Thursday 28 April 2011

How to rent that empty holiday home

I opened the property section of the "Irish Times" today and there on page three was this article - "How to rent that empty holiday home"

It was an article around Jacinta Stacey of Trident Holiday Homes giving advice for holiday home owners in Ireland.

Basically to keep those holiday lets filled you need to:

  • Cut your prices, but not too much, to keep your holiday home full of tenants

  • Work out how much you need to earn to break even.

  • Set aside 20 percent of the rental income for marketing costs

  • Consider signing up with an overseas agent.

What was not mentioned which is really rather important is to advertise your self catering holiday rental property yourself online. This does not matter what country your property is in. has been operating nearly ten years now and is a very economical way to advertise. It costs only £12.50 (and at today's exchange rate that is $20.83 or €14.07) for one year's advertising.

You can have as much descriptive material as you can fit in, display six good size photos, have a live web link to your own personal web site, show prices and contact info.

There are properties being advertised in over 30 countries. So the best way to rent an empty holiday home in Ireland or worldwide is to spend a very smal amount of money and get it live on the populat self catering holiday rentals website today.

Wednesday 20 April 2011

Ryanair relauches their website

Ryanair the low cost Irish airline has announced today that it has launched its revamped and redesigned website which will deliver great usability, faster bookings and easier access to great value services such as car hire, accommodation and insurance and Ryanair’s Manage My Booking section where passengers can tailor their booking.

According to their Press Release "Ryanair will carry 75 million passengers this year and its website, , receives over 180 million individual visitors each year, making it Europe’s largest travel website. Over 99% of Ryanair flights are booked online and passengers must return to the site to check-in before they travel. Ryanair successfully launched third party advertising on its website in 2009 and its revamped site continues to offer advertisers unrivalled access to Europe’s largest travel community.

Ryanair’s Stephen McNamara said “Ryanair passengers will now find it even easier to access Ryanair’s guaranteed lowest fares with our revamped website, which allows passengers to move quickly through our site to access the low fares and great related services only Ryanair can deliver. Ryanair is Europe’s biggest travel site with 180 million site visitors helping Ryanair to grow to 75m passengers this year.

To celebrate our great new website, and encourage passengers to explore it for themselves, Ryanair is releasing 1million €8 seats for travel across Europe in May. Since these seats will be snapped up fast we urge passengers to book immediately on .”

Tuesday 12 April 2011

Villa Arta, Vilamoura a 4 Bedroom Villa with Private Pool in the Algarve

One the Countryside Villas in the Algarve, Portugal that has just been listed.

Vila Arta is a comfortable 4 bedroom private villa, The property is divided into the main house with 2 bedrooms and then there is separate 2 bedroom cottage its is located in a quiet and rural setting overlooking the orange groves yet not far from the centre of the popular town of Vilamoura where you can find all the usual amenities of a golf & beach resort.

The villa offers excellent value for money and can accommodation up to 8 people. The villa was formally owned by a German artist that still has left his foot print in and around the villa making it an interesting villa to stay in. Accommodation details: Interior Main House • 2 double bedrooms • 2 bathrooms (in the main bedroom the bathroom and bedroom are in one) • Open plan Kitchen with Cooker, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave • Utility room with washing machine • Open plan Living/dining room with fireplace, sat television, DVD and stereo Interior cottage. • 2 double bedrooms • 1 bathroom • Living / dinning room • Kitchen area • Terrace overlooking the pool area

Find out more here at the website

Apartment Mar Vento in Vale do Lobo, Luxury holiday rentals Apartments

One Bedroom Apartment in Vale do Lobo Beach in the Algarve in southern Portugal This first floor apartment is located opposite Vale do Lobo praça and beach. With the beach and the Praca offering various restaurants, shops and bars on your doorstep this is a very popular apartment. The bathroom and kitchen have traditional Portuguese tiles and the living room and the bedroom are nice and bright with satellite TV. This apartment has a private roof terrace with sea views and the balcony from the lounge again offers garden and sea views.

Find out more about this great self catering holiday rental today HERE

Villa Praia, Vale do Lobo, Algarve, Portugal

Villa Praia is a self catering holiday letting in the Algarve, Portugal available via holiday rentals

Location, Location, this well presented 2 bedroom house is only 22 steps away from the beach of Vale do Lobo. Location A unique location to spend your holiday for those who like to be right on the beach and by the Praça where there are various exclusive restaurants shops and bars.

Two bedroom villa on the beach that offers: •2 bedrooms •2 bathrooms •Dishwasher •Washing machine •Satellite TV •Air conditioning •Private pool •Shared pool •Beach nearby •Shops nearby •Bars nearby •TV •Restaurants nearby •Microwave •Golf Find out more by Clicking Here

Holiday Rental in the Azores

Adega do Pocinho, Pico Island, Azores - Holiday Stone House in Paradise

Situated in front the Atlantic Ocean and on the area of vineyards, overlooking the mountain of Pico and to Faial Island The accommodation details briefly:

•Sleeps up to 6 in •3 bedrooms •1 bathroom •Satellite TV •Beach nearby •Shops nearby •Bars nearby •TV •Restaurants nearby •Microwave •Park nearby •Close to airport

For more information from the holiday rentals website CLICK HERE

Monday 11 April 2011

Juan-les-Pins Jazz Festival - Jazz à Juan- Jazz in Juan Festival 2011

The 2011 Jazz Festival takes place between the 14th and the 24th July 2011 and the Box office is NOW OPEN

We have just been sent a copy of the English language version of the "Press File" by the Office de Tourisme & des Congrès.

Read this seventeen page PDF document and find out everything you need to known about the 2011 Jazz à Juan festival - Download Here

Find out more about the Jazz a Juan Festival Here

Thursday 7 April 2011

After 5 TV - Boosting Business in the south of France

In May 2011, After 5 TV will be shooting on location in the South of France for a new travel show aptly named After 5TV Destinations. The series is driven to discover exciting touristic destinations through 5 key elements: travel, wine, gastronomy, cultural life and events. .

One of the episodes, After 5 TV Destinations, South of France promises to take pleasure-seeking viewers from all over the globe on an indulgent motorcycle ride in St. Tropez, a sight and sound tour of Festival de Cannes, a bustling walk around a French outdoor market in Provence, and more. The series will start airing Summer of 2011 so as to inspire holiday travelers from across Europe and abroad to visit the region and patronize the establishments featured in the episode.

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