Monthly Archives: January 2012

Monday, 30th January 2012

Top travel insurance award for Holiday Extras

Tweet Holiday Extras was named Best Insurance Provider, for the fourth consecutive year, at the Globe Travel Awards held last Wednesday at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel. The UK’s market-leading travel add-ons company walked away with the Best Insurance gong at the glittering ceremony hosted by Travel Weekly’s Group editor-in-chief Lucy … Read more

Thursday, 26th January 2012

Oz and the US most popular with Poms and Limeys – and the most expensive

Arizona golfing holiday

Tweet A new poll from leading travel add-ons company has found that the USA and Australia are the two most popular destinations for Brits, despite their relatively high costs. According to the survey, 21% of people would most like to visit the USA with a further 12% keen to … Read more

Thursday, 26th January 2012 swaps Blue Monday for ‘Happy Monday’

Tweet While the rest of the country were feeling down in the dumps, the UK’s leading travel add-ons provider were raising a smile for ‘Happy Monday’. On the penultimate Monday of January, the team at were each handed a National Lottery scratch card. There were eleven lucky winners – … Read more

Friday, 20th January 2012

Undercover Hotels offer fantastic value for cash-strapped holiday travellers

Undercover Hotels

Tweet has a number of excellent Undercover Hotel deals at UK airports Holiday travellers who are looking for ways to save cash would do well to book an Undercover Hotel with this winter. The market-leading travel offers 3-star and 4-star airport hotels at special low rates. When … Read more

Wednesday, 18th January 2012

Holiday Extras and new airline join forces

Tweet The UK’s market-leading travel add-ons provider has teamed up with new airline to provide holidaymakers based in the North East with their award-winning, hassle-free travel insurance products. Holiday Extras and have confirmed an exclusive, long-term contract to offer travel insurance via the airline’s website. sells flights … Read more

Wednesday, 18th January 2012

Felix Geisendörfer brings Node.js know-how to

Felix Geisendörfer

Tweet As part of its £0.5 million investment in hassle-free technology, has enlisted the help of renowned Node.js expert, Felix Geisendörfer. One of the world’s top five Node.js core contributors and co-founder of web service, Felix is working with the UK’s market-leading travel add-ons provider as a consultant … Read more

Wednesday, 18th January 2012

Triton interview with Holiday Extras

Tweet Iqbal Gorewalla at Triton interview with Phillip Carrington at Holiday Extras. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post

Wednesday, 18th January 2012

IBM Case Study – Holiday Extras grows its business with DB2

Tweet View the Holiday Extras case study on the IBM website. “Holiday Extras implemented DB2 many years ago, and we haven’t moved from that decision because it is absolutely fit-for-purpose. DB2 has a low cost of ownership and scales well with our business.” – Nilan Peiris, Chief Marketing Technology Officer, … Read more

Tuesday, 17th January 2012

Record breaking online bookings point to good news for travel sector

Tweet bucks the trend as online bookings boom Web bookings up a massive 32% in Jan   Direct parking and hotel bookings rose by 28 per cent and reservations for airport lounges were up by a massive 103% from last year – showing that customers are fighting the mood … Read more

Saturday, 14th January 2012 customers hold optimistic news for cruise

Tweet It’s not all troubled seas for the cruise industry according to a new customer poll by the UK’s leading travel add-ons company. It appears that recent events haven’t taken the wind out of travellers’ sails. Fifty-eight per cent of customers polled said that a luxury voyage is on … Read more