Holiday Extras accelerates European expansion with second Dutch deal

Holiday Extras has made its second major investment in The Netherlands with the takeover of Amsterdam-based Quick Parking.

The deal, for an undisclosed sum, sees the travel add-ons specialist take over the brands, website, distribution partnerships, supply arrangements and technology platform, together with long term leases and operations of Quick Parking’s four airport parking sites serving passengers for Amsterdam Schiphol, Brussels International, Rotterdam The Hague and Eindhoven.

The four Quick Parking sites add a further 6,200 spaces to Holiday Extras’ own airport parking portfolio in Europe, and follows the takeover of a multi-storey car park in Munich in February and strategic investment in Dutch-based Transferz ground transportation business last November. 

Holiday Extras plans to keep the Quick Parking Schiphol headquarters and staff in place and invest in a new growth plan. 

Founder and chief executive Albert Weerman will stay on as an adviser to Holiday Extras Group on expansion plans throughout Europe.

The investment will include further upgrades in each of the parking sites, including security and installation of the latest self-service technology.

Holiday Extras deputy chief executive Simon Hagger said: “The acquisition of Quick Parking ticks so many boxes for our group. 

“Further expansion of our own parking operations in Europe, much more supply in new territories and, through application of our team and tech capability, we see this bold move as a significant accelerator of our European growth plans.”

Weerman added: “Holiday Extras’ commitment to customer service, sustainable development and better technology makes them the perfect buyer for our business and new home for our team.”

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