December 2011

A Place in the Sun

Ski homes rise five-fold in decade
According to the latest research by Savills and HomeAway.co.uk of the UK-owned holiday homes overseas, 9 per cent of them are now ski properties, up from 1.5 per cent in 2002.

Oxford Times

Glamping with Gill
In an article on luxury camping, Gill Oliver recommends two yurts in Pembrokeshire and Cornwall available to rent on HomeAway.co.uk.

The Sunday Telegraph

Set your sights on a satellite
HomeAway.co.uk is recommended in an article on ski holidays as a good source for finding self-catering accommodation in Meribel, France.

Breakingtravelnews.com

Spain more popular than ever as short haul holidays reign
The Third Quarter Marketplace Report from HomeAway.co.uk reveals Spain as top destination for summer 2011 and growth in rentals market in Thailand and Dubai.

The findings of the report were also published on The Move Channel, Travel Daily News, Property Community and Travel Weekly Asia.

The Mail on Sunday

Foreign holidays? We'd rather have a staycation home
The trend over the past year to holiday in Britain rather than abroad has led to a boom in buyers of second homes in the UK. Two owners advertising their UK holiday homes on HomeAway.co.uk share their stories.

USA Today

Destinations to watch in 2012
England is preparing to take a great big bow on the world stage in 2012 as it hosts the Summer Olympic Games. HomeAway.co.uk has a handy Olympics venues guide with vacation-rental listings in Olympic venues outside of London.

The Times

Travel doctor
In response to a reader's query, Julia Brookes recommends Villa Toscana, a two-storey loggia listed on HomeAway.co.uk.

The Daily Telegraph

Holiday lets: machetes not included
The article features a few unusual requests made by holidaymakers to holiday home owners advertising on HomeAway.co.uk.

Mail Online

'Can you send me a photo of the toaster?' Bizarre requests for holiday rental homes revealed
When it comes to planning that perfect holiday, we all want to double check the details. But some holidaymakers can be more demanding than others. A list of hilarious requests has been published by HomeAway.co.uk.


November 2011

Junior

Dream Islands
The article offers an overview of the best islands around the world, including the island of Brac in Croatia, where HomeAway.co.uk offers more than 200 properties to rent.

Period Homes & Interiors

If only walls could talk!
The article features a selection of historic, grand properties, including two holiday home rentals advertised on HomeAway.co.uk, an imposing Scottish baronial house and a stunning house built in the 11th century.

French Property News

France is number 1 for overseas property
According to a recent survey by Savills International and HomeAway.co.uk, France has replaced Spain as the top destination for UK buyers looking to buy overseas.

The findings of the survey were also published on Living France magazine and London Property.

On: Yorkshire Magazine

Top Ten Ski Chalets
The website features a list of the Top 10 best ski chalets available to rent on HomeAway.co.uk.

AOL Travel

British holiday homeowners face new tax probe
Britons with holiday homes abroad are set to be the subject of a new Government investigation designed to clamp down on tax evasion. France is still the most popular country in the world for British people buying a second home abroad, according to a recent survey by HomeAway.co.uk and Savills International. 

Travel Bulletin

They said what?!
Holiday rentals website HomeAway.co.uk reveals some of the strangest and most funny requests property owners received this holiday season, based on a survey of its clients this year.

Western Mail

Trulli scrumptious
Following a trip to Puglia, Italy, Sarah O'Meara shares her experience of staying in a trullo, a traditional dry stone hut with conical roof. The property is available to rent on HomeAway.co.uk.

The article was also published in The Leader.

Mail Online

Masterchef Thomasina Miers on her Mexican adventures and eating ants' eggs
An interview with celebrity chef Thomasina Miers about her love of cooking and travelling. Thomasina Miers submitted six of her recipes to the HomeAway.co.uk Travel Cookbook.

Mirror.co.uk

Thomasina Miers interview: Wahaca head honcho on why the word ‘diet’ should be banned
Head honcho of Mexican market eating restaurant Wahaca, Thomasina Miers has created a range of delicious recipes for the HomeAway.co.uk Travel Cookbook. Here the MasterChef winner chats why the word ‘diet’ should be banned, the ultimate foodie antidote to a hangover, going overboard on the chillies and why being new mum hasn’t taken away even a jot of enthusiasm for whipping up a feast in the kitchen.

Female First

Family holidays dominate childhood memories
More than a third of adults, according to a new survey, say that their favourite memories come from family holidays. In the study commissioned by HomeAway.co.uk, over a third of those questioned associated their favourite memories with holidays, rather than Christmas, schooldays and birthdays.

Fly-2let

Economic situation may not be a Greek tragedy for tourist industry
In an article on the impact of the Greek economic situation on the tourist industry, two owners advertising on HomeAway.co.uk share their thoughts about their rental business in Greece.

The Daily Telegraph

Ask the experts
Gill Charlton recommends HomeAway.co.uk to a reader asking about rental apartments on Manhattan.

Irishtimes.com

Pretty as a picture in Provence
A property listed on HomeAway.co.uk is recommended in a travel article on Provence, France.

Telegraph.co.uk

Caribbean holidays booking guide
As peak season in the Caribbean approaches, Fred Mawer offers advice on where and how to find a bargain in these economically trying times. One of his suggestions is to cut accommodation costs by booking directly. He recommends HomeAway.co.uk; the site advertises more than 10,000 Caribbean properties, has excellent search options and offers reviews from previous guests.

The Plymouth Herald

Floating city is just awesome
Helen Pearse writes about her experience of visiting Venice and staying in a charming apartment with stunning views, available to rent on HomeAway.co.uk.

Telegraph.co.uk

St Lucia travel guide
St Lucia has some of the most romantic places to stay in the Caribbean, especially in the dramatic and forested south-west corner of the island. The Telegraph have picked out the best of these, and also recommended HomeAway.co.uk for finding self-catering accommodation on the island.

The Independent on Sunday

Fancy a 'thrillaxation'? It's all the rage for families
New research has just revealed that so-called "relaxing" holidays with kids are too much hassle. The study revealed that while most parents who tried to relax with kids in tow came back from a holiday more fraught than ever, 80 per cent found active breaks de-stressing all round. As another recent study, carried out by HomeAway.co.uk, found, it's the memories of the things children do on holiday that they cherish the most when they grow up.

Travelbite.co.uk

Top 10 holiday cottages for Christmas and New Year
Two properties available to rent on HomeAway.co.uk are included in an article on holiday cottages ideal for family get-togethers.

Scottish Daily Express

Arrivals
HomeAway.co.uk is offering a limited edition holiday memories' service. For a two-week period from 1st December, the first 100 visitors to the site will have the opportunity to upload their favourite holiday photos for inclusion in a complimentary photobook.

