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

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 is the seventh year the company

Five Times a Winner!

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 Lucy Huxley and comedian Michael Mcintryre.

SPAA Awards 2012 Lindsay Garvey-Jones

Three more national travel gongs for Holiday Extras

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 / Ancillary Services Provider for the

Halloween at Holiday Extras 2012

Frightening fundraiser collects £280

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 title of ‘best dressed’. The team

Holiday Extras is a Sunday Times Top Track 250 company

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 on their annual sales. Holiday Extras

£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 go for gold

Hythe travel company holds its own games Captured by London 2012, the budding sportspeople of Holiday Extras spent last week taking part in a range of Olympics-inspired events. Fun activities included human foosball, tug of war and Twister; and not-so-traditional track events comprised of the sack race, wheelbarrow race and the standing long-jump. The week

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

Holiday Extras walked away triumphant from the Kent Excellence in Business Awards (KEiBA) last Thursday night as Employer of the Year, for the second time since 2009. Winners were announced at a gala dinner and awards presentation on Thursday 28 June at the Priestfield Conference Venue, home of Gillingham Football Club in Kent. Anouk Agussol,

Kent MS Butterfly Appeal and Holiday Extras

Holiday Extras and the Kent Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre (Kent MSTC) are appealing for local help with raising £1.3million to replace the charity’s headquarters, a dilapidated pre-fab in Canterbury. The Butterfly Appeal launched in February 2012 and has so far raised almost £100,000 through fundraising activities, with a calendar of events planned for the next