Holiday Extras Acquires Chauntry Software Business as Part of International Technology Expansion

Ray Vaughan CTO, Chauntry; Matthew Pack Holiday Extras Group CEO; Theresa Hughes, Chauntry and Gerry Pack, founder of Holiday Extras and Non-Executive Director at the Holiday Extras campus in Kent.

HolidayExtras.com, the UK market leader for travel extras, today announced the acquisition of Chauntry, the global provider of booking systems to airports & car park operators

The specific terms of the purchase were not disclosed.  

Chauntry is the globe’s leading provider of parking booking systems and operates at over 80 airports worldwide. Processing tens of thousands of reservations everyday and millions in revenue. Specialists in delivering fully responsive web applications, working across all desktop, tablet and mobile devices, Chauntry will add significant reach and enhanced customer service opportunities to the Holiday Extras business.

Already offering front-end white-label and fulfilment solutions to partners through its European-wide distribution network, Holiday Extras will now be set to deliver end to end booking technology, plus distribution services and operating system support for airports & car park operators across the globe.  

Holiday Extras’ Group CEO, Matthew Pack said:

“This is a friendly acquisition of a business that Holiday Extras has enjoyed a long term partnership with. We will be investing in the team and software to develop Chauntry’s market leading position. “We are excited by the prospect of Chauntry now being part of the Holiday Extras Group. By adding its services, people and expertise to our teams, we will be widening our offer to partners, whilst capitalising on the mutual benefits in enhanced performance that tighter integration brings.

“We see the acquisition as an investment in our future; a clear indication of our intention to innovate as we build upon the already excellent technology platforms in existence within our business. This will serve to increase our customers’ overall experience as we deliver the holiday additions that makes travel easier for everyone. ”

Theresa Hughes, CEO of Chauntry, added: “We look forward to becoming part of the Holiday Extras Group as we share a common goal – to drive technological advancement in travel. I’m impressed by Holiday Extras’ commitment to continuing the strong partnerships we have built over the last 25 years with customers such as APH and Heathrow Airport, as well as their passionate interest in building new partnerships over the coming months.”

 

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Picture caption:

Ray Vaughan CTO, Chauntry; Matthew Pack Holiday Extras Group CEO; Theresa Hughes, Chauntry and Gerry Pack, founder of Holiday Extras and Non-Executive Director celebrate after signing the acquisition deal at the Holiday Extras campus in Kent. The  graffiti behind is the  hoarding to the new building on the Holiday Extras campus to house an additional 220 people. Due to complete June 2018.

 

Editors notes:

 

  • Holiday Extras offers a wide choice of travel extras across Europe including UK airport hotels and parking, worldwide airport lounges, fast track security, airport transfers destination car hire and holiday insurance. The company also offers a wide range of UK theme parks and London theatre breaks.

Established in 1983, Holiday Extras helps to make travel better for over seven million travellers each year. The company has been listed eleven times in The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For.