Cupcakeproject.com

Baking in a HomeAway Condo in Washington, D.C.
Stefani shares her experience of a Thanksgiving holiday in a HomeAway.co.uk Washington condo. The blogger loves staying in holiday rentals as she gets a chance to live, shop and bake like a local.


October 2011

Good to Know Recipes

Use it or lose it!
The magazine features a recipe by Thomasina Miers, included in the HomeAway.co.uk Travel Cookbook.

Yorkshire Post

France tops table for foreign sales
Research by Savills International and HomeAway.co.uk shows that France has replaced Spain as the favourite destination for second home owners.

The findings of the survey were also published on: Lancashire Telegraph, South Wales Evening Post, The Docklands, East London Advertiser, Manchester Evening News, Cotswold Journal, Evesham Journal, Hackney Gazette, Scarborough Evening News, Essex Enquirer, East London Enquirer and Surrey Advertiser.

Sunday Mercury

Couple of classics
The article explores the Italian cities, Venice and Verona. HomeAway.co.uk is recommended as a good source for finding self-catering accommodation.

Sunday Mirror

Travel Clinic
Responding to a reader's travel question, Marjorie Yue recommends a four-bedroom villa in Costa Brava advertised on HomeAway.co.uk.

Telegraph.co.uk

France beats Spain as top location for second homes
France has overtaken Spain as the most popular location for Britons to purchase a second home, it has been revealed. According to Savills International and HomeAway.co.uk, buyers are turning to France, which has not seen "the “dramatic house price decline of neighbouring Spain” and is widely perceived as a “stable and easily accessible market”.

Easier Travel

Top 10 large houses for Christmas and New Year on HomeAway.co.uk
Renting a private holiday home is the ideal way to spend some relaxing, quality time together, particularly around Christmas and New Year. HomeAway.co.uk has put together a list of Top 10 large houses for Christmas and New Year’s Eve.

Telegraph.co.uk

Travel queries in brief
Sophie Butler recommends HomeAway.co.uk to a reader asking about self-catering accommodation in Marrakech.

The Times

High-end homes draw a global audience
Although the global downturn has affected the Cyprus holiday home market, some resorts and sectors are defying the trend. The island remains in the top 10 overseas locations favoured by Britons to buy holiday homes, according to a survey by Savills International and HomeAway.co.uk.

The Guardian

Catch the last rays
A 300-year-old farmhouse in Malta advertised on HomeAway.co.uk is included in an article on late summer destinations.

Sunday Mirror

Wish you were here...? South of France
A chic apartment in Nice advertised on HomeAway.co.uk is included in an article on breaks in the South of France.

Glasgow Evening Times

Feast on a trullo trip
Following a trip to Puglia, Italy, Sarah O'Meara shares her experience of staying in a trullo, a traditional dry stone hut with conical roof. Sarah booked her trullo with HomeAway.co.uk.

The article was also published in News & Star, Huddersfield Daily Examiner, Norwich Evening News and Oxfordmail.co.uk.

Sevenoaks People

A unique Christmas gift - cuddle up in front of a log fire during a romantic break
If you are looking for a Christmas gift with a bit of a differencea for a loved one, how about renting a private holiday home with a blazing fire to spend some relaxing, quality time together. HomeAway.co.uk has a great selection of properties available to rent in and around Kent.

Telegraph.co.uk

Barbados Travel Guide
An essential guide to the Caribbean island of Barbados, including the best attractions, top hotels, restaurants and nightlife, plus a seasonal guide from expert Fred Mawer. HomeAway.co.uk is recommended as a great source for finding self-catering apartments and villas in Barbados.

Woman's Own

Sunshine villas
A penthouse apartment available to rent in Cape Verde on HomeAway.co.uk is included in an article on properties ideal for a break in the sun.


September 2011

The Sunday Times Travel Magazine

Psst! 40 travel secrets
HomeAway.co.uk is recommended in an article on city rental apartments.

Irish Tatler

Get Away...
Book your next self-catering break with Michelin-stars in mind. HomeAway.co.uk is the leading specialist in private rental cottages, villas and apartments worldwide and they offer a spacious and cost-friendly alternative for gourmet travellers who'd rather spend their extra Euros on eating out.

The Lady online

A Travel-Inspired Dinner
The article features one recipe by celebrity chef Thomasina Miers published in the HomeAway.co.uk online Travel Cookbook.

Irish World

Ireland tops list in holiday buys
HomeAway.co.uk has seen a 24% hike in the number of Irish properties listed on the site in the first half of this year and a 38% year-on-year increase in the number of enquiries sent to properties in Ireland.

Telegraph.co.uk

Sardinia travel guide
The article features the best hotels in Sardinia, Italy, chosen by the Telegraph resident expert, including luxury hotels and budget options. HomeAway.co.uk is included as a great source to find holiday rental properties.

YouTube

Property Investor Show - Exhibitor Interview - Tim Boughton, HomeAway UK
This year, HomeAway.co.uk will be exhibiting for the first time at the Property Investor Show & OPP Live in London. Tim Boughton, General Manager at HomeAway.co.uk, explains why they chose to exhibit, who they would like to meet, and why he thinks holiday lets are a booming area of property investment.

Female First

Thomasina Miers talks food
An interview with celebrity chef Thomasina Miers about her love of food and her recipes featured in the HomeAway.co.uk travel cookbook.

Telegraph.co.uk

Overseas property: Best places to buy abroad
The biggest-ever survey of overseas holiday homeowners has revealed that despite price falls ranging from 10 per cent in France to 50 per cent in Spain, the number of Britons buying abroad has actually increased during the downturn. In 2006, some 385,000 Britons owned holiday homes overseas, but that figure rose to a record high of 430,000 in 2010, according to research by Savills and lettings website HomeAway.co.uk.

The findings of the survey were also published on AOL Travel, Property Wire, French Property News, Property Community, A Place in the Sun and Travel Daily News.

Mail Online

The Crafty Traveller: Where to soak up the last rays of sunshine as summer fades away
In an article on late summer holidays, HomeAway.co.uk is included as a great source for finding apartments and villas in Cote D'Azur.

Mail Online

Hasta luego España! France beats Spain as the favourite destination for a second home
While many Britons have been struggling with house prices at home, the traditional holiday spots which attract wealthy, second-home buyers have been more resilient to the downturn, according to a new research by Savills International and HomeAway.co.uk.

Express.co.uk

France Pips Spain For Second Home Buyers
France has overtaken Spain as the top country for Britons to buy a second home, according to a new survey by Savills International and HomeAway.co.uk.

Travelbite.co.uk

Ski in Slovenia – early booking bargain!
The ski season is fast approaching, so if you want to grab a good bargain on your ski holiday this year, make sure to book well in advance. Stay in a two-bed apartment in a beautiful village close to Kranjska Gora ski resort from £300 per property per week on HomeAway.co.uk.

