2018

HomeToGo GmbH acquires CASAMUNDO GmbH from @Leisure Group

HomeToGo GmbH, the world´s largest vacation rental search engine, has acquired CASAMUNDO GmbH for an undisclosed amount from the @Leisure Group, one of the leading vacation rental companies in Europe and majority-owned by Axel Springer SE.

CASAMUNDO will remain an important distribution partner for @Leisure Group’s brands like Belvilla, DanCenter and Danland. The website offers over 700,000 rentals worldwide and employs more than 100 people at its office in Hamburg.

“We believe that with HomeToGo, CASAMUNDO has found a great owner to continue to build out its footprint and the @Leisure Group a strong distribution partner.” Tobias Wann CEO @Leisure Group

Tobias Wann, CEO @Leisure Group says: “Our strategy is focused on further developing our full-service propositions, such as Belvilla and DanCenter, and our self-service proposition Traum-Ferienwohnungen. Following this, the sale of CASAMUNDO, with its different business model, is a logical step. We believe that with HomeToGo, CASAMUNDO has found a great owner to continue to build out its footprint and the @Leisure Group a strong distribution partner.”

“CASAMUNDO has a great team and brand in the vacation rental industry in Germany and Europe.” Dr. Patrick Andrä CEO HomeToGo

Dr. Patrick Andrä, CEO HomeToGo says: ”CASAMUNDO has a great team and brand in the vacation rental industry in Germany and Europe. We’re looking forward to leveraging further synergies as a group and building the best vacation rental search experience in the market. Both HomeToGo and CASAMUNDO will benefit from one another as we move forward together.“

“HomeToGo has shown an impressive development over the past years. We are looking forward to the joint future.” Thorsten Kerwin CEO CASAMUNDO

Thorsten Kerwin, CEO CASAMUNDO says: “HomeToGo has shown an impressive development over the past years. Being able to work closely together with the team of a company that is focusing on a guest oriented strategy, just as we are doing, provides great opportunities. We are looking forward to the joint future.”

EuroRelais is also part of the agreement between HomeToGo and the @Leisure Group.

About HomeToGo
HomeToGo (www.hometogo.com) is an independent vacation rental metasearch engine that allows you to quickly and easily search and compare listings of over 15 million offers in over 200 countries from more than 300 providers. With features such as smart filtering, users can find their ideal vacation rental by sorting according to their preferred destination, travel dates, budget and amenities. The company currently employs more than 150 employees and operates local sites in the U.S., twelve European countries, Russia, Mexico, Brazil and Australia.

About CASAMUNDO
CASAMUNDO, Europe’s large online holiday rentals and vacation rentals expert, was established in 2003. Today it has a particularly large selection of over 700,000 vacation rentals in the most popular holiday destinations in Europe, the US and beyond and is one of the leading online portals in the European holiday home market. CASAMUNDO mediates holiday accommodations from renowned international holiday home organizers and providers as well professional local specialists. In addition to Germany, CASAMUNDO also operates portals in the Netherlands, in the UK, France, Poland, Italy, Spain, the Czech Republic and Sweden. With the overall rating “very good” CASAMUNDO received in January 2018 for its high customer satisfaction and service quality already for the umpteenth time in succession, the TÜV Saarland test seal.

About @Leisure Group
The @Leisure Group, headquartered in Amsterdam, is one of the leading vacation rental companies in Europe. The organization is active with full-service providers such as Belvilla, DanCenter and Danland, taking care of the entire rental process for homeowners, and the online marketplace Traum-Ferienwohnungen. Creating happiness and bright unforgettable memories for their guests, homeowners and partners is the company’s goal. Since January 2015, the @Leisure Group has been a part of Axel Springer SE, the leading digital publisher in Europe.

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