Hassle free technology

Poppy’s Computer Appeal

Poppy Furr’s  appealing letter requesting help to buy replacement computers at her school, is rewarded by local travel tech company, Holiday Extras Eight year old Poppy Furr, who is in year four at Seabrook Primary School, decided to take action  when she heard that the school desperately needed to replace its old laptop computers before

‘Eye Spy’ More Holiday Tech

From advanced airport parking technology to helpful mobile apps, UK holidaymakers are looking to technology for stress free holidays. Almost one in five (17%)₁ of travellers would like to have their car hooked up to a webcam while they are away on holiday, according to new research released by travel extras specialist HolidayExtras.com today. The

Comedy Horse racing idea wins the HX/AWS Hackathon!

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

Holiday Extras launch hassle-free travel app

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

Industry expert shares Agile UX design experience with Holiday Extras team

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

HolidayExtras.com harnesses power of Heroku cloud PaaS

HolidayExtras.com harnesses power of Heroku to reboot core business

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

HolidayExtras.com's IT development team

Agents can now book ancillary products in less than a minute

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

Felix Geisendörfer

Felix Geisendörfer brings Node.js know-how to HolidayExtras.com

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