Holiday Extras news

£4,000 raised for Kent Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre

Courageous Holiday Extras skydivers raise funds for Butterfly Appeal  A team of charitable thrill seekers from Holiday Extras are still on a high after jumping out of a plane at 12,000ft to collect cash for the Kent Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre on Saturday. The charity is raising money to build a new home to replace

Holiday Extras scoops top travel award

Holiday Extras has been crowned Star Holiday Add-ons Provider at the prestigious Travel Bulletin Star Awards. Each year, travel agents are invited by the trade publication to vote for the companies they consider to be the best in the industry. The travel add-ons provider, which celebrates its 30th anniversary next year, fought off competition from

The future’s green at Holiday Extras

Holiday Extras held a Green Challenge Week at its Kent base at the end of July to support The Travel Foundation’s Make Holidays Greener campaign, and the company’s new environment initiative. ‘Team Environment’ organised a daily green challenge for the 300-strong office between 30 July and 3 August, posting messages on the company’s intranet site

Holiday Extras COO gets on his bike to raise cash

Holiday Extras’ Chief Operating Officer, Matthew Paxton, hit the mountains of France on 29 June and succeeded in completing five stages of the Tour de France as part of the charity event, Tour de Force. Cycling a week ahead of the professionals, Matthew clocked up 462 miles over five days, climbing a total of 43,728 is shortlisted for travel gong has been named as a contender in the prestigious British Travel Awards The innovative, local travel add-ons company has been shortlisted for the Best Airport Parking Company and Best Travel Insurance Provider categories. This is the fifth year that the company has been recognised by the British Travel Awards, and in previous years it

Record bookings point to a fruitful June for the travel industry

Holiday Extras sees a 47% increase in airport parking bookings On April 30, Holiday Extras took a record-breaking number of parking bookings through its award-winning website and UK-based contact centre. The leading travel add-ons company saw a 47% increase in airport parking bookings compared to the same period last year, and a 6 per cent

Holiday Extras’ online training becomes ATP accredited

Holiday Extras’ online training tutorials have been recognised by the Accredited Travel Professional Scheme (ATP); a programme that identifies individuals’ success within the travel sector. Agents who want to further their expertise can now take part in Holiday Extras’ training tutorial and obtain five ATP points to add towards their Continuous Professional Development (CPD). The

Threat of fuel strike

Prepare for possible travel disruption over Easter urges customers to think ahead to minimise disruption to travel plans over the Easter holidays. With a fuel tanker strike looming, the leading travel add-ons company urges holiday travellers to prepare for a potentially difficult journey to the airport –  and to allow plenty of time to get there. For those who have an

Holiday Extras offer valuable tips to retail agents

Almost half the UK’s travel agents saw sales drop last quarter – here’s how Holiday Extras thinks it can help At the end of last year, Holiday Extras conducted a survey to gauge the general feeling within the travel industry by asking agents how they felt. The results showed that 44 per cent have seen