Holiday Lettings & TripAdvisor
Holiday Lettings has experienced an exciting and prosperous journey since 1999 to become the UK's No.1 holiday home website. As part of the TripAdvisor® Media Group, Holiday Lettings will help drive TripAdvisor's ambitions in the holiday rentals marketplace.
Ross Elder, co-founder and managing director of Holiday Lettings, highlights the fantastic match of expertise and ambition between the two companies:
"The combination of our holiday home marketing expertise with TripAdvisor's leadership in the travel community is a natural fit certain to benefit both holiday home owners and those looking for a great hotel alternative - we are delighted to have the support of TripAdvisor and are excited to enhance our offering to our customers."
From the perspective of TripAdvisor, their president of TripAdvisor for Business, Christine Petersen, says:
"Holiday home rentals now have a significant and growing place in the travel sector. Our acquisition of Holiday Lettings underscores our mission to provide travellers with the most comprehensive selection of holiday rental options, and to help them plan and enjoy their perfect trip."
Ross Elder and his co-founder, Andy Firth, will continue to lead Holiday Lettings with the existing management team as an independent brand from our offices in Oxford. Holiday Lettings is TripAdvisor's second holiday home rental acquisition having acquired US based FlipKey in August 2008. TripAdvisor-branded sites alone attract 34 million monthly visitors and comprise the largest travel website in the UK.*
As the popularity of renting a holiday home grows apace, this partnership acknowledges the significance of holiday home rentals in the travel sector as well as the long term Holiday Lettings goal to be at the heart of the holiday rentals marketplace worldwide.
* Source: ComScore, March 2010