Property Showrooms

Outdoor living 'important' to those buying property in Spain
People purchasing a property in Spain often look for homes with balconies or terraces in order to make the most of the better weather, new research by Savills International and HomeAway.co.uk has found.

Bristol Evening Post

France overtakes Spain for second homes
France, which has so far avoided the worst of the property price falls in the global slowdown, has replaced Spain as the top choice for British second home owners to invest, says a new survey. The report, compiled jointly by estate agents Savills International and specialist lettings agency HomeAway.co.uk from a survey of almost 1,700 holiday home owners, claims France is also boosted by a perception of stability, and ease of access for UK buyers.


August 2011

The Sunday Times Travel Magazine

6 of the best celebrity holiday homes
The articles features six of the best holiday homes owned by celebrities. A beautiful seven-bedroom house in Hawaii listed on HomeAway.co.uk (Property 149656) is included as the Everyman alternative to Pierce Brosnan's stunning villa.

Property Investor News

Demand for Olympic accommodation soars one year in advance
Figures released by HomeAway.co.uk reveal that London home owners are already benefiting from an unprecedented demand for holiday rentals during the London Olympic Games.

Lonelyplanet.com

How to do the London Olympics
The article offers tips and advice for the London 2012 Olympics. HomeAway.co.uk is mentioned as a great source for finding alternative accommodation for the event.

The article was also published on The Washington Post online.

OK!

Hollywood on sea!
HomeAway.co.uk is mentioned in an article on the Hamptons. The site has a great selection of properties in the area, including a beautiful five-bedroom house in East Hampton with heated pool and pretty garden.

Northern Echo

A modern slice of history
In search of sightseeing, sustenance and a sense of the past, Jeremy Gates explores the south coast of England. One of his recommendations in terms of accommodation is a seafront apartment available to rent on HomeAway.co.uk in Hastings.

The article was also published on MSN Travel, Northern Scot Midweek Extra, Berwick Advertiser, East Anglican Daily Times and Liverpool Echo.

Woman's Own

Secret seaside gems
An 18th-century stone farmhouse in Gozo, Malta (Property 87082 listed on HomeAway.co.uk) is included in an article on lesser-known Med resorts.

Woman

Weekend Eating
A selection of recipes by celebrity chef Thomasina Miers featured in the HomeAway.co.uk online travel cookbook are included in an article on great recipes for the weekend.

Therecipeblog.co.uk

Thomasina Miers’ figs caramelized with lavender honey
The blog features a video showing Masterchef winner Thomasina Miers cooking an Italian dessert published on the HomeAway.co.uk online travel cookbook.

Propertyportalwatch.com

UK and European online holiday rental market
Despite inertia in the wider market, the UK and European online holiday letting industry – currently worth around £17 billion – is constantly moving forward. New players are emerging everyday including holiday rental websites, travel websites expanding into holiday rentals and other general websites. The article offers a brief overview of London-based HomeAway.co.uk, a subsidiary of US market-leader HomeAway.com.

Grannynet.co.uk

Lemon polenta cake with fresh raspberry cream sauce
The site features a recipe by celebrity chef Thomasina Miers included in the HomeAway.co.uk online travel cookbook.

The Independent

Something for the weekend
A modern four-bedroom house in Sussex listed on HomeAway.co.uk is included in the article as one of five holiday homes with style.

The Times

The top 20 mountain hotels
The article features 20 of the best properties situated above 1,000m, including a beautiful cave house in Cappadocia, Turkey available to rent on HomeAway.co.uk.

Traveling Savage

Home Sweet Home in Nethy Bridge
Keith Savage writes about his experience of renting a cosy, peaceful cottage in Nethy Bridge, the Forest Village, Scotland (Property 491901 listed on HomeAway.co.uk).

e-tid.com

Long-haul back in vogue
Demand is on the up for long-haul holidays according to the HomeAway.co.uk First Half 2011 Marketplace Report. Trinidad & Tobago, Kenya and Sri Lanka all experienced big increases in booking enquiries, with enquiries up 70%, 66% and 53% respectively.

These figures were also published on Direct Line Holidays.

Daily Mail

A Greek Goddess!
The article features Zakynthos as a great holiday destination with glorious views and beautiful beaches. HomeAway.co.uk is recommended as a good source to find holiday villas on the Greek island.

iVillage.co.uk

Top 10 unusual holiday homes
The site features ten of the most unusual properties listed on HomeAway.co.uk.

Irish Examiner

British 'flocking' to buy Irish houses
According to the HomeAway.co.uk First Half 2011 Marketplace Report, there was a 24% hike in the number of Irish properties listed on the site in the first half of this year and a 38% year-on-year increase in the number of enquiries sent to properties in Ireland.

Burton Mail

Weekender Recipe Launch
The article features two recipes by celebrity chef Thomasina Miers published in the HomeAway.co.uk online Travel Cookbook.

The Sunday Telegraph

Queries in brief
In response to a reader's request for information on beach houses in Florida, Sophie Butler recommends HomeAway.co.uk and sister site OwnersDirect.co.uk.

Woman's Own

Group getaways
The article features several fabulous holiday homes ideal to celebrate a special occasion, including a beautiful Cornish beach house listed on HomeAway.co.uk (Property 499253).

This is Money.co.uk

Can you make money from renting your home during the Olympics - or any other time?
The London Olympics is less than a year away and thousands of Londoners are being tempted with stories of renting out their house or a spare room to visitors to make some extra cash. Online holiday rental site Homeaway.co.uk expect that homeowners looking to cash in on the leap of London Olympics interest could generate an average of £4,500 by renting their home during the 16 day-long event.

The article was also published on Mail Online.

50connect

Website of the week: HomeAway.co.uk
The site features the best ten cosy cottages available to rent worldwide on HomeAway.co.uk.


July 2011

Period Living & Traditional Homes

Déjà View
Two years ago, Janet and Ken Hamilton decided that the time was right to invest in a holiday home in the beautiful Provençal village of St Paul de Vence. After extensive renovation, the couple is now renting out the property to holidaymakers via HomeAway.co.uk.

A Place in the Sun

Spectacular Rentals
The article features a number of properties included in the Top 10 rooms with a view on HomeAway.co.uk.

A Place in the Sun

Fact or Fiction?
The rentals scene for holiday properties has changed dramatically in the last few years. Everything has gone online and few property owners now even bother with local lettings agents or print ads. For a small fee per year you can advertise your property on a site like HomeAway.co.uk, which is scoured by millions of holidaymakers globally.

Irishtimes.com

When in Bruges...
In response to a reader's request of accommodation in Altea, Spain, Joan Scales recommends HomeAway.co.uk for its big variety of self-catering accommodation.

Sunderland Echo

Price of cottages slashed
Although the long school holidays have nearly begun, owners of holiday homes around Britain are being forced to slash prices and offer more flexible rentals. Hundreds of owners on HomeAway.co.uk are adding reductions to UK rental properties every week.

