Fri 19 January 2007
Cheap flights, more holiday options and the surge in overseas holiday home purchases has seen the demand for self catering holidays go through the roof. Ross Elder, MD of www.holidaylettings.co.uk comments: “2006 was a huge growth year for us. The number of holiday homes added to the site more than tripled in the last nine months of the year.”
Commenting on the reasons behind this growth, Ross says: “A number of factors have enabled more Britons to invest in a second home, especially overseas. Interest rates are lower in the Eurozone, soaring house prices in the UK provide greater levels of housing equity for those who have been on the property ladder for a while or have smaller mortgages. Property prices in many EU countries also remain much lower than in the UK.”
To celebrate this success Holiday Lettings is welcoming its 10,000th holiday home to the site with a free year long advertisement worth £99. The property, ‘Little Village’ is in the village of Lassales in the Hautes Pyrenees. Homeowner Susan Sutterby was ecstatic when she was announced as the milestone home: “That’s fantastic news, the best I’ve had in weeks!” Ross comments: “It’s a stunning property, in an unspoilt part of the world. This welcome gift is our way of celebrating this major milestone and welcoming Susan and ‘Little Village’ to our site.”
Keen to stay ahead of the holiday home rental game and keep both holidaymakers and homeowners happy, Holiday Lettings is continually updating its website. The latest addition is Early Bargains. In a similar vein to Late Deals these offer great deals to holidaymakers, but those who are looking to book quite far in advance. It ensures you get the holiday home you want and at a great price. For homeowners it provides secure bookings early in the season or even a year in advance.
About Holiday Lettings:
Holidaylettings.co.uk was established in 1999 by Ross Elder and Andy Firth. Part of the TripAdvisor Media group since June 2010, the business continues to thrive as an independent brand from its offices in Oxford. Jonathan Dees has been managing director since March 2011.
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