Interhome

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Interhome AG
Type Corporation
Industry Tourism, Holiday apartment
Founded 1965
Headquarters Glattbrugg, Switzerland
Key people Konrad Iten (CEO)
Hans Lerch (Board of Directors)
Products Holiday home rental
Revenue 182,9 Mio. CHF (2013)[1]
Employees 340 (April 2014)
Website www.interhome.nl

Interhome AG is a pan-European company headquartered in Glattbrugg near Zurich, specialising in the rental of holiday homes und holiday apartments. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Hotelplan Group, which is part of the Migros Corporation. The company is one of the biggest holiday property providers in Europe with around 33,000 properties in 31 countries. Accommodation is supplied to over 553,000 guests per year.

The company employs around 340 workers, and recorded a turnover of 182.9 million Swiss Francs in 2013/2014.[1]

History[edit]

The company was founded in London in 1965 by Bruno Franzen and Werner Frey under the company name Swiss Chalets, and later renamed Interhome after a merger in 1977. The company was taken over by Hotelplan in 1989.

In 1984, the company launched its „migratory birdlogo, which still serves as an identifying feature even after the Corporate Design was rebranded in 2008.

Its Internet presence was established in 1998; online bookings have been possible since 1999. In 2009, the proportion of online bookings stood at around 60 per cent.

In 2011, Hotelplan announced its acquisition of Germany’s market leader Inter Chalet Ferienhaus by 1 November 2013. In 2012, Interhome agreed an ‘exclusive partnership’ with travel website TripAdvisor.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b hotelplan.com: Mehr Kunden, aber stark unterschiedliche Ergebnisse der Ländergesellschaften, Press release, March 6, 2012, accessed April 26, 2012