Kent news

A Big Thank-you from Brave Little Hugo

  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 and bottle tombola to help the

Steve Lawrence celebrates two decades with Holiday Extras

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 Steve joined Holiday Extras (then called

Holiday Extras sponsors promising young pole vaulter

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, from Folkestone, enjoyed a string of

Stowting Cricket Club storm to victory

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 go towards funding new training facilities

Record bookings point to a fruitful summer for the travel industry

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 a surge in bookings for add-ons.

Holiday Extras supports Kent charities Porchlight and Abbies’ Army

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 Army are such worthwhile and hard-working

Holiday Extras team workout to raise funds for local Samaritans

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 trackers. Everyone stepped up to the

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

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 events centre to the base of

M.A.D – Mums Against DIPG Challenge

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 and abseiling. Steve Lawrence, Group CEO