Yorkshirepost.co.uk

Domestic disturbance
The ‘staycation’ boom may be over as a glut of properties is cutting the cost of UK holidays. Sarah Chambers from HomeAway.co.uk says: “We have been seeing hundreds of owners and property managers every week adding reductions to UK rental properties, with current deals up to 35 and 50 per cent below standard rental rates".

OK!

Going Bahamas!
Rowena Carr-Allinson writes about her experience of staying in an idyllic oceanfront cottage available to rent on HomeAway.co.uk on Eleuthera island in Bahamas (Property 288539).

Cumidanciki.com

Top 5 Favourite Food Experiences from a World Tour
A guest post by Lara Dunston and Terrence Carter on their top five favourite food experiences from their recent world tour.

Thedailygoss.com

Quick and delicious recipes from Thomasina Miers
Masterchef winner whips up dishes inspired by her own travels - grilled steak with a hot and spicy chimichurri sauce and figs caramelised with lavender honey, two recipes featured in the HomeAway.co.uk Travel Cookbook.

The Times

Chic, not cher, on the Riviera
You don't have to be rich to enjoy the South of France. The apartment rental market has been torn open by the likes of HomeAway.co.uk.

Sunday Mirror

Travel Clinic
In response to a reader's query on large villas in Spain and Portugal, Travel Editor Marjorie Yue recommends a family run organic farm retreat listed on HomeAway.co.uk (Property 472523).

The Mail on Sunday

The big Costa question...villa or hotel?
To test the competing attractions of villas and hotels, Frank Barrett went to Malaga in Spain and put the Costa del Sol to the test. He stayed in a high-end beachside villa listed on HomeAway.co.uk (Property 424627).

Traveling Greener

Top 10 Holiday Homes For Foodies
Planning a foodie holiday? Then look at the Top 10 Holiday Homes for Foodies from holiday rentals website HomeAway.co.uk.

Travel Daily News

Demand for accommodation soars as Londoners rent their way to gold during Olympics
Figures released by HomeAway.co.uk reveal that London homeowners are benefiting from an unprecedented demand for holiday rentals during the London Games. Demand for rental properties in London for the Olympic summer of 2012 has increased by 131 times as compared to the previous year.

These figures were also published on That's Business, Business Money News, Travel Trade Magazine and Travel News.

Residential Landlord

Holiday home landlords are all winners at Open Golf Championship
As golfer Darren Clarke made his way home after pocketing a £900,000 cheque and the famous Claret Jug for winning the Open Championship at Royal St George’s in Sandwich, landlords who have holiday homes and short lets in the area were also celebrating a financial windfall. HomeAway.co.uk experienced a large spike in booking enquiries for the week of the golf which equated to a 64 percent increase compared to July 2010.

The Mail on Sunday

Don't panic! The summer is still...
The article features summer holiday deals for families in Greece, Turkey, France and the UK. HomeAway.co.uk is recommended as the best source for direct bookings in Britain.

Channel4.com

Lemon drizzle cake with fresh raspberry cream sauce recipe
Channel4.com features a recipe developed by Thomasina Miers for the HomeAway.co.uk Travel Cookbook. 

AOL Travel

Villa review: Affordable luxury on the Cote d'Azur
Ruth Doherty writes about her experience of renting a villa listed on HomeAway.co.uk (Property 437770) in pretty St Paul De Vence, France.

Female First

Summer berry nieve
This year, renowned chef and former MasterChef winner Thomasina Miers has created a range of delicious recipes for the HomeAway.co.uk Travel Cookbook, perfect for people who relish the opportunity to immerse themselves in local cuisine whilst on holiday. The summer berry nieve is one of the recipes developed by Thomasina for the HomeAway.co.uk Travel Cookbook.

The Travel Editor

The Best Place to Stay to Really Enjoy a Break in Tenerife?
Robin McKelvie writes about his experience of renting a villa listed on HomeAway.co.uk (Property 83369) in Tenerife, Canary Islands.


June 2011

Female First

Holiday Recipes From Thomasina Miers
Former MasterChef winner and founder of Mexican restaurant Wahaca, Thomasina Miers has contributed six recipes to the HomeAway.co.uk Travel Cookbook. In the following video Thomasina takes inspiration from her own travels to create a perfect summer meal of Grilled Steak with a hot and spicy Chimichurri Sauce inspired by her journeys around the Americas.

The video has also been shared on: MALExtra, Women's Thoughts, Hub UK, DailyRecord.co.uk and Primary Times.

Ideal Home

How to buy and rent a holiday home
Sarah Pennells provides advice on how to rent a holiday home. She recommends using a holiday rental website, such as HomeAway.co.uk.

Junior

Y Viva España!
The article recommends Spain as a great family holiday destination for summer. For those considering a villa, HomeAway.co.uk has a vast range of accommodation, from villas and apartments to rustic cottages and castles.

Irish Tatler

Drive time
In an article on three of the best ferry holidays from Ireland, HomeAway.co.uk is recommended for its numerous self-catering options in all parts of France.

The Guardian

Insiders' guide to Greece
The article highlights some of the best places in Greece for history, families, food, walking trips and more. For those in search of an exclusive retreat, the island of Patmos is recommended for its peace and solitude and HomeAway.co.uk is suggested as a good choice for finding self-catering accommodation on the island.

AOL Travel

Twenty of the best villas in Spain (for all budgets)
Spain is the hotspot for Brits searching for a bit of sun, sea, sand and... seriously good deals. But if you're looking for something a bit more special than an apartment in a purpose-built block, check out this round up of pretty private villas including several properties from HomeAway.co.uk and sister site Owners Direct.

The Times

Scandinavia's coolest retreats
A property listed on HomeAway.co.uk (Property 71085) is included in an article on the 20 best Nordic bolt holes.

Sunday Mirror

Wish you were here? Greek retreats
A stylish traditional town house in Skiathos, Greece, available to rent on HomeAway.co.uk (Property 814973) is included in an article on gorgeous Greek retreats.

Realhomesmagazine.co.uk

Win £500 to spend on a holiday home rental on HomeAway.co.uk
HomeAway.co.uk, the UK’s number one holiday rentals website, is offering Realhomesmagazine.co.uk readers the chance to win £500 towards a stay at any one of the 250,000+ properties listed on its website.

Sunday Express

Let the good times roll
Laura Henderson examines the benefits of using the internet to rent out your holiday home. She recommends HomeAway.co.uk as Britain's number one rentals site, providing access to more than 210,000 properties worldwide, which holidaymakers can view free of charge.

The Sunday Times Travel Magazine

Peak condition
Cattle-paced living, red wine at 9am, and an almost transcendental sense of bliss. Anthony Peregrine finds it all among the hazy, baizey mountains of Auvergne. The journalist recommends HomeAway.co.uk for its choice of self-catering accommodation in the region.

