Corporate Vision Issue 6

22 CORPORATE VISION / Issue 6 2018 , Holiday Extras offers a wide choice of travel extras including UK airport parking, airport hotels, worldwide airport lounges, fast track security, destination car hire, airport transfers and travel insurance. Best Insurance Search The company leads the market for pre-booked holiday ancillaries, working with most major hotel brands, airports and major UK airport parking companies; in some cases, exclusively giving an edge over any competition. Holiday Extras offers a best price guarantee which has been negotiated with their suppliers, offering customers the best choice of product at a competitive price. Insurance for Businesses World events resulting from political and social unrest have further increased the risk of business travel. Now it is even more pertinent for companies with overseas travel commitments to ensure their Group Business Travel Insurance offers the right cover. Holiday Extras offer a Group Business Travel Insurance annual policy that covers all employees’ trips under one policy. Insurance cover is available up to age 75, with no claims excesses and no need to declare pre-existing medical conditions*. Hazardous activities can be covered and there is no limit to the number of employees or the number of business trips that can be covered. Holiday Extras’ Group Business Travel Insurance provides comprehensive cover with no confusing add-ons. Whether it be expenses for medical treatment, emergency medical evacuation, flight cancellations or lost luggage; this policy has the cover that employees need while travelling on business trips. About Us Established in 1983, Holiday Extras helps to make travel better for over seven million travellers each year. With a mission is to make Travel better so that our customers’ trips are easy, simple and fun. Our promise is to provide hassle free trips. We take the hassle, you take the trip. “Hassle-free” travel is no empty promise. It requires a massive investment of time and brainpower to develop our superior products and refining apps. The blend of a ground-breaking online approach with a can-do attitude has propelled Holiday Extras to market leadership. Last year, we looked after more than four million customers, with 99.8% declaring themselves satisfied with our service. Every year the business grows and helps more people have a hassle-free holiday – right now, we’re expanding across Europe from our hubs in the UK, Germany & Sofia. Holiday Extras has around 660 employees in the UK and Germany – most of the UK team are based at its purpose- built headquarters, The Wave, located near Hythe, set in the Kentish countryside. The company’s Short Breaks team has recently moved from this site into a fabulous newly refurbished building just a short distance away. Holiday Extras has been named eleven times as one of The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For and achieved number five on the list in 2015! Inclusion in the list reflects those core principles held by the company - Be pioneering in spirit, Be at the helm, Be courageous, Be one team, Be the best version of you - and acknowledges Holiday Extras as one of the best employers in the UK. During a time of unprecedented change for the travel industry, the company’s growth is continuing. Plans for future growth include, European expansion and developing the relationship further with existing customers as well as a new building on the company’s campus for another 220 people. Systems are designed to facilitate the journey through the website making it as intuitive and fast as possible - adding to the 1805CV21 customer’s experience, whatever device is used. Important advantages of working at Holiday Extras include an Anytime Anywhere flexible working policy, which offers the Holiday Extras team a richer work/life experience and provides the flexibility that a tech-based company needs to provide the best possible service. Also giving us the opportunity to recruit from any location so that we can attract the best talent regardless of where they live. Our people are one of the foremost elements that makes Holiday Extras exceptional - and as the business grows and develops, the skills that are needed are changing. The business has recruited and trained its team to be experts in online trading, customer service, mobile technology, branding and big data - employing agile methodology throughout the company which delivers ambitious objectives and key results. Holiday Extras’ plan is to continue to lead the market in customer led technology, developing its product, systems and buying platforms to give anyone who is organising a trip online the most intuitive booking and after sales experience.