Month: September 2012

In flight entertainment

Brits can’t survive flights without gadgets

Half of short-haul travellers still want airline inflight entertainment Nearly half of British travellers say gadgets are essential on a flight, according to a recent poll by HolidayExtras.com. Forty-eight per cent of holidaymakers told the add-ons provider that they can’t survive a flight without a Kindle, iPad, mp3 player, Nintendo DS, laptop or DVD player.Continue reading

Steaks ‘n’ Stuff is well done according to HolidayExtras.com customers

Glasgow Normandy restaurant a finalist in the Holiday Extras Customers’ Awards Dishes at the Normandy Hotel’s prime diner went down a treat with HolidayExtras.com customers, according to the results of its latest Customers’ Awards. Steaks ‘n’ Stuff was one of five eateries to make the shortlist for this year’s Best Airport Hotel Restaurant category. HolidayExtras.comContinue reading

Wine Angel at the Radisson Blu Hotel at Stansted Airport

Six of the Best Airport Hotels

For the fourth year running Holiday Extras customers, all 101,000 of them, have voted for the best in travel. Airport hotels feature among the hard-fought categories and travellers have voted for the best hotel restaurants, as well as the most suitable hotels for families. The hotels in the 2012 shortlist include the big names likeContinue reading

Independent travellers snap up best flight deals

Flexible, independent travellers are nabbing the best deals on flights whilst those tied to work and family miss out, according to the latest HolidayExtras.com customer survey. The online poll revealed that nearly four in 10 holidaymakers (38%) have their day of departure dictated by their package or flight time. Almost a third (29%) have toContinue reading

Holiday Extras scoops top travel award

Holiday Extras has been crowned Star Holiday Add-ons Provider at the prestigious Travel Bulletin Star Awards. Each year, travel agents are invited by the trade publication to vote for the companies they consider to be the best in the industry. The travel add-ons provider, which celebrates its 30th anniversary next year, fought off competition fromContinue reading

Convenient airport parking with HolidayExtras.com

Savvy Brits don’t pay too much for parking

While Brits are now spending £8 billion a year on town centre parking, they’re also throwing away up to £400 million by not pre-booking parking for their holiday. Research by HolidayExtras.com, which saw a record number of airport parking bookings last Tuesday, found that holiday travellers can save on average £37 per trip by reservingContinue reading

Summer’s end sparks sprint to the sun

Bookings boom for travel add-ons company HolidayExtras.com It seems the soggy summer and the onset of Olympic blues have given Brits the hunger for a last-minute holiday. HolidayExtras.com saw its biggest bookings boost of the year last week, with a four per cent increase in sales compared to its previous record day in April 2012.Continue reading