A Place in the Sun

Getting ready to rent, in Cyprus
Preparing a holiday home abroad for the rental market takes a lot of organising, especially when you live in the UK. Holiday home owner Rowena Sait recommends HomeAway.co.uk as a great way to advertise a property.

Irishtimes.com

Lucca here for a taste of Tuscany
Lucca in Tuscany is a pocket-size city the historic, musical and gastronomic delights of which can be explored leisurely on foot. For those looking for budget accommodation in Lucca there are plenty of apartments to choose from on HomeAway.co.uk.

Mirror.co.uk

Seychelles breaks without the Royal price tag
For years the Seychelles had a reputation as being accessible only to A-listers, royalty and the moneyed elite. But gradually more affordable accommodation options have opened up like villas and apartments that often work out cheaper than hotels. HomeAway.co.uk has 30 properties currently available to rent in Seychelles.

Easier Travel

‘Glamping’ holidays in the UK and USA from HomeAway.co.uk
HomeAway.co.uk, the UK’s number one holiday rentals website, offers holidaymakers a range of alternative accommodation options for glamorous camping holidays, from romantic yurts in the British countryside to chic mountain retreats in the USA.

Travelblather.com

More tips for updating a guidebook
The article looks at the best ways to update a guidebook and recommends renting a private apartment as a far cheaper and more convenient alternative to a hotel both on research trips and on personal holidays. HomeAway.co.uk has a large choice of self-catering properties worldwide.

The Times

It’s chic, it’s Cornwall and it’s available this summer
A property listed on HomeAway.co.uk is included in an article on stylish family seaside cottages.

The Independent

The Italian Lakes
In the last of a six-part series produced in association with Footprint Travel Guides, Lara Dunston gives an overview of the Italian Lakes. She recommends using HomeAway.co.uk to find holiday apartments in the area.

Homesandproperty.co.uk

Let your holiday home boost your income
With France proposing a new tax on second homes, renting out your property could be a smart financial move, says Cathy Hawker. Advertising on a rental website like HomeAway.co.uk is cheaper than using a lettings company: annual charges start from £220.

Cupcakeproject.com

HomeAway - Living and Baking in a Rental Home in Charleston, South Carolina
Stef from the Cupcake Project writes about her experience of renting and cooking in a private rental listed on HomeAway.co.uk and offers some tips for baking in someone else's kitchen.

The Times

Last-minute summer bargains
A lovely Andalusian farmhouse listed on HomeAway.co.uk (Property 417967) is included in an article on 40 best summer deals.

Wandering Educators

Top 10 holiday homes ideal for foodies - and Recipes!
The site features the Top 10 homes ideal for foodies available to rent on HomeAway.co.uk.


May 2011

Italia!

My life in Umbria
Oxfordshire-based Patricia and Keith Dugdale share their experience of owning a house in Umbria, Italy and renting it out to holidaymakers through HomeAway.co.uk.

Olive Magazine

Eat like a local: St Lucia
The article features several local recipes from St Lucia and recommends renting a villa listed on HomeAway.co.uk as a good option for those who wish to try cooking the island's amazing produce.

Red

Property Window Shopping
A property available to rent on the Isle of Wight on HomeAway.co.uk is included in a list of seaside properties available to either rent or buy.

A Place in the Sun

Dubai or not Dubai
Figures from HomeAway.co.uk on the level of enquiries to properties in Dubai are included in an article about Dubai's property market.

Independent.ie

You could be in with a chance to win €500 towards a holiday!
Enjoy a short break away this summer in the privacy and comfort of your very own home away from home. The UK’s number one holiday rentals website, HomeAway.co.uk, is offering Independent.ie readers the chance to win a stay at any property listed on its site valued at €500.

Property Showrooms

Mallorca proving popular with British holidaymakers
Despite the Spanish property market experiencing a tough time of late, the holiday rentals sector is seeing strong growth in booking enquiries this year. This is being led in particular by searches for homes on the island of Mallorca, according to latest data from HomeAway.co.uk.

The figures were also published on The Move Channel, Easier Property, Myintroducer.com and International Business Times.

Mydaily.co.uk

The best villas in Europe
A chic contemporary Tuscan villa listed on HomeAway.co.uk (Property 486557) is included in a list of the best villas in Europe.

Overseas Property Professional

Overseas property is the most popular holiday option
According to a new Europe-wide survey commissioned by holiday rentals company HomeAway.co.uk and conducted by TNS Sofres, 39% of Brits and 32% of Germans cited holiday homes as their ideal accommodation when away, compared to 23% and 30% respectively who would choose a hotel.

Twowhotravel.blogspot.com

Feeling at Home Away from Home
Having become familiar with the Grantourismo project, Shannon Martin experiences staying in holiday rentals. In Barcelona, she rents a lovely apartment listed on HomeAway.co.uk.

The Guardian

Byzantine encounters: Fener in Istanbul
Writing about his travel experience in Istanbul, John Brunton describes booking an apartment through HomeAway.co.uk as "a completely different way to discover this fascinating city, the chance to experience a genuine slice-of-local-life where there isn't another tourist in sight."

News.cheapflights.co.uk

The DIY holiday
Budget breaks are becoming ever more popular, with many travellers looking to save money on their summer holidays this year. One way to do so is by opting for self-catering accommodation – holiday rentals website HomeAway.co.uk currently has more than 800 great offers and discounts on self-catering properties across Europe.

Thesun.co.uk

Follow where stars blaze a trail
In an article on how to travel like a star, HomeAway.co.uk is recommended for its great collection of spacious lodges worldwide.

Telegraph.co.uk

Book now: inspiring short break holiday ideas
From summer solstice in Denmark to literary festivals in Devon, the article features a great range of ideas for short break holidays. HomeAway.co.uk is recommended as a great choice for finding self-catering apartments during the London Olympics.

Traveling Greener

Top 10 Rooms With A View
The blog features the Top 10 Rooms With A View listed on HomeAway.co.uk, from luxury ocean villas to stunning ski chalets.

Telegraph.co.uk

San Diego guide: things to do, where to stay and the best restaurants
San Diego, the second-largest city in California, is a first-class place for a holiday. As BA prepares to restart direct flights from London, Fred Mawer offers a guide. HomeAway.co.uk is recommended as a good place to find self-catering accommodation for families.

The Independent

Rents could top £2,000 a week during Games
A rush by "unscrupulous" landlords to cash in on the 2012 Olympics will push already spiralling rents even higher as demand for properties grows. During major sporting events, exhibitions and festivals, property owners typically raise rates from anywhere between 50 and 200 per cent, according to holiday rentals website HomeAway.co.uk.


April 2011

Diva

A Place in the Sun
The journalist writes about the region of Gascony in France and reviews a secluded luxury manor house in the town of Fumel listed on HomeAway.co.uk (Property 442951).

