James Villa Holidays has appointed Andreas Nau as its new managing director.
He joins the firm from Expedia where he served as managing director for central Europe since 2011 and subsequently managing director for EMEA since 2016.
Nau boasts over 16 years’ experience in the travel industry with experience in both the tour operator and online travel space.
Prior to Expedia he headed up the hotel contracting strategy team at TUI as well as managing its car hire division.
Nau said of his appointment: “I’m very excited to be joining James Villa Holidays, a company with such clear focus and a differentiated customer experience.
“The quality of the James offering and the companies successful track record is impressive and I am convinced it is perfectly setup to capture the growing market for vacation rentals offering the consumer a clear promise of quality, safety and hassle-free experience.
The Maidstone-based company, celebrating its 35th year in 2019, is part of Awaze, a managed vacation rentals and holiday resorts business.
Henrik Kjellberg, chief executive of James Villas Holidays, added: “We’re delighted to have Andreas join the senior leadership team at James Villas and take over this role.
“He brings a wealth of industry experience which we’re sure will stand him in good stead in this key position and help him take the brand from strength to strength.”
James Villas has been providing villa holidays for over 35 years.
Founded in 1984, and starting with just one villa, they now have 3,000 villas in over 60 destinations.