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New: book it on your smartphone

Browse Holiday Lettings on your smartphone

Whether you’re out and about or just need to book your holiday in a hurry, you can now do it in super-quick time via your smartphone on holidaylettings.co.uk.

Our newly designed smartphone-friendly site responds to the size of your iPhone or Android device, tablet or computer screen, letting you easily find and book a holiday retreat, whenever and from wherever you are.

Previously, searching via your smartphone would have redirected you to a slimmed-down mobile version of our site. But now you have instant access to all the menus, features and latest updates in a space that works for whatever gadget you’re using.

Browse on the bus, book it over a brew

Book a holiday let from your smartphoneAn easy search facility lets you quickly find what you’re looking for, whether it’s a rustic abode in Tuscany or a spacious family villa in the Canaries.

Once you find that perfect place, just check the price and book it from your phone. A booking request will go direct to the property owner and you’ll find out within 24 hours whether it’s yours.

If you receive our regular email alerts (of all the latest holiday finds and last minute deals), you’ll also notice a big difference. A much more seamless experience means you can quickly book that last minute bargain before anyone else does.

Going fully mobile

So far we’ve used responsive design on the main search pages and the property listings pages. More pages will follow soon – watch this space!

Published: 27 April 2014

My review of the new mobile app

CaptureHoliday homeowner, Rowena, reviews the new mobile app for homeowners advertising with Holiday Lettings.

I was pleased to hear about the free owner app from Holiday Lettings and keen to try it out. It’s available on iPhones and Android, it’s free to download and has been specifically designed for people who advertise their property with Holiday Lettings.

It was easy to find and download on my iPhone via the Apple app store. And if the many positive reviews are anything to go by it’s proving popular with homeowners. Once the app was downloaded all I needed to do was enter my advertiser ID and password, confirmed I wanted to receive alerts and I was ready to go!

The app is easy to navigate and gives you quick access to your latest enquiries (up to four weeks), as well as availability and prices. You can also easily create a quote directly from the app and there’s quick access to the help and contact pages.

The main benefit, as I see it, is that you have your availability calendar instantly to hand, which is very convenient when you receive a new enquiry. Plus you can easily – and most importantly quickly – manage enquiries wherever you are. Personally this is a huge advantage, especially in light of the fact that many people enquire about more than one property at one time, so responding quickly is key to securing a booking.

My verdict? Anything that makes it easier for me to manage my bookings and respond quickly to enquiries gets a thumbs-up! I also think there’s potential for further developing the owner app and perhaps introducing a holidaymaker app in the future.

Have you tried the app, is it making your life easier? Let me know your thoughts…

All the best!

Rowena