Holiday Extras news

Thursday, 22nd January 2015

Holiday Anxiety for 74% of British Holidaymakers

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Tweet 1 in 5 blame public transport 20% criticise airport inefficiencies 18% of 25-34 year-olds have nearly missed their holiday flight and 8% don’t get inoculations As Brits rush to book their summer holidays and beat the January blues, Holiday Extras’ latest research shows that organising the annual family holiday … Read more

Thursday, 22nd January 2015

Holiday Extras wins ‘Best insurance provider’ for seventh year

Travel Weekly Globe Travel Awards 2015.

Tweet Holiday Extras scoops  a Travel Weekly Globe award for Best Insurance Provider for the seventh year running. The announcement was made at the glittering Travel Weekly Globe Awards’ ceremony, which was held at The Grosvenor House Hotel in London on Thursday 15 January. Comedian Jack Whitehall and Travel Weekly editor-in-chief Lucy … Read more

Thursday, 18th December 2014

Comedy Horse racing idea wins the HX/AWS Hackathon!

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Tweet 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 … Read more

Wednesday, 26th November 2014

Holiday Extras is the first to sign up to Porchlight’s Employability Sponsor Scheme.

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Tweet The innovative new scheme – which engages the support of local businesses to help young people and adults back into employment – was launched today when staff from Holiday Extras visited one of Porchlight’s accommodation projects in Dover. As well as providing funding, Holiday Extras will offer the expertise … Read more

Wednesday, 19th November 2014

Babies boom in the Garden of England

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Tweet Travel company Holiday Extras announce a bumper crop of babies this year with 14 newborns delivered in 2014 –  three times the UK national birth rate! 380 people work at the Kent-based company and there are seven more babies due to arrive before the end of this year. New … Read more

Friday, 14th November 2014

Steve Lawrence celebrates two decades with Holiday Extras

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Tweet The UK’s market leading holiday add-ons company, Holiday Extras celebrates 31 years in the business this year and a large part of the success that it enjoys today can be directly contributed to Steve Lawrence – formerly CEO and now deputy chairman. It’s been 20 years this November since … Read more

Wednesday, 12th November 2014

Holiday Extras appoints new European Commercial Manager

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Tweet Holiday Extras is pleased to announce the appointment of Tristan MacIntyre-Read in the new role of European Commercial Manager. Tristan moves to this role after five years as Brand & Customer Experience Manager with Airparks, where he gained a comprehensive understanding of the airport parking business both operationally and … Read more

Wednesday, 8th October 2014

Holiday Extras increases capacity at Edinburgh Airport with extension of Maple Manor partnership

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Tweet Holiday Extras and its long-term partner Maple Manor announce a new Meet and Greet service at Edinburgh Airport. The service, available from November, will be the fifth airport where Maple Manor now operates*. This addition will help to satisfy the demand for Holiday Extras’ parking at Edinburgh, which continues … Read more

Tuesday, 16th September 2014

This year Holiday Extras grabs the travel gongs!

harlie White, James Lewis, Andrea Clayton, Crista Buznea and Vicky Mercer with the Holiday Extras' Award for Travel Company of the Year.

Tweet Holiday Extras was awarded the title of Travel Company of the Year at The Travel Trade Gazette Awards last night at a glittering ceremony held at London’s Lyceum Theatre. This award was presented hot on the heels of receiving the prestigious Travel Bulletin Award for Best Holiday Add-ons. Other … Read more

Monday, 15th September 2014

Faye Courtney facilitates Holiday Extras’ growth strategy in Europe

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Tweet After 20 years in the travel industry, multilingual contracts negotiator Faye Courtney joins the Holiday Extras team in the newly created position of European Contracts Manager. Faye, who is completely fluent in German, French and Italian, was Senior Contracts Manager in GTA’s Long Distance Coach department for 14 years … Read more