Travellers looking for breaks in the Canaries and Balearics this year could be more likely to book a holiday home after hotels hiked up their prices by up to 12%.
A new study by Trivago has revealed that hotels on the Canary and Balearic islands have increased their nightly rates by 12% and 11% respectively. The rise makes the average price of a night’s stay on the Canaries €122 and the Balearics €113.
The Canaries and Balearics benefit from all-year-round popularity because of their milder winter temperatures compared with the rest of Spain. However the price hike still comes at a time when the rest of debt-ridden Spain is seeing hotel rates either stagnate or fall.
How much does it cost? This is one of the most important questions in the holidaymaker’s mind when they’re looking to book. So if you accept short breaks, make sure both your weekly and nightly prices are always up to date.
This is especially important if your home is bookable online: if holidaymakers are searching by date and your nightly prices haven’t been entered for the dates the guest is looking for, they won’t be able to send you a booking request and will have to email you first. Keeping everything up to date as far in advance as possible simply speeds up the booking process for you and your guests.
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Draw holidaymakers to your advert and boost bookings with these simple tips:
- Pick great pictures. Your first photo should be the best as it appears next to your home summary text in the search results page – this picture has the power to draw holidaymakers to your advert. Pictures of unique selling points such as a pool, roof terrace or sea view work well, but keep it relevant to your home: those sea views will look much more appealing if your garden is also in shot.
Do your research. Checking out other holiday homes in your area is a good place to start. Check that you’re not pricing yourself out of the market, but also not selling yourself short. Use the search filters to find properties with similar facilities in your area. If you have a pool, for example, you can expect to charge higher rates than homes without. Get to know the market and make sure you’re always competitively priced.