Food and Travel

Places to stay
A two bedroom apartment in Paris listed on HomeAway.co.uk (Property 73142) is included in an article on accommodation in Paris.

Traveling Greener

Travel Sustainably, Stay In Holiday Rentals
A guest post by Lara Dunston on why staying in holiday rentals instead of hotels is a more sustainable way to travel.

The Scotsman

A haven where time is your own
The article looks at several well-placed self-catering retreats across Scotland including Hazel Cottage, a great hideaway listed on HomeAway.co.uk.

The Sunday Times

Summer for less than £400
A log cabin in Costa Verde, Portugal listed on HomeAway.co.uk (Property 1463) is included in a guide to best bargains across the Med.

Woman's Own

Affordable villas
A gorgeous villa with spectacular roof terrace in Kalkan, Turkey listed on HomeAway.co.uk is included in an article on chic holiday homes for all budgets.

Europebudgetguide.com

We ask the budget travel experts: Q&A with Lara Dunston from Grantourismo
An interview with Lara Dunston and Terence Carter on why holiday rentals are a budget friendly option for budget travellers. The couple also highlights their favourite budget places from their grand tour.

Travelbite.co.uk

Top 10 holiday rentals from a global grand tour
From a traditional conical-shaped trullo in Puglia to a colourful casita in Mexico, travel writers Lara Dunston and Terence Carter reveal their top 10 holiday rentals from their yearlong grand tour.

Travelwithamate.com

Experimential Travel: Lessons from a Grand Tour
Guest post by Lara Dunston on some of the things she and her husband learned during the Grantourismo project.

Lovemoney.com

Last minute family Easter holidays for under £200
The article looks at how travellers can keep costs to a minimum during the Easter holiday. Opting for self-catering accommodation is included as a great option to save some money. HomeAway.co.uk is recommended as a good site to locate self-catering accommodation around the world.

The article was also published on Yahoo! Travel News.

Stylist.co.uk

Ladies who tweet
Lara Dunston of Grantourismo was selected by Stylist as one of the ten famous women who tweet.

Travelbite.co.uk

Grantourismo holiday home tour ends
This month marks the end of a year-long experiment showcasing new ways for holiday companies and writers to work together and highlighting more enriching ways of travelling. Grantourismo was a partnership between holiday rentals website HomeAway.co.uk and writer-photographer team Lara Dunston and Terence Carter.

Yahoo! Travel

Seven ways to save money on Bank Holiday breaks
In an article on how to save money on bank holiday breaks, Rachel Wait recommends using HomeAway.co.uk to find affordable self-catering accommodation.

Telegraph.co.uk

Travel advice: airline cancellation invoices, uncrowded Spain
In response to a traveller's question about low-cost holidays to Spain, Gill Charlton recommends Cadiz or El Puerto de Santa Maria on the Costa de la Luz  and suggests using HomeAway.co.uk to find an apartment in the area.

AOL Travel

Ten ways to save money on your holiday
The article looks at ways to save money when booking a holiday. Swapping the hotel for a holiday home is suggested as an option. According to HomeAway.co.uk, renting an apartment can be up to four times cheaper per square foot than hotels.

Telegraph.co.uk

May deals: holidays for under £500
There has never been a better time to book holidays at budget prices. Fred Mawer picks the best of what is on offer in May, including an apartment in Nice, France available to rent on HomeAway.co.uk.

Easier Travel

Top 10 rustic farmhouses on HomeAway.co.uk
The site features the Top 10 best HomeAway.co.uk properties ideal for a relaxing farmhouse holiday.

AOL Travel

Revealed! The ten best beaches in the world
For those wanting to find the dream beach holiday, the articles features Tripadvisor's list of Best Beaches in the World 2011 along with the best places to stay at each dream spot, including a four-bedroom villa on the beach in Tulum, Mexico (Property 809919 listed on HomeAway.co.uk) and a stunning open-plan house in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica (Property 353087 listed on HomeAway.co.uk).

Telegraph.co.uk

Monaco city break: An insider's guide to hotels
Anthony Peregrine introduces his comprehensive guide to Monaco, including the city's best accommodation, from luxury hotels to self-catering and budget options. HomeAway.co.uk is suggested as a good option for those looking to rent a self-catering apartment.

International Business Times

Ski season bookings increase in France
Looking at the latest figures from HomeAway.co.uk, the article highlights the most popular ski areas in France and looks at the rental market in the French Alps.

The Guardian

Alternative hen, stag and honeymoon destinations
A renovated town house with an enormous roof terrace available to rent on HomeAway.co.uk in Lisbon, Portugal is included in an article featuring the best hen and stag weekend getaways.

Traveling Savage

Going Local in Edinburgh
A guest post on Traveling Savage by the Grantourismo duo Lara Dunston and Terence Carter on their tips for “going local” in Edinburgh. 

eTurboNews

Report: Homes are the ideal accommodation type for Brits and Germans
A recent survey by HomeAway.co.uk has revealed holiday homes are the ideal type of accommodation for Brits and Germans, and the second most popular after hotels for the French, Italians and Spanish. In addition, the majority of people in all five countries consider holiday homes as cheaper per head than hotels, which is undoubtedly one of the driving factors behind the continued fast growth of this sector over the last few years.

The findings of the report are also featured on iWantSun.co.uk, Idealshortbreaks.co.uk and Travel Daily News.

The Move Channel

More people renting French ski property, figures suggest
As the 2010/11 ski season enters its final throws, property owners in the Rhones/Alpes region of France should be pleased to hear of the 17% increase in holiday home booking enquiries received by the UK’s leading rental company, HomeAway.co.uk, compared to last season.

Sky News

Making A Mint: Londoners Cash In On Wedding
Savvy Londoners are set to make a mint renting out their homes for the Royal Wedding weekend. Holiday rentals website HomeAway.co.uk estimated that the average London homeowner could expect to make £281 a night.


March 2011

Cycle Sport

Cycle Sport Recommends
A penthouse apartment located just outside San Remo and listed on HomeAway.co.uk is recommended by Cycle Sport as a great self-catering option.

SHE

Your ultimate things-to-do list
Renting a castle to celebrate an anniversary is one of the ultimate things-to-do included in the article. Forth Castle, listed on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals, is a great choice.

Reuters

Traveling to London for the Royal Wedding? What to Consider
The article offers tips and advice for those travellers interested in attending the London Royal Wedding. Renting an apartment on HomeAway.co.uk is recommended as a great option to save money on accommodation.

insideKent

Right place, right time
Following a trip to the Cotswolds, insideKent magazine reviews a lovely 5-star, Grade II listed house available to rent on HomeAway.co.uk (Property 426224).

Traveling Savage

Home Sweet Home in Edinburgh
During his trip to Edinburgh, Keith Savage stayed in a bright, swanky apartment available to rent on HomeAway.co.uk and wrote about his experience on his blog.

