All good companies have a story. Here at James Villas, we like to remember that we were once a person. We still want to draw on that ethos and remember where we came from. For those of you interested on how we came to be, here is the history of James from past to present.
James Villa Holidays wins gold at the British Travel Awards for the Best Villa Holiday Company, Best Family Holiday Company, Best LGBT Holiday Company, Best Holiday Company to the Iberian Peninsula and Best Holiday Company to East and Southeast Europe.
James Villa Holidays wins gold at the British Travel Awards for the Best Large Villa Holiday Company
Launch of the new website and logo and James Villa Holidays opens up to the travel trade
James Villa Holidays wins gold at the British Travel Awards for the Best Large Villa/Self Catering Company and gold for the Best Large Family Holiday Company
James Villa Holidays wins gold at the British Travel Awards for the Best Large Villa/Self Catering Company and Silver for the Customer Service Award
James Villa Holidays win gold at the British Travel Awards for the Best Large/Villa Self Catering Company.
Real customer ratings added to the villas online with Reevoo
James Villa Holidays celebrates 30 years
James Villa app and blog launched
James Villa Holidays wins gold at the British Travel Awards for the Best Large/Villa Self Catering Company
Launch of the first James Magazine
Responsive website launched
James launches sister brand, Villas4You to the travel trade
James Villa Holidays wins Favourite Villa Rental Company with Conde Nast Traveller
James Villa Holiday win Best Villa Company at the Sunday Times Travel Awards
James Villa Holidays becomes part of the Wyndham Group
Jim Needham sells James Villa Holidays
Holiday Resorts (Leisure) launched and now over 1500 properties
Head Office move to bigger premises in Maidstone
Now 22 destinations!
James Villa shop in Bluewater, Kent, launched
New logo and new website launched
500 villas now in the programme
350 villas now in the programme
First awards won with Sunday Times Travel magazine and British Travel Awards
First website launched
First employee joins Jim and his son Darren Needham
Now in the programme focussing on Lanzarote
First brochure launched featuring Lanzarote
First ATOL Bonding (OSL ATOL 213 & OSL ATOL 160)
James Needham founded James Villa Holidays