The winners of the second European Holiday Home Awards were announced at a Gala Dinner following the EHHA General Assembly in Brussels on 27 September 2016.  The 2016 awards were a fantastic success attracting nearly 300 entries from 23 European countries.  The awards were set up to showcase the very best properties in the European Holiday Home industry and the quality of the entries in 2016 has certainly demonstrated this.  View the entries, finalists and winners of the 2016 awards.

As a way to generate more public awareness about the benefits of holiday home renting in Europe, the EHHA is thrilled to announce the Holiday Home Awards 2016.

The purpose of the awards is to showcase excellent examples of our products – all winners will be featured on our website. Additionally, the awards will promote the EHHA as a European trade association



Our expert jury

George Sell

George is the editor of Serviced Apartment News, and has more than 15 years' experience as a hospitality, property and travel journalist. He regularly contributes to a wide range of international publications and websites.

Niki Christian Nutsch

Niki Christian Nutsch (MBA) is the founder and director of Nutsch & Associates, a specialized research, consulting, and training practice, serving the vacation home and resort industry. In addition, he is a guest lecturer at universities and business schools throughout Europe, and frequently invited to deliver keynote speeches, presentations, and seminars at industry conferences. An active researcher, he has been researching consumer behaviour in tourism and success factors of self-catering vacation homes. Niki has been appointed member of the Technical Expert Panel for Eurostars, a joint programme between EUREKA and the European Commission, where he provides objective assessments of tourism and hospitality projects. Together with his wife, he owns and operates vacation rentals in Spain and Italy.

Jacob R. Kirkegaard Larsen, PhD

Jacob is Manager for the Destination Development Team at The Danish Coastal and Nature Tourism Foundation, a national organization recentlig established with the purpose to promote economic growth within a tourism industry highly dominated by holiday home renters. As part of his PhD study, Jacob did research within family holiday experiences in relation to short-term rented holiday homes and examined the opportunities for developing the holiday home and the holiday home destinations accordingly. Finally, Jacob is external examiner at the MA-study in Tourism at Aalborg University.