Luxury operator Simpson Travel has bought two villa companies – French experts Dominique’s Villas and Italian operator Cottages to Castles.
The move follows the acquisition of Exclusive Escapes earlier this year, which included a number of properties in Turkey.
The Cottages to Castles programme will continue to operate as a stand-alone brand with its own website for 2016.
Dominique Wells from Dominique’s Villas and Jonathan and Daniela Magoni from Cottages to Castles will remain in their roles to “ensure continuity”.
Simpson Travel managing director, Graham Simpson, said: “We are delighted to announce these two new acquisitions. Since our launch in 2003, Simpson Travel has continued to grow and we have a high volume of repeat clients who we know will welcome these new destinations.
“As a company, our ethos is firmly grounded in offering quality service and a diverse choice of properties to our clients.
“Dominique’s Villas and Cottages to Castles have similarly high levels of product and core brand values of excellent customer service, as well as a strong sense of heritage and as such are an ideal match.
“We look forward to working with them to help them develop their programmes in the years ahead.”
The former Exclusive Escapes properties are featured in Simpson’s Turkey 2016 portfolio while a new France programme will be introduced this month.
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