London, 04 August 2016

HolidayPirates appoints UK Head of Market

**New hiring comes after increasing year-on-year growth and a workforce which has more than doubled in the past two years.

Former Secret Escapes head Tony Rosa appointed as UK Head of Market at HolidayPirates**

To further develop its existing presence in the UK, online travel search and inspiration source HolidayPirates has announced the appointment of UK-based travel expert Tony Rosa as its UK Head of Market.

With a wealth of experience in the travel industry, formerly working for hotels4u.com, Rosa leaves his post as Head of Mediterranean & Rest of the World at British travel company Secret Escapes to join HolidayPirates in their aim to elevate their existing presence in the UK.

“I’m overjoyed to have joined the HolidayPirates crew at such an important time in the company’s history.” Rosa says, “Its ongoing expansion and fantastic success is hardened proof that the HolidayPirates business is rich with possibility. I’m looking forward to bringing my expertise aboard to help develop the business further in the UK and to realise its full potential.”

HolidayPirates operates in eleven different markets including the USA, with the UK being its second-largest after Germany. Since its inception in 2011, HolidayPirates has strategically steered its direction from fledgling start-up to a key player in the travel industry, with over 150 members of staff globally.

David Armstrong, CEO says “This is an exciting time at HolidayPirates, with the company’s rapid growth, change and expansion are inevitable. A boost in our presence in the UK was a vital next step in terms of business development so we’re delighted to have Tony Rosa on board to facilitate the demand. The UK has proven to be an invaluable market for us thus far and we’re extremely confident that Tony will help our business grow even further and maintain our ongoing success.”

Both Tony Rosa and David Armstrong are available for comment or interview upon request.

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About HolidayPirates Group

HolidayPirates Group ist one of Europe’s fastest growing travel companies. The travel deal portal has already received numerous awards, e.g. Website of the Year in 2013 and 2014, and Best Travel Industry App 2015, and has been named the test winner among deal blogs at Vergleich.org. According to the Gründerszene ranking, HolidayPirates GmbH is Germany’s fastest growing online travel company. The travel experts run websites in Austria, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Italy, Poland, France and the USA, offering travellers the best and latest deals from countless flight, package holiday and hotel operator sites. There is also information on voucher promotions, as well as rail and coach tours. Every travel portal belonging to HolidayPirates GmbH functions completely independently from the respective operators and partners. HolidayPirates GmbH, run in partnership with e-commerce incubator 6 Minutes Media, currently employs 120 staff in Berlin, and 50 others across other markets.

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