Monthly Archives: October 2012

Monday, 29th October 2012

Hilton Garden Inn Luton North celebrates triple triumph

HXCA 2012 Stacey Boast, General Manager, Hilton Garden Inn Luton North

Tweet Hilton Garden Inn Luton North has won all three hotel categories of the Holiday Extras Customers’ Awards 2012, winning Best Airport Hotel, Best Airport Hotel Restaurant and Best Airport Hotel for Families. Now in its fourth year, the annual awards attracted votes from 101,000 HolidayExtras.com customers who travelled via … Read more

Friday, 26th October 2012

Families could pay over the odds for their half-term getaway

Tweet While recent research has revealed that family destinations are more affordable this half term, HolidayExtras.com is reminding consumers that turning up at the airport without pre-booking extras like parking could make the holiday just as expensive – if not more. Holiday travellers don’t need to book travel add-ons far … Read more

Monday, 22nd October 2012

Is it theft or part of the deal? Hotel pilfering uncovered!

Tweet HolidayExtras.com reveals the items hotel guests can’t resist Pocketing the fancy toiletries from your hotel room is an accepted part of your holiday, isn’t it? Not according to a whopping 58% of men polled by HolidayExtras.com. As nearly half of the women (48%) surveyed by the UK’s leading travel … Read more

Monday, 22nd October 2012

Aberdeen Servisair crowned best airport lounge by Holiday Extras customers

Lindsay Garvey-Jones at the Best Airport Lounge, Aberdeen Servisair

Tweet Servisair’s lounge at Aberdeen airport has won the Best Airport Lounge category of the Holiday Extras Customers’ Awards 2012. The Scottish lounge beat off stiff competition from the Birmingham and Bristol Servisair lounges as well as the Gatwick No 1 and Leeds Bradford Premier lounges. Now in its fourth … Read more

Monday, 22nd October 2012

Holiday Extras is a Sunday Times Top Track 250 company

Tweet Five Kent businesses listed in 2012 Newingreen-based travel company Holiday Extras has been named a Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250 company, for the third consecutive year. Published on 14 October in the Sunday Times, the Top Track 250 league table ranks Britain’s leading mid-market private companies based … Read more

Thursday, 18th October 2012

Leeds Bradford Sentinel tops UK airport car parks, say Holiday Extras customers

Leeds Bradford Sentinel accepting their award

Tweet Leeds Bradford Sentinel has won the Best Airport Car Park category of the Holiday Extras Customers’ Awards 2012. The Yorkshire car park beat other front-runners Heathrow Official Valet T3 parking, Liverpool Premium parking, Bristol Airport Official Meet & Greet and Humberside On-Airport parking to the top spot. Now in … Read more

Thursday, 18th October 2012

Karl Pilkington is number one with Holiday Extras customers

Karl Pilkington, HXCA Travel Personality of the Year 2012

Tweet TV’s most reluctant traveller, Karl Pilkington, has been crowned Travel Personality of the Year by voters in the Holiday Extras Customers’ Awards 2012. The original Idiot Abroad beat Joanna Lumley, Ben Fogle and Billy Connolly to the top spot with his unconventional travel programmes. Now in its fourth year, … Read more

Tuesday, 16th October 2012

Holiday Extras’ incentive tempts agents to top Airparks bookings

Tweet Grand Slam winners scoop tickets to Michael Jackson Immortal World Tour Don’t stop ’til you get enough was at the forefront of agents’ minds when Holiday Extras offered them a Michael Jackson-themed incentive to increase Airparks bookings. The latest Holiday Extras Grand Slam scheme ran from July to the … Read more

Monday, 15th October 2012

Emirates reigns supreme at Holiday Extras Customers’ Awards 2012

Emirates win all three HXCA 2012 airline awards

Tweet Dubai-based airline Emirates has swept the board in all three airline categories at the Holiday Extras Customers’ Awards 2012. Now in its fourth year, the annual awards attracted votes from 101,000 HolidayExtras.com customers who travelled via a UK airport between April and August 2012. Emirates beat off tough competition … Read more

Monday, 15th October 2012

British holiday-makers find travel increasingly stressful

Holiday parking

Tweet Travel is getting more stressful, according to the results of a new poll from HolidayExtras.com. A massive 86% of holiday-makers say that the journey is the most stressful part of their holiday, a rise of 13% in three years.* Other factors such as language or cultural differences (7%), arriving … Read more