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Serenity Holidays




50+ employees


Serenity Holidays is an independent, privately owned tour operator which was established in 1987 by husband and wife team Stephen and Sandra Wilde. Still owned by the couple, the company maintains its original principles of providing specialist holidays with a superior service but at affordable prices.Serenity Holidays trade under a handful of specialist brands, each managed and staffed by teams of specialists. The founding trade name, The Gambia Experience, remains the largest and most well known of all the brands, however sister company The Cape Verde Experience launched in 2006, and has proved popular with the press, travel agents and travelling public. Sales exceeded expectations in the first year and remain strong. Launched in May 2008, The Senegal Experience has an expanding range of quality properties and offers further opportunities for enjoying the best of what West Africa has to offer.The remaining brands all specialise in holidays to Europe: Corsican Places offers the widest range of holidays to the beautiful Mediterranean island and is fast becoming the predominant operator on the island; and Sardinian Places has a wide range of properties all well placed to explore this quintessential island at the heart of the Med.Great Escapes is a specialist in short breaks, and Allez France provides 3000 cottages and gites across the country


Atlantic House,
3600 Parkway,
Solent Business Park,
Fareham PO15 7AN

T: 01489 866900


Serenity Holidays Jobs

Backend Developer

3 days ago

Serenity Holidays – South East England

Back End Developer - .Net core/MVC. Serenity Holidays is a specialist tour operator based in the Solent Business Park in Whiteley, Fareham. We offer outstanding quality holidays to several fascinating destinations from The Gambia and Cape Verde in West Africa to the islands of Corsica and Sardinia in the Mediterranean. We are building a scalable high-performance reservation system, COTS/API integrations and commercially facing website. To achieve this, we need to grow our Development team and we have an exciting opportunity for a BackEnd Developer, with experience of front end development, to join our new team. We have a range of critical projects underway across the entire technology stack of the business. We will be working in an agile environment, taking a service-oriented approach. If you are excited by the opportunity to build a high performing system that improves customer opportunities, this could be the job for you. Our Web API is coded in .Net core incorporating Entity framework Core and we use back end SQL Database. Responsibilities. Working as part of a team to create and maintain a modular reservations system, covering the full range of Tour Operator requirements. Engage internally with the product owners to ensure full understanding of requirements, testing, improving, user training and implementing system developments. Identify new opportunities and improvements with input into design and functionality. Manage source control and deployment processes. Essential Requirements. 1 years' experience with Microsoft.NET (C#) Web Forms / MVC. Proven ability to write elegant, reusable and maintainable code. A strong sense of what is realistically deliverable. Excellent understanding of SQL and experience with MS SQL Server. Strong understanding of HTML5, CSS3 and front end frameworks. Strong JavaScript programming ability. Understanding of test-driven development and unit testing. Experience working in an Agile model. Exceptional problem‐solving and communication skills. Benefits. We are a small company with approximately 60 people working as part of a close knit team with a mission of being the best at what we do and to have fun whilst we are doing it! We offer. Competitive salary. Great working environment with a flat structure and a friendly working environment. Minimum 22 days paid leave + bank holidays (increasing with length of service. Flexible working hours. Excellent holiday concessions. Cycle to work scheme. Contributory pension scheme & life assurance. Excellent location close to the new Whiteley shopping complex. Free parking and train station within walking …

February 22, 2020 11:58:04

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The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald
Thousands of holidaymakers to be flown home early from The Gambia
The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald
The Gambia Experience, part of Hampshire-based travel firm Serenity Holidays, said it is contacting its 225 package holiday customers and 109 flight-only customers in the country to provide details of their repatriation options. A 90-day state of ...

Gambia Experience thanks trade as FCO lifts warning
In a statement, Chris Rowles, managing director of Serenity Holidays, said the operator had seen “strong interest” for the destination over the weekend and into Monday as the political situation cooled. “Flights for next week and into February are also ...