London, UK, 07 August 2015

HolidayPirates: one of the biggest travel communities worldwide – with four million fans on Facebook

Travel bargain portal is popular with millions of fans

Yesterday evening the HolidayPirates fan page passed the four million mark – making it one of the biggest travel communities in the world. It is only four years since business student Igor Simonow started his travel blog “”. Igor Simonow himself can scarcely believe that his concept has captured the enthusiasm of millions of users: “We are bloggers and travel geeks, nothing more. Our challenge is to seek out the best and most exciting travel deals for our fans. And we share this passion with our community.“ In the last half year the global fan page has grown organically by more than 30 percent. The German fan page alone has 50 percent more interactions compared to January. “We have a very active community of fans, who help to shape our product by commenting and sharing, and this makes it unique”, says Igor Simonow, founder and CEO of HolidayPirates GmbH. “We are incredibly proud that our travel portal is so popular with users, and that we can count so many fans in our community on Facebook today.“

HolidayPirates – A strong brand in the online travel and holiday market

With four million “likes” the young brand HolidayPirates is one of the travel portals with the strongest presence on Facebook. In comparison with other established portals: Trivago has 2.7 million Facebook fans, 3.9 million and Expedia 5.2 million. And the HolidayPirates community is very active, especially in its reaction to content. This stimulates the interaction rate and increases the reach of the website. The enterprise works primarily on the “word-of-mouth” principle. Thus the HolidayPirates recommend to their users value-for-money travel ofers which they have hunted down on the Internet. The deals are shared and commented on by the community. “We not only want to present good deals to our users – we also want to inspire them to discover countries they have never even considered before,” says Igor Simonow. “This mix of good ofers and inspirations is incredibly viral.“

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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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