Bookiply, a Munich-based vacation rental company, is
acquiring two other German companies: Lohospo and my.IRS, maker of TOMAS software.
Terms of the deals have not been disclosed.
Bookiply, is a subsidiary of Holidu, which raised $45
million in Series D funding in May 2021 and at the time noted that some of
the funding would be used to accelerate the growth of Bookiply.
The merger is an expansion of a long-standing partnership
among the three companies.
Lohospo is a service company for vacation rental hosts and destination
management organizations, providing online marketing and sales support. The
company says more than 7,000 hosts and more than 100 destination marketing organizations use its systems.
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My.IRS and its software TOMAS also provide tools for DMOs,
with about 400 organizations using its tourism management system.
“The already high demand for accommodation has increased
significantly in recent years. Bookiply is one of the leading companies in the
market with its innovative technology and outstanding customer service,” says
Christiane Schwab, CEO of Lohospo.
“We are convinced that together with Bookiply we will offer
our host and DMO partners great technical possibilities and they will benefit
significantly from this – for example through even better visibility and many
advantages in managing the offer for landlords and hosts.”
Says Frank Nowak, managing director of my.IRS, “Holidu
and Bookiply thrive with an extremely strong tech organization and cutting-edge
technological resources. We are very much looking forward to the cooperation.”
Holidu Group will now have more than 400
employees across Europe.