Spain: Holiday rental online platform Spain-Holiday.com has announced it has changed ownership.
The platform, which was founded in 2002 and has roughly 18,000 holiday homes listed in Spain, has revealed Claus Sorensen, who is the company’s founder, will now share ownership responsibility with Jan Dal Lehrmann, Kenneth Andersen and Jannich Friis Petersen.
Spain-Holiday.com has recently become a popular point of reference for holidaymakers travelling from the UK, Scandinavia, France, Belgium and the Netherlands. Its website is available in 13 languages currently and last year it received over 23 million site visits.
However, the ownership change will not affect the day-to-day running of Spain-Holiday.com, which has been headquartered in Malaga since 2002 and has 35 employees.
Sorensen said: “This is a step that will strengthen Spain-Holiday.com’s ability to set a strategy for strong performance in the coming years. With the incorporation of Jan, Kenneth and Jannich to the company, we will be able to strengthen our brand value and attribution in Spain and we’ll have the opportunity to develop a more ambitious expansion plan.”
The four owners of Spain-Holiday.com have now said they will seek to focus on “providing the platform user with a unique experience when renting out or booking a holiday home in Spain, consolidating its activity in the tourism industry and setting up future expansion plans”.
The company said: “This ownership change will strengthen the activity of Spain-Holiday.com in the Spanish holiday rental industry, thanks to the input and knowledge provided by the new co-owners: experience in digital businesses, unique know-how and strategic vision.
“Each one of the new owners provides an important professional value to the management of the company and share the same objective of achieving the long term goals planned for Spain-Holiday.com. The four of them add up many years of experience in managing online businesses in Europe, the knowledge of developing niche and new markets and the development of B2B-B2C strategies,” it added.