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Holidays are back and we're here to help!

While travel was on hold we've upgraded our service to get you the help you need in lightning-quick time. We're back and faster than ever. Our team is ready to help in any way we can - the easiest way to reach us is by live chat (check our opening times). Or if something has gone wrong and you'd like to give us some feedback, get in touch with our dedicated customer team and we'll look into it for you.

We've worked hard on our flexibility and introduced FLEXTRAS - if you buy your holiday extras from Holiday Extras, you'll be getting the most flexible terms anywhere. We're also investing heavily in our app with a big focus on HEHA! - The Holiday Extras Holiday Assistant which makes it even easier and even faster to search, book and save.

You're welcome to email me about anything at all - ideas, suggestions and feedback. I read every email and will make sure your query is swiftly actioned with the right people. If needed I'll follow up in person too.

Thanks for choosing Holiday Extras. Wishing you safe and happy travels.

Steve Lawrence

Non-executive Director

In 1994, Steve joined Holiday Extras (then ABC) as marketing director. Over the following two years he took on responsibility for the insurance business, then the Call Centre and in 1998 he became managing director.

Steve was chief executive officer for nine years at Holiday Extras - he was promoted to this role after the management buy-out at the end of February 2005. In October 2007 Steve headed up an acquisition of one of our competitors, BCP. And in December 2009, Steve took on the role of Group CEO of the entire Holiday Extras business portfolio. Steve stepped into the role of Deputy Chairman in 2014 and then to non-exec director of the Holiday Extras group in January 2015.

Life before Holiday Extras

After graduation Steve spent four years with Esso, then 10 years in management consultancy, establishing two operations associated with accounting practices.

In this capacity, Steve worked with central government departments, though it was his work with medium-sized owner-managed businesses that often seemed more interesting, fun and rewarding. His assignment with ABC in 1993, when they were turning over just £4m, turned out to be the beginning of a much longer relationship.

Life outside of work

Steve loves cycling, windsurfing, ski-ing and walking. He is married and has two sons.

What's your perfect hassle-free holiday?

Start with an overnight stay at the Sofitel to wind down and eat the amazing soft shell crab. Breakfast in the lounge, an on-time flight, followed by a fast transfer; Then knee deep powder for a week on an empty mountain. Not to mention lots of great French wine!


Inspired by people who don't take no for an answer - Josh Dueck, and those who push the boundaries of what's possible, Shane McConkey ...both skiers!