December 2010

Traveling Greener

Cool Ski Chalets & Apartments
Traveling Greener features several ski apartments and chalets available to rent on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals and ideal for either a budget or a luxury ski holiday.

The Vacation Gals

Vacation Home Rentals and Traveling with Lara Dunston
Interview with Lara Dunston about the Grantourismo project, her tips for people looking to rent a holiday home and her best experiences in a holiday rental.

The Independent on Sunday

Going...going...almost gone - festive holiday lets
In an article on the best places to find self-catering properties still available for the festive season, HomeAway Holiday-Rentals is mentioned as a great resource for finding holiday homes available to rent worldwide. 

The article was also mentioned on Independent.co.uk.

The Culinary Guide

Win a gourmet week’s stay for two worth £1,500 in a French ski chalet
HomeAway Holiday-Rentals, the UK’s largest holiday rentals website, is offering one couple the chance to win a week’s stay in a fully catered chalet in Samoens, France. The competition will be live for a month on The Culinary Guide.

Utalkmarketing.com

HomeAway Holiday-Rentals ‘Grantourismo’ online campaign
The website offers an overview of the Grantourismo project initiated by HomeAway Holiday-Rentals. The article looks at the strategy, implementation, plus some of the challenges encountered.

Telegraph.co.uk

London 2012 Olympics: rents in capital to soar for Games
In an article about the London 2012 Olympics, HomeAway Holiday-Rentals general manager Tim Boughton highlights the opportunities for home owners.

The news was also picked-up by Rman.co.uk and London24.com.

City A.M.

Olympic Savvy Pays
Shrewd Londoners can make a fair packet of extra cash during the 2012 Olympics by renting out their homes to tourists, according to research by HomeAway Holiday-Rentals.

This story was also published on London24.com, Policyexpert.co.uk and Rman.co.uk.

CNBC - Strictly Money

London Homeowners to Benefit from Olympics
Homeowners in London could make up to £9,000 for renting out their property to holiday makers during the 2012 Olympics, according to HomeAway Holiday-Rentals. Tim Boughton, general manager at HomeAway Holiday-Rentals, spoke to CNBC about the possibilities.

Eastern Daily Press

Sloping off away from the crowd
Conrad Sutcliffe visits the largely unknown spa town of St Gervais and thoroughly enjoys some great skiiing and welcoming atmosphere. As a DIY option, he recommends renting a property advertised on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals.

The Times


In an article on the 20 best villas for winter sun, Nicola Iseard recommends two properties listed on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals: a high-end villa in Phuket, Thailand (Property 452423) and a romantic villa in Ubud, Bali (Property 417517).

Matador Network

Travel Photographer Interviews: Terence Carter
In a new series on Notebook, the Matador network interviews travel photographer and writer Terence Carter about his perspectives on travel photography as well as his tips for taking better pictures. Terence is in the 11th month of a unique travel project called Grantourismo which he embarked upon with wife Lara Dunston, and the support of HomeAway Holiday-Rentals, aimed at promoting slow/sustainable travel, local and experiential travel.

Hackney Gazette

Olympic games give golden hope to rental markets
International interest is already flooding in for people wanting places to rent during the 2012 Olympics. HomeAway Holiday-Rentals general manager Tim Boughton said eight of the world's top 10 desirable spots during the summer of 2012 are London boroughs.

Travel Weekly

Destination guide: Turkey
Strong economic growth has played a part in keeping Turkey a top choice in 2010 and visitor numbers are set to rise again in 2011. HomeAway Holiday-Rentals revealed Turkey was one of its 'rising stars' for online bookings.

The Mail on Sunday


In an article on the best times to book a holiday, Fred Mawer recommends HomeAway Holiday-Rentals as a great choice for those looking for a self-catering break.


November 2010

Prima

Great American adventures
In an article about American holidays, the magazine recommends renting a smart condominium in Harlem, minutes from midtown Manhattan, for a convenient and safe base for a holiday in New York (Property 253075 advertised on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals).

Essentials

Get snowbound
The magazine reviews a luxury ski chalet located in a small village halfway between Argentiere and Chamonix, ideal for a family ski holiday (Property 51558 advertised on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals).

Marie Claire

Home from home
A city break doesn't have to mean booking into a hotel. Marie Claire recommends renting an apartment to 'live like a local' and suggests using HomeAway Holiday-Rentals for finding an apartment in Manhattan.

A Place in the Sun

Be my guest ... in Malta
An interview with Christiane and Blair Drummond, owners of a waterfront apartment in Malta listed on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals. The couple share their experience of buying a property in Malta and renting it out to travellers.

Evening Standard

Go for Olympic gold
In an article about the Olympic Games, Cathy Hawker notes that homeowners could generate an average of £4,500 in rent across the 16-day event. Quoting Tim Boughton, general manager of HomeAway Holiday-Rentals, Cathy points out that demand for holiday homes should be strong, as the trend away from staying in hotels and towards holiday rentals shows particularly high spikes around the time of global sporting events.

Easier Travel

Top 10 spa and yoga retreats
The site features ten of the best properties ideal for a spa or yoga break and available to rent on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals.

Wandering Educators

Living on Loch Ness
Jessie Voigts shares her experience of renting a cottage in Inverness, Scotland (Property 722905 listed on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals).

The Times


In an article about spending New Year's Eve in Rome, Maggie O'Farrell reviews an apartment listed on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals (Property 429458).

insideKent

Holidaying Outside the Box
When it comes to short breaks, why no think outside the box? InsideKent recommends renting The Old Rectory, a 500 year old historic Elizabethan rectory (Property 443199 listed on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals).

The Daily Telegraph

Great beaches on a budget
Increases in APD are not good news for anyone planning a holiday in the Caribbean, but there are ways to make economies elsewhere. Opening a two-part guide, Fred Mawer offers expert advice and recommends booking a villa from HomeAway Holiday-Rentals.

Wandering Educators

Follow the trail of the Titanic with HomeAway Holiday-Rentals
Wandering Educators features several properties available to rent on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals ideal for a Titanic themed short break.

Travolution

Google ventures into holiday rentals sector
Following the announcement that Google Ventures has purchased shares in HomeAway, Inc., the site quotes Brian Sharples, chief executive and founder of HomeAway, about the new partnership with Google. 

The news was also picked-up by: TravelMole, Breaking Travel News, dofonline.co.uk, AltAssets.com, Growthbusiness.co.uk and Privateequitywire.co.uk.

Property Community

Non-euro countries tipped as best property buys for 2011
The UK, Brazil, Turkey and Morocco are being tipped as safe and high yielding prospects for property investment in 2011. Data from leading holiday rental site, HomeAway.co.uk shows a 71% increase in booking enquiries for Brazil and a 55% increase in booking enquiries to Morocco.

Investor Today and The Move Channel also quote figures from HomeAway Holiday-Rentals to highlight the best locations for property investment in 2011.

Property Showrooms

Investors told Morocco 'has potential'
Morocco has been one of the hottest property markets of the last decade in terms of climate and investment potential, it has been claimed. Over the past 12 months HomeAway.co.uk has seen a 55 per cent increase in booking enquiries with average weekly rates for two and three-bedroom properties at £452 and £746 respectively.

Travel Weekly

Meeting the challenge
Riots, oil spills, strikes and ash clouds have taken their toll this year. Elsewhere, the rise of non-euro destinations such as Morocco, Egypt and Turkey continued as the euro remained strong against the pound. The combined increase in online searches for Morocco, Egypt and Turkey was 193% year on year compared to 51% in the Cote d'Azur, Costa del Sol and Algarve, according to a HomeAway UK report.

Surrey Advertiser

Take to the piste this winter
In an article about properties in the French Alps, data from HomeAway Holiday-Rentals is used to highlight the high rental potential of the Three Valleys.

South Wales Echo

Book it
Th newspaper recommends booking in advance this year and renting direct from owners through HomeAway Holiday-Rentals to take advantage of the early bird offers on ski holiday homes.

The Sunday Telegraph


In an article about buying property in Morocco, Joe and Maggie Campbell, advertisers on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals, share their experience of buying a Riad in Marrakech.

Easier Travel

Festive offers at HomeAway.co.uk
The site features several properties available to rent on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals that are currently running special offers for Christmas and New Year.

Telegraph.co.uk

UK holidays: deals of the day
Telegraph's pick of the best travel deals and discounts around Britain include a seven storey windmill in Norfolk available to rent on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals.

Smarta.com

A Royal Wedding: How Prince William and Kate's wedding will affect small business
In an article about businesses that will be affected by the royal wedding, HomeAway.co.uk general manager Tim Boughton comments: "We anticipate owners and managers listing on our site will be able to increase their rates by at least 100%, maybe even more, around the time of this key event."

Gadling

Q & A with Grantourismo round-the-world slow travel bloggers
With the Grantourismo project coming to an end in February, Lara and Terry talk about their slow travel philosophy, their tips on renting a holiday apartment and their favourite destinations from their trip so far.

