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Ruud Smeets, new CEO of Traum-Ferienwohnungen and COO Marketplaces OYO Vacation Homes

  • OYO Vacation Homes has appointed the Dutchman Ruud Smeets as CEO of Traum-Ferienwohnungen. From April 1st, he will be responsible for developing and implementing the company's development strategy.
  • In addition to his role at Dream Vacation Rentals, Ruud Smeets will join the global leadership team at OYO Vacation Homes in the role of COO Marketplaces.

Ruud Smeets is the new CEO of the online marketplace Traum-Ferienwohnungen. With more than 20 years of experience in management positions on an international level, R. Smeets will concentrate on managing dream holiday homes in order to further strengthen the company's position in an increasingly competitive environment. In his new position, R. Smeets will be the head of Traum-Ferienwohnungen. The company is one of the leading European online marketplaces for vacation rentals. With the help of user-friendly software for the management of holiday accommodation and bookings, Traum-Ferienwohnungen enables owners and administrators to present their properties to an international audience. The company now sells over 95,000 vacation rentals in around 70 countries as part of a self-service model.

During his more than 20-year career, R. Smeets has founded various companies and has taken on a number of management positions in various technology and fast-growing companies around the world. R. Smeets is used to leading projects in international, competitive and changing environments. Among other things, he worked in leading positions at companies such as Scout24, ELEQT, KPN, Yahoo! and KPMG.

Upon his appointment, R. Smeets affirmed: “It is my pleasure to join a company with the strength and potential of dream vacation homes and OYO Vacation Homes. Even if the situation for the entire tourism sector is currently very difficult due to the Corona crisis, I am sure that we will soon all make it together. Thanks to the company's strong, unique and competitive position in an increasingly complex market, but also, and this is very important, due to the existing quality and the experience of a very competent team, I am looking forward to a healthy future for dream holiday homes and OYO Vacation Homes. "

R. Smeets, who reports directly to Tobias Wann, Global CEO of OYO Vacation Homes, graduated from Maastricht University with a degree in business administration and attended a postgraduate executive education program at Nyenrode Business University.

About dream vacation homes

The online marketplace Traum-Ferienwohnungen.de has been bringing vacationers and hosts together personally and directly since 2001. Hosts can advertise their holiday accommodation easily, transparently and successfully. Holidaymakers choose their dream holiday home from over 95,000 holiday homes in around 70 countries. In addition to classic holiday houses and apartments, the holiday program also includes unusual holiday accommodation such as tree houses, houseboats, converted windmills or castles. Every year over 47 million holidaymakers look for their perfect holiday accommodation at Traum-Ferienwohnungen. This is one of the reasons why around 30,000 landlords trust the Bremen experts in the field of holiday home holidays over the long term. Traum-Ferienwohnungen GmbH has been part of OYO Vacation Homes, one of the leading companies in the field of holiday home rentals in Europe, since May 2019. In addition to dream holiday homes, the Dutch full-service holiday home provider Belvilla and the Danish company DanCenter are also located under this roof. More information at www.traum-ferienwohnungen.de.

About OYO Vacation Homes

OYO Vacation Homes (OVH), headquartered in Amsterdam, is one of the leading vacation home rental companies in Europe. The organization is active with full-service providers such as Belvilla, DanCenter and Danland and takes care of the entire rental process for homeowners as well as the online marketplace Traum-Ferienwohnungen. The goal of OYO Vacation Homes is to become the most popular vacation home rental brand in the world, offering everything from a single source to homeowners and managers as well as vacationers. More information is available at www.oyovacationhomes.com.