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Holiday Extras acquires airport and car park booking systems business Chauntry

By Chris Price

HolidayExtras.com, the airport parking and hotels company, has taken over a booking systems business.

The Hythe-based firm has acquired Chauntry, which provides parking booking tools used at more than 80 airports worldwide.

It is capable of processing tens of thousands of reservations every day and millions in revenue.

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 celebrate after signing the acquisition deal outside a new building on the Holiday Extras campus, due to open next June
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 celebrate after signing the acquisition deal outside a new building on the Holiday Extras campus, due to open next June

It will support the eight million passengers served by Holiday Extras each year.

The company, which has an annual turnover of £328 million, aims to offer end-to-end booking technology and operating system support for airports and car park operators across the globe. Holiday Extras chief executive Matthew Pack said: “This is a friendly acquisition of a business that Holiday Extras has enjoyed a long term partnership with.

“We will be investing in the team and software to develop Chauntry’s market leading position.

“We see the acquisition as an investment in our future; a clear indication of our intention to innovate as we build upon the already excellent technology platforms in existence within our business.

“This will serve to increase our customers’ overall experience as we deliver the holiday additions that makes travel easier for everyone. ”

Theresa Hughes, chief executive of Chauntry, added: “We look forward to becoming part of the Holiday Extras Group as we share a common goal – to drive technological advancement in travel.

“I’m impressed by Holiday Extras’ commitment to continuing the strong partnerships we have built over the last 25 years with customers such as APH and Heathrow Airport, as well as their passionate interest in building new partnerships over the coming months.”

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