London, 06 December 2016

HolidayPirates.com wins Website of the Year / the award crowns a successful 2016 business year

The travel portal HolidayPirates.com has received the award for best and most popular website in the Leisure & Travel category – clinching the prize for the second time. Over 7000 people voted for HolidayPirates this year, accounting for 75 percent of the ratings in the category.

David Armstrong, CEO of the HolidayPirates group: “We are really proud to take home the public choice award again this year, reinforcing our clear status as the best inspiration source and travel search provider. For us, this award is the pinnacle of a very exciting business year. By voting for us, our community of over 7.5 million Facebook followers have recognised our efforts to publish the best travel deals daily.”

Successful business year: expansion in the USA and growth to 170 employees

2016 was a very successful year for the HolidayPirates group, which the HolidayPirates.com website belongs to. Recently, the British website just got announced as “Rising brand of the Year” at the Travolution Awards and won silver at the British Travel Awards as “Best Travel Deal Provider”. The company is growing quickly, with the number of employees rising from 90 to over 170, sales have increased by over 100 percent, leaving the company in good shape to hit the 2016 target of an eight figure turnover. Total number of visits to the website are expected to hit 265 million in 2016, up from the 170 million in 2015. The HolidayPirates group websites have seen around 80 million unique visitors this year, with daily visitors reaching six digits in several countries; such as Germany, France, the UK and Italy.

After successfully launching in all the key European markets, the website www.travelpirates.com has been capturing the American market since March 2016. In addition to this international focus, the company has been investing in new technologies and developing new products for the travel technology market. In order to help realise our product vision using our own technical innovations, in early 2016 we founded a technology centre in Belgrade.

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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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