Holiday Extras continues expansion with Birmingham tech hub
Holiday Extras’ global expansion continues, with a new dedicated technology hub based in Birmingham due to open.
The firm’s technology team has grown by almost a third in the past year, with ambitions of increasing it by another 20% in the next six months.
Holiday Extras has started an apprenticeship programme in a further bid to develop and harness tech talent, with the new employees delivering a range of projects including the development of mobile apps and APIs..
Technology director Andy Britcliffe said: “The opening of our Birmingham base is yet another significant milestone in our mission to revolutionise our business, and the wider travel sector, through technology. Having a UK-central hub for talent has already seen us welcome some incredibly exciting engineers to our team and this growth will only continue with the plans we have for the future.
“Although we are a travel brand, our commitment to technology and its potential to wow the customer is what make us so unique and ultimately what drives us. We’ve already created some fantastic innovations with the likes of our new suite of trip centric mobile apps which are powered by artificial intelligence and machine learning. By continuing our investment in future talent, be it through new offices or our apprenticeship programmes, we can look forward to celebrating even more successes going forward.”