Holiday Extras® Awards Archive

Awards 2012

Keiba Employer of the year.

Best Ancillary Provider by the Elite Travel Group

Awards 2011

Travel Weekly Golden Globe Awards 2011 - Best add-ons and Best Travel Insurance Provider.

Best Ancillary Provider by the Elite Travel Group

Awards 2010

Travel Weekly Golden Globe Awards 2010 -Best add-ons and Best Travel Insurance Provider.

For the fifth year, Holiday Extras is awarded a place in the prestigious Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For list.

National Business Awards - finalist in the The BlackBerry Customer Focus Award.

Keiba Award for Customer service and commitment

Awards 2009

Globe  Award

[January 28, 2009]
Travel Weekly Golden Globe Awards 2009 - Best Travel Insurance Provider.

Holiday Extras, which provides holiday add-ons such as airport parking, airport hotels, travel insurance and London theatre breaks, scooped Best Insurance Provider at the Globe Travel Awards 2009. The ceremony was hosted by leading travel industry magazine Travel Weekly at The Grosvenor House Hotel in London on the evening of January 27.


Sunday Times Best 100 Companies to work for

Named one of the UK's top ten call centres Top 50 Call Centres for Customer Service awards 2009.

British Travel Awards 2009 - the Silver Award for Best Trade Booking Website.

Keiba Employer of the year 2009

Awards 2008

CTTG Star  Award

[December 18, 2008]
CTTG Star Awards 2008 - Best On-Line Bookable Website.

The first year of the Co-operative Travel group's annual tour operators awards where both staff and customers voted for key suppliers under various categories. Nominated in the Best On-Line Bookable Website category, Holiday Extras beat strong competition to take home the award.


Business  Award

[November 18, 2008]
Finalist National Business Awards 2008

Holiday Extras was shortlisted for the Badenoch and Clarke Business of the Year Award and just nine other finalists. Holiday Extras extends its congratulations to Hallin Marine after the subsea services provider won award at the 2008 National Business Awards.
Travel  Award

[November 7, 2008]
British Travel Awards 2008

Best Airport Parking Company

Holiday Extras® scooped the the award for Best Airport Parking Company at the British Travel Awards 2008.

The awards were hosted by comedian Frankie Boyle on November 6, 2008 at the Battersea Evolution arena in London.

Everyone at Holiday Extras thanks customers and travel agents who voted for us.


[October 9, 2008] Travel Bulletin Award Top 50 Call Centres 2008

Best Customer Service in the Entertainment, Leisure and Travel Sector

The Holiday Extras call centre was named the UK's best performing call centre in the entertainment, leisure and travel sector at the Top 50 Call Centres awards ceremony in London on October 9, 2008.

The awards ceremony followed the largest ever call centre benchmarking exercise that included 20,000 mystery shopper calls to 50 of the UK's leading call centres.

Holiday Extras scored an impressive score of 85% in its category, exceeding the industry average of 82%.


Travel Bulletin Award [January 16th 2008] Travel Weekly Golden Globe Awards 2008 -

The winner Best Holiday Add Ons & Best Travel Trade Website

A troop of well groomed Holiday Extras representatives attended the Travel Weekly Awards at London's Grosvenor House Hotel yesterday evening. Mark Lamar hosted the event and with his own inimitable wit and humour handed out the awards. The awards were followed by Jocelyn Brown's fantastic rendition of Keep on Jumpin' - and we certainly were at the fantastic news that we had won not 1 but 2 TW Globe awards.

This is a fantastic result for us as these awards are voted for by travel trade. Once again THANK YOU to all the travel agencies who voted for us to win at the 2008 Travel Weekly Awards


Awards 2007

Travel Bulletin Award [October 2007] Travel Bulletin Awards - Best Holiday Add Ons -

The winner Best Holiday Add Ons

The 2007 Travel Star Awards were presented to the best in the business at an exclusive event at the Landmark Hotel in Central London

A big THANK YOU to all the travel agencies who voted for us to win the 2007 Travel Bulletin Star Award for Best Holiday Add Ons.


TTG Awards Best Holiday Add Ons

[September, 2007] At this years Travel Trade Gazette Awards Holiday Extras were awarded the title of Best Holiday Add Ons.

The award ceremony was hosted by comedian Rob Brydon and took place at Old Billingsgate. The award was accepted by Matthew Pack, Web and Marketing Director for Holiday Extras®.

The Best Holiday Ad-On Provider award was part of the Extra! Extra! category and Holiday Extras beat off some strong contenders including BCP, Holiday Taxis, Journeys Travel Insurance and Taxi Transfers.


May 2007 - Channel Chamber Awards -

The winner of the Innovation in Technology Award

This award sought to identify those organisations which used technology in the most innovative way. Holiday Extras have been recognised for their exciting approach to e-commerce. Holiday Extras new product diversification strategy has led to an expansion in the business, and the employment of more staff.


The winner of the Employer of the Year Award

Holiday Extras as an employer offers care and training, and motivates its sales team with bonuses and incentives. A profit share scheme helps make the company extra special. A packed programme of social events helps encourage our great team spirit. Congratulations to all at Holiday Extras for being an outstanding team. Thank you to the Channel Chamber of Commerce for these prestigious awards.


Holiday Extras Best Company to Work For

THE SUNDAY TIMES BEST COMPANY TO WORK FOR 2007

In 2007 Holiday Extras achieved 43rd position in THE SUNDAY TIMES BEST COMPANY TO WORK FOR 2007 list.

The company scored strongly in the areas of of 'my manager' and 'personal growth' - closely followed by 'my team' and 'my company'. Once again Holiday Extras' staff acknowledge the exceptionally high standards that make Holiday Extras one of the best employers in the UK.

This latest inclusion in the Best Company list is reflected in the company's values (as chosen by employees) - Innovation, Inspiration, People and Success.


Travel Weekly Golden Globe Awards January 2007

Best Travel Trade website

Best Holiday Add-Ons

The Travel Weekly Golden Globe awards took place at London's Grosvenor Hotel. The awards were presented by Travel Weekly's Penny Akam and the host of BBC 2 comedy panel show Mock the Week - Dara O'Briain.

Thank you for voting for us as best add-ons for the 7th year running - and thank-you also for voting our website as best travel trade website. It gives our web team such a boost to achieve this award as a recognition of their hard work in developing the site - we'll keep on keeping it easy going!.


Awards 2006

Travel Bulletin Awards

Travel Bulletin is a weekly magazine for the UK travel trade targeting all ABTA retail and business travel agencies. In 2006 Holiday Extras were voted by travel agents as Best Holiday Add-Ons...Thanks to all who voted for us again!

Kent and Medway MEGAGROWTH

Kent Messenger's Mega Growth supplement in association with KPMG and Lloyds Bank 50 fastest Growing businesses - Runner Up Fastest Growing Businesses in Kent and Medway 2006.

Top 100 Sunday Times Best Company to work for 2006

Holiday Extras achieved 23rd position in the poll - topping well known companies such as Microsoft and other travel companies including Hays Travel, Avis and Fred Olsen and Flight Centre.

Travel Weekly Awards - Best Holiday Add-Ons
Holiday Extras bagged the Best Holiday Add-ons Award for the 6th year running! The Travel Weekly best Holiday Add-ons award is voted for by travel agents, many of which book extras through us every day.

Awards 2005

Travel Trade Gazette (TTG) Best Website Award 2005
One of the most prestigious awards in the travel industry. The award was voted for by 8491 travel agents, giving Holiday Extras over 25% of the vote.

Advantage Award

The Advantage Conference in Sorrento 5th - 9th May 2005

Holiday Extras won Best Holiday Add-ons plus Best Website at the Advantage conference in Sorrento.

South East Training Award
Holiday Extras has made the grade at the prestigious National Training Awards - They have been awarded one of the coveted regional awards.

Travel Weekly Awards - Best Holiday Add-Ons 2005

Best Holiday Add-ons Award for the 5th year running. The Travel Weekly best Holiday Add-ons award is voted for by travel agents who are a great gauge for our performance and service - thank you for voting for us!!.

Megagrowth 50 fastest Growing businesses - Runner Up

Fastest Growing Businesses in Kent and Medway 2005

Holiday Extras provides a one-stop travel shop for 2.5 million customers a year.

Awards 2004

HOLIDAY EXTRAS building wins the Kent County Council Building Design Award.

Winner of the Kent Building Design Awards London based architect Walker and Martin won the inaugural Kent Building Design Award in 2003/4 for the Holiday Extras building in Newingreen, Hythe.

Entrepreneur of the Year 2004

On the 28th June our founder and chairman Gerry Pack was awarded London and South East Master Entrepreneur of the Year 2004. The Entrepreneur of the Year awards are organised by Ernst and Young and endorsed by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) - The awards celebrate and identify the very best of individuals on a regional, national and international basis.

Best Holiday Add-Ons Travel Weekly Globe Awards 2004

On the 14th January we were voted the UK's BEST providers of Holiday Add-ons for the 4th year running. This year we won by a whopping 40% of travel agent's votes.

Awards 2003

Travel Trade Gazette Best Holiday Add-Ons 2003

We've retained this award since the category began in 2002. Travel Weekly and Travel Trade Gazette (TTG) are the market leading publications distributed to the travel trade. These awards are run by them but voted for by all UK travel agents.

Travel Bulletin Best Holiday Add-Ons 2003

Each year Travel Bulletin offers travel agents the opportunity to vote for the suppliers they view to be the very best in the travel industry. Holiday Extras are proud to have won this award in the years 2003, 2002 and 2001.

Awards 2002

Travel Weekly Best Website 2002

A brand new category for 2002, other nominees included tour operators, car hire companies, consolidators and cruise lines.

Travel Weekly Best Holiday add-ons 2002

Our customers' thoughts

“Excellent - everything worked as planned, easy and cost effective. 3rd time I have used your service - no problems at anytime. Thanks for making the start and end of my holiday a pleasure.”
Mr Parsons

"A fantastic and hassle free start and end to our holiday - thank you!"
Mr Newman

"I have already sent an e-mail to your head office in Ashford, Kent thanking you for a really professional service. We will not hesitate to use you again. What we paid for is what we got without any hidden extras. Many thanks."
Mr Wildish

"From booking the hotel with parking to been picked back up at the terminal and returning to the hotel for our car not one problem everything ran very smoothly. I will be using you again when I next go on holiday in November. "
Mrs Robinson