Press Releases 2008

December 2008

Holiday-Rentals, the UK's number one holiday home rentals website, has launched the free-to-download Holiday-Rentals Travel Cookbook, containing holiday home owners' favourite regional recipes from around the world. With over 90 recipes from 14 countries, personal tips and comments, and links to beautiful holiday home rentals, this inspirational free e-book provides plenty of food for thought for a gastro-break.

November 2008

Holiday-Rentals, the UK's number one holiday home rentals site, has launched a redesigned website, following extensive market research and input by travellers and holiday homeowners. The new layout and improved navigation, combined with the site's Rental Guarantee and guest reviews provides travellers with the quickest, simplest and most secure way of finding a private holiday home and once again raises the standards in this fast-growing sector of the travel market.

If time or money is an issue and you can't decide between a city break or ski holiday, why not combine 2-in-1 in Krakow, Salzburg or Dubai? All these destinations offer a dose of culture and sightseeing, as well as access to the slopes; ideal for those with limited time or budgets.

HomeAway, Inc., the world's leading online vacation rental marketplace, today announced it has completed a $250 million equity capital raise, a record investment that reinforces the company's leadership position in travel's fastest-growing segment.

If you thought you couldn't afford a winter sun holiday this year, think again. With beautiful holiday homes available to rent from just £218 per week, Holiday-Rentals is a great starting point for those looking to escape the winter chill. Browse thousands of properties worldwide to find the perfect place in the winter sun; from the Americas to Asia Pacific.

October 2008

If the end of summer and the darker nights are bringing your spirits down, cheer yourself up, unwind and relax with a winter break away to a private holiday home. Whether it's a short break in the UK, or some winter sun you're after, www.Holiday-Rentals has the ideal holiday home for you. Below is a selection of the best deals currently available in Egypt, Morocco, Cyprus and the UK.

September 2008

Skiing holidays needn't be expensive if you know when and where to go, and how to book. When it comes to saving those pennies, a little forward planning can go a long way!

With the weak dollar, there's never been a better time to discover America, and now it's easy to find your perfect HomeAway from home in the USA as Holiday-Rentals adds over 36,000 properties from its US sister site. So whether it's in a New York City apartment, a beachfront condo, a mountain-side cabin, or on a ranch, you can now live your very own American dream!

July 2008

For two-thirds of second home owners with property abroad a rise in travel costs due to green taxes would not impact upon their travel to an overseas property, according to the latest results of a survey carried out by Savills Research and Holiday-Rentals.

June 2008

The saying, "travel is a journey, not a destination", would not appear to be one Mums agree with, as they rank the journey there and back the most stressful part of a family holiday. In a recent survey of over 1,600 Mums this was overwhelming voted the number one cause of stress when going away, followed by packing the right things and remembering all the necessary paperwork.

May 2008

As the UK population becomes more dispersed and people have family peppered throughout the country and even across the globe, holidays have become a key time for getting the family together. A recent survey conducted by the UK's number 1 holiday home rental website, Holiday-Rentals revealed that nearly 80% of British families have been on holiday with extended family.

Holiday-Rentals provides more choice and security for travellers than ever before, as it hits a landmark 50,000 listings. As well as offering over double the number of properties as the nearest competitor, it is now the only website of its kind in the UK to feature guest reviews and offer a guarantee against fraud. With nearly a quarter of all overseas holidays now taken in private holiday homes;, renting direct from owners has become a mainstream holiday option and Holiday-Rentals is committed to providing the best possible experience for travellers.

March 2008

Far from being an enjoyable prelude to a relaxing break, planning the family holiday is likely to leave mums feeling stressed and tempted not to go away at all, according to new research from Holiday-Rentals. The survey of over 1,000 UK mums has revealed that 84% are left to plan the family holiday by themselves, with 60% finding it a stressful experience. The problem has reached such an extent that many have considered not going away at all due to the stress of trying to plan the perfect getaway.

January 2008

As memories of Christmas and New Year festivities fade fast, our focus turns to our main priorities for the upcoming year; namely holidays, holidays and more holidays! Research from Mintel shows we are now a nation of ‘binge holidaymakers’, craving multiple, differing holiday experiences throughout the year. And though one in four of us daydreams about buying a holiday home, in reality the majority would rather spend their money on a variety of breaks1. For this reason, renting private holiday homes is increasingly popular as the huge variety on offer means there’s a home from home for all seasons. Holiday-Rentals , the UK’s largest holiday rentals website, now lists over 45,000 properties worldwide, from city centre apartments, to beach front villas and ski chalets.

This week on there is still a huge variety of accommodation available for the February half-term. With over 46,000 properties on offer, homes for every type of holiday can be found; from fun-packed Disney breaks in Florida, to walking holidays in the lake district, or simply sun, sea and sand getaways in favourite destinations such as the Canary Islands and Cyprus.