Living Abroad

Caribbean crush
In an article on Caribbean rental properties the magazine features several high-end villas available to rent on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals and sister site Owners Direct.

Metro

Surf the winter waves
In an article on five of the best winter surf destinations, Oliver Stallwood recommends a property listed on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals, ideal for those looking to surf in Scotland.

Gadling

Grantourismo blogger on guidebooks and travel writing
Following the recent Q&A with Grantourismo travel writers Lara Dunston and Terence Carter, Gadling publishes the second part of the interview, featuring more on the guidebook writing process, how you can use them best on holiday, the changing media landscape, and which bloggers and publications offer the best content for travellers.


October 2010

The Sunday Times Travel


Mark Hodson weighs up the pros and cons of DIY holidays vs tour operators package breaks. For those looking to save money, using a website that allows them to deal directly with the owners, such as HomeAway Holiday-Rentals, is a great choice.

Travel Weekly

'MET' countries rise to rival the Med
New online booking enquiries data has revealed rising demand for Morocco, Egypt and Turkey with Malta emerging as a “rising star” for breaks across the summer. The data comes from holiday rental firm HomeAway UK which runs the www.HomeAway.co.uk and www.OwnersDirect.co.uk websites.

The news was also picked-up by iWantSun.co.uk and Fly2let.

Skier & Snowboarder

Holiday News
The magazine features HomeAway Holiday-Rentals as a good place to find a wide range of ski properties worldwide, as well as hundreds of special offers (Pages 24-25).

Traveling Greener

Top 10 Romantic Holiday Homes
The website features HomeAway Holiday-Rentals' Top 10 Romantic Holiday Homes worldwide, including a unique wooden chalet apartment in Switzerland and a penthouse apartment with panoramic views in Tuscany, Italy.

The Top 10 Romantic Holiday Homes was also featured on Easier Travel.

Lonely Planet

Short-term rentals: travel like a local with a home away from home
In an article about the benefits of renting a holiday apartment, HomeAway Holiday-Rentals and sister site Owners Direct are mentioned as great options for travellers in search of the perfect rental apartment.

Overseas Property Professional

Bookings boom around the Red Sea
The Egyptian resort of El Gouna, just north of Hurghada, has seen a 92% rise in booking enquiries so far this year. According to HomeAway Holiday-Rentals data, the average weekly rate for a two bedroom property in El Gouna is £480, considerably higher than nearby Hurghada at £270 and Sharm el-Sheikh at £280.

The news was also picked-up by several other websites, including Egypt Holiday Blog, Finance 411 and bi-me.com.

A Place in the Sun

El Gouna is proving popular with Brits
While Egypt’s Red Sea resorts of Sharm el Sheikh and Hurghada remain popular with British tourists, it is the area just north of Hurghada, El Gouna, which is establishing itself as the new Egyptian holiday destination. According to HomeAway Holiday-Rentals there has been a 92 per cent rise in booking enquiries to El Gouna so far in 2010 compared to the corresponding period last year.

Wandering Educators

The Top Ten Benefits of Renting A Vacation Home in Ireland
After renting an extraordinary home in Ireland from HomeAway Holiday-Rentals, Jessie Voigts discusses the many benefits to a family in renting a holiday home overseas.

Matador Network

GranTourismo’s Price Check series compares shopping prices around the world
Travel writers Lara Dunston and Terence Carter have been compiling shopping prices from every destination on their current world tour, Grantourismo. The posts are very detailed and give a good sense of the cost of living; handy for anyone travelling to these destinations.

A Place in the Sun

French ski homes offer good rental income
According to the latest data from leading holiday rental site, HomeAway Holiday-Rentals, investors seeking high rental incomes should look at the Three Valleys in the French Alps which attracts the highest average weekly rental rate of £1,200 for a two-bedroom chalet.

The news was also picked-up by Fly2let and Hifx.co.uk.

The Guardian

Half-term breaks to suit all ages
In an article about great family holidays for the October half term, Joanne O'Connor recommends renting a bright and spacious two-bedroom apartment in Nice (Property 488573 available to rent on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals).

Property Investor News

Are Your Property Investment Needs Being MET?
Morocco, Egypt and Turkey continue to attract UK tourists and property investors. Highlighting data from the Q2 2010 HomeAway Holiday-Rentals Marketplace Report, Peter Hemple analyses whether the rental returns live up to expectations.

Read more industry news on Property Investor News online.

CNBC - Strictly Money

Cashing in on the Games
Interview with Tim Boughton, General Manager of HomeAway Holiday-Rentals, about renting out property in London during the 2012 Olympics.

The Age

French country life, with strings attached
In an article about renting a cottage in France, Michael Gebicki recommends HomeAway Holiday Rentals as a great, user-friendly resource for finding French accommodation.

Wandering Educators

Glencoe Cottages, Scotland
The author reviews a charming, family friendly cottage in Glencoe, Scotland (Property 716646 advertised on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals).

Wandering Educators

Winter sun holidays to the Caribbean
For those in search of a winter pick-me-up, booking a relaxing sunshine getaway is the ultimate antidote to the change in seasons. The article features several exotic self-catering properties available to rent in the Caribbean on HomeAway.co.uk.

Telegraph.co.uk

UK holidays: deals of the day
An elegant five-bedroom house in Suffolk currently offering 20% off rental rates is featured in The Telegraph's deals of the day (Property 424503 advertised on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals).

The Times


Two properties listed on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals are included in a round-up of the best 20 big houses to book for a festive family gathering (Property 86614, a baronial manor house on the banks of Loch Linnhe in Scotland and Property 436176, a majestic Georgian country manor in Suffolk).

Lovemoney.com

Grab an ultra cheap holiday!
In an article on the best ways to save money when booking a holiday, Rachel Wait recommends opting for a self-catering break and suggests HomeAway Holiday-Rentals as a great choice for finding self-catering accommodation.

Overseas Property Professional

Zoopla and HomeAway Holiday-Rentals join forces
The article reveals the partnership between UK property portal zoopla.co.uk and leading holiday rentals website HomeAway Holiday-Rentals. Through the partnership, a new holiday rentals section will be added to zoopla.co.uk, allowing users to contact property owners or managers through HomeAway Holiday-Rentals’ booking process.

The news was also picked-up by propertyportalwatch.com and renthusiast.com.

Sub Magazine

Snow Squalor
The October issue of Sub Magazine features a high-end ski chalet at the foot of Mont Blanc in Chamonix, France (Property 67149 listed on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals).


September 2010

Conde Nast Traveller

Nick Trend answers your travel queries
In response to a reader's request for private apartments in New York, Nick Trend recommends HomeAway Holiday-Rentals as a great resource for finding apartments in different parts of the town.

A Place in the Sun

Putters, Chukkas & Chardonnay
In an article about buying property in Argentina, Josh and Fran Herlihy, who list their holiday home in Argentina on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals (Property 401442), talk about their reasons for buying property in Argentina, as well as their top tips for those looking to invest there.

Daily Express


In an article on Madeira's capital Funchal, Marc Da Silva highlights the opportunities for holiday homes owners and quotes the increase in number of booking enquiries on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals to support the city's rise in popularity.

County Down Spectator

Unusual holiday homes for one-of-a-kind experience
The newspaper features the Top 10 unusual holiday homes on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals, ranging from a secluded watermill in Spain and a Dutch boat, to an Irish lighthouse cottage and a 15th century stone hamlet in Italy.

Mail Online

A tale of 12 cities
Ursula Hirschkorn picks 12 of the best city breaks and recommends renting an apartment in Barcelona city centre for a chance to live like a local. The author highlights a two-bedroom apartment listed on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals.

Evening Standard

£2,000 a week to rent a flat... homes that could bring in Olympic gold
The articles discusses the opportunities for London homeowners during the 2012 Olympics. According to Tim Boughton, managing director of holiday rental website HomeAway.co.uk, a five-bedroom house with good transport connections could fetch as much as £5,000 a week.

The article was also published on Evening Standard online.

Easier Travel

Frighteningly good fun this Halloween
Following a recent press release, the site features a range of properties available to rent on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals that would make for an ideal spooky Halloween break.

The Sunday Times


In a guide to buying French property, the author recommends owners who wish to let out their properties without paying commission to use sites such as HomeAway Holiday-Rentals.

Sunday Mirror


In an article on the London 2012 Olympics, HomeAway Holiday-Rentals suggests owners could make an average of £2,000 a week if they rent out their property.

TNT Magazine

Ho-Ho-Holidays
The article offers ideas for the Christmas holidays and recommends HomeAway Holiday-Rentals for travellers thinking of renting a self-catering property in France during the festive season.

The Times


Featuring a range of Paris apartments, the newspaper also mentions a hip studio apartment available to rent on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals, as well as a property listed on sister site Owners Direct.

