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HolidayPirates Group appoints Stéphane Renard as Head of Market for France

Wednesday 12 January 2022
  • Travelzoo’s ex-publishing director will run French travel deals portal VoyagesPirates

  • The group aims to become France’s leading provider of travel deals.

Berlin - January 12, 2022. HolidayPirates Group, the travel deals platform operating in 10 countries, has announced the recent appointment of Stéphane Renard as head of the French market, where the group operates under the name VoyagesPirates ( This appointment also marks an important step in the development of the travel deals platform as the first time the group has appointed a manager for France.

With many years of experience in the travel industry, first, in publishing with Hachette Tourisme and the Guide du Routard, then in digital with Travelzoo, where he was most recently publishing director, Stéphane Renard took over the lead of the French portal VoyagesPirates ( on 10 January 2022.

In line with the remote working policy of the Berlin-based group, he will be responsible for leading the editorial and digital strategy of the site in France and supervising all market teams from Paris.

David Armstrong, CEO of HolidayPirates Group said “We are very proud to have Stéphane joining our team. VoyagesPirates is one of our leading portals in Europe and we are confident that Stéphane’s extensive experience and network will enable us to continue to expand and position ourselves as the leading travel deals specialist in the French market.”

Stéphane Renard stated “I will bring all my experience and passion to the development of the French market of VoyagePirates. More than ever we need to move, to change our ideas and travel remains a "vital" need for us all, here or elsewhere. VoyagePirates is clearly on the side of the consumer and we will work hard with the team to find the best deals on the market every day. I am very proud to take on this new responsibility and I would like to thank David Armstrong for his confidence.”

Stéphane Renard and David Armstrong are both available for interviews on request.

About HolidayPirates:

HolidayPirates, the UK arm of the HolidayPirates Group, is a travel deals platform with a mission to make travel accessible and affordable for everyone.

Our team of travel experts find and curate the best value-for-money deals from packages, flights and hotels, through to car hire, holiday homes, luxury stays and weekend breaks. We also work with leading travel brands to source exclusive offers that simply cannot be found anywhere else.

HolidayPirates takes the time and hassle out of finding genuine travel bargains by sharing deals directly across our website, WhatsApp, newsletters, mobile app, and on social media. 2 million travel enthusiasts visit our website every month, plus we have over 2.2 million followers on social media – the largest of any travel brand in the UK.

Founded in 2011 and headquartered in Berlin, the HolidayPirates Group operates in 10 countries – the UK, Germany, Austria, France, Italy, The Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Switzerland and the United States. Our expert editorial teams around the world inspire over 20 million consumers every month to travel, explore and holiday more for less.

Press contact

Annabelle Rennie
PR & Communications Manager UK

E-Mail: [email protected]

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