Who we arrr

How the blog began

Founded in 2011, HolidayPirates represents one of the fastest-growing online travel companies in Europe. Its unique concept of “best travel deals” rapidly gained popularity and since its inception HolidayPirates has become the preferred portal for millions of travellers.

HolidayPirates has spread not only in Germany but also in Austria, France, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, the UK and the United States.

The company currently employs around 180 crew members, 120 are based in Berlin Headquarters.

HolidayPirates fans stay up to date with great deals by setting custom alerts.

To satisfy our customers and offer them a unique value proposition tailored to their needs, we constantly develop and expand our product portfolio. Not only do we search innumerable websites for cheap flights, hotels and travel packages, we also look for vouchers, bus and train deals. In addition, through our partners’ solutions we provide thousands of offers from well-known tour operators and airlines.

As for travellers with individual preferences, we have developed the Trip Finder community where users can post travel requests and receive customised offers suggested from both our team and other community members.

HolidayPirates fans stay up to date with great deals by setting custom alerts on our app, on WhatsApp, following us on social media, subscribing to our newsletter or simply visiting one of our websites.

Our Vision

Best inspiration source and travel search provider.

Our Mission

Our mission is to offer the best travel deals by providing technology-sourced and human-curated content.

Our Values

Authenticity

We operate honestly and transparently to earn the trust of our users, partners, and colleagues.

Responsibility

We benefit from having the freedom to make decisions based on metrics and objectives.

Relevance

We operate expertly and shrewdly, keeping the best interests of our customers front of mind at all times.

Agility

We move fast and react quickly, always staying one step ahead.

Our Captains

David Armstrong

CEO

David has more than 15 years business experience, including +9 years in various management positions at tour operator FTI, and he also played an integral role in the creation of the platform fly.de, amongst other things. As Chief Executive Officer at HolidayPirates he leads the overall company strategy, together with co-founder Igor, and focus on key areas like internationalization and staff.

Igor Simonow

Co-Founder

During his business studies Igor was traveling extensively, finding ways to explore the world on a small budget. His experience and know-how of how to find and share the best travel bargains resulted in the german blog Urlaubspiraten.de (HolidayPirates) in 2011. The positive response from the users motivated him to start a business together with his co-founder Sebastian. In 2014 Igor was awarded the well-respected tourism award ‘Top Entrepreneurs Under 30‘ by the german B2B travel magazine FVW.

Sebastian Kaatz

Co-Founder

After his Business Administration studies in Hannover and Ireland, Sebastian founded the company HolidayPirates GmbH together with Igor in 2011. After the successful internationalization in Europe Sebastian now leads the U.S. business since mid 2016, where he is also currently residing.