Wandering Educators

Life at Pier Cottage, Co Kerry, Ireland
Jessie Voigts shares pictures from her stay at Pier Cottage in Ireland (Property 439539). The trip was partially sponsored by HomeAway Holiday-Rentals.

Travelbite.co.uk

A royal Thailand adventure in Hua Hin
In an article about Hua Hin, Thailand's Royal Beach Resort, Carol Driver reviews a stunning four-bedroom, four-bathroom beachside bungalow with a private pool in lush tropical gardens (Property 78839 advertised on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals).

A Place in the Sun

Demand for homes in Malta to rent soars
As Malta sees a massive boost in the number of travellers, HomeAway Holiday-Rentals also reports a staggering 108 per cent rise in booking enquiries for Malta properties to rent during the second quarter of 2010, compared to corresponding period in 2009.  

Evening Standard

Home for the holidays
With more Britons taking UK holidays, having a second home to let can prove very profitable, says Cathy Hawker. Well-located city pads offer strong rental possibilities as well as providing you with a holiday home. The HomeAway Holiday-Rentals website has seen the UK jump from the seventh most popular country for rental enquiries in 2008 to the fourth (behind France, Spain and the US), with London and Edinburgh in most demand.

The article was also published on Homesandproperty.co.uk.


August 2010

Saga Magazine

You are what you buy
Following a research published by international property agent Savills and holiday rentals website HomeAway.co.uk, the magazine shows how when buying homes abroad, people over 50 choose different locations and types of property from those popular among younger purchasers.

This article originally appeared in Saga magazine; to subscribe ring 0800 056 1057 or visit www.saga.co.uk/magazine.

Italia!

Homes in Liguria
The publication features a case study of a couple owning two properties in Liguria, Italy. The owners rent their properties as holiday homes to travellers and list them on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals.

The Sunday Times


Anna Mikhailova writes how renting a property to tourists in London can be a profitable business with owners having to pay less tax than on a buy-to-let. Data collected by HomeAway Holiday-Rentals shows that two-bedroom flats in London generate the most interest, followed by one-bedroom studios. In addition, according to HomeAway.co.uk the top areas are the boroughs of Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea.

Sunday Life

Nice place for a getaway
Following a press trip to Nice, Chris Cairns reviews a beautiful, modern four-bedroom villa based up in the hills in Saint Antoine de Ginestiere - Property 427862 advertised on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals.

ehotelier.com

Savvy Londoners Set to Cash in on 2012 Olympics by Renting out their Home
Following a recent press release, the website reports how home owners could generate an average of £4,500 by renting their home during the 2012 Olympics. Tim Boughton, General Manager for HomeAway Holiday-Rentals says "The switch from hotels to holiday rentals has been steadily increasing, with particularly high spikes in demand around major global sporting events".

The Observer

Cottages with cachet
Property 732437 advertised on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals is included in The Observer's Top 10 "super cottages" in the UK, that combine spectacular locations with luxurious facilities.

The articles was also featured on Guardian.co.uk.

Living Abroad

A touch of class
In an article featuring luxurious villas in France and Italy, two properties advertised on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals are also included in the article: Property 84693, a luxury three-bedroom villa in France and Property 52498, a rustic villa with private pool in Umbria, Italy.

Easier Travel

Holiday homes - A great choice for young families
Following a recent press release, the website features several great properties ideal for holidays with young kids and babies and available to rent on HomeAway.co.uk.

Easier Travel

Holiday-rental offers for October half-term
The article features some of the best deals available on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals for the October half-term. From rustic villas and beachside properties to more quirky places such as cave houses, windmills and boats, on HomeAway.co.uk there is something for everyone.

Coventry Telegraph

Go West for Celtic Charm
Following a press trip to Brittany, Sylvie Dalton reviews a HomeAway Holiday-Rentals property and outlines that HomeAway.co.uk is one of the UK’s first and longest-running private rentals websites with thousands of holiday homes for rent in France and across Europe.

The articles was also published on Coventrytelegraph.net.

Easier Travel

UK self-catering breaks for golfers
Self catering short breaks and holidays are becoming a popular option among golfers as they enable players to tailor their holiday to fit their exact golfing preferences. Following a recent press release, Easier Travel features five golf holiday homes available to rent in the UK on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals.

Europe A La Carte

Terence Carter of Grantourismo talks about the European leg of their global tour
Terence Carter, currently on a one year global tour, Grantourismo, talks more about the European leg of the trip, as well as the advantages of renting a holiday home over a hotel.

The interview was also published on Tips from the T-List.


July 2010

Travel Channel

Win a week’s stay in a rustic villa in Teulada, Sardinia
HomeAway Holiday-Rentals is offering one lucky viewer and up to three friends the chance to win a week’s stay at Casa Teulada, a charming villa in a beautiful untouched area of Sardinia (Property 83765). Head to Travelchannel.co.uk to enter the competition.

Woman & Home

The Euro Top 30 Under £50
The article features the most appealing hotels, B&Bs and holiday homes that cost under £50pp per night, even in July. Two properties advertised on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals are also included in the article: Property 434293, a beautifully renovated gites in Languedoc-Roussillon and Property 16118, a traditional Umbrian stone farmhouse.

Overseas Living

Picture Perfect
A residence located in Mauritius with full access to a private beach and advertised on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals is featured in Overseas Living magazine.

Living France

Summer sparkle
Following a press trip to the French Riviera, Mary Novakovich reviews a lovely sea front studio listed on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals (Property 83543). Mary recommends opting for self-catering to get the most of your experience on the French Riviera.

Candis

Every one a winner
A winner of Candis competition, Steven Bell and his family will be soaking up the sun after winning a holiday in France with HomeAway Holiday-Rentals.

Homes Overseas

Grab a slice of Madeira
After the devastating floods and landslides, there are signs that Madeira's property market could be about to take off. Marc Da-Silva writes how enquiries for short-term rental properties in Madeira jumped by 52 per cent in the first quarter of 2010, compared to the same period in 2009. The data was taken from a research by HomeAway Holiday-Rentals.

Telegraph.co.uk

Ask Gill: charged twice for a hotel stay
In response to a reader looking for a wooden house on a Swedish lake for an August holiday, Gill recommends looking on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals which lists a beautifully furnished five-bedroom manor house on a lake in Värmland for £1,000 a week.

Property Showrooms.com

French property market to benefit from weak euro
As the pound strengthens against the euro, the buying conditions in France are improving overall. The site quotes the results of a recent survey, conducted by HomeAway.co.uk and Savills, which claimed that there is likely to be a resurgence in interest in property from wealthy lifestyle buyers this year.

Easier Travel

Half-term activity holidays
Following a recent press release, the website features several properties advertised on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals, ideal for an activity holiday this October half-term.

Computer Active

Book a better break
In an article on where to find the best deals on the internet, HomeAway Holiday-Rentals is mentioned as a good resource for finding self-catering holidays.

Wandering Educators

Travel by rail & rent a holiday home for a greener, slow travel experience
For those in search of a greener, slower travel experience HomeAway Holiday-Rentals lists thousands of holiday homes accessible by train. Wandering Educators features several properties advertised on HomeAway.co.uk ideal for a rail holiday.

The news was also picked-up by Easier Travel.

Sub Magazine

Mi Casa Su Casa
The publication features a luxury villa in Dubai advertised on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals, perfect for those interested in holidaying like a footballer but at a more affordable cost (Property 446831).

People Management

How I got where I am today
Interview with Valerie Mann, European HR manager at HomeAway about her career and her experience of working for a holiday rentals company.

The article was also published on Peoplemanagement.co.uk.

Telegraph.co.uk

Caribbean holidays: 2010 deals and tips for summer savings
Continuing the guide to Caribbean holidays, Fred Mawer offers advice on balancing the holiday budget and offers his pick of the best summer deals. HomeAway Holiday-Rentals is mentioned as a good resource for finding bargain villas in the summer months.

Telegraph.co.uk

Ask Gill: Operator pays out over missed cruise
In response to a reader looking for holidays to Elba, Gill recommends HomeAway.co.uk which has more than 100 villas and apartments on its books.

LiveTravelMountains

Top 10 Ski Chalets
HomeAway Holiday-Rentals has selected its favourite ski chalets to rent in popular ski destinations around the world. The website features the Top 10 Ski Chalets on HomeAway.co.uk, ranging from a luxury ski chalet at the foot of Mont Blanc to a chic chalet in Queenstown, New Zealand.

The news was also picked-up by Wandering Educators and Easier Travel.

Independent.co.uk

School holidays special: Last-minute deals
Sarah Barrell rounds up the best holidays for all budgets and recommends HomeAway.co.uk as a great site for finding a good range of economical summer lets with many owners running special offers to entice late shoppers.

Daily Mail

The Crafty Traveller: Open for business - where to find a cheap UK summer holiday
In an article about cheap UK summer holidays, Fred Mawer recommends HomeAway Holiday-Rentals as the best single source for cottages you can book direct. The website advertises 6,000 UK properties, many with reviews from previous guests.

The article was also published on Mail Online.

Woman’s Own

Chalet Life in France
In an article on French chalets, HomeAway Holiday-Rentals is mentioned as a good resource for finding more great properties in the Alps.

tnooz

HomeAway turns attention to London after New York rental woe
Following a recent company announcement, the website reports how the average owner stands to make around £4,500 if they rent a property during the 2012 Olympics in London. The Olympics has the “potential to earn millions in rental income” for Londoners, says HomeAway UK general manager Tim Boughton.

Easier Travel

Quench your thirst in Germany
For those interested in visiting Oktoberfest in autumn or other beer festivals across Europe, the website features several private properties available to rent on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals in Munich, Brussels and Stuttgart.

Travel Daily News

Savvy Londoners set to cash in on 2012 Olympics by renting out their home
Figures released by HomeAway Holiday-Rentals, market leader of the online holiday rentals industry, reveal that savvy Londoners stand to make millions renting out their homes to tourists during the London 2012 Olympics. It is expected that home owners could generate an average of £4,500 by renting their home during the 16 day-long event.

The news was also picked up by:

City A.M.

Buy now to take advantage of the Olympic dream
Juliet Samuel writes how buyers are moving East for value in advance of the 2012 games. Tim Boughton, General Manager for HomeAway Holiday-Rentals comments how the site is already seeing an unusual number of enquiries into 2012, with Greenwich top of the list.

The article was also published on cityam.com.


June 2010

Attitude

Beach Retreats
The article features several beach retreats, including Property 407601 listed on HomeAway.co.uk, a 15th century townhouse villa with private garden in Puglia, Italy.

European CEO

Life away from home
Following a recent interview with Petra Friedmann, HomeAway's European Manager Director, the magazine publishes a three-page feature discussing Petra's biography and her career in the travel industry.

Easier Travel

Last-minute beach breaks in top European destinations
Following a recent press release, the website features a great selection of holiday homes near the beach available to rent on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals for those looking for a last-minute beach break.

allaboutyou.com

Do it online: best travel websites
HomeAway Holiday-Rentals is mentioned as the best website for finding home rentals. A link to Grantourismo is also included for those looking to get a taste of what it's like to stay in a holiday home rental.

ComputerWeekly.com

Like a rolling stone...
Following a recent interview with Tim Boughton, General Manager at HomeAway Holiday-Rentals, the website discusses the company's use of social media both internally and externally, with the Grantourismo project.

Living Abroad

Special on a shoestring
The article is the first of a three-part series on rental villas and looks at Spain and Portugal, where people can get a lot more for their money that they would in a hotel. Two properties advertised on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals are included in the article: Property 7629 and Property 79559.

Sunday Express

Make a break for the isles
Annabelle Thorpe offers a guide to some of Greece's less-discovered islands and recommends staying in a traditional villa in Sifnos available to rent on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals.

The Observer

10 great British beach huts
Property 447172, a beachside four-bedroom house advertised on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals is included in an article about the best UK seaside retreats.

The article was also published on Guardian.co.uk.

Wandering Educators

Our Scottish Getaway: The Cottage, Inverfarigaig on Loch Ness
Jessie Voigts from Wandering Educators has partnered with HomeAway Holiday-Rentals for an upcoming trip to Ireland and Scotland. In this article, Jessie interviews Turan Ali, the owner of Property 722905, and Jessie's 'home away from home' in September for two weeks.

The Herald

Greece is the word for value
The article focuses on travel in Greece and recommends staying in Moongrove, a three-bedroom, self-catering cottage available to rent on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals (Property 431234).

The article was also published on Heraldscotland.com.

Living Spain

Living Spain News
The magazine reports some of the findings of a survey carried out by Savills International and HomeAway.co.uk and includes a comment from Courtney Wylie, General Manager at HomeAway Holiday-Rentals.

Telegraph.co.uk

UK holidays: deals of the day
Property 416743 advertised on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals is included in the Telegraph’s best deals of the day.

The Daily Telegraph

Make your holiday home pay its way
The article offers recommendations to holiday home owners on how they can increase their number of bookings. Property 85803 listed on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals is included in the article as one of three unusual holiday lets.

The article was also published on Telegraph.co.uk.

The Daily Telegraph


In an article about the distance that people are willing to travel to get to a holiday home, the journalist quotes the results of a survey conducted by HomeAway Holiday-Rentals in 2009. The survey showed that proximity to an airport had become crucial to those renting homes abroad, with the majority prepared to travel no further than 40 miles away.

Thegrapevinemagazine.com

Experienced HR professional compares people strategies at small versus large organisations
Valerie Man, European HR Manager at the HomeAway group, tells the Grapevine Online how she used her experience working in larger companies to grow and develop HomeAway, and highlights the challenges she faced from a smaller business environment.

Traveling Greener

Holiday Like A World Cup Star
Following a recent press release, the website features a great selection of private holiday homes located in UK footballers’ favorite destinations around the world.

The news was also picked up by Easier Travel.

Business Matters

Getting to know you: Brian Sharples
Interview with Brian Sharples, CEO of HomeAway, about what motivates and inspires him in business and the advice he would give to someone just starting out.

Woman’s Own

Cottage chic!
In an article about affordable UK holiday homes, Property 447960 advertised on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals is also included.

Femalefirst.co.uk

The Top 10 ‘Best Of British' Holiday Home Rentals
The website features the Top 10 ‘Best of British’ homes on HomeAway.co.uk, featuring some of the most imposing mansions and country houses available to rent as a holiday home.

The article was also published on Malextra.com.

The Times


The article features 20 Greek villas for those in search of accommodation in Greece. Property 62732, a lovely three-bedroom villa located in the hills of the Pelion peninsula and advertised on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals is also included in the article.

The article was also published on Times Online.

South Wales Echo

Chicago, you're my kind of town
Rosa Silverman shares her experiences in Chicago, America's breathtaking 'Second City'. However, for those travellers who are afraid that they might get stranded abroad again during their next getaway, the article recommends booking a holiday closer to home, in Wales. There are hundreds of great value holiday homes available to rent in Wales, on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals. 

News & Star

Serenity, at a price
Following a press trip to Venice, Anne Pickles reviews a charming, well-appointed and impressively-equipped two-bedroom apartment in a typically ancient, canal-side grand Venetian house. The apartment is available to rent on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals (Property 424184).

The article was also published on Newsandstar.co.uk.

Wandering Educators

Top 10 unusual holiday homes from HomeAway Holiday-Rentals
The website features a list of the Top 10 best unusual holiday homes listed on HomeAway.co.uk. Thanks to many people buying and renovating unique properties into dream holiday homes, HomeAway Holiday-Rentals now has a wealth of exceptional rentals on offer.

The news was also picked up by Easier Travel, Balgosal and Bestpayhotels.com.

Easier Travel

Self-catering city breaks for summer
For those in search of a slightly different experience this summer, the website features  a selection of city apartments available to rent on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals and ideal for a summer festival getaway.

The news was also picked up by Wandering Educators.

Thestar.co.uk

Win a holiday for six to Cyprus with HomeAway Holiday-Rentals!
HomeAway Holiday-Rentals, the UK’s largest and most trusted holiday rentals website, is offering you the chance to win a week in a luxury villa in Cyprus. Visit any one of Johnston Press Newspaper Websites to enter the competition.

The news was also published in the regional newspapers, Nelson Leader and Colne Times.

Find here a list of all Johnston Press Newspaper Websites that are currently running the competition



May 2010

Woman & Home

Make your holiday money go further
In an article about the best-value holiday destinations around the world, Jane Hayward recommends renting an owner-run villa in Croatia listed on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals.

Bella

Nice Castle Joli
The article features a charming two-bedroom apartment advertised on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals (Property 415038). A great choice for city and beach life, the property features high ceilings, antiques and a balcony where you can sit in the sun and soak up the atmosphere.

A Place in the Sun

Life by the lagoon
The article discusses the property market in the Fethiye area in Turkey. According to rentals website HomeAway Holiday-Rentals, the Fethiye-Oludeniz area is the most popular part of Turkey for villa lets - with the Dalaman-Dalyan area fifth after Kalkan-Kas, Bodrum and Istanbul.

Irish Tatler

Ten Unmissable Weekend Getaways
Featuring some of the best destinations for the May bank holiday, the magazine includes Nice as one of the 'ten unmissable weekend getaways'. Property 415038 advertised on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals is unique and full of character and is just perfect for a short beach break.

French Magazine

France back on top
A recent survey of 1,200 buyers by Savills and HomeAway.co.uk revealed that after the boom in investment buying of recent years and the subsequent financial crisis, tried and tested buying spots like France are once again emerging as the sensible location for second home buyers.

Concept for Living

The holiday home is back
Following a report by HomeAway Holiday-Rentals and Savills International, only a few hundred Brits bought an overseas home in 2009, a drop of 80% on the previous year. In addition, the survey ranks France in its top three classic European destinations.

Two Go Round-The-World

Best of Two Go RTW: April 2010
In a post featuring the blog's fabulous five: five most-read posts, five busiest comment contributors and five top referring sites, Grantourismo is mentioned as one of the Top five referring sites.

Wandering Educators

Wales - this summer’s alternative to the Med
Following a press release recommending Wales as a great summer alternative to the Med, the blog features several private holiday homes available to rent in Wales on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals.

The news was also picked up by Easier Travel.

IrishTimes.com

Go reader go
Responding to a reader's request for holiday home rentals in West Cork that allow pets, the journalist recommends HomeAway Holiday-Rentals as a good source, as the site offers the option of searching for pet-friendly holiday homes.

The Sunday Times

You shall go to the beach
The article highlights a wide range of holidays for every budget. Responding to one reader who is looking for a two-bedroom villa for £625pp per week, Chris Haslam recommends Property 5029 advertised on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals, a lovely villa in a quiet cul-de-sac in Calonge, on the Costa Brava’s Alt’ Emporda.

The article was also published on Times Online.

The Good Wedding Guide

Top 10 Romantic Retreats From HomeAway Holiday-Rentals
The magazine features HomeAway Holiday-Rentals Top 10 romantic retreats, including elaborate descriptions of each of the properties included in the Top 10. These include a beautifully restored boat moored in a historic town in France, a lakeside villa in Bali and a cosy studio in the Caribbean.

Property Showrooms.com

Portugal to capitalise on Brits holidaying overseas
According to a research conducted by rental firm HomeAway Holiday-Rentals, searches for holiday homes in the UK for July and August have failed to reach the same high levels as last year, while other European destinations are increasing in popularity, including Portugal.

Smash and Sniff

Wednesday Snapshot: Announcing the May "Memorable Meal" serier
The blog announces the March Travel Writing Competition hosted by Lara and Terry with the support of HomeAway Holiday-Rentals, as part of the Grantourismo project. The competition is part of a series of monthly travel blogging competitions that will take place throughout the year.

The news was also picked up by Wandering Educators.

Wandering Educators

Best summer spots for holiday home bargains
Wandering Educators features several great value holiday homes available to rent on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals, ideal for a budget summer break.

The Independent

Provence
The article reveals the delights of a spectacular region of south-eastern France, Provence, and includes details about the history of the region, the traditional cuisine and the best places to stay on a budget, which include rental apartments. A search on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals will distil the best results according to budget, number of rooms or amenities.

The article was also published on Independent.co.uk.

The Sunday Telegraph

Expert Travel Advice - Apartment living
As city apartments are becoming more popular for short stays, Sophie Butler offers advice on securing the best deal and recommends HomeAway Holiday-Rentals as one of the best places to find rental apartments.

The article was also published on Telegraph.co.uk.

The Observer

Five-star villas at two-star prices
In an article featuring 20 luxury villas in Europe for less than £200 per person per week, two properties listed on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals are also included: Property 98965, a luxury five-bedroom villa on the French Riviera and Property 406092, a romantic newly renovated stone villa in Croatia.

The article was also published on Guardian.co.uk and was replicated on four other websites: Worldbbnews.com, Newscred.com, Gulfnews.com and Woofeed.com.

The Mail on Sunday

I'm after a lovely villa, big pool ... and 30% off
In an article offering advice on how to cut the cost of holiday rentals, HomeAway Holiday-Rentals is mentioned as a great resource to save even more, by booking direct with owners.

The article was also published on Mail Online and Thisismoney.co.uk.

Wandering Educators

The top 10 ‘Best of British’ holiday home rentals on HomeAway.co.uk
Following a recent press release, the website features the top 10 ‘Best of British’ holiday home rentals listed on HomeAway.co.uk.

Travel Blogs.com

Grantourismo! An Interview with Lara Dunston & Terence Carter
Travel writers Lara and Terry discuss more about the Grantourismo project, their objectives throughout the year, as well some of the things they'll be doing during the 12-month grand tour of the globe.

The interview has also been published on HowToTravel.net.

Telegraph.co.uk

UK holidays: deals of the day
Included in the Telegraph's pick of the last-minute UK holiday offers is a flat by the sea in East Lothian, Property 423494 listed on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals.

Traveling Greener

Beach Holidays in Wales
For those looking to have a beach holiday in the UK this summer, the blog features five Wales holiday homes advertised on HomeAway.co.uk, including a brand new serviced apartment in Cardiff Bay, close to Millennium Stadium and a converted barn in Swansea.

Travel Mole

Final call for TravelMole Web Awards nominations
HomeAway Holiday-Rentals is mentioned as a sponsor of the TravelMole Web Awards 2010 (the Best Travel Blog section).

Travelbite.co.uk

Top 10 most luxurious villas in the world
Following the release of HomeAway Holiday-Rentals Top 10 luxury villas with pool, the site features the most luxurious villas available to rent on HomeAway.co.uk, including an antique villa near San Gimignano in Italy and an opulent, architect-designed villa with infinity pool in St Lucia.

The news was also picked up by Easier Travel.

The Daily Telegraph


In an article discussing the most important points to consider when buying a second property, Brian Sharples, CEO at HomeAway, recommends buying a second home to rent out as a holiday let. This choice makes sense as the property will have partly paid for itself by the time the owner is ready to move in permanently.

Wandering Educators

An Irish Getaway: Pier Cottage
Jessie Voigts from Wandering Educators has partnered with HomeAway Holiday-Rentals for an upcoming trip to Ireland and Scotland. In this article, Jessie interviews Susannah, the owner of Property 439539, and Jessie's 'home away from home' in September for two weeks.


April 2010

Which Holiday?


To avoid fraud when booking a holiday villa or a self-catering apartment online via a rental listing website, such as HomeAway Holiday-Rentals or Owners Direct, check to see how long the property has been advertised on site and get traveller testimonials.

Travel Daily

Holiday rentals popular for UK market
Figures released by online holiday rentals company HomeAway UK show that 16% of UK holidaymakers are willing to cut their holiday spend in 2010 and one in five will stay in a holiday home rental. This makes it the most popular type of accommodation after hotels.

Dewsbury Reporter

Do your homework before buying a property abroad
In an article discussing the main points that people need to consider when buying a property abroad, data taken from a report conducted by HomeAway Holiday-Rentals and Savills International suggest that even though Britons own 430,000 holiday homes abroad, sales dwindled in 2009.

Travelrat's Travels

The (Second??) Best Job in the World
Talking about the Grantourismo project, Keith Kellett suggests that Lara Dunston and Terence Carter might just have the best job in the world. At the moment, they’re travelling the world as partners of HomeAway Holiday Rentals, spending two weeks in each location, staying at a HomeAway property and blogging about their adventures on http://grantourismotravels.com.

Fly2let

Easter bonanza for holiday home lettings as budget conscious Brits look to cut their spend
According to a recent research conducted by online holiday rentals company HomeAway UK, 16 percent of Brits are looking to cut their holiday spend in 2010. And one in five will stay in a holiday home rental, making it the second most popular type of accommodation after hotels.

Easier Travel

Top 10 budget holiday rentals worldwide
Following a recent press release, the website features the Top 10 budget holiday homes on HomeAway.co.uk, ranging from a brand new apartment overlooking the Miraflores golf course on the Costa del Sol to a chic villa with pool and Jacuzzi in Thailand.

The press release was also featured on Wandering Educators.

Residential Landlord

Buy to let holiday home owners could see record lettings this year
The article discusses this year's surge in UK bookings due to more people deciding on a ‘staycation’. The comments mirror the findings of a recent Marketplace Report by holiday rentals specialist HomeAway UK that found 89 percent of travellers surveyed plan to stay in a rental in 2010.

Bella

Glitz & Glamour
In an article about stylish beach destinations that don't necessarily bust your budget, HomeAway Holiday-Rentals is mentioned as a great option to find self-catering properties in Montauk, USA, including a house with sea views and an entrance to a private beach (Property 191032).

Mybrumtv

Easter holidays boost travel market
New figures released by HomeAway UK, market leader of the online holiday rentals market, reveal a surge of more than 50% in Easter holiday enquiries compared to the same period last year. The figures re-affirm the rapid growth and popularity of the emerging online holiday rentals sector.

Homes & Travel

Worldwide affordable holiday rental properties
The website features a list of the top 10 best budget properties worldwide available to rent on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals. These include a brand new apartment overlooking the Miraflores golf course on the Costa del Sol, a modern apartment on the Magic Dreams resort in Bulgaria, and a chic villa with pool and Jacuzzi in Thailand.

Thisismoney.co.uk

How to cut the costs of your home abroad
In an article about the costs of owning a holiday home, Sarah Chambers, PR Manager at HomeAway Holiday-Rentals, suggests that the average running costs for a holiday property and rental management are £2,000 per year.This includes such costs as general home maintenance like painting, furnishings, insurance, and more recently, green improvements such as installing low-flow shower heads or energy efficient fixures like light bulbs.

The Sunday Telegraph

Expert Travel Advice - Whitsun bargains
To save money without settling for second best, Sophie Butler recommends taking your main holiday at Whitsun half-term instead (from May 31 to June 4 for most schools this year). A three-bedroom villa, 150 yards from the beach in the Sicilian resort of Agrigento and advertised on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals, is mentioned as a great option to cut the costs of your holiday this year.

The article was also published on Telegraph.co.uk.

The Observer

Living the dream
The article features the ten best apartments worldwide and mentiones HomeAway Holiday-Rentals as a good resource to find good apartments in Rio de Janeiro.

The article was also published on Guardian.co.uk.

Wandering Educators

THE Best Way To Travel: HomeAway Holiday-Rentals
Following a recent interview with Sarah Chambers, PR Manager at HomeAway Holiday-Rentals, Jessie Voigts writes more about the website and its genesis, as well as the top 10 tips for renting direct and the advantages of renting a holiday home.

Wandering Educators

Visit HomeAway.co.uk today and enjoy free flying fishing on River Tweed!
If you fancy doing something different this year or perhaps learning a new skill, HomeAway Holiday-Rentals, the UK’s largest holiday rentals site, lists thousands of private holiday homes worldwide whose owners can organise different excursions and activities for their guests.

The press release was also published on Easier Travel.

Viator

Cava 101: A Guide to Drinking in Barcelona
Following their experiences in Barcelona for the Grantourismo project, Lara Dunston and Terry Carter offer more information about Cava, Spain’s sparkling wine. If you are planning a trip to Barcelona,  HomeAway Holiday-Rentals lists close to 300 apartments available to rent in this beautiful city.

The Times

Paris for under £100 a night
In an article featuring the 20 best cheap and chic places to stay in Paris, a lovely studio flat in the 19th arrondissement advertised on HomeAway.co.uk is also mentioned (Property 423020). The studio is a beautiful bargain for those who want their own space in Paris.

The article was also published on Times Online.

Woman’s Own

Europe's new rivieras
In an article about affordable summer beach holidays, the magazine recommends HomeAway Holiday-Rentals as a great choice for finding a place to stay in Costa de la Luz. The site has nearly 400 choices, including chalets for three at Tarifa from £354 for seven nights (Property 65231).

Wandering Educators

Europe: Late ski breaks & spring festival getaways
Following a recent press release, the website features a range of properties available to rent on HomeAway.co.uk, ideal for either a late ski break or a festival getaway.

The press release was also featured on Easier Travel.

Vacantion Rental Industry News

HomeAway UK’s Q1 report reveals rentals are 2nd top accommodation
Following the release of HomeAway UK's Q1 Marketplace report, the website writes how holiday home rentals are fast becoming the preferred accommodation option for many. In addition, although the ‘staycation’ was much hyped last year, it seems the majority of Brits still prefer to jet abroad to sunnier climes. When asked where they will take their main 2010 holiday, 57% said they will go abroad, versus 43% who will stay at home.

The news was also picked up by Propertytalk Live! and Travel Daily News.


March 2010

Travolution

Homeaway to slow acquisition strategy
Speaking to Travolution, chief executive Brian Sharples suggests that HomeAway will slow down its acquisition strategy after making a number of key investments in recent weeks.

tnooz

HomeAway CEO – more fun as a private company, OTAs worried about hotel clients to try rental
Following a recent interview with Kevin May, Brian Sharples, CEO of HomeAway, talks more about the company and the ongoing strategy to launch in new markets.

Look

Travel
Expert Jasmine Harman recommends Rome as a great city break destination and suggests staying in a self-catering apartment in Trastevere like Property 71684, a stylish apartment available to rent on HomeAway.co.uk.

Leader

Survey shows Spain is still the top choice of Brits wanting a second home
A recent survey commissioned by Savills International Research and HomeAway Holiday-Rentals has shown that Spain is still a top destination for Brits who want a second home abroad.

Wandering Educators

Top 10 family friendly holiday homes from HomeAway.co.uk
Following a recent press release the blog features a list of the top 10 family-friendly holiday homes in Europe and further afield available to rent on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals.

The press release also appeared on Easier Travel.

OneTravel.com

In 2010, discover a new way to travel; discover Grantourismo
Guest post by HomeAway Holiday-Rental on OneTravel.com about the Grantourismo project.

The Lady

Life in Le Rayol
Following a press trip to Le Rayol on the Côte d'Azur, the magazine reviews a luxury villa with multiple terraces and sea views from every angle, available to rent on HomeAway.co.uk (Property 86596).

allaboutyou.com

Win a break for eight in Cornwall with HomeAway Holiday-Rentals
HomeAway Holiday-Rentals is offering one lucky allaboutyou.com reader and their family the chance to win a week in a luxury beachside holiday house in Cornwall in Property 441018.

The Sunday Times

Holidays for two - less than £1,000
In an article about the best holidays for two for less than £1,000, Chris Haslam finds out how to have a great holiday in Valencia for only £496. Book a low cost flight and rent a funky, retro-styled second-floor flat in a typical Valenciano building from HomeAway Holiday-Rentals (Property 83483).

The article also appeared on Times Online.

Daily Express


In an article that looks at why a growing number of second home owners are renting out their cottages to holidaymakers, Courtney Wylie, general manager of HomeAway Holiday-Rentals, advises owners to provide a comprehensive pack with tips on local activities and excursions, as well as to provide a more customised, personal service.

Write to Travel

Grantourismo to run monthly travel writing competitions...
Following Lara and Terry's announcement of the Grantourismo monthly travel writing competitions, the blog reiterates the purpose of the project, as well as the theme for the first travel blogging competition and the prizes that will be given away.

The news was also picked up by Workflow Writing, Going local travel, Pret a Voyager and Wandering Educators.

The Times

Relax - now leave to chill
In an article about the best places to chill out around the world, The Times recommends getting away from it all on Formentera and renting a pretty, two-bedroom villa overlooking the bay of Mitjorn available to rent on HomeAway.co.uk (Property 508636).

The article also appeared on Times Online.

The Guardian

Beach Côte of many colours
Following a press trip to Cassis, France, Philip Oltermann explores the wilderness of Provence, setting off from his own harbourside apartment in Cassis, an old fishermen's house on Quai des Baux with great views over the harbour available to rent on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals (Property 52594).

The article also appeared on Guardian.co.uk.

Property Showrooms.com

Lifestyle buyers could flock to Italy in 2010
According to data released by HomeAway.co.uk and Savills International, traditional destinations like Italy are likely to benefit from the current economic climate as property investors shy away from buying in long-haul destinations.

Traveler's Notebook

Grantourismo announces first travel writing contest
Earlier this week, Lara and Terence announced the first in a series of travel writing contests sponsored HomeAway Holiday-Rentals as part of the Grantourismo project.

Easier Property

The holiday home is back
Following a recent survey conducted by HomeAway.co.uk and Savills International, the website reports how only a few hundred Brits bought an overseas home in 2009 - a drop of 80% on the previous year. The comprehensive survey looked at 1,200 Brit-owned holiday homes across all five continents and estimated that they owned 430,000 foreign homes of which 25% were in France.

Easier Travel

Discover a new way to travel
Following a recent press release, the website writes about the Grantourismo project and what Lara and Terry have been doing to explore experiential travel, from learning how to cook tagine in Marrakech, to exploring local markets. The publication also outlines how, for those looking for a genuine travel experience as well as tips and advices, the Grantourismo blog provides the ideal resource for inspiration.

The news was also picked up by Relaxing World Travel.com.

Property Wire

Cash rich property investors looking to buy discounted second homes in traditional hotspots
Following a UK second homes overseas report by Savills International and HomeAway Holiday-Rentals, the website reports how the overseas second home market in 2010 is likely to be characterised by cash rich, lifestyle property investors who will take advantage of lower prices in traditional holiday hotspots.

The news was also picked up by Fresh business thinking.com, Property Talk Live! and Property Showrooms.com.

Property Showrooms.com

Traditional destinations like Spain likely to benefit from the economic climate
A new survey conducted by HomeAway.co.uk has revealed that this coming year the property market is likely to be dominated by "cash-rich, lifestyle buyers" looking to capitalise on lower prices in popular destinations. Among the countries likely to benefit from this influx of investors is Spain.

Property Showrooms.com

France could be an investment hotspot this year
French property is likely to be at the forefront of the minds of many investors this year, with foreign buyers looking to capitalise on the popularity of Eurozone destinations. According to a survey conducted by HomeAway.co.uk and Savills, there will be a resurgence in wealthy lifestyle buyers, purchasing property with cash.

The news was also picked up by Property-abroad.com.

Mirror.co.uk

Travel: Family fun in California
In an article about California, the author mentions a holiday house in Santa Monica available to rent on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals, as a good option for those families keen on self-catering.

Emirates Business

Investment is out, pleasure is in
Following a recent survey conducted by Savills estate agency and the leisure rental company HomeAway.co.uk, Graham Norwood reports the results of the report, emphasising the dramatic slump in Britons buying properties abroad, as one in 10 current owners now regret their purchase.

Love it!

Costa Less?
In an article about Costa de Luz in Spain, the author reviews a self-catering luxury villa in Vejer de la Frontera available to rent on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals.

Easier Travel

HomeAway.co.uk's 'Best of British' holiday home rentals
Following a recent press release, the website features the Top 10 'Best of British' homes on HomeAway.co.uk, including a 15th Century medieval home and a Jacobean mansion overlooking the beautiful Gipping Valley in Suffolk.

The news was also picked up by Echo Travel Guide and Relaxing World Travel.com.

The Sunday Times Travel


This month The Sunday Times Travel Magazine has teamed up with HomeAway Holiday-Rentals to bring readers a great deal on breaks in four stunning villas in Phuket, Thailand (Properties 412680, 425500, 433920 and 436102). This fantastic offer entitles all Travel readers to 10 nights for the price of seven at any of the four luxurious properties in Phuket.

Practical Parenting

Self-catering in Tenerife
Following a press trip to the Costa Adeje in the South of Tenerife, the author reviews Property 405202, a beautiful two-bedroom apartment with a huge private terrace, ideal for a family break.

The article also appeared on Madeformums.com.

A Place in the Sun

Letting your holiday home
In an article about letting a property in Cyprus, HomeAway Holiday-Rentals discusses the principal areas for holiday home rentals in Cyprus and Cyprus' main rental seasons.

A Place in the Sun

Letting your holiday home
In an article about letting a property in Italy, HomeAway Holiday-Rentals discusses the principal areas for holiday home rentals in Italy and Italy's main rental seasons.


February 2010

Cycle Sport

Cycle Sport Recommends
In an article about places to stay in France, the publication recommends staying in a five-bedroom house listed on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals (Property 621848). The property is situated on a hill above Oloron, only minutes from the town centre, with magnificent views of the Pyrenees.

A Place in the Sun

Be our guest ... in Portugal
The author writes about the owners of a three-bedroom villa in Portugal's Silver Coast and their reasons for choosing that specific location to buy a property. Their owners list their villa online using HomeAway Holiday-Rentals.

The Sunday Times Travel


In an article featuring four large properties available to rent in the UK, the author recommends HomeAway Holiday-Rentals as a useful contact.

Grazia


The article reviews several self-catering properties, very chic though affordable and located in picturesque holiday spots. Property 64157 listed on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals is one of the reviewed properties.

Tourism-Review.com

Travellers seeking value turn to online holiday rentals
In the February newsletter of Tourism-Review.com which has 70,000 subscribers, HomeAway Holiday-Rentals discusses the benefits of renting a holiday home as well as the challenges for the industry in 2010.

tnooz

HomeAway puts faith in objectivity with Grantourismo project
Kevin May discusses how the Grantourismo project is a major step for a company such as HomeAway Holiday-Rentals, a project which will allow Lara and Terry to have complete editorial freedom during their trip, as the company wishes to push for honesty rather than "advertorial fluff".

Going local travel

Grantourismo: where to draw the line between travel journalism and PR
In an article discussing the honesty of a travel piece, Vicky Baker writes about the Grantourismo project, describing it as a "potentially landmark example, setting standards for  transparency, which other bloggers, PRs and pros could follow".

The Independent

Travel 06.02.10
In a comprehensive Travel guide, The Independent recommends HomeAway Holiday-Rentals for those travellers wishing to rent a villa in both Costa de la Luz and Cyprus.

The article also appeared on The Independent.co.uk.

Breaking Travel News

World Cup boosts number of enquiries for Cape Town by over 50%
Following a recent press release, the site writes about the 2010 FIFA World Cup, emphasising that on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals you can still find a wide range of holiday homes available to rent for the World Cup, ranging from budget apartments to luxury houses with pools.

Tourdust blog

Travel around the world like a grown up
Following the launch party of the Grantourismo project, Ben Colclough offers tips for the grown-up traveller on the best ways to travel the world. He recommends staying in other people's homes, like Lara and Terry will be doing throughout 2010 on the Grantourismo project.

Sandier Pastures

Grantourismo!
The blogger writes about the Grantourismo project, featuring photos of Lara and Terry's first home in Dubai, a beautiful luxury 5-bedroom villa on the Palm Jumeirah in Dubai (Property 446831).

Heather on her travels

London launch of Grantourismo
Following the London launch party of the Grantourismo, Heather shares her opinions and great impressions about the project and the party. She writes how Lara and Terry have secured "what seems to be like the perfect travel blogger’s job".

The post was also published on Tips from the T-List.

Traveling Greener

Living Like A Local In Cape Town
If you are looking for accommodation for the 2010 FIFA Wold Cup, on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals you can now choose from over 300 properties in South Africa, including more than 170 holiday homes in Cape Town.

Travel Daily UK

More tourists opting for rentals
Annual results released by HomeAway, Inc., world leader of the online holiday rentals market, reveal the emergence of the industry as an increasingly significant player in the mainstream travel market. The article suggests that the rapid growth of the holiday rentals sector can be attributed to the access to market provided by HomeAway.

Easier Travel

Chic city pads for a break away
Following a recent press release, Easier Travel features HomeAway Holiday-Rentals 'Top 10 chic city pads' which includes some of the most inspiring homes available to rent in urban hotspots across the world. 

The article was also published on Relaxingworldtravel.com.

Jetsettersblog

Discover Grantourismo
In an article about the Grantourismo project organised by HomeAway Holiday-Rentals, Jetsettersblog underlines the huge choice of rentals available on the HomeAway sites which makes the company a considerable rival to the largest hotel chains in the world.

Heather on her travels

Interview with Lara Dunston and Grantourismo
Heather interviews Lara Dunston about the Grantourismo project and talks with Sarah Chambers, PR Manager at HomeAway Holiday-Rentals, about the main reasons why the company decided to take this approach to promoting its holiday properties.

The post was also published on Tips from the T-List.

Living the Travel Channel

Palm Island
Following the Dubai pre-launch of the Grantourismo project, the post features several pictures of the 5-bedroom villa in Dubai (Property 446831), Lara and Terry's first stop as part of the Grand Tour.

The Daily Telegraph

North America 2010
In a comprehensive travel guide about North America, Fred Mawer recommends HomeAway Holiday-Rentals as a best starting point to look for home rentals. The website lists more than 69,000 properties in the US and more than 1,500 in Canada.

IrishTimes.com

We don't want the typical post-leaving Cert sun holiday
The Irish Times recommends HomeAway as a good option for finding reasonable priced accommodation in New York.

Sunday Express


Following the release of the HomeAway 2009 annual report, the paper writes how the number of UK vacationers contacting holiday-home owners through the site grew by 43 per cent in 2009. Petra Friedmann, HomeAway's European managing director, said: "The economic crisis has boosted this underlying trend. People are more likely to let their secondary home and are also letting their principal home".

Angels&Urchins

Greek Villas
In an article about family holidays in Greece, the writer suggests using HomeAway Holiday-Rentas to find plenty of privately owned options, an ideal alternative if you want to sort your own flights.

Easier Travel

Holiday rentals demand fuels boom for HomeAway Inc
Annual results released by HomeAway Inc show a rapidly growing trend for holiday rentals among UK travellers. In 2009, according to Comscore, European unique visitors to HomeAway sites increased 65% year-on-year, while visitors to the broad travel category increased by just 11%.

South London Press

Czech it out
In an article about Prague, the author reviews a 16th Century apartment located in the beautiful historic area of Mala Strana available to rent on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals. According to the author, the apartment was cheaper than a hotel for three people and far more spacious.

The Daily Telegraph

Britain 2010: accommodation guide
In an article about the best accommodation options in Britain, Sophie Butler recommends HomeAway Holiday-Rentals as a good alternative for booking direct with the owners. The website lists over 6,000 properties, including more than 1,600 in the West Country alone.

The article also appeared on Telegraph.co.uk.

The Travel Editor

The Family runs wild at La Patita de Manzanillo, Costa Roca, an outside-in house
Following a press trip to Costa Rica, Emma Field reviews Property 160446, a beautiful native hardwood jungle home in Manzanillo, Costa Rica, very suitable for families and featuring hammocks, swing chairs and a wildlife-viewing and yoga platform.

The review was also published on Overland Traveller.

The Daily Telegraph

Rocky outlook for overseas buyers
According to the largest-ever survey of holiday homes owned by Britons conducted by estate agency Savills and leisure rental company HomeAway.co.uk, there has been a dramatic slump in Britons buying properties abroad, and one in 10 current owners now regret their purchase. The survey also shows about 430,000 foreign holiday homes are now owned by Britons. 

The article also appeared on Telegraph.co.uk.

Residential Landlord

Rise in number of buy to let holiday home customers
The website reports how buy to let holiday home rentals will continue to grow in popularity in the coming year, according to HomeAway UK, the holiday rentals specialist.


The Times

School's out. Ideas for adventurous families
In an article about activity holidays, Caroline Hendrie recommends going mountainbiking, riding or hawking on Dartmoor for October half-term and choosing one of the cottages at Holwell Farm available to rent on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals.

The article also appeared on Times Online.

Sunday Mirror


In an article about the top ideas to bring in extra cash from your holiday home, Andree Frieze suggests renting it out and register it with HomeAway Holiday-Rentals.


January 2010

The Times

Book now
The article recommends HomeAway Holiday-Rentals as a good resource for finding secluded bolt holes to celebrate Valentine's Day, including a boat moored on the Canal du Midi in the South of France and a stone cottage with open fire at the foot of the Sibilini mountains in Umbria, Italy.

The article also appeared on Times Online.

Travel-notebook.net

GRANTOURISMO
Follow globetrotting travel writers Lara Dunston and Terence Carter as they embrace a contemporary grand tour of the globe. Their mission is to explore more enriching and authentic ways of travelling.

Jeremy Head's travelblather

A new breed of travel writer?
Jeremy Head discusses how major travel brands are finally getting serious about social media and are looking to spend serious money doing it. However, the author recommends using credible, experienced writers to write content as a better solution. The article has attracted many comments regarding the HomeAway Holiday-Rentals Grantourismo initiative.

Relaxing World Travel.com

In 2010, discover a new way to travel; discover Grantourismo
Following a recent press release, the website writes how HomeAway Holiday-Rentals will partner with writers Lara Dunston & Terence Carter to show travellers a more authentic, enriching way to travel, by swapping hotels for holiday homes. The Grantourismo project, which will last the entire year, aims to show how holiday homes provide the perfect solution to today's travellers' desires, and the perfect alternative to hotel rooms and resorts. 

Travel Daily News

HomeAway Holiday-Rentals partners with writers Lara Dunston & Terence Carter
In 2010, globetrotting travel writers Terence Carter and Lara Dunston, in partnership with HomeAway Holiday-Rentals, will swap hotel rooms for holiday homes and embark on a contemporary grand tour of sorts they’re calling Grantourismo. The aim is to slow down, learn and do things, live like locals, and give something back to the places they visit, as they search for a more authentic and enriching way to travel.

Closer

Iceland. Best for: the great outdoors
In an article about holidays in Iceland, the magazine recommends HomeAway Holiday-Rentals as a great resource for finding the best value self-catering properties.

Jetsettersblog

Top 10 Romantic Retreats From HomeAway Holiday-Rentals
Following a recent press release, the website features the Top 10 romantic retreats available to rent on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals. With over 6,500 romantic 1-bedroom properties available to rent around the world on www.HomeAway.co.uk , you are guaranteed to find the ideal romantic retreat.

The Sunday Times

Summer 100. The 16-page special
In an article about the 100 best summer holidays for 2010, the Sunday Times chief travel writer, Stephen Bleach, recommends using HomeAway Holiday-Rentals to find the best value accommodation in the Avignon area in France.

The article also appeared on Times Online.

tnooz

UK Travel Site Crunch: Data Week End January 9 2010
Data provided by Experian Hitwise revealed that both HomeAway Holiday-Rentals and sister site Owners Direct ranked among the top 10 most popular travel websites in the UK (Destinations and Accommodation).

The Culinary Guide

Win a 3-day gastro-break in the Lake District from HomeAway Holiday-Rentals
HomeAway Holiday-Rentals has teamed up with The Culinary Guide to offer one reader and up to four friends a 3-night stay in property 82107, a delightful 18th century cottage restored to 5* luxury standard. For the ultimate gastronomic experience, the stay will begin with a welcome afternoon tea and a generous hamper of local produce.

Yours

Paris on a shoestring
Following a recent press trip to Paris, Yours magazine reviews a beautiful 2-bedroom apartment north of the Montmartre district advertised on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals (Property 416620).

Cottage Blogger

Holiday Rental Concept Boosted By ‘The Grand Tour’
The author writes how the Grantourismo project is a great opportunity for vacation rental owners to find out what the guests really feel, what they enjoy and what they miss in a holiday home.

The Daily Telegraph

France 2010
In an article about the best-value holidays across the Channel, Fred Mawer recommends using HomeAway Holiday-Rentals to browse through more than 39,000 French properties, many with reviews posted by previous guests.

The article also appeared on Telegraph.co.uk.

Gaydartravel.com

Top Ten Romantic Retreats
The website features some of the most romantic holiday homes available to rent on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals - properties that will appeal to every interest and budget.

Roaming Tales

Interview with Terence Carter of Grantourismo travel site
Interviewed by Roaming Tales, Terence Carter goes into more detail about the Grantourismo project, the type of content they will be producing and the future of travel blogging.

Viator

Indroducing Grantourismo: 12 Months, 24 Destinations, Countless Experiences
Lara and Terry provide 12 reasons why people should join them around the world, including the fact that they will be swapping hotel rooms for holiday homes, they will have the chance to live like locals and they will be exploring more authentic and enriching ways to travel.

The article has also been picked up by Savitar Tour.

The Daily Telegraph

Spain 2010
In this comprehensive guide to booking Spanish holidays and travel for 2010, the author recommends HomeAway Holiday-Rentals for its excellent search options and previous guests' reviews and emphasises that the website offers the biggest selection of villas and cottages available to rent in Spain - over 14,000.

The article also appeared on Telegraph.co.uk.

The Times


Travel doctor responds to a reader's question about finding the best company to offer a villa with pool and a cook in France or Spain. The author recommends renting a fisherman's house listed on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals as a great budget option.

Times Online

How to have a cheap holiday
In an article about the best ways to have a cheap holiday, the author suggests that renting a privately-owned villa works out cheaper than a hotel. The author recommends HomeAway Holiday-Rentals and sister site Owners Direct, two websites that list thousands of houses, villas and city apartments across the world and allow you to liase directly with the property's owner.

The Sunday Times


For those travellers who want to visit New York and who like the flexibility of self-catering, Richard Green suggests renting a furnished flat and recommends HomeAway Holiday-Rentals, where you can find more than 500 apartments in New York City, ranging from small one-bedroom flats to glamour pads with smart decor.

Toronto Sun

Cooking up a culinary trip to Italy
In response to a query about HomeAway Holiday-Rentals, the author explains how the company has just rebranded following its acquisition in 2005 by US-based HomeAway.com, world-leader in the online holiday rentals marketplace. Travellers interested in culinary trips can also use the site to find more inspiration, as there are many properties listed on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals whose owners can organise different excursions and various courses for their guests for an additional cost,

Euro Investor.co.uk

HomeAway UK Celebrates 3rd Week in Top Travel Charts as Visits Soar
The site reports how this January, HomeAway, Inc., world leader of the online holiday rentals sector, has seen its two UK sites, HomeAway Holiday-Rentals and Owners Direct, leap into the top 10 travel websites in the Hitwise 'Destination and Accommodations' category, joining well-established travel giants such as TripAdvisor and Travelodge.

The news was also picked up by World News Report, Pressemeldinger.no, Yahoo Canada Finance, Easier Travel and My Brum TV.

Times Online

10 weekend breaks with a difference
In an article about weekend breaks, HomeAway Holiday-Rentals is mentioned as a great option for those travellers who wish to self-cater when visiting Biarritz.

The Sunday Times

So nice without the tourists
Chris Haslam writes about the best destinations when they’re off-peak, and matches them with the perfect self-catering bolt holes. HomeAway Holiday-Rentals lists dozens of delightful apartments in the city, but the author's favourite is La Terrazza (Property 55133), a one-bedroom rooftop retreat with views over the Duomo.

The article also appeared on Times Online.

International Hotel News

In 2010, discover a new way to travel; discover Grantourismo
The website writes about the new travel project undertaken by HomeAway Holiday-Rentals - Grantourismo. In 2010 two experienced travel writers will swap hotel rooms for holiday homes and will chronicle their experiences via a dedicated blog and Twitter page.

The news was also picked up by Thats Holiday.

Jetsettersblog

Top 10 winter sun holiday homes
Following a recent press release, the website features HomeAway Holiday-Rentals' favourite top 10 spots for winter sun, including a beautiful villa in Ubud, Bali and a luxury town villa in Marrakech.

The Daily Telegraph

Portugal 2010: accommodation guide
HomeAway Holiday-Rentals is mentioned in this comprehensive accommodation guide on Portugal as a great option for finding over 3,000 villas and apartments countrywide including Madeira and the Azores.