely had to be abroad. The beach particularly appealedContinue reading

Holiday Extras and Peel Airports agree new long-term deal

Holiday Extras, the UK’s market-leading travel add-ons provider, and Peel Airports Ltd have signed a new long-term partnership agreement, offering travellers flying from Liverpool, Doncaster Sheffield and Durham Tees Valley airports some of the best airport parking deals on the market. Holiday Extras and Peel have been working together for eight years and together haveContinue reading

UK travellers support sustainable tourism, says poll

Nearly 60% of UK travellers are in favour of combining holidays with charity work abroad, according to a poll carried out by HolidayExtras.com. Fifty eight per cent of customers surveyed agreed that “volun-tourism” can make a difference and would be a fantastic experience. Support for sustainable travel is further reinforced by the success of theContinue reading

Matt’s thrilled to be a top geek

An IT expert from HolidayExtras.com has been named one of the world’s top 10 geeks – and he’s over the moon about it. Matt Palmer, the company’s technical development manager, achieved the rating after giving help and advice to fellow techies online. He has worked for the leading holiday add-ons provider, based in Newingreen, forContinue reading