A Place in the Sun in London and Second Home International in Utrecht, Netherlands both had successful weekends, but London won on numbers.
Two of Northern Europe’s largest overseas property exhibitions took place on the weekend that spring arrived in both England and the Netherlands, after a memorably dismal winter for both nations.
Winning on the number of visitors was A Place in the Sun, held at the London’s Kensington Olympia, where there were 6,049 visitors over the three days – 16% up on last year. Second Home at Jaarbeurs, Utrecht had 4,200 visitors, also over three days, slightly down on last year.
However, Tom van den Brink, sales manager at Second Home International told OPP they had received the most positive reaction ever from exhibitors, and that the slightly lower attendance was perhaps explained by the hot weather.
One visitor at both shows, who preferred to remain anonymous, told OPP that the London show was indeed busier, but the Utrecht show had more wow factor and felt slightly more upmarket. It included a wine tasting, oyster shucker and a wooden home built within the hall.
In London, Andy Bridge, Managing Director of A Place in the Sun said: “All the country-specific areas worked very …read more