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Holidaybreak Limited is a company based in London which primarily serves customers in the United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland and the Netherlands. It describes itself as "an education, leisure and activity travel group with market leading positions in the UK and other major European markets."[1] Holidaybreak became a wholly owned subsidiary of former competitor Cox & Kings in July 2011[2] after a long period of attempting to sell two loss making parts of its business, Explore and Superbreak.[3] Three years later in June 2014, Cox & Kings announced the sale of the camping division of its subsidiary Holidaybreak Ltd, to France’s Homair Vacances, for 89 billion Rs (approx. $145mill).[4][5]


Holidaybreak operates under multiple brands, however the majority of their customer volume is through PGL and through their Meininger Division.[6] Other brands include NST, EST, Travelplus.


PGL is a children's holiday firm providing educational and residential school trips as well as holiday camps in the United Kingdom.[7]


NST or the NST Travel Group is a British educational travel company specialising in tailor made tours for schools and colleges.


  1. ^ "an education and activity travel group". Holidaybreak. Retrieved 2013-08-16. 
  2. ^ "Holidaybreak Joins Cox & Kings Limited" (PDF). 27 September 2011. Retrieved 2013-08-16. 
  3. ^ "For Sale sign goes up on two leading brands". 2011-06-13. Retrieved 2013-08-16. 
  4. ^ "Cox & Kings Sells Unit For `892 Cr". Bloomberg TV India. 
  5. ^ "Cox & Kings Sells Camping Division for over Rs. 880 Crore". NDTV Profit. 
  6. ^ "an education and activity travel group". Holidaybreak. Retrieved 2013-08-16. 
  7. ^ Simon Bowers (2007-05-18). "Multimillion pound windfall for PGL bosses | Business". Retrieved 2013-08-16.