London , 21 March 2016

HolidayPirates becomes the world’s largest online travel community

HolidayPirates has reached the milestone figure of six million Facebook likes on its holiday booking platform, which makes it the world’s largest holiday and travel booking community in the world, knocking Expedia from its position as global leader.

Inspiring consumers with tailor-made trips, HolidayPirates launched almost five years ago with the innovative concept of a platform solely for travel deals. Since 2011, founders Igor Simonow and Sebastian Kaatz have added to the online travel portal with the creation of a blog and expanded into mobile communications. Today they are proud owners of a wideranging multi-channel online business.

These developments help the company to match holiday-related products to the correct target group and facilitate interaction within the online community. Figures indicate that the web portal has 14.9 million unique visits per month, and the app has been downloaded over three million times.

The editorial team research offers available from a wide range of sources on the internet and pull them all together for publication on their website. What sets HolidayPirates apart is the way they provide tailored best value holidays incorporating the whole travel route.

"We delight our customers with exciting holiday offers and inspire them to explore countries that had previously never been on their radar and this is proving to be incredibly viral.” says David Armstrong, Chief Operating Officer, HolidayPirates GmbH Using strong online marketing channels, the company is able to push its offers quickly and effectively reaching a huge audience. This makes the platform a very attractive collaboration partner for other organisations that provide services for travellers.

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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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