Berlin, 01 December 2016

HolidayPirates wins Travolution Award for “Rising Brand of the Year“

HolidayPirates, one of the fastest-growing online travel companies in Europe, has been announced “Rising Brand of the Year” at the prestigious Travolution Awards. The announcement was made on 29th November at the Travolution Awards ceremony, hosted at The Ballroom South Bank in London.

HolidayPirates is part of a global company (HolidayPirates Group) and was officially launched in the UK in 2012. Since then, it has gone from strength to strength, today boasting one of the largest online travel communities of any brand in the UK. HolidayPirates have seen increasing year-on-year growth and a workforce which has more than doubled in the past two years.

As unique travel inspiration source, HolidayPirates publishes the best hotel, flight and package holiday deals which are researched daily by their team of travel experts. It is HolidayPirates’ exceptional social media and mobile first strategy which ultimately won them the award.

“It is an honour to be the winner at the Travolution Awards as “Rising Brand of the Year“ and we are proud to have our quality service recognised by industry experts“, says David Armstrong, CEO of HolidayPirates Group.

“Since we put a special focus on the UK market this year, we are delighted to be rewarded for all our hard work.”

“For much of the last four years Holiday Pirates has been under the radar, in the UK, but no longer. The firm has established itself among the top 20 travel agents according to Hitwise and it's that sort of rise to prominence that means they stood out for this award“, so Lee Hayhurst, Head of News at Travel Weekly.

“The UK travel market is highly competitive so clearly something about its deals, its customer proposition and its pirate persona has chimed with the British holidaymaker. I suspect this is just the start of its adventure on the high seas of the UK travel industry.“

HolidayPirates is a global company with the world’s largest online travel community, as well as over 5 million app downloads, over 7 million Facebook likes (more than 1.3 million in the UK) and over 20 million monthly page visits globally. Interviews with David Armstrong, CEO of HolidayPirates Group and graphics are available 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 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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