The Move Channel

London, Germany top markets for holiday rental
Following the latest HomeAway Holiday-Rentals Marketplace Report (Second Half 2010), the site highlights Dubai's recovery, Germany's strong property market and the opportunity for London home owners during the 2012 Olympics.

The article was also published on International Business Times and Property Community.

The Culinary Guide

Win a week’s stay for four in a private villa with pool in Andalusia
HomeAway Holiday-Rentals is offering readers of The Culinary Guide the chance to win a week’s stay in a modern villa set on the edge of Vejer de la Frontera in beautiful Andalusia, Spain.

The Sunday Times

Whoopee Thanks, Kate!
For those not interested in watching the royal wedding, Jeremy Lazell recommends putting the bank holidays to good use with a long weekend away or an 11-day adventure. HomeAway.co.uk is mentioned as a good source for finding cottages with flexible changeover dates and lengths of stay.

Bella

Beautiful beach houses
A sleek house in West Sussex available to rent on HomeAway.co.uk (Property 447172) is included in an article on beautiful beach houses.

Traveling Greener

Top 10 Golf Holiday Homes
The blog features a selection of the top 10 golf holiday homes available to rent on HomeAway.co.uk.

The properties are also being featured on Easier Travel and iWantSun.co.uk.

Daily Express

All aboard for best of Britain
As British Tourism Week gets under way, Jill Starley-Grainger flags up some of the most scenic boating trips, from the Broads to the Hebrides. A luxury houseboat in Devon's Salcombe harbour listed on HomeAway.co.uk is also included in the article (Property 415506).

Adam Westbrook

Grantourismo: a business model for travel journalism?
In a blog post on entrepreneurial journalism, Adam Westbrook writes about the Grantourismo project as a model for the future.

The Daily Telegraph

Cashing in on character
Ginetta Vedrickas discusses with three owners of unique rental properties about what it takes to create a striking bolthole. One of the interviewees is Sandra Coyne, owner of a windmill in Norfolk available to rent as a holiday home on HomeAway.co.uk.

News of the World

Treats for Mum
An apartment in Budapest, Hungary listed on HomeAway.co.uk is included in an article on European city break deals for Mother's Day.

Newsoftheworld.co.uk

Hop, skip and jumped up prices for Olympics
The article discusses the high ticket and hotel prices for the 2012 Olympics. Londoners who are not interested in watching the Games though could earn as much as £2,000 per week by renting out their houses to tourists, according to holiday rental site HomeAway.co.uk.

Sunday Mirror

Wish you were here? Best Gozo hideaways
A villa in Malta listed on HomeAway.co.uk (Property 9705) is included in an article on Gozo getaways.

visitbudapest.travel

10 Things We Love About Budapest
Guest post by Terence Carter of Grantourismo about Budapest, Hungarian wines and food and local fashion.

Lewisham Mercury

Homeowners on standby for Olympic-size incomes
Greenwich homeowners are set to cash in on people wanting to rent property during the London Olympics. HomeAway.co.uk reports that the borough was the second more sought after among people looking for accommodation during the 2012 Games.

The article was also published on Bexley Mercury.

City A.M.

Becoming Chancellor of your own affairs
With the tax squeeze intensifying for higher earners, Donata Huggins looks at ways to rein in people's spending. Renting a house during the Olympics through HomeAway.co.uk is highlighted as a good option to get more from individual assets.

The Daily Telegraph

An expert's view of New York
Douglas Rogers offers tips on how to make the most of your time in the city that never sleeps. He recommends renting a private apartment for a chance to live like a local and highlights HomeAway.co.uk as an excellent rental website.

ivebeenthere.co.uk

Living Like Locals in Venice
Lara Dunston of Grantourismo recommeds renting a Grand Canal palazzo apartment in Venice listed on HomeAway.co.uk (Property 432044) for a chance to experience the city like a local.

GotSaga

10 Favorite Places from a Grand Tour of the Globe
A guest post by Lara Dunston about her ten favourite rental properties during the Grantourismo project.


February 2011

Real Travel

Where to stay
The article highlights the best sites for finding good holiday deals online. HomeAway Holiday-Rentals is mentioned as an "easy-to-navigate website, giving users access to over 210,000 holiday rentals around the globe", with property reviews and advice to first-timers.

Associated Press

EU - Britain Royal Wedding
The article discusses the opportunities for London home owners during the Royal Wedding. Data from HomeAway Holiday-Rentals is used to emphasise the popularity of the Westminster borough. The site has already had 300 enquiries about holiday rentals in that area - two or three times its typical volume for this time of year.

The article was also published on Sify.com, Ohio.com, Vindy.com, Capecodonline.com and Seattlepi.com.

The Daily Telegraph

Greece 2011
In this complete guide to booking a villa, cottage or hotel in Greece, HomeAway Holiday-Rentals and sister site Owners Direct are recommended as good options for booking directly with owners.

Irishtimes.com

Easing up in Amalfi
In response to a traveller's question, one property listed on HomeAway.co.uk is recommended as a great option for groups of friends and families.

The Daily Telegraph

Turkey 2011
In this complete guide to booking a villa, cottage or hotel in Turkey, HomeAway Holiday-Rentals is recommended as a good option for booking direct with owners.

The Independent

A true taste of two towns
In an article on the Antibes and Juan-les-Pins, Mary Novakovich writes about her experience of renting a seafront studio flat listed on HomeAway.co.uk (Property 83543).

The Independent on Sunday

Ten top ... half-term deals
A three-bedroom villa available to rent in Cyprus is included in a top ten of the best deals for February half-term (Property 89468 listed on HomeAway.co.uk).

Theage.com.au

Sicily or Piedmont with a toddler in tow
In response to a traveller's query, Michael Gebicki recommends HomeAway Holiday-Rentals as a good option for direct contact with owners of vineyard cottages, villas and farmhouses for rent.

The article was also published on Smh.com.au.

Independent.ie

Self-catering secrets
Pól Ó Conghaile tracks down his pick of pocket-friendly apartments from Prague to Rome, including a recently refurbished apartment listed on HomeAway.co.uk.

Tnooz

An entrepreneurial model for travel writers working in an evolving media
A guest article by Lara Dunston, a travel writer and one half of the Grantourismo project, about travel writers and new models of working.

The Week

Getting the flavour of...
In a short piece about Rhodes, the newspaper mentions HomeAway Holiday-Rentals as a good source for finding villas on the Greek island.

The Times

Great getaways for under £500
The article features 20 bargain breaks from chic hotels to blissful beaches. Vend Guesthouse, a lovely 6-bedroom country house in Hungary listed on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals, is also included in the article.

The Daily Telegraph

North America 2011
In this complete guide to booking a package holiday or a hotel stay in North America, HomeAway Holiday-Rentals is quoted as a good starting point for finding more than 84,000 properties in the US and more than 2,000 in Canada.

