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

The HolidayPirates group is one of the fastest growing travel companies in Europe. The business has websites in Great Britain, Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Spain, Switzerland and the USA. Prospective customers will find the best travel deals collated from numerous third party sites. The multi-award-winning website is updated numerous times on a daily basis and covers flights, package holidays, car hire and the hotel sector. In addition, there is information on special promotional campaigns as well as train and bus travel. Each of the travel portals belonging to the HolidayPirates group works completely independently of the relevant operators and partners. In 2016 the portal won a British Travel Award in the section “Best Travel Deals Provider”, a “Momentum Award”, “Best and Most Popular Website of the Year” in the travel and leisure category, as well as the “Rising Brand of the Year” by Travolution Awards.

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