Kent news

Monday, 23rd November 2015

RSPB Dungeness nature reserve receives conservation equipment from Holiday Extras

Crista Buznea delivers the hedge trimmer for Holiday Extras to RSPB Dungeness Warden, Craig Edwards.

Tweet This week, the RSPB Dungeness nature reserve received a handy hedge trimmer, donated by local travel company Holiday Extras. This essential piece of kit will be useful in managing the reserve, which supports an internationally important community of plants and animals. RSPB Dungeness Warden, Craig Edwards said: “Among our … Read more

Monday, 9th November 2015

A Big Thank-you from Brave Little Hugo


Tweet   On the 5th of November, Polly Wooding  remembered the home away from home she was given by the Ronald Mcdonald House charity while her young son Hugo received treatment at King’s College Hospital.   Polly – together with her friends at Holiday Extras – held a raffle, sale … Read more

Wednesday, 4th March 2015

High five for Holiday Extras in the Sunday Times Best Companies to work for list


Tweet It’s the UK’s market-leading travel add-ons company’s ninth time to be included on the list and Holiday Extras also achieves three-star ‘Extraordinary’ Best Companies accreditation for the third year running. The only way is up for Holiday Extras in the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies To Work For list … Read more

Friday, 14th November 2014

Steve Lawrence celebrates two decades with Holiday Extras


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

Tuesday, 26th August 2014

Holiday Extras sponsors promising young pole vaulter


Tweet Junior pole vaulting champion Ellie Gooding’s chance of competing on the international stage has been given a major boost with a sponsorship deal with Holiday Extras worth £1,000. Along with help towards her training, Holiday Extras is providing UK free parking and hotels throughout the 2014 season. Ellie, 17, … Read more

Tuesday, 15th July 2014

Stowting Cricket Club storm to victory


Tweet Match: Steve Jackson hitting 95 not out, and Brian Cox taking 3 wickets for 23. Training has not been easy for the Stowting this season after a tree was blown down during storms last winter causing damage to the practice area. Sponsorship from local travel company, Holiday Extras, will … Read more

Friday, 9th May 2014

Record bookings point to a fruitful summer for the travel industry

Holidays Extras CEO Matthew Pack.Credit: Professional Images

Tweet Holiday Extras sees a surge in booking On 6 May 2014, Holiday Extras made a record-breaking number of bookings. The company saw a 7% increase in bookings compared to its last all-time record day on 1st April this year. And partners, particularly the online travel brands, are also seeing … Read more

Tuesday, 11th February 2014

Holiday Extras supports Kent charities Porchlight and Abbies’ Army


Tweet Holiday Extras recently presented two cheques for £750 for the local homelessness charity, Porchlight and to Ashford based children’s brain tumour research charity, Abbie’s Army. Emma Finch, Group People Executive at Holiday Extras, arranged the donations as part of the Best Companies submission. Emma commented: “Both Porchlight and Abbie’s … Read more

Friday, 17th January 2014

Holiday Extras team workout to raise funds for local Samaritans

Amanda Struby of Holiday Extras hands over the cheque for £1,000 to Pam Paine, Director at Folkestone Samaritans.

Tweet Holiday Extras donated £1,000 to the Folkestone Samaritans this week.  The team at Holiday Extras chose to support Samaritans by arranging a fund-raising fitness challenge during their latest Well-Being week. The fittest team managed to do an impressive 59,000 steps, which were monitored throughout the week by fitbit activity … Read more

Thursday, 30th May 2013

Holiday Extras team to raise £1,000 in charity abseil


Tweet A charity abseil from a Folkestone landmark in June by the Holiday Extras team will raise funds for Folkestone, Dover and Hythe Samaritans’ 50th anniversary. Holiday Extras has chosen to support The Samaritans by inviting volunteers from their team to jump off the roof of the Leas Cliff Hall … Read more