Wednesday, April 1, 2015

NOVASOL by Wyndham Vacation Rentals Adds Happy Home to Portfolio

Acquisition strengthens its position as a European market leader

NOVASOL by Wyndham Vacation Rentals announced today that it has acquired the holiday home letting operations of Happy Home, which is based in the Netherlands. The Happy Home brand will continue to exist, operating out of the current office in Alkmaar, and will be added as extra consumer brand to the current portfolio of the NOVASOL Group.

“With the aquisition of Happy Home, we add an extra dimension to our own experienced and professional organization,” says Frans Schoon, general manager of NOVASOL Benelux. “The strength of Happy Home is mainly in its strong brand awareness, large customer base and broad range of holiday home contracts in Central and South Europe that fit perfectly with the existing Novasol portfolio.”

With the aquisition, Novasol by Wyndham Vacation Rentals strengthens its positions as market leader in holiday rentals in Europe.

Juliette van Haaster, is the current leader of Happy Home with around 25 dedicated employees where personal attention to homeowners and guests play a central role. Juliette van Haaster says, “Happy Home has been an active player in the vacation business for more than 25 years, but with this new approach, becoming a part of the NOVASOL Group, the opportunities have increased enormously. Thanks to this we can continue to ensure our excellent service to our loyal guests and homeowners.”

In total, the brands of NOVASOL, Happy Home, Dansommer and Cuendet have more than 40,000 holiday homes under contract. Within Europe, the NOVASOL Group has a leading postition within rental of holiday homes, and every year more than 1.5 million holidaymakers celebrate holidays in an accommodation provided by NOVASOL.

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NOVASOL A/S and Dansommer a/s together form the NOVASOL Group with the central office in Virum, Denmark. The NOVASOL Group has offices in 14 European countries, including more than 50 service offices in Denmark and whole Europe, with more than 1,500 employees and free-lancers working for the company. With more than 40,000 holiday homes in 29 European countries, the NOVASOL Group is the market leader in holiday rentals. In 2014, more than 1.5 million holidaymakers had holiday in an accommodation of the NOVASOL Group. NOVASOL is part of Wyndham Vacation Rentals, the world’s largest professionally managed vacation rentals business providing access to more than 103,000 vacation rental properties in approximately 550 unique destinations worldwide, and one of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN).