Industry News

How can I improve SEO for my holiday let?

When people are searching for somewhere to stay, they will probably do one of two things; go to a website they already know, or ‘Google it’. If they choose the latter, how can you ensure your website appears when they are searching?  As well as crafting enticing copy for your website, you also need to start considering the ‘keywords’ that travellers may be using when they search; ‘self-catering property Cornwall’ or ‘Cottages in Norfolk’ for example.

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Last Minute Christmas Cottages

Here's just a few cottages with last minute availability for Christmas 2016. Whether you're looking for a peaceful retreat in rural Cornwall or spectacular views over Loch Awe, this might just be the perfect getaway for you.

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Tips for Last Minute and Short Break Bookings

Over the last 18 months there’s been a definite trend towards both last minute and short break lets and as the first shoots of Spring surface, many people are looking to take advantage of the weather and book a short break holiday.

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Five Great Locations for Your Holiday Home

Recent years have seen the inexorable rise of the staycation with many families ignoring the foreign package holiday and choosing to rediscover the joys of the UK countryside. This, in turn, has presented a number of opportunities for people to invest in second homes to both supplement their income and to provide a holiday bolt hole of their own. Add into the mix the bad publicity over pensions and the ever decreasing interest rates on saving accounts and the attraction becomes obvious. With the ability to return up to 10% net profit, quality holiday homes are in demand. But where should one buy?

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What are the prospects in 2015 for holiday home owners?

According to one leading letting agency in the South West, holiday home owners could enjoy a bumper year ahead in 2015, especially if they stay aware of what the trends are that drive rentals of villas, homes and cottages. Early indications are that bookings are already up by 15% on last year's figures and that news will be very welcome indeed. So what are the key areas identified by the letting agency Classic Cottages in its quarterly review of the tourism industry?

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