The Sunday Times

50 sensational villas
Casa Grenadine listed on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals (Property 643411), a beautiful house in Granada, is included in an article on 50 most exciting holiday pads. 

Yahoo! Travel

World's most luxurious swimming pools
The article features several properties with stunning pools, including a romantic cottage in Frigiliana, Spain listed on HomeAway.co.uk (Property 74801).

Theworldiscalling.com

Home vs. Hotel
An interview with Lara Dunston of Grantourismo about the benefits of renting a holiday home and all the things travellers should be aware of.


January 2011

insideKent

Medieval Magnificence
For those in search of a truly spectacular setting for a family reunion, hen weekend or large group gathering, The Old Neptune in Suffolk listed on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals ticks all the boxes. Read a full review of the property in insideKent magazine.

The Sunday Times

New year, same old problems
With prices static, stock low and mortgages still hard to come by, 2011 could be a tough year. Anna Mikhailova and Cherry Maslen offer advice for buyers and sellers and point out how London owners could cash in by letting their homes on a short-term basis, according to HomeAway Holiday-Rentals.

Theworldiscalling.com

Romantic Stops ’10
In a blog post highlighting the 10 great places to go as a couple, Lara and Terry from Grantourismo recommend Venice, Costa Rica and Bali.

Contexttravel.com

Gran Tourismo- a sustainable way to travel the world
An interview with Lara Dunston and Terence Carter about the Grantourismo project, their culinary experiences during the trip and their thoughts on rental apartments.

News Letter

Holiday hotspots for 2011
The article focuses on the best holiday destinations in 2011. Quotes from HomeAway Holiday-Rentals highlight the strong demand towards countries like Morocco, Egypt, Turkey, Malta and Brazil.

The Guardian

How London costs compare
In an article discussing the ticket prices for the London 2012 Olympics, Tim Boughton, general manager at HomeAway Holiday-Rentals, is quoted to underline how homeowners could pick up as much as £2,000 a week by letting out their property during the event.

Bella

Cancer
People born under the zodiac sign of Cancer are fascinated by historic sites, so for them Turkey is the perfect holiday destination. Villa Yedi listed on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals is the recommended choice of accommodation.

Mydaily.co.uk

The Perfect 10: Bargain ski for under £500
Property 74332, a beautiful ski apartment listed on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals, is included in an article on the ten best bargain ski breaks for under £500.

Famemagazine.co.uk

Top spots to beat the winter blues: Egypt, Tunisia & Dubai
For easily accessible, and reasonable winter sun holidays, Egypt, Tunisia and Dubai are the perfect choice and HomeAway Holiday-Rentals, the UK’s largest holiday rentals website, provides plenty of options for those looking for a deal, from quirky, cool apartments to beachfront villas with pools.

Happyhotelier.com

10 Questions For (38): Lara Dunston and Terrence Carter
Having succeeded to make a living out of blogging last year with the Grantourismo project, Lara and Terry talk about the project, their top three destination experiences, plus their top three properties during the round-the-world trip.

Nottingham Post

Surprise destinations as travellers look to explore further afield
In a guide to the 2011 holiday hotspots, quotes from HomeAway Holiday-Rentals highlight the strong demand towards countries like Morocco, Egypt, Turkey, Malta and Brazil.

Telegraph.co.uk

Lara Dunston: an expat on the road
Expat Lara Dunston, based in the UAE, has visited over 60 countries, and written over 40 guidebooks. She tells Telegraph Expat about how she made the move from teaching to writing, as well as about her current work with the Grantourismo project.

The Daily Telegraph

France 2011
In this complete guide to booking a villa or cottage in France, HomeAway Holiday-Rentals is recommended as the site to go to if you are after as big a choice as possible. The site advertises more than 46,000 French properties and has excellent search facilities and reviews of many properties posted by guests.

Travel Notebook

Q&A with Lara Dunston of Grantourismo: luxury holiday rentals vs luxury hotels
After travelling around the world for the Grantourismo project, Lara Dunston offers her thoughts on why people should choose a luxury holiday rental over a luxury hotel.

Tnooz

Top travel websites in the UK – January 8 2011
HomeAway Holiday-Rentals and sister site Owners Direct were among the top 10 accommodation sites for the week ending January 8 2011.

The Northern Echo

Head for 2011's holiday hotspots
In a round-up of the best holiday spots for 2011, quotes from HomeAway Holiday-Rentals highlight the strong demand towards countries like Morocco, Egypt, Turkey, Malta and Brazil.

The article was also published on Thisisderbyshire.co.uk, Thisisnottingham.co.uk and Thisisleicestershire.co.uk.

Easier Travel

European festivals for spring
The site features several properties listed on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals ideal for visiting the Venice and Nice Carnivals, Dublin's St Patrick's Festival and Fallas de Valencia.

Telegraph.co.uk

Guide to hotels and villas in Spain: holiday planner 2011
In this complete guide to booking a villa, cottage or hotel in Spain, HomeAway Holiday-Rentals is recommended as being "among the first – and still the best – advertising portal for booking direct with property owners".

Travel Notebook

Top 10 Luxury Holiday Rentals From Our Grand Tour by Lara Dunston of Grantourismo
Lara Dunston shares her Top 10 favourite luxury properties from the Grantourismo project.

News of the World

Castles do nicely for a right royal break
Three properties listed on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals are recommended in an article discussing the best accommodation options for a royal break.

The Sunday Times

Summer 100
The article highlights the best 2011 holidays in Europe and further afield. A historic house in Tuscany, available to rent on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals, is recommended as a great option for those looking for a value break in Italy.

Theage.com.au

Stay ahead of the rental scams
In response to a reader's question about reliable holiday rentals sites, Michael Gebicki recommends HomeAway Holiday-Rentals for its good inventory and property reviews.

The article was also published on Smh.com.au and Watoday.com.au.

Capetown.travel

Ten reasons why Grantourismo loved Cape Town
The Grantourismo team spent two weeks in Cape Town in October 2010, staying in a Camps Bay house. In this article, they share the top 10 things they love about the city.

The Daily Telegraph

Guide to hotels and villas in Portugal: holiday planner 2011
In this complete guide to booking a villa, cottage or hotel in Portugal, HomeAway Holiday-Rentals is recommended as a good source for finding more than 3,000 villas and apartments countrywide including Madeira and the Azores.

Tnooz

Top travel websites in the UK – January 15 2011
HomeAway Holiday-Rentals and sister site Owners Direct were among the top 10 accommodation sites for the week ending January 15 2011.

The Times

The Rhodes less travelled
Following a press trip to Greece, Mick Hume writes about his travel experience and his stay in Villa Apollo, a comfortable three-bedroom villa in Rhodes, listed on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals (Property 415411).

The Times

Nice pool (with villa attached)
Villa Neptune listed on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals (Property 51366) is featured in an article on the best 20 villas with big pools.