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If you are looking to spend a week in Majorca, you may turn to this online travel company. Directline Holidays has developed software that can identify flights and hotels, and package them to its customers’ requirements. The London company also sells holidays from the likes of Thomas Cook and Thomson through the six websites it operates. Founded in 1993 by Matthew Flint and Antony Bradley as a traditional travel agency, the business now operates entirely online. Sales, which represents commissions on holidays sold, have grown 96% a year from £1.5m in 2005 to £11.4m in 2008.

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Company details
Year2009
Rank35
CompanyDirectline Holidays
ActivityOnline travel operator
LocationCroydon
Annual sales rise over 3 years96.22%
Latest sales £000s11,398
Staff61
Founded1993
Websitewww.directline-holidays.co.uk

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