, 05 November 2020

HolidayPirates gives power to its local leaders to take on the crisis

London, 02.11.2020 – As the pandemic continues to hit the travel sector, the HolidayPirates Group is responding by passing decision-making powers to newly-appointed country managers in key markets.

The UK territory, traditionally one of the most important for the company, is now in the capable hands of Head of Market, Phil Salcedo, who brings 15 years of experience in the travel deals industry to the position. Salcedo joined HolidayPirates in 2017 and moves to head up the UK from his role of Vice President, Global Content. He will be supported in strategic partnerships development by Nicholas Cooper, Commercial Partnerships Supervisor, UK and North America.

“These difficult times require a rethinking of our strategy,” comments Salcedo. “Every country is reacting in different ways and at different speeds to the changing travel restrictions Now we will, too. We plan to focus on the UK and implement a strategy where all the forces join a single goal: understand the specifics of this market and be ready to react quickly to every change we see.”

The functions of SEO, partnerships, content and social media will now work together under him to create a tailored strategy for the UK Market.

Strategic partnerships with high-quality UK travel companies are a critical part of our plans, so we’re delighted to appoint Nicholas Cooper to focus purely on this exciting area, at a time when UK businesses need our passionate audience more than ever.

“Phil Salcedo and I have worked together in the travel deals arena for 10 years now,” commented Cooper. An internal, even stronger collaboration between us will be very positive for the development of the market strategy. The travel sector will recover again and then, we’ll be ready.”

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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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Marjolaine Bavoux
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