Kent news

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

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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

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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

Friday, 22nd March 2013

M.A.D – Mums Against DIPG Challenge

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Tweet Holiday Extras is supporting the Abbie’s Army M.A.D (Mums Against DIPG) Lakes Challenge, which will take place in between 25 -26 May, 2013. Twenty very special women, will attempt a complete crossing of the Lake District National Park from South to North this spring. They will be canoeing, cycling, walking, scrambling … Read more

Monday, 4th March 2013

Holiday Extras is one of the top 20 Best Companies to Work For

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Tweet Holiday Extras is the highest listed travel company in the 2013 Sunday Times 100 Best Companies To Work For. This year they have also achieved a three-star accreditation for the first time and have soared up the listings to a best-ever position on the list – Number 19. It … Read more

Monday, 21st January 2013

Five Times a Winner!

The Holiday Extras team celebrate their award.

Tweet Holiday Extras was awarded the title of  Best Insurance Provider,  for the fifth consecutive year, at the Globe Travel Awards held last Thursday at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel. The UK’s market-leading travel add-ons company scooped  the Best Insurance gong at the glittering ceremony hosted by Travel Weekly’s Group editor-in-chief … Read more

Thursday, 15th November 2012

Three more national travel gongs for Holiday Extras

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Tweet Local travel firm Holiday Extras added three more awards to its 2012 haul recently, at the British Travel Awards and the Scottish Passenger Agents’ Association (SPAA) Travel Awards. Both ceremonies took place on Thursday 1 November, with the travel add-ons specialist picking up the SPAA award for Best Ground … Read more

Monday, 12th November 2012

Frightening fundraiser collects £280

Halloween at Holiday Extras 2012

Tweet Travel company Holiday Extras was awash with ghouls, witches, vampires and other spooky characters on Wednesday 31 October. Around fifty people dressed to distress, while other halloween fun included pumpkin carving and a charity cake sale. Mark Cridland’s werewolf outfit and Sonya Sikora’s Dracula costume won them both the … Read more

Monday, 22nd October 2012

Holiday Extras is a Sunday Times Top Track 250 company

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Tweet Five Kent businesses listed in 2012 Newingreen-based travel company Holiday Extras has been named a Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250 company, for the third consecutive year. Published on 14 October in the Sunday Times, the Top Track 250 league table ranks Britain’s leading mid-market private companies based … Read more