Former Expedia southern Europe managing director Fabrizio Giulio has joined home rentals management company Hostmaker as an account director.
He also has experience in the hospitality sector, having worked with Starwood Hotels and Resorts as an account manager.
Hostmaker has expanded from London into seven markets over the last three years with a focus on premium servicing of hosts, their homes and guests.
It is looking to attract a wide range of hosts to the platform – from institutional property investors and landlords looking for higher yields than the traditional long-term rental market, to couples and families looking to rent their home part-time while on holiday.
Company founder and chief executive Nakul Sharma said: “We’re excited about bringing Fabrizio on board and utilising his vast experience from not only running the southern Europe team at Expedia, but also how he helped to grow the company from its very early days into the global leader in the travel booking sector.”
Giulio added: “It is a very exciting time at Hostmaker with the rapid expansion and innovation in the travel segment. It is great to join such a dynamic team and I look forward to bringing my expertise to the company.”