Chauntry, the world’s leading provider of parking reservations systems, announced today that it has been acquired by HolidayExtras.com, the UK market leader for travel extras. Specialists in delivering fully responsive web applications working across all desktop, tablet, and mobile devices, Chauntry processes tens of thousands of parking reservations and manages millions in revenues every day.
Chauntry chief technology officer Ray Vaughan, Holiday Extras Group chief executive Matthew Pack, Chauntry chief executive Theresa Hughes and Holiday Extras founder and non-executive director Gerry Pack celebrating after signing the acquisition deal in front of graffiti hoarding to the new building on the Holiday Extras campus due to complete June 2018.
“This is a friendly acquisition of a business that Holiday Extras has enjoyed a long and successful partnership with,” said Matthew Pack, Group CEO of Holiday Extras. “We are excited by the prospect of Chauntry now being part of the Holiday Extras Group. By adding its services, people, and expertise to our teams, we will be widening the value we offer our partners whilst capitalizing on the mutual benefits in enhanced performance that tighter integration brings.”
Holiday Extras is the UK’s leading business marketing travel extras, including parking, hotels, lounges, fastrack, holiday insurance, car-hire, airport transfers, attraction tickets, and short breaks. The firm has a long history of partnering with Chauntry, which designed and built the first ever airport parking and hotel booking system for Holiday Extras in 1992, and the two companies have continued to work closely together over the past 25 years. Holiday Extras is a $527.8 million (£400,000,000) organization employing more than 800 staff and handling bookings for over 6,000,000 people.
“We look forward to becoming part of the Holiday Extras Group as we share a common goal – to drive technological advancement in travel,” said Theresa Hughes, Chauntry’s CEO. “I’m impressed by Holiday Extras’ commitment to continuing the strong partnerships we have built with our customers over the last 25 years, as well as their passionate interest in building new partnerships.”
Holiday Extras’ acquisition of Chauntry bolsters the long-standing relationship between the two companies. Chauntry’s executive and management team will remain on board, taking advantage of Holiday Extras’ market leadership and significant resources to continue to develop business across the globe, while continuing to provide the finest service to Chauntry’s customers.
“Our new relationship with Holiday Extras will be particularly beneficial as Chauntry continues to expand and grow in the United States,” said Hughes. “Advance pre-booking of parking is well-established throughout Europe and Canada, but it’s just now gaining traction in the U.S. The resources and expertise offered by Holiday Extras will be invaluable as we work to introduce the concept of parking pre-booking to American drivers.”
About Holiday Extras
Established in 1983, Holiday Extras helps to make travel better for over seven million travellers each year. The company offers a wide choice of travel extras, including UK airport hotels and parking, worldwide airport lounges, fast track security, airport transfers destination car hire and holiday insurance. Holiday Extras has been listed eleven times in The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For and received a Best Companies’ award for wellbeing in 2017. The company can be found online at holidayextras.co.uk.