June 30, 2008
Following a recent Holiday-Rentals round-up, Grazia, Britain's number one weekly glossy magazine suggests places outside the Euro-zone where readers can get 'more bang for their buck' as alternative summer holiday destinations. Destinations mentioned include Turkey, Bulgaria, Thailand, Jersey and Egypt, and Holiday-Rentals is referenced under Turkey. The article reads:
"FOR SUN AND SAND: TURKEY Only a bit further to go than Greece, but a whole lot cheaper this year. Holiday-Rentals has two-bed apartments on the Aegean coast from £295 per week in July."
June 23, 2008
Take a Break
The huge circulation, weekly gossip magazine, Take a Break, offers some great tips for mums on where to go this summer to help alleviate the stress. The article opens with the finding from Holiday-Rentals that 84% of mums are left to plan family holidays all by themselves, and then gives suggestions on where to go for a stress-free holiday.
June 22, 2008
This double-page article was contributed to the Daily Star by Holiday-Rentals PR Manager, Sarah Chambers and features the 'top ten villas in Europe', including 'most glamorous', 'fabulous location' and 'most fun for friends'. The article included detailed descriptions of each property and photos for most of them. The article also ran on dailystar.co.uk.
June 22, 2008
Sunday Mercury (print & online)
Following a press trip set up by Holiday-Rentals press team, Sylvie Dalton writes about how her and her family found their perfect French holiday in the little town of Aubeterre. The family stayed in a lovely nearby villa called 'Kabarole' - Holiday-Rentals property 70802
-, a spacious hill-side home with four bedrooms and great views over the Dordogne countryside. The article includes photos and an extensive description of the property. The fact box includes information on where to find the property on the website.
June 21, 2008
The Irish Times
Catherine Daly has been travelling to France since she was a little girl and offers up all her wisdom on how to book the perfect holiday. The article has several sub headings, including 'Where to start', 'Eating in France' and 'Finding a property', under which Holiday-Rentals is listed as a reliable, un-vetted site for French self-catering property.
June 16, 2008
Following a recent press release, Pink News tells how the British are a nation of 'binge holidaymakers', with most of us preferring to take multiple short breaks as opposed to one big break. The article includes statistics found by a recent survey and a quote from Holiday-Rentals's country manager Greg Grant.
June 16, 2008
Now magazine puts together a round up of top places to stay in the UK. Amongst these are best for 'sun, sea and sand', 'back to nature' and for the 'romantic retreat' the travel editor chooses property 72199
. This is a luxury spa barn with hot-tub and mood-lighting in the Isle of Wight and the article includes why the barn is special, information on the surrounding area and details of how to book.
June 14, 2008
The Daily Telegraph
Graham Norwood discusses how owning a holiday home in a 'year-round' destination can increase revenue. The article interviews Holiday-Rentals home owners Johnny and Louisa Paravicini, who own a house in the year-round destination of Lake Geneva, and are part of the new generation of "clued-up holiday homebuyers who don't want to see their property empty for much of the year". Graham also comments how Holiday-Rentals PR Manager, Sarah Chambers says that the Canary Islands, Paris, Rome, Barcelona and New York are the most popular destinations with travellers, with the common denominator being that "they're all year round".
The article includes ideas of year round activity centres, cultural centres and tourist traps, plus great alternatives to Italy and suggestions of hot city destinations.
June 05, 2008
The Irish Times
Liz Rowlinson writes how due to the 'ruggedly beautiful coastlines' and the low-costs airlines now travelling there, Sardinia has become a hot-spot for those looking for a second home in the sea. Low cost apartments are starting to spring up and are great for those on a budget, with starting prices around "€105,000 in Valledoria (through GK Italian Property)".
Following an interview set up by Holiday-Rentals, the article includes the following comments from the owner of property 74615
: "We wanted a second-home that we could also rent out and while we've got neighbours that have been offered million euros for their home, I think €2,000sqm is the going rate." The owner also comments how they fell in love with the beautiful setting in Sardinia, and how it reminds her of the west of Ireland 20 years ago.
June 04, 2008
In the run-up to the summer holidays, Metro discusses the phenomenon of 'pre-holiday tension' which leads many people to be ill on holiday. The article includes statistics from a recent survey conducted by Holiday-Rentals, and reads: "Holiday-Rentals has discovered that 60% of women - and mothers, in particular - find organising and preparing their holidays really stressful". The article then goes on to offer tips and advice on how to keep stress at bay.
To view more statistics from this survey and the mum's holiday guide which has been produced alongside it click here
June 03, 2008
Manchester Evening News
Holiday-Rentals sent Travel Editor John Stacey off to visit the little known rural area of Languedoc-Roussillon, where he got to experience life as one of the locals by staying in two properties listed on the website: property 68300 - the stunning Baronnie de Bourgarde vineyard and property 57014 - a delightful house in Collioure. Following the trip, John writes about his experience of this beautiful region and all it has to offer, and includes details for Holiday-Rentals and the properties he stayed.
June 02, 2008
This article discusses how people who own holiday homes in France could be losing out on a substantial income if they're not renting out the property. The article quotes statistics from a report by Savills Research and Holiday-Rentals, which found that average annual rental income on a French holiday home is £15,645. The article also includes statistics from Holiday-Rentals which reveal that so far in 2008 the top five most popular regions with travellers are Paris, the Riviera, Corsica, Rhone-Alps and Provence.
June 01, 2008
Woman & Home
Following a recent press trip set up by the Holiday-Rentals press team, property 85358
in Barcelona is featured in this travel article on fabulous places to stay in "Europe's most desirable destinations". Details of a special offer being run exclusively for the readers of woman&home are also included.
June 01, 2008
Following the launch of the Holiday-Rentals Mums Holiday Guide, several websites feature some of the top tips for de-stressing the journey and packing.
The guide has been put together based on feedback and tips from real Mums about what they look for in a holiday, the problems they face, and how they tackle them. In addition, the team at Holiday-Rentals has used its expert knowledge of worldwide holiday destinations and accommodation to recommend ideal places for a family break; whether it's for a typical sun, sea and sand holiday, or something a bit different, away from the crowds. To download the Guide in full click here
To read the articles click on the links below: UKparentslounge.com Real mums give their top 10 travel tips Kiddicare.com Bounty.com The Baby Website
June 01, 2008
Sunday Times Travel
The Sunday Times travel magazine has put together a round-up of great villas suitable for all the family around the world. The article includes property 31876
. It is described as the best place to go for those on a budget and a detailed description of the villa and the surrounding area is included, as well as details on how to book and other properties available on Holiday-Rentals.
June 01, 2008
Gina Dyer puts together a guide full of great ideas on where to go and what to do when travelling in large groups with friends and family. The article includes several 'best for's' including 'creative types' and 'dancing queens', with property 91639
being recommended as 'best for an island retreat'. The piece includes a description of Corsica, plus details and a large photo of the villa.