The Owner Workshop, Wednesday 25th July 2012

This event is now fully booked. We apologise for any disappointment caused. We will film this seminar and make it available to all our customers at a later date.

Please join us for’s first Owner Workshop, an educational seminar followed by an informal drinks reception. 

About the seminar:

Hands on with Social Media

Who is it suitable for?
A holiday homeowner who has a beginner to moderate level of knowledge and experience with social media.  You may have started to experiment with some of the functionality but wish to understand what really works and how to make the best use of your time using this marketing tool to increase your bookings.

What will you learn?

How to get the best results from a Facebook page.
  • How to create a relevant Twitter following.
  • How to find and create useful content to share through your networks.
  • Practical hands on advice about how to improve your own social media activities to promote your holiday rental.

The seminar will be followed by the Summer Party , a fun informal networking session in our offices, to be attended by more of our UK owners and staff. Drinks (including non-alcoholic options) and refreshments will be provided.

When and Where

Date: Wednesday 25th July 2012

Seminar time:
14:45 - 17:45
Summer Party time: 18:00 - 21:00

Where: The HomeAway UK offices, London, Victoria

HomeAway UK Limited
Portland House, 25th floor
Bressenden Place
London, SW1E 5BH
United Kingdom

Nearest Tube / Train Station: Victoria
Please note: our building does not have parking facilities

Cost: FREE

About the presenters

David Prescod
David is the founder of Digital Marketing Mentor marketing consultancy and specialises in social media. He has fifteen years experience working as a marketing consultant, developing strategies and lecturing. Currently he uses his experience to advise other holiday homeowners to effectively market their properties.

David is the owner Seriento, a holiday rental in Barbados which he has owned since 2005. He achieves 80% occupancy each year.

David spoke about using digital marketing techniques to promote your holiday rental at the 2012 and 2011 HomeAway UK Owner Summits.


Antonio Bortolotti
Entrepreneur and globetrotting traveller Antonio is the author of the acclaimed Italian books: Dentro di Noi. Parlano I lettori di Tiziano Terzani (Inside us: Tiziano Terzani’s readers speak out) (TEA, 2006), A different point of view - tales of a journey in search for the self (Lulu, 2006), and the first Italian best-selling book on the iPhone, iPhone:istruzioni per l’uso (Lulu, 2008), as well as founder of, an innovative blog featuring delightful holiday rental homes worldwide.

As successful property owner, Antonio is the brain behind the Casa Teulada holiday rental homes in Sardinia, which The Observer called: “One of the 20 best holiday villas in the Mediterranean.” Antonio's properties also achieve 80% occupancy each year versus a 35% average occupancy rate in his area.

Antonio was a panellist at the 2012 and 2011 HomeAway UK Owner Summits.

Antonio was a panellist at the 2012 and 2011 HomeAway UK Owner Summits.




To attend the workshop you will need to bring:

  • A laptop which can access WiFi
  • Digital photos of your property – saved onto your laptop
In advance of this workshop we would like you to prepare: