December 2009

Mixmag

Win New Year's Eve in Ibiza!
HomeAway Holiday-Rentals is offering two Mixmag readers the opportunity of winning a week's stay for New Year's Eve in a chic apartment in Ibiza (Property 12166), plus return flight tickets and tickets to Defected's NYE party at Pacha Ibiza.

The article also appeared on Mixmag.net and was picked up by two other websites, Dancemusicscene.com and Jamesleouk.co.uk.

Candis

Win a week's holiday in France
HomeAway Holiday-Rentals is sending a lucky family of up to eight on a week's holiday in Languedoc-Roussillon, France. The winners of the Candis competition will be staying in a private three-bed villa on the outskirts of Fourques, a rustic Catalan village (Property 82587).

The competition was also published on Candis.co.uk.

Journeyetc.com

Ride the waves in Morocco with HomeAway Holiday-Rentals
Follwing a recent press release, the website recommends going to Morocco to chase the biggest waves in Agadir and offers information on four self-catering apartments in Agadir and Taghazout available to rent on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals.

Easier.com

Christmas breaks - home and away
Following a recent press release, Easier Travel suggests spending Christmas at Leeds Castle in Kent to meet Santa and renting a holiday home from HomeAway Holiday-Rentals. Alternatively, head to the island of Kauai in Hawaii, take part in an exotic Christmas parade and choose from over 300 holiday houses still available to rent on HomeAway.co.uk.

Jetsettersblog

Catch the Snows With HomeAway Holiday-Rentals
HomeAway Holiday-Rentals currently lists hundreds of ski properties available in resorts reporting fresh new snowfalls in Austria, France, Switzerland, Norway, Sweden and Canada. Jetsettersblog provides details of several ski apartments available to rent on www.HomeAway.co.uk.

The Sunday Times

Cheeky deals in the USA
In an article about visiting the USA, Chris Haslam offers America's holiday hotspots for the best deals, the cheapest flights and the top tips for living it up on a budget. HomeAway Holiday-Rentals is mentioned as a good resource for finding good value accommodation.

The article also appeared on Times Online.

Travel Mole

Fewer plan 'staycation' in 2010
Following a recent marketplace report (HomeAway Holiday-Rentals Marketplace Report for the Third Quarter), the leading travel website reports that more people are considering renting a property for their holiday next year as they seek to get the best value for money. A poll by HomeAway Holiday-Rentals revealed that 89% of the people surveyed said they planned to use a self-catered holiday rental in 2010 compared to 62% this year.

The news was also picked up by Overseas Property Professional and PropertyCommunity.com.

Travel Daily News

The holiday rentals market Q309: Cape Town scores while Dubai suffers
Following a recent marketplace report (HomeAway Holiday-Rentals Marketplace Report for the Third Quarter), the website, along with other leading travel websites (Breaking Travel News, Easier Travel, World News), report the results of a poll by HomeAway Holiday-Rentals, emphasising the growth in popularity of holiday homes rentals, the top 10 summer destinations in the UK and the rise in popularity of both Cape Town and Turkey.

Ready2Invest

Holiday rentals in Turkey increase in popularity
Results from a survey conducted by HomeAway Holiday-Rentals for its Third Quarter Marketplace Report revealed that Turkey was one of the most popular destinations for 2009 and 2010.

The news was also picked up by PropertyShowrooms.com and Quest Turkey.

Traveling Greener

10 Winter Holiday Homes You'll Love
Following HomeAway Holiday-Rentals' 'Top ten winter sun holiday homes', the blog features the top ten spots for winter sun, recommending HomeAway.co.uk as one excellent source of winter sun holiday homes.

Mail Online

Almost half of all fathers don't get home until their children are in bed
According to a study conducted by HomeAway Holiday-Rentals, nearly half of all fathers don't get home in time to see their children. The survey of 2,000 fathers revealed that more than half of dads - 52 per cent - feel they're missing out on their children's formative years because they're so busy working. Under these circumstances, a HomeAway.co.uk spokesman said: "Holidays provide a welcome opportunity for dads to enjoy the simple things they often miss."

FQ Magazine

Christmas key to father-child bonding
A recent study revealed that over half of dads (55 per cent) see the Christmas break and family holidays as the only real opportunity to catch up and re-connect with their family. A spokesman for HomeAway.co.uk which carried out the study of 2,000 fathers said: "It's sad that Dads get so little time with their kids during the week and that many return home from work to find them fast asleep in bed."

Daily Express

Dads too busy for playtime
According to a recent study conducted by HomeAway Holiday-Rentals, two out of five working fathers do not get home until after their children have gone to bed. The study of 2,000 fathers revealed that a third missed dinner time, their child's bath time and school plays.

The article also appeared on Express.co.uk and the news was picked up by Newborn to Teen and Indian Express.com.

Easier.com

10 of the best winter sun holiday homes
Following a recent press release featuring the 'Top 10 winter sun holiday homes', the site lists details of these gorgeous properties available to rent around the world currently listed on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals. 

The Daily Telegraph


Four in 10 fathers do not get home until after their children have gone to bed, a survey has found. More than half of fathers polled by HomeAway.co.uk feared they were missing out on their children growing up.

The Observer

Bargains galore as holiday homes flood the market
The article emphasises that renting a holiday home may be the best way to find a bargain in 2010 and writes that HomeAway Holiday-Rentals and sister site Owners Direct are becoming increasingly popular with consumers, as booking direct with the villa owner cuts out the additional costs imposed by a tour operator.

The article also appeared on Guardian.co.uk.

The Observer

Letter of the week
Responding to a reader's letter regarding self-catering apartments in the Florida Keys, The Observer recommends going direct to owners to get a good deal and puts forward HomeAway Holiday-Rentals as a great resource for finding a huge amount of budget holiday homes.

The article also appeared on Guardian.co.uk.

Jetsettersblog

Ride the waves in Morocco with HomeAway Holiday-Rentals
For surfers looking for accommodation in Morroco, Jetsettersblog features four properties available to rent on www.HomeAway.co.uk, ranging from a large 2-bedroom apartment in Taghazout to a 1-bedroom beachfront villa in a private residential complex.

Relaxing World Travel.com

Top 10 Romantic Retreats From HomeAway Holiday-Rentals
Following a recent press release featuring the 'Top 10 romantic retreats', the site lists details of these gorgeous properties available to rent around the world currently listed on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals.

Daily Express

Cape of good hope
According to a recent survey by rental company HomeAway Holiday-Rentals, booking enquiries in 2009 for Cape Town are more than 50 per cent up on last year. General manager Courtney Wylie said: “The average rental rate per week for a two-bed property in Cape Town is usually £700. However, during the World Cup, average rates are around £1,700, while some high-end properties on HomeAway.co.uk are charging as much as £500 a night.”

The article also appeared on Express.co.uk.

Jetsettersblog

Homes to rent near the Northern Lights
For the best opportunities to see the Northern Lights, the website features a couple of holiday homes available to rent on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals in Lapland and Iceland, as well as a secluded Scottish cottage, close to the Galloway Forest Park.

Askamum.co.uk

Dads missing out on quality time with their children
The survey of 2,000 fathers by holiday rental firm HomeAway Holiday-Rentals revealed that hectic lifestyles, long office hours and lengthy daily commutes mean millions are missing out on valuable time with their kids who are in bed by the time they return.

Mail Online

Website of the Week: Top travel sites of 2009
HomeAway Holiday-Rentals, the leading website for owners of villas and cottages advertising for direct bookings, is included in the Top Travel sites of 2009 as the easiest website to use.

Homes Overseas

Home&Away
Following a recent marketplace report (HomeAway Holiday-Rentals Marketplace Report for the Third Quarter) Homes Overseas writes how rentals will continue to grow in popularity in the coming year, with the hotspots for 2010 being Cape Town in South Africa and Turkey.


November 2009

The Mail on Sunday

I'm a holiday landlady in sunny Tooting
The article discusses the benefits of buying a holiday let and the recent growth of the market. HomeAway Holiday-Rentals outlines that London listings grew more than 80 per cent in 2008 and look likely to match that in 2009.

The article also appeared on Mail Online.

Travolution

HomeAway sees 40% growth
Travolution writes about HomeAway, emphasising that the company has increased its revenue by 40% in the past year and it is planning to revamp its UK and European sites to bring on additional functionality. Petra Friedmann, HomeAway Europe managing director, declares that the new rental segment  is just starting to develop.

The article was also featured in the Travolution newsletter under the 'Most Read' stories.

tnooz

Is HomeAway right when it says holiday rentals is the hottest sector in travel?
Following a recent press briefing, tnooz discusses the enormous growth potential in the holiday rentals market, indicating that the web traffic across HomeAway's global brands has increased by 48% between September 2008 and September 2009, while the revenue growth is so far running at around 35-40% for 2009. Petra Friedmann, HomeAway Europe managing director, says the European marketplace is now worth around £25-30 billion in annual rental revenue.

The Independent

Rural retreats
In an article about the Canary Islands' spectacular scenery and rural accommodation, Emma Gregg recommends HomeAway Holiday-Rentals as a great resource for contacting directly the owners. Property 85803 - a gorgeous decorated yurt at Finca de Arrieta - is suggested for those 'glamorous eco-campers'.

The article also appeared on Independent.co.uk.

ShortEuropeBreaks.co.uk

Christmas Markets & New Year Party Pads on HomeAway.co.uk
Following a recent press release, the website writes about several European Christmas markets, suggesting that holiday rentals are particularly suited to either Christmas holidays or New Year's Eve parties. Several holiday homes located near three beautiful European Christmas markets are featured, as well as three large properties ideal for a NYE party.  

Express & Echo

A home from home in bustling Barcelona
Following a press trip to Barcelona, Hannah Hope reviews a spacious two-bedroom apartment in Portaferrissa listed on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals (property 414974), suggesting that renting a holiday home based on a group of people sharing works out to be very affordable and it's far more relaxing on a longer stay.

The article also appeared on thisisexeter.co.uk.

The English Home

Festive retreats
The English Home features nine special retreats for Christmas, including Updown Cottage, a boutique style 16th century cottage advertised on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals - property 404496.

Daily Mail

Going on the piste's never been cheaper!
Liz Phillips seeks out some great deals and cost-cutting ideas for a ski holiday and recommends HomeAway Holiday-Rentals as a great resource for finding budget ski apartments, with properties in Bansko, Bulgaria starting at £123 per week self-catering.

The article also appeared on Mail Online.

Jetsettersblog

Christmas Markets & New Year Party Pads
Following a recent press release, the article talks about several European Christmas markets, suggesting that holiday rentals are particularly suited to either Christmas holidays or New Year's Eve parties. Several holiday homes located near three beautiful European Christmas markets are featured, as well as three large properties ideal for a NYE party. 

Thisismoney.co.uk

How to save money on a skiing holiday
The article offers tips for saving money on a ski holiday and suggests renting a holiday home from HomeAway Holiday-Rentals, where you can find apartments in Bansko, Bulgaria starting at £123 per week self-catering.

Now

Star Travel on a shoestring - Boston
The magazine offers advice on how to visit Boston on a shoestring and still feel like star and recommends mingling with the locals by renting a beautiful but smaller, two-bed 1860s studio from HomeAway Holiday-Rentals, just down the road from where Cameron Diaz spent her holiday.

The Explorateur

Black Friday Exclusive Deals
Property 95590, a two bedroom apartment in Taghazout, is currently offering the readers of The Explorateur a 10% discount when booking on www.HomeAway.co.uk. The village of Taghazout in Morocco is a hip surfers' village just a few miles from Agadir and has incredible waves, especially between late autumn and March.

Sunday Mirror


As city holidays are breaking records and home lets are in demand, the Sunday Mirror emphasises HomeAway Holiday-Rentals' view on what makes city rentals especially successful: "a mix of location, size and price", as well as "setting competitive rates".


October 2009

A Place in the Sun

Put your home to work
This article in A place in the Sun emphasises the advantages of buying a home with good rental potential and offers recommendations on how to successfully rent out a property. Sarah Chambers from HomeAway Holiday-Rentals suggests choosing a city-break destination, like Barcelona, Nice, Rome, Venice or New York.

A Place in the Sun

Barcelona
The article reveals that Barcelona has dropped from the most expensive to the third most expensive place for property in Spain and thus it is a great time to buy a home in this fashionable city. The article notes that this year has been a great year for holdiay lets and that the “star performers” on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals are two-bed, two-bath apartments in the old town, the Barri Gotic, Born and Barceloneta, and also Eixample and Gracia.

Conde Nast Traveller

2009 Readers' Travel Awards Accommodation
A survey conducted by Conde Nast Traveller among the readers of the publication reveals that both HomeAway Holiday-Rentals and sister site Owners Direct ranked among the ten most favourite villa-rental companies.

Windsurf

The Everyman Waveboard
The article reviews the 85I wave board and offers recommendations for finding the perfect wave board. Property 54558 is mentioned and described as a fabulous apartment.

BBC Radio Oxford

Oxford Business Mums Week
In an interview on BBC Radio Oxford, Catherine Warrilow - Mum, blogger and organiser of the Oxford Business Mums networking event, mentions how HomeAway Holiday-Rentals is sponsoring the event and giving away a week's stay in a Cotswolds cottage in a prize draw for all those that attend.

The Observer

Yes, you can afford a skiing trip this year
The article discusses the top ten tips on how to find a reasonably priced ski trip. Tom Robbins suggests booking directly by using rental sites, such as HomeAway Holiday-Rentals. Property 67149 is mentioned as an example of a stunning property that sleeps 10 and costs from only €2,500 per week.

The article also appeared on Guardian.co.uk.

Whattodowiththekids.co.uk

Half-term deals in Cornwall, the Costa del Sol & the Canaries
Following a recent press release, Whattodowiththekids.co.uk lists several properties advertised on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals in Cornwall, Costa del Sol and the Canary Islands that are still available this October half term.

The Sunday Telegraph

My kind of Town Lanjaron
In an article reviewing Lanjaron, a spa town situated on the southern slopes of the Sierra Nevada, Jo Chipchase mentions a rural cortijo advertised on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals as one of the best places to stay when going to visit the beautiful town.

The article also appeared on Telegraph.co.uk.

News of the World

Escape for half term
Following a recent press release, News of the World recommends spending this October half term by enjoying some Halloween fun in either Dublin or the Costa Dorada. One two-bedroom Dublin penthouse and a three-bedroom Miami Playa villa advertised on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals are suggested as good value places to stay during your holiday.

ShortEuropeBreaks.co.uk

Remember, Remember the Fifth of November…in Somerset
Following a recent press release, ShortEuropeBreaks.co.uk writes about the Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival, the largest illuminated carnival in the world. The article lists a range of Somerset holiday homes available to rent on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals, including a log cabin in an idyllic rural setting and a luxury chateau with beautifully maintained gardens.

Mother&Baby


Mother&Baby writes about a beautiful riad in Essaouira available to rent on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals (Property 94719), recommending it as the most exotic place to spend your holiday.


September 2009

A Place in the Sun

Be my guest in Turkey
Annika Hatchwell, a director from Newbury, talks about letting out her villa on a development on the Turkish Riviera. You can rent Annika’s holiday home on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals, see property 406898.

Windsurf

Because you’re worth it
In an article reviewing the latest wave boards the writer suggests that windsurf enthusiasts going to Tenerife can stay in property 54558 on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals, described as a “fabulous apartment”.

Times Online

The 10 best places to stay outside Venice
Following a press trip to Venice, Charles Hebbert lists some of the best places to stay outside the city, from reasonably priced hotels to self-catering flats. He notes how renting is a great option for families and larger groups and how it provides the bonus of cooking your own meals and shopping at local markets. Three properties from HomeAway Holiday-Rentals are listed: 85777, 4852 and 221789.

The Daily Telegraph


As the number of Britons going on self-catering holidays has quadrupled in the past five years, the article discusses the secrets to successfully renting out a holiday home. Two satisfied owners who advertise on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals offer their top tips, including a strong selling point and a more personal approach.

Pokernews.com

The PokerNews Jet Set: London
As the World Series of Poker Europe is shortly coming up in London, the article recommends HomeAway Holiday-Rentals as a great option for players planning to rent a flat. Several advantages are emphasised, including reducing costs by pairing up with a friend and spending a fraction of the cost of a hotel room while enjoying more space.

East London Advertiser

Costa del cutprices
In an article discussing the fall in property prices due to the economic crisis, data is used from estate agents Savills and online letting firm HomeAway Holiday-Rentals. It is emphasised that while the value of UK-owned foreign properties soared from £10 billion in 2000 to £58 billion by 2008, afterwards prices plunged disastrously, leaving thousands of recent buyers in negative equity.

Easier.com

Find your perfect Caribbean base for the Aruba Music Festival
Following a recent press release, Easier.com writes how Aruba is a great option for those looking to escape the onset of winter and features HomeAway Holiday-Rentals properties on the island, with availability during the upcoming Aruba Music festival.

Woman’s Own

The most relaxing breaks
Following a recent press trip, Woman’s Own recommends property 97890, a homely log cabin in Scotland advertised on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals, as a great option for a relaxing UK holiday.

Travolution

Site seeing
Reviewing three villa rentals websites, Travolution ranks HomeAway Holiday-Rentals well ahead of its competitors, recommending the website for its clean and simple design, usability and its straightforward, polished advertising-based model. The website scored a total of 80/100, compared to Villarenters.co.uk which scored 45 and Abercrombiekent.com which scored 73.

Wharf.co.uk

Britons warm to idea of an overseas home
This article discusses the findings of a survey carried out by Savills Research and HomeAway Holiday-Rentals, outlining Britons’ eagerness to buy a second home abroad regardless of the rise in travel costs due to green taxes. In addition, a quote from HomeAway Holiday-Rentals is included, suggesting that a continued growth in the holiday home rentals market might be expected in the future.

Birmingham Mail

Enjoy music festival on island idyll
The regional newspaper Birmingham Mail recommends jetting off to the Aruba Music Festival following a HomeAway Holiday-Rentals press release. The article also appeared on birminghammail.net.

The Daily Telegraph

Moor appeal
In an article discussing the Dartmoor property market, advertiser Lucy Engleheart’s traditional thatched Dartmoor cottage is mentioned. The property is available to rent on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals. See property 427864. 

The article also appeared on Telegraph.co.uk.

Marieclaire.co.uk

Stoupa, Greece
Following a recent press trip, Marieclaire.co.uk highly recommends Villa Anthoulla (property 414773) for a truly authentic Greek experience. HomeAway Holiday-Rentals is noted as a good resource for other self-catering villas.

The Sunday Times

33 websites that save you money
In an article reviewing the best websites for great travel deals, HomeAway Holiday-Rentals is listed as having plenty of bargains to offer, including a flat in the Marais district of Paris for £55 a night.

The article also appeared on Times Online.


August 2009

Woman’s Own

Find the best online deals
Woman's Own recommends Holiday-Rentals for the best accommodation deals in the UK.

The Observer

Autumn in the Med
Nicola Iseard suggests travelling to summer hotspots of Corsica, Mallorca, Ibiza, Sicily, Santorini, Istria, Sardinia, Kalkan, Crete and Djerba in the autumn for warm seas, gentle heat and a calmer vibe. Holiday-Rentals is recommended for a wide range of villas in Santorini, including a gorgeous converted windmill (property 73329).

The Irish Independent

Croatia: Golden wonders
In a feature on the Croatian island of Rab in both the print and online versions of the Irish Independent, Tyler Wetherall recommends visiting Holiday-Rentals for a wide range of villas on the island and singles out Villa Veronica (property 518959) near Rab Town.

Easier.com

Surf's up: Holiday rentals in top surfing locations
Easier Travel features Holiday-Rentals press release on rental properties in prime surfing locations in the UK and abroad, including holiday homes in and around Fistral Beach in Newquay, Woolacombe and Croyde Bay in Devon, Tarifa in Costa de la Luz and Waimea Bay in Hawaii.

Easier.com

All is not lost for some summer sun
Easier.com features a press release by Holiday-Rentals on last-minute holiday bargains still available on site for breaks in September.

Company

Back to ours
Katie Ball, a holistic masseuse and interior designer originally from Sheffield, invites Company into her gorgeous Ibizan home, the 4-bedroom Villa Bohemia (property 422381) Katie shares her design tips and spills the beans on where she bought the gorgeous pieces that now adorn her villa in this 3-page spread feature.

She

Bulgaria
In a feature on Bulgaria, Holiday-Rentals is recommended for family-friendly accommodation in Sozopol – a small fishing village on the Black Sea coast, with cobbled roads, vine-shaded timber houses and an unspoilt charm.

Business Life

Datawatch
In this brief column that rounds up recent statistics, Business Life includes a statistic from a recent Holiday-Rentals’ survey, namely that 52% of Britons in their 20s are considering a trip away with their parents this year.

MotorBar

News
MotorBar features a press release by Holiday-Rentals about film set holidays in Lanzarote and Tenerife, following the two upcoming blockbusters Broken Embraces and Clash of the Titans being shot there.

Western Daily Press

Destinations
Following a recent Holiday-Rentals press release, Woolacombe beach in north Devon is recommended for offering three miles of glorious Blue Flag golden sands, perfect for surfing and ideal for beginners. Western Daily Press suggests staying in property 420279, with breathtaking views along Woolacombe Beach to Putsborough and Baggy Point.

Western Morning News

Places for surfers to stay
Following a recent press release, Western Morning News features Holiday-Rentals properties in prime surfing locations in their Home and Away: Travel News section.

Times Online

31 unusual holiday homes in Europe
Mark Frary writes about his stay in a wonderful 18th century Burgundy mill - Holiday-Rentals property 50317 . He also recommends a number of other unusual properties on site, including a cognac distillery in Poitou-Charentes (property 19111), a stone finca in Spain (64714), traditional coned trullo in Puglia (67709), a thatched wood-framed house on a German island (512315), a wine estate in Slovenia (96337) and a converted medieval fortress with Etruscan ruins (72166).

The Daily Telegraph

Pound stretching: Escaping the British summer needn’t cost the earth
Five writers, freshly returned from trips abroad, suggest excellent deals worldwide still available this summer. Nick Trend advises on how to make your money stretch further when you go on holiday to Spain and recommends Holiday-Rentals, which still has lots of availability in Andalusia this summer.

A Place in the Sun

Island shopping
This article focuses on buying property in Greece, which is increasingly more accessible as more direct flights slash travel times. Yvonne Virley, a retired accountant who purchased a two-bedroom 1920s village house with beautiful art deco floors in Lindos, Rhodes (property 87109), is interviewed.

Investors Chronicle

Don’t get burnt
Investors Chronicle debates the issue of British foreign property investment and mentions a study by property consultant Savills and Holiday-Rentals.co.uk. The findings suggested that in 2007 only 20% of the UK’s second-home owners financed their overseas property acquisitions from their wealth in comparison to 80% in 2000. It notes how buyers were happy to speculate with borrowed money believing that capital appreciation would enable them to sell on for a profit and rentals would help cover the mortgage.

The Independent on Sunday

Eco haven with luxury attached
Simon Kane reviews a stylishly designed eco-yurt in Finca de Arrieta, Lanzarote (property 85803), recommending not only the luxuriously decorated Mongolian yurt, but also the fresh food and the local wine. The author also mentions the wide range of activities and services available on site, including a communal pool, weekly windsurfing and yoga.

The article also appeared on www.independent.co.uk.


July 2009

AZcentral

Travel QA: Summer in a cool clime
In response to a reader’s question about clean, nice and affordable condos in the US, Penny Walker recommends Holiday-Rentals as a site that has lots of US listings. She believes the reader “will be happily surprised by the offerings” on the site.

Easier.com

Blockbuster holiday locations
Easier.com features a press release by Holiday-Rentals about the Canaries becoming the setting for two blockbuster movies – Pedro Almodovar’s Broken Embraces starring Penelope Cruz and the remake of the Clash of the Titans with Liam Neeson and Raplph Fiennes. The release features of selection of properties in Lanzarote and Tenerife near the film sets.

Daily Mail

You CAN bag a last-minute holiday bargain
Justin Harper explains how to find a cheap deal in the UK or overseas. He recommends searching Holiday-Rentals for accommodation.

Autotrader.co.uk

Road trip: the Highlands, Scotland
Adrian Higgins writes about his driving trip to Scotland, where he stayed in Mingulay – a Scandinavian chalet just outside the Highland village of Strontian, with wonderful views over Loch Sunart and the surrounding mountains – see Holiday-Rentals property 97890.

Woman’s Own


Holiday-Rentals PR Manager Sarah Chambers writes about her recent family holiday to Marlowe Cottage in the Lake District (property 82107) in the magazine’s new ‘My Best Holiday’ column.

S Magazine (Sunday Express)


S Magazine writers recommend the best family holidays in Kenya, Tenerife and the Lake District. In the Lake District, Sarah Myers writes about her experience of a holiday in Rose Cottage (property 68939) – a quaint cottage used for the filming of Miss Potter, the recent Beatrix Potter biopic starring Renee Zellweger, with princess-style spiral staircase and secret garden ideal for barbecues.

The Sunday Telegraph

Expert travel advice: Last-minute deals
In her regular column, travel expert Sophie Butler rounds up last-minute holiday deals. She recommends booking direct with owners on Holiday-Rentals.

Prospect


Mary Fitzgerald discusses Holiday-Rentals survey on how young people are increasingly holidaying with parents and gives her tips on how to survive a family holiday with minimal damage.

Mail Online

Website of the week: Holiday-Rentals.co.uk
The Daily Mail online chooses Holiday-Rentals as its website of the week, awarding it 4/5 for inspiration, 5/5 for usefulness and 4/5 for ease of use.

Homes


Following the first HomeAway Holiday Rentals Marketplace report, this article discusses how travellers are increasingly turning to holiday rentals in an attempt to stretch their holiday pounds further. The article includes the company’s findings that per square foot, the cost of a rental can work out up to four times cheaper than a hotel.

The Sunday Times

Once more unto the beach
Property writer Cherry Maslen argues that homes on the British coast need no longer break the bank and gives advice on how to make your money go further. She interviews a Surrey couple – Ann and Nigel Roberts – who purchased a summer house in West Sussex, which they rent out via Holiday-Rentals (property 409083) – “and have been pleasantly surprised by the response”.

Regional press


According to regional newspapers the Telegraph & Argus, Sunderland Echo and City Final Express & Star, holidaymakers shouldn’t write off France as too expensive for a summer holiday as the country’s tourism industry is increasingly bringing down prices. Holiday-Rentals is recommended for good deals – as more than 100 properties on site are running special offers for last-minute travellers with cuts up to 25%.

TravelDailyNews.com

Travellers seeking value turn to holiday home rentals
Following the release of the HomeAway Holiday Rentals Marketplace report for Q1, TravelDailyNews.com writes about some of the key findings, including that per square foot, the cost of a rental can work out up to four times cheaper than a hotel.

Fly2Let also writes about the findings.

Travolution.co.uk

HomeAway hires former Opodo France chairman
Travolution announces the appointment of Petra Friedmann, a long-time veteran of the travel industry, to the position of President of HomeAway Europe.

The news has also been featured on Smarttravelnews.com and Eyefortravel.com.

easyJet Magazine

Travel news
This travel article in easyJet's inflight magazine, Traveller, urges readers to join Milan's fashionistas this summer in Puglia's trendy cave bars and on its pristine beaches by booking an exquisitely renovated 15-th century monastery in Galantina via Holiday-Rentals. It sleeps six and has a roof terrace with film projector for private film screenings. See property 407601 for more details and pictures.

ABTA Magazine


ABTA magazine writes about Holiday-Rentals survey which found that young people in their twenties are increasingly holidaying with their parents to save money.

You and Your Wedding


Responding to a reader's question on a romantic and cheap alternative to hotels in France, the magazine recommends renting one of the swish but reasonably priced Holiday-Rentals apartments in Paris or St Tropez.


June 2009

New!


In their summer beach resorts guide, New! magazine recommends Holiday-Rentals for a good selection of properties in the heart of Cannes. Property 85340 - a luxury pad with a swimming pool, air-conditioning and home cinema – is highlighted.

Sunday Mirror


Andree Frieze recommends swapping the Med for the sun-drenched, sandy and more affordable beach resorts of the Baltic, Adriatic and Black Seas. She suggests two gorgeous Holiday-Rentals flats in Montenegro – properties 424832 and 404670.

The Sun

You can’t beat Crete
Bill Todd writes about his experience of holidaying in Villa Aspro (Holiday-Rentals property 74703) and argues that you don’t need to be a film star or a Premier League footballer to enjoy a villa holiday. He writes, “Rental costs may seem a bit steep at first, but when you look at the facilities you can enjoy and the savings you can make in other areas, it becomes a serious option… A villa break offers you the best of both worlds – fun in the sun and all the comforts of home, too.”

Eastern Daily Press


Another article based on the Holiday-Rentals survey about how the UK’s 20-somethings are increasingly holidaying with parents.

The Sunday Telegraph

Expert travel advice: The family holiday
In her regular column, travel expert Sophie Butler writes about Holiday-Rentals’ survey which discovered that many 20-somethings are increasingly holidaying with their parents to cut costs.

Western Mail


A brief news article based on the Holiday-Rentals survey finding that the UK ’s 20-somethings are increasingly holidaying with parents.

The Guardian

Beach: Off the gaydar
Richard Bence writes about the low-key, bohemian gay scene in Puglia – an alternative to more raucous gay hotspots like Mykonos and Ibiza. He recommends Il Gardino Segreto (Holiday-Rentals property 407601) as the perfect accommodation for a small group. Located in the baroque centre of Galatina town, it was once part of a 15th-century monastery.

The Huddersfield Daily Examiner


Another piece based on the Holiday-Rentals research in to holidays with parents by Jeremy Gates, who writes about the increasing number of 20-somethings going away with their parents to save money during the recession

Easier.com

Follow the stars to Pembrokeshire
Easier.com features a press release by Holiday-Rentals on why now is a fantastic time to visit Pembrokeshire. Following hot on the heels of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Russell Crowe's new Robin Hood epic Nottingham starts filming at Freshwater West in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park on 15 June, and fans have until the end of the month to catch a glimpse of the Oscar-winning actor. The release features a selection of lovely properties in the region which still have availability in June.

Woman's Own


This article in Woman's Own travel pages suggests trying out the Balkans by the sea, including Montenegro, Albania and Bulgaria, for a great value summer holiday. Holiday-Rentals is recommended for bargain accommodation in Bulgaria, where you can expect to pay around £300 for a one-bedroom apartment in Nessebar.

DailyMail.co.uk

Rise of the HOMADs
Sebastian Lander writes another article on DailyMail.co.uk about the rise of the HOMADs - kids who 'Holiday On Mum and Dad'.

DailyMail.co.uk

Why more 20-somethings are holidaying with mum and dad as credit crunch continues to bite
This article discusses the results of a new report by Holiday-Rentals which shows that Britain's 20-somethings are increasingly turning back the clock and holidaying with their parents once again to save money in the credit crunch. More than half - 52% - say that they are considering a trip away with their parents this year, with 14% saying they already have something booked.

And it's not just the younger generation who are going away with parents. More than half of Brits - 55% - are considering holidaying with extended family and 19% already do this.

The research findings have also been mentioned on E-tid.com, TheMoveChannel.com and TravelDailyNews.com.

Easier.com

Bulgaria voted tops for cheap summer breaks
Easier.com features a press release by Holiday-Rentals on holidaying in Bulgaria, which has claimed the top spot in this year's Holiday Costs Barometer from Post Office Travel Services, overtaking last year's top three Thailand, South Africa and Egypt. The survey highlighted Bulgaria's Sunny Beach resort as fantastic value, and the press release provides a selection of properties on the resort.

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph


In a regular feature where local residents are interviewed, company car driver Ray Smith of RSP Safety Services talks of how he always goes self-catering and rents out his accommodation from UK owners via Holiday-Rentals and Owners Direct, and always pays for this in Sterling.

UK Parents Lounge

Holidays drop £300 on average in 2009
The article features Holiday-Rentals' research findings about how Brits are spending less on holidays this year, due to the recession. According to the research, in 2009 Brits are spending almost £300 less on their holidays this year, with the biggest cut-back on travel. Holiday-Rentals found that rather than not go away at all, 67 of Brits are doing everything they can to cut the cost of their holiday, with staying in the UK the most popular way of saving cash. To cut the cost of accommodation, almost a quarter are staying in cheap hotels and a fifth are planning to go self-catering or rent a holiday home.

Woman’s Own


The sub-tropical Atlantic island of Madeira is highlighted as a fantastic summer destination - "a fresh, breezy alternative to the overcrowded Med". In the "How to build your own trip" section, Holiday-Rentals is recommended for villas and the writer highlights how there are 226 in Madeira available on the site.


May 2009

The Sunday Telegraph

For a limited period only
Donald Strachan gives tips on finding a holiday bargain. For those hunting a cheap villa, he suggests bookmarking HolidayCrunch.com which is used by Holiday-Rentals to promote discounts of up to 50% being run by owners on the website.

Coventry Telegraph


The article talks focuses on Holiday-Rentals' research findings about Brits spending less on holidays this year, due to the recession. The research found that we will spend almost £300 less on our holidays this year, with staying in the UK the most popular way to save cash.

Woman's Own


The article gives recommendations on how to find a perfect home-from-home in the UK this summer. In the "Ways to save" section, booking direct with cottage owners and negotiating prices is advised. Holiday-Rentals is recommended as a "website to hunt".

The Daily Telegraph

Europe: it's cheaper than you think
Nick Trend argues that in spite of Turkey grabbing all the attention this summer, there are still plenty of bargains in mainstream destinations on the Continent if you know where to look. He argues that the sharp increase in the popularity of Turkey this summer has led to a rise in prices there, while destinations like Spain are dropping prices.

Nick asked Holiday-Rentals to compare the cost of a week's rental of 3-bedroom properties region by region and found that, even though on average Turkey was significantly cheaper than Spain, region by region analysis showed that properties in several of the mainland Costas were below the average price of those in the popular southern Turkey, while it was only the very cheap accommodation on the Aegean coast that brought Turkey's average down. A similar picture can be seen in Portugal, France, Italy and Greece, where careful choice of regions can still mean prices which are lower than those outside the Eurozone.

Holderness Gazette


The article features results from a survey run last year by Holiday-Rentals which found that more and more families are using holidays as a way of getting everyone together. The study revealed that nearly 80% of British families have been on holiday with extended family at some point.

WebUser magazine


Wayne Williams suggests the easiest and cheapest ways to arrange your holiday online, including clicking the Special Offers link at the top-right of the Holiday-Rentals homepage for great deals.

Birmingham Mail

Holidaying Brits feel the pinch
The article features recent research by Holiday-Rentals which found that Brits are spending almost £300 less on their holidays this year, as well as Managing Director Courtney Wylie's tips on cutting the cost of a holiday.

The Mail on Sunday

The crafty traveller: Where to make the most of Britain's BBQ (that's Bag a Bargain Quick) summer
Fred Mawer argues that with sunshine predicted this summer, UK cottages are going fast, but you can still land a deal. He recommends browsing on Holiday-Rentals for many great options.

The Observer

Holidaying in Britain is good news - but not if we travel by air
The article quotes recent research by Holiday-Rentals which found that Brits are spending almost £300 less on their holidays this year, with the biggest cutback being on how they travel to their destination. It points out how at present, price is a major factor in why people choose to fly rather than take a train or drive. Environmental campaigners are alarmed at moves by budget airlines to add extra domestic routes to meet consumer demand and encourage the government to make low-carbon travel options cheaper, easier and more appealing.

The Times

City breaks: Twenty chic (& cheap) places to sleep in the city
The Times travel team round up the best places to stay in city-break destinations for under £50per person, including property 405123 in the centre of Paris.

Easier.com

Enjoy Europe for less this bank holiday
Easier.com features a press release by Holiday-Rentals with a selection of properties in sunny European destinations like Spain, Italy, France, Portugal and Cyprus, suitable for those who are dreading spending another bank holiday holed up at home watching the weekend telly.

Moneymagpie.com

18 ways to save money on your holiday
Money saving expert Jasmine Birtles suggests travelling in a large group to cut the costs of a holiday. She recommends using Holiday-Rentals for booking directly with the owner rather than through an agent, which is often much cheaper.

The Sunday Telegraph


In response to a reader's query about finding a villa in France for a party of 20, Holiday-Rentals is recommended as having a good selection of larger properties.

The Sunday Times

Let the good times roll
Cherry Maslen argues that despite recent tax changes, buying a holiday rental in Britain can be a smart move. She points out the case of Sara and Juan Naveda, owners of property 415955 on Holiday-Rentals, who have purchased a cottage last year and are seeing a good return on their investment.

Daily Express


In the run-up to the Cannes Film Festival, Jasmine Birtles of Moneymagpie.com recommends Holiday-Rentals for swanky apartments in Cannes at bargain prices, as well as a selection of expensive luxurious villas.

Birmingham Mail


Holiday-Rentals property 85803 in north Lanzarote, which is offering a 20% discount throughout June, is recommended for a great value, eco-friendly spring break.

Easier.com

Average cost of a holiday drops by £300
Easier.com features Holiday-Rentals' research findings showing that, as a result of the recession, Brits are spending almost £300 less on their holidays this year. 2009 will see people spend just £2,092 on their family holiday, £259 less than in 2007.

But for those who are unwilling to cut back, Courtney Wylie, MD for Holiday-Rentals, suggests saving by booking travel and accommodation independently online, going self-catering and renting a holiday home.

The findings have also been mentioned on Travelbite, La Manga Spain, Scotsman.com, Travel Daily News, e-tid and AAP, Essential Travel, Cheapflights and World First.

Independent.co.uk

These summertime breaks to Europe won't bust the budget
Simone Kane picks out stylish, affordable getaways in some covetable destinations in and outside the Eurozone, including property 83922 - a two-bedroom apartment in the heart of Lisbon.

Country Life International

Make your villa pay
Liz Rowlinson examines how to make your holiday property stand out in the times when second homes increasingly become income-generating assets and the bar is being raised in the holiday rentals market. She highlights the importance of marketing your property through the best websites and recommends Holiday-Rentals, which brings you the best visibility by sharing content with its US, German and French sister sites.

Olive


In the "Local knowledge" section of this travel article in foodie publication Olive, beautiful holiday apartment 'Da Vinci' (property 95480) is recommended as a bargain apartment in Tuscany.

For those looking for inspiration for a gastro break in Italy or elsewhere, Holiday-Rentals teamed up with holiday home owners worldwide to produce a FREE to download Travel Cookbook, containing over 90 recipes from 14 countries and links to beautiful holiday homes to rent. Click here to download the book now.

Candis


Holiday-Rentals teams up with Candis magazine to offer one lucky winner a week's stay for up to eight people in property 410612 - a luxury Devonshire cottage, plus £800 spending money. The competition was featured over a whole page and included photos, details of the property and of Holiday-Rentals.

If you are interested in offering a stay in your property in exchange for extra publicity in similar promotions, please email the PR team for further information.

Various


A variety of websites feature quotes by Sarah Chambers of Holiday-Rentals on the increasing popularity of "authentic" Spain and inland properties in hilltop villages and towns, in contrast to the Costas. Moreover, Sarah points out that Spain is still a budget-friendly destination - with cheap rentals and plenty of low cost flights - and therefore shouldn't be discounted as a getaway choice this year.

See Axia Fx, Develop a Dream, Jet2, Property Showrooms and Swift Cover Insurance.


April 2009

Easier.com

Live it up in film star style on the Cote d'Azur
Easier.com features a press release by Holiday-Rentals on experiencing the glitz and glamour of the French Riviera in May, when it plays host to the Cannes film festival and the Grand Prix, with a selection of properties in the area.

Woman's Own


Reader Vanessa Wilson recommends Holiday-Rentals as the best website for a family break after she found a perfect four-bed seaside bungalow in Cornwall on the website, complete with a trampoline, for her upcoming big family holiday.

Times Online

10 hottest online travel trends
Following the Travolution Summit, where CEO & Founder of HomeAway Brian Sharples gave a presentation, Ginny McGrath summarizes the latest hot trends in the travel industry. She writes how, according to HomeAway, one is that there are empty villas all over Europe: holiday homes are used by their owners for 30 days a year on average, with two- and three-bedroom properties the most popular. Secondly, travel websites are getting simpler, and executives at Holiday-Rentals and HomeAway, as well as a number of other companies, agree that flashy tools don't beat a simple design with an efficient search facility.

The Independent


Kate Watson-Smyth reports on the increasing importance of making a holiday rental stand out from the crowd and giving it a competitive edge. She interviews Ana Davies, the owner of property 402633 on Holiday-Rentals, who emphasises the importance of a quirky interior and a local touch, as well as investing in good-quality beds, a leather sofa which is easy to clean, pictures on walls for a more homely feel, a few throws dotted about, shelves for books left behind by guests, DVDs, phrase books and local maps.

Various


Following Holiday-Rentals' property cost comparison published in the Sunday Telegraph, the research findings have been mentioned on Quest Bulgaria, Balkan Travellers, Property Showrooms and Jet2.

Scotland on Sunday

Travel news: Quick getaway
Scotland on Sunday recommends Holiday-Rentals for renting gingerbread-style holiday homes in the picturesque German region of Bavaria, which has become even more accessible now that Ryanair has launched seven new low-cost flight routes there.

The Sunday Telegraph

My money's on Turkey
In her regular 'Expert Travel Advice' column, Sophie Butler writes how Turkey and Bulgaria are cost-effective alternatives for villa rentals, including comments and statistics from Holiday-Rentals.

The Irish Times


In response to a reader's question about renting a villa in a sunny location, Joan Scales recommends Holiday-Rentals properties 65848 in the Costa del Sol, 25350 in Nice and 37505 in Majorca.

Easier.com

Enjoy spring in Amsterdam
Easier.com features a press release by Holiday-Rentals on why spring is the best time to visit Amsterdam, including a selection of lovely properties in the canal-filled city, from a luxury designer penthouse to charming houseboats.

The Daily Telegraph

Where will your budget take you this summer?
Sophie Butler picks 50 of the best budget family breaks, including property 9050, a cute and unique converted railway station in East Anglia.

Jetsettersblog

Go mid-haul for hot Easter and spring breaks
Jetsettersblog features Holiday-Rentals' press release about the increasing popularity of mid-haul destinations like Turkey, Egypt, Morocco and Dubai. Lower prices, guaranteed warmth and exotic cultures make these countries increasingly attractive, and low-cost airlines have responded by launching new routes. A selection of Holiday-Rentals properties in these destinations is also included.

Wanadoo.co.uk

Top 10 Easter escapes
Wanadoo recommends Holiday-Rentals for apartments in Florida, which is ideal for a transatlantic, sun-filled Easter getaway.

It notes, "All come with excellent facilities, and many are either within easy reach of the sea or have their own swimming pool."

The Guardian

More is less
Poorna Shetty suggests travelling together with friends this summer and going slightly off the beaten track to find great holiday bargains. She recommends properties 27200 in Finland, 411827 in France and 45802 in Latvia.

The article has also been picked up on Triphaze.com.

Sticky Fingers Travel

Real Mums' Travel Tips from Holiday-Rentals
Irish travel-with-kids website, Sticky Fingers Travel, recommend Holiday Rentals' Mums' Holiday Guide for helping mums cope with the stress of packing and the journey to and from a destination - which, according to research conducted by Holiday-Rentals, are the most stressful parts of a family holiday. The top five tips for de-stressing the journey are given, plus a link to download the guide.

The article was also reproduced on Sticky Fingers Travel forum.

To download the full Mums' Holiday Guide click here.

Homes Overseas


Jamie Liddell writes of an increasing trend to rent rather than buy a holiday home abroad in these volatile times. Advice from Greg Grant of Holiday-Rentals is included, highlighting four key considerations for renters: price, size, location and view, as well as facilities like washing machines, well-equipped kitchens and parking spaces. Grant also stresses the importance of research when choosing the right holiday home, for example shopping around and comparing rates with other similar properties in the area.


March 2009

UK Parents Lounge

Holiday closer to home from home
UK Parents Lounge features a press release by Holiday-Rentals about the 'Best of British holiday homes', including seaside boltholes, luxury cottages, a fabulous farm, chic city pads, a converted chapel and houseboats.

The Columbus Dispatch

Vacation rental can be good deal
Ed Perkins talks about how a holiday rental is the most economical way to stay in your destination and recommends Holiday-Rentals for renting a property in Europe, as well as parent company HomeAway and sister site VRBO.com for rentals in the US and Canada.

Grazia


In its 4-page travel section, this week focussing on credit-crunching holidays, Grazia recommends cutting out the middle man and booking directly with the owner on Holiday-Rentals or sister site Owners Direct to avoid paying unnecessary fees, in a side-bar entitled "10 crunchy holiday tips".

The Times


In response to a reader question from a lady travelling to New York in September with her husband and baby and inquiring about affordable accommodation options in Brooklyn, Holiday-Rentals is suggested. One property is also recommended; one in Park Slope, which has one bedroom plus a cot and costs £569 per week in September.

Woman's Own


On the second page of a double-page-spread travel feature, Woman's Own suggests saving the pennies with self-catering, which it says is "big news this year". To avoid fraudulent listings they recommend going to Holiday-Rentals, a reputable company, and also highlight that booking a private property can save people on average 20% to 50% off travel agents' prices for similar accommodation.

Properties 82107 in the Lake District, 12999 in Spain and 52061 in Italy are highlighted as particularly good deals.

Sixtyplusurfers.co.uk


Sixtyplusurfers features a Holiday-Rentals press release which suggests holiday homes offering courses, enabling guests to learn something new or simply refresh their mind, body and spirit in total privacy and the comfort of a home from home. Courses on offer include languages, painting, sculpting, creative writing, photography, dancing, cooking, fishing, yoga and fitness classes.

Essentials


Essentials recommends downloading Holiday-Rentals Travel Cookbook for delicious recipes submitted by holiday home owners worldwide, and trying Wisconsin Pot Roast followed by South African Malva Pudding.

The Holiday-Rentals Travel Cookbook is free to download and includes over 90 dishes from 14 countries, submitted by holiday home owners throughout the world. It includes their tips, advice and recipes for the best local dishes, plus details of all their wonderful holiday homes available to rent, providing plenty of inspiration for a gastro-break.

The Sunday Times Travel Supplement # 62


The Sunday Times feature Holiday-Rentals in two categories of their travel guide.

Firstly, in the "Something different?" section, property 62077 in Dubrovnik, Croatia, a "high-pomp former villa of a Ukrainian oligarch", with its "swags and tails, marble ensuites and reams of trailing brocade", is recommended for a luxury party holiday.

Secondly, in the "Family reunion" section, Sarah Chambers of Holiday-Rentals is quoted saying that 80% of Brits have holidayed with extended family.

Coast


In a new property section in Coast magazine, writer Graham Norwood includes tips from Holiday-Rentals MD Greg Grant on how to successfully rent out your coastal cottage. The tips cover the importance of being slick with marketing, taking a professional, business-like approach, and being flexible.

Cycle Sport


In its regular column in the travel section, Cycle Sport recommends Guillestre apartments on Holiday-Rentals as a fabulous self-catering option in Guillestre in the Haute-Alpes region of France.


February 2009

The Daily Telegraph


In response to a reader's request for information on cheap self-catering accommodation in California, Gill Charlton recommends looking at Holiday-Rentals which lists almost 4,000 houses and apartments there, with rates starting at £750 a week for somewhere in Santa Barbara. She also suggests contacting owners direct to ask about discounts.

The Daily Telegraph


In his regular column, 'The Savvy Traveller', Nick Trend writes about holidaying in the UK this summer and suggests opting for a private rental to save money.

He comments, "Britain looks good value again, especially if you book a cottage, a lodge, or an apartment and self-cater." He goes on to recommend Holiday-Rentals for booking direct with owners.

Evening Standard


Cathy Hawker speaks to owners who found solutions to keep their second homes abroad in the economic crisis. She advises those who would like to rent out their properties to consider using Holiday-Rentals.

Bella


Bella dedicates its travel section to France's sun-soaked Cote d'Azur, which it says is ideal for trying out the millionaire lifestyle. Opting for a private rental is suggested as one of the ways to experience the high life:

"Don't have a friend with a ritzy villa? Then rent one. You'll save money with self-catering and have all the seclusion afforded by the fussiest film star."

Villa Oleander (property 84693), near Mougins, is highly recommended for its beautiful décor and breathtaking views over the medieval village and towards the sea.

The Lady


The Lady recommends property 92311, a luxury garden apartment in Andalusia in Southern Spain.

That's Holiday blog

Luxury for less: how to make the holiday pounds go further
That's Holiday, a "news channel dedicated to bringing you holiday and travel news from around the world", features Holiday-Rentals' press release on getting more for your money by opting for a private rental, with examples of properties around the world.

Times Online

How to have a cheap holiday
Mark Bridge and Lauren Thompson point out how research and a flexible approach can help you reduce the costs of your holiday. They argue that renting a privately-owned villa could work out cheaper than a hotel, plus it allows you to go self-catering, meaning you do not have to spend money eating out every night. Holiday-Rentals is recommended as a website that "lists thousands of houses, villas and city apartments across the world and allows you to liaise directly with the property's owner. Do not be afraid to haggle on price - especially if you are not booking during the school holidays."

The Sunday Times

Strangers in paradise
Cherry Maslen writes about how to hold on to your second home in the recession by letting it out to holidaymakers. She emphasises that short-term rentals are booming at the moment and mentions Holiday-Rentals as a company that offers traditional short-term lets.

The Daily Telegraph

Portugal 2009
Gill Charlton selects the best accommodation options in Portugal in the paper's yearly destination guide and recommends Holiday-Rentals - "a portal for private owners to advertise" with "good rates for longer lets".

WalletPop

Economic crisis: best time to travel
US financial advise site WalletPop advises Americans that it's 'time to head to Europe', as major airlines slash fares from Newark to Europe. It points out that there's no better time to travel in a recession, highlighting the current low value of the British pound.

The article then points out that tourists can save hundreds of dollars by renting an apartment instead of booking a hotel, and lists some 'highly recommended' sites, including Holiday-Rentals.

Travolution.co.uk

The most interesting company in online travel is HomeAway
Following its exclusive coverage of HomeAway's acquisition of Homelidays, leading travel trade website Travolution includes a blog post on how HomeAway is the most interesting company in online travel.

UK Parents Lounge

How to make the holiday pounds go further
UK Parents Lounge feautures Holiday-Rentals' press release on how, by opting for a private rental instead of a hotel, it is possible to get luxury and exclusivity without a hefty price tag. Examples of properties in St Tropez, South Africa, Barbados, Paris, New York, Tuscany and Morocco are given.

The Observer

The best family holidays for under £500
Nicola Iseard and Liz Bird recommend property 413291 in Mallorca for a budget beach break in this article summarising their pick of 'affordable and child-friendly holidays in Britain and Europe'.

The Mail on Sunday


Ginetta Vedrickas quotes Greg Grant of Holiday-Rentals in an advisory article on renting out your holiday home. She includes Grant's observations that "Bulgaria and Turkey are edging up the list, but there are more searches for Puerto Banus in Spain than Bulgaria's Sunny Beach". A case study of Daren and Danielle Wicks, owners of property 94316 in Puerto Banus is also included.

The Guardian

It's a great time to...
In a feature-length travel article about how to save money on holiday, property 210889 in New York is featured as one of writer Sean Dodson's 'pick of the best' in the section on booking an apartment. This property is a fabulous studio apartment in the up-and-coming SoHa district just one subway stop from Central Park and two stops from Times Square.

Easier.com

Luxury for less - make your holiday £'s go further
Easier.com features a recent press release from Holiday-Rentals which talks about how to get a luxury holiday for less and includes details of exclusive private holiday homes available to rent on the site from as little as £500 per week.

TravelDailyNews.com

Holiday-Rentals parent company HomeAway boosts European listings with acquisition of Homelidays
This article on travel trade website, TravelDailyNews.com, announces HomeAway's acquisition of Paris-based Homelidays.

EcoSalon

We're all going on a summer holiday
In an article for eco-friendly lifestyle website, EcoSalon, travel writer and blogger Caitlin Fitzsimmons recommends renting your own holiday apartment on Holiday-Rentals as not only a cheaper but a greener option, as you can cook your own meals, do your own laundry and won't have a daily maid.

French Magazine


In a five-page travel feature on 'Party Paris', Gina Dyer describes her girly weekend and recommends renting property 52918, where she and her friends stayed. Holiday-Rentals lists over 900 apartments in Paris.

To view them all click here

Cycle Sport


In its regular column in the travel section, Cycle Sport recommends property 23305, an apparthotel in France as a great self-catering option.


January 2009

PropertyProblemsSolved.co.uk

How to solve problems with your holiday rental
Holiday-Rentals provides an article for the holiday lettings pages of PropertyProblemsSolved.co.uk, which details the various problems - and suggested solutions - that people may encounter when renting out their holiday home.

Easier.com

Romantic boltholes that won't break the bank
Easier.com features a recent press release from Holiday-Rentals detailing great accommodation for Valentine's Day getaways. The press release contained information on a variety of properties including a beach retreat in Barbados, a city love-nest in Rome, a room with a view in Montenegro, a Riad townhouse in Marrakech and a castle tower apartment in Normandy.

The Daily Telegraph

Greece 2009
Fred Mawer recommends the best accommodation options in Greece in the paper's annual destination guide and writes that Holiday-Rentals is 'the best of the websites on which owners advertise for direct bookings' and 'lists more than 1,400 Greek properties, many reviewed by previous guests'. To view all Holiday-Rentals properties in Greece, click here.

The Daily Telegraph

France 2009
In the Telegraph's annual destination guide to France, writer Fred Mawer recommends Holiday-Rentals for accommodation as it 'has far and away the most French properties (over 34,000) and for many you can read reviews by previous guests'. To view all Holiday-Rentals properties in France, click here.

Daily Star

Lucca: a treasure in the Tuscan hills
Following a press trip set up by the Holiday-Rentals PR team, deputy editor of The Daily Star, Gareth Morgan writes about his wonderful holiday in the tiny Tuscan hill town of Bagni di Lucca and property 95375, the villa he stayed in. 'Villa Rossa di Campiglia' is a three-storey, 200 year-old farmhouse with pool that has been beautifully renovated by owners Joanna and Antonio Nobile.

News of the World


Claire Irwin recommends Holiday-Rentals and sister HomeAway site Owners Direct as good websites with a range of accommodation ideas, in the section 'Cut out the middleman' in this article about 'the sneakiest ways to save cash on your next holiday'.

The Daily Telegraph

Italy 2009
In the Telegraph's yearly destination guide to Italy, writer Gill Charlton recommends booking direct with property owners as one of '20 ways to save' and lists Holiday-Rentals as an option, stating: 'Online booking services include www.holiday-rentals.co.uk, a portal for more than 8,000 properties'. Gill also writes how Telegraph readers voted Italy 'Best European Country' in its annual Travel Awards.

With its classical heritage, breathtaking landscapes and world-famous cuisine, Italy has become a destination 'di moda' with discerning travellers, with a major component of any holiday there being the discovery of its many gastronomic treats. For inspiration for gastro breaks in Italy, check out www.holiday-rentals.co.uk/travelcookbook.

Evening Standard


Cathy Hawker advises on how and where to buy a home abroad this year. She quotes Holiday-Rentals MD Greg Grant who recommends buying in the tried and tested holiday favourites like Spain, France, America and Italy, with cities such as Nice, Paris, Rome and Barcelona particularly in demand. Grant comments that while purchase price in those destinations may be high, in the long-term properties there have good transport links and there is the opportunity for short- or longer-term lets.

Closer


Caroline Blight shows readers how to save a fortune on their holidays with her price-busting travel tips. One piece of advice she gives is to holiday in a villa, which can work out up to 50% cheaper than a similar standard hotel. She compares a villa in Turkey found on Holiday-Rentals and a flight booked independently with a similar hotel package found on Expedia and concludes that the independent booking is 24% cheaper.

The Daily Telegraph

Savvy traveller: Ten ways to make sure your holiday in France doesn't take a pounding
Nick Trend, writer of the Daily Telegraph's regular 'Savvy traveller' column, provides a guide to saving money across the Channel. He recommends Holiday-Rentals as one of the websites that put customers directly in touch with villa and cottage owners who price their accommodation in pounds.

The Daily Telegraph

Spain 2009: Your eight-page holiday guide
Fred Mawer educates readers about the best Spanish holidays on offer this year. In his section on "20 ways to cut costs in Spain", he suggests booking self-catering accommodation direct with owners and recommends Holiday-Rentals, which advertises more than 11,000 Spanish properties. He also mentions Holiday-Rentals again in the section on "Villas and cottages", noting: "You'll find the biggest choice of villas and cottages to rent in Spain at www.holiday-rentals.co.uk, where owners advertise for direct bookings - many properties have reviews written by previous guests."

New Media Age


Suzanne Bearne reviews the redesigned Holiday-Rentals website, rating it 72/100. She comments, "HomeAway has redesigned its Holiday-Rentals site to make it quicker and easier to find a holiday home. And it comes at the right time, as the downturn makes people think more wisely about their holiday plans. The site isn't short of holiday homes, listing more than 122,000 properties in 118 countries. You can click on the home-page map for destination inspiration, as there's a wide array of holiday types to choose from, from a fabulous country estate in the Cotswolds to a villa in Bali."

Daily Mail

A tale of 12 cities...
Ursula Hirschkorn picks 12 of the best city breaks, including Barcelona where she recommends renting an apartment in the city centre via Holiday-Rentals.

Candis


Holiday-Rentals teams up with Candis magazine to offer one lucky family a holiday on the Costa del Sol in a private luxury villa - property 69103, plus £800 towards travel. The competition was featured over a whole page and included photos, details of the property and of Holiday-Rentals.

If you are interested in offering a stay in your property in exchange for extra publicity in similar promotions, please email the PR Team for further information.

Prima


Kranjska Gora in Slovenia is featured as a friendly resort with good budget accommodation, and Holiday-Rentals is recommended for details of apartments there costing from under £50 per person per week.

BBC Good Homes


In its regular one-page feature on overseas property, BBC Good Homes covers Atlanta, Georgia in the US. The feature has three sections; 'Live the life', 'Where to buy' and 'Where to live', and the writer has selected property 102134 on Holiday-Rentals for the 'Live the life' section. The article reads; "Located on a secluded spot on the shores of Lake Allatoona, this self catering house is the perfect holiday getaway. The property has a short walkway leading to a private deck boat and sun deck with views of the surrounding lake and woodland. Here you can sunbathe or use the rowing boat, which is supplied with the property rental".

French Magazine


Journalist Gina Dyer goes on a classy hen-party to Paris and writes about the bohemian Marais district, where she and her friends stayed in property 52918, a characterful apartment inside a 17th-century mansion - in Gina's words, "a cosy little bolthole in the centre of a very happening parade".

WeightWatchers Magazine


In this two-page feature article, the writer provides various tips for having a great holiday without blowing the budget. This includes a 'Where to stay' section, where they comment, "For those who want to go abroad, apartments can be the best bet, especially when booking for the whole family. You can book villas and self-catering apartments around the world with Holiday-Rentals.co.uk."

Conde Nast Traveller

Readers' Travel Awards 2008
For the second year running, Holiday-Rentals and HomeAway sister company OwnersDirect.co.uk are voted among the top ten villa rental companies in the prestigious Conde Nast Traveller Readers' Awards. Holiday-Rentals was voted number 4, while OwnersDirect.co.uk came in at number 9.