Monday, 10 August 2009

Advertise your holiday rental for £5 per month

I received a "flyer spam" email over the weekend from a self catering holiday homes web site.

The site is based in the UK and covers holiday rentals in many locations throughout the world. The site was set up in early 2008 and they charge GBP £5 per month. Not sure if this includes VAT, however they say they only we only charge by the month and don't tie customers into a contract. If you want to stop advertising at any time you just let them know and cancel the payment. Most companies ask for an annual fee up front or tie you in for a year. This is effectively pay as you go holiday property advertising.

Well this very goo, however if as most people will need to do is market the property 24/7 365 days (and nights) of the year to attract future bookings and last minute bookings. The cost on this fairly new site would be GBP £60 for a year.

We at have been operating since 2001, we do charge advertisers a year in advance.....however our annual charge is ONLY GBP £11.75 including VAT.

This is around 98p per month which is over GBP £4.00 a month cheaper than this new site. Unfortunately we can't take monthly payments of 98p as the charges from the credit car/ debit card transaction compqanies would be so high that it be totally uneconomic.

At the holiday homes website group we currently have 8 sites. On certain sites like Cote dazur, English cottage, Euro villa, Scottish cottage, Villa rental and Welsh cottage we include a FREE advertisement when a vacation home owner pays the £11.75 to advertise on

Apart from Internet marketing of our sites, we also advertise the sites in certain specialist holiday and travel magazines.

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