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Brooklyn Travel acquire Private Villas and Holiday Homes Direct.


Congratulations Brian Nevin (MD Private Villas and Holiday Homes Direct) and the Brooklyn Travel team on the further expansion by Brooklyn Travel into the Irish villa holiday market.

Brooklyn Travel has acquired Ireland’s leading overseas holiday villa specialists, Private Villas and Holiday Homes Direct. This is the Glasgow-based group’s second acquisition in Ireland, following the purchase of Killiney Travel earlier this year.

Private Villas will be rebranded as Villa Select, with a fresh new look and website, Established in 1983, Villa Select is an award-winning villa holiday specialist, offering a wide selection of private villas with pools across Portugal, Greece, Spain, Croatia and Cyprus.

The Holiday Homes Direct brand will continue to offer villa owners an independent platform to advertise directly to consumers in Ireland, the UK and beyond.

Brian Nevin (Founder Private Villas and Holiday Homes Direct) will be joining Villa Select’s senior management team to help develop the Irish market, working closely with the product development team to expand their selection of villas. Speaking about today’s news, Duncan Wilson (CEO Brooklyn Travel) commented, “This is a really exciting development for us as we continue to grow and strengthen our Irish presence”.

He added, “The team at Brooklyn Travel are thrilled to have Brian onboard. He is highly respected both at home and overseas and has an invaluable network which will no doubt contribute to the successful growth of our villa business”.

Brian Nevin commented, “I’m excited to be joining forces with Brooklyn Travel to offer an even wider range of villa holidays, direct from Ireland”. He also added, “Customers can rest assured, they’ll be getting a fresh new look, but the same great service. Irish agents will now have access to an extensive portfolio of high-end villas from an award-winning provider”.

This is great news for Irish travel agents as they will now be able to offer their client even wider selection villa holidays direct from Ireland. Plus, Villa Select offer agent concessions and great booking incentives. Irish travel agents can register with Villa Select on their website ( or by emailing

About Brooklyn Travel

Brooklyn Travel, established in 1972, operates a collection of award-winning tour operators and travel agencies.

  • Brooklyn Travel’s brands include:
  • Killiney Travel (
  • Villa Select (
  • Canterbury Travel (
  • Stewart Travel (
  • Destinology (