The team at travel company Holiday Extras in Hythe have recently completed their first hackathon arranged by Head of IT, Damien Turner and run by the web giant Amazon. The Hackathon lasted for the full day and the intention was to get together to hack some interesting solutions on AWS. There was a competitive edge … Continue reading
Holiday Extras has now made it even easier to plan and book holiday add-ons with the launch of its free app for iOS and Android devices. The Holiday Extras App allows holidaymakers to reserve hotels and book airport parking and lounges, on the go. All reservation details can be quickly downloaded onto the device and … Continue reading
The team at travel company Holiday Extras welcomed Jeff Gothelf, an industry expert in Agile UX design, for three days of workshops and talks last week. Jeff Gothelf of US-based Neo Innovations, demonstrated ‘Lean UX’; a concept inspired by Lean and Agile development theories. The idea encourages teams to collaborate across the business and to … Continue reading
UK’s market-leader for travel add-ons uses Heroku cloud PaaS to develop new website for business with annual turnover of £200 million £1.5 million investment in hassle-free customer technology HolidayExtras.com, an established, multi-million pound UK travel business, has moved to the new Heroku cloud PaaS “Cedar Stack” to drive forward development of a new leading-edge travel … Continue reading
Faster, easier booking and more products available, as part of Holiday Extras’ £1.5 million investment in web technology As agents look to maximise every opportunity to generate additional revenue, Holiday Extras has announced developments to the technology powering its websites. Partners and the travel trade will now benefit from a speedier booking process and a … Continue reading
Read about HolidayExtras.com’s move to the cloud with Amazon Web Services.
As part of its £0.5 million investment in hassle-free technology, HolidayExtras.com 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 transloadit.com, Felix is working with the UK’s market-leading travel add-ons provider as a consultant from January 2012, helping to build … Continue reading
Iqbal Gorewalla at Triton interview with Phillip Carrington at Holiday Extras.
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, Holiday Extras
UK’s market-leading travel add-ons provider more than halves IT infrastructure spend by moving to Amazon Web Services. HolidayExtras.com is celebrating a successful migration of their systems to Amazon Web Services (AWS). The business is already seeing a positive impact from the move with the new, cloud-based infrastructure reducing IT hardware spend, by more than half. … Continue reading