Airbnb eyes Wyndham vacation rental bid

Airbnb is reportedly among the companies looking to buy Wyndham’s European vacation rental business.

Wyndham Worldwide is to split its hotel and timeshare businesses in to separate companies. Its vacation rental division includes brands such as Novasol, Hoseasons, James Villa Holidays and Cottages.com, and is up for sale as its parent company doesn't believe it is "a natural fit under either the hotel or timeshare umbrellas".

Initial bids are due this month for division, which it is thought could bring in up to US$1 billion.

According to a report in Bloomberg, Airbnb is one of the potential bidders, while other reports have cited AccorHotels and HomeAway as potential suitors.

In February, Airbnb acquired Montreal-based Luxury Retreats, which specialises in high-end villa rentals and concierge services in the Caribbean.

View all Articles

"Thank you for ABODA's inclusion into the inaugural SAS Americas. I was very impressed with the quality and content of the summit and look forward to seeing you again at the SAS Europe in London this summer."

Lee Curtis, president, ABODA

Subscribe and keep up-to-date

We’d love to keep you updated with the latest news, event updates and offers from our partners. To subscribe to receive these messages, please fill out your details below