PRN: Now's the Time to Embrace DIY Travel
Now's the Time to Embrace DIY Travel
OXFORD, England, February 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Self-catering is on the rise with British holidaymakers, but for many it remains unchartered territory - welcome to the fail safe guide to holiday lets
Self-catering holidays are booming as British holidaymakers search for value for money, but according to recent research by Holiday Lettings* a third of British people (31 per cent) still refuse to consider DIY breaks. When asked why, 39 per cent said they didn't want to do house work while on holiday and 28 per cent said they'd just never really thought about it.
"The term 'self-catering' probably doesn't help the perception of DIY holidays!" says Kate Stinchcombe-Gillies, spokesperson for Holiday Lettings. "But it's not about cooking every night - self-catering breaks can be just as enjoyable, indulgent and relaxing as a hotel holiday, if not more, and it's a whole different experience that allows you to experience the destination like a local. What's more, our research found that self-catering travellers cited value for money as their top reason for choosing self-catering over a hotel." Â
With one in five holidaymakers (19 per cent) spending less money on holiday accommodation in light of the current economic climate, there's never been a better time to embrace DIY travel. With that in mind, Holiday Lettings has polled seasoned self-catering travellers, holiday home owners and its own team of in-house experts for their top tips on how to get the most out of this type of holiday.
Holiday Lettings' top tips for self-catering first-timers
*Research conducted by One Poll, 22-24 November 2011, 3,000 UK adults
Holiday Lettings™ is the consumers' favourite holiday home website; the UK's busiest site of its kind. Search 53,000+ privately owned holiday homes in 116 countries around the world.
Choose from: spacious villas, resort apartments, sprawling gites and farmhouses, cosy romantic retreats, cottages, barn and chapel conversions, city shopping breaks, rural getaways or beach breaks - there's a home for every holiday.
Escape on: a short haul hop to Spain, Portugal, France or Cyprus or head further afield to the US, South Africa, Australia and Thailand. Renting a holiday home is frequently up to 50 per cent cheaper than booking a hotel room - what are you waiting for... http://www.holidaylettings.co.uk
Holiday Lettings is a subsidiary of TripAdvisor, Inc. and helps power the vacation rental experience on TripAdvisorÂ®.
TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) manages and operates websites under 18 other travel media brands, and together the sites attract more than 65 million unique monthly visitors*.Â TripAdvisor's travel media brands include: http://www.tripadvisor.com, http://www.airfarewatchdog.com, http://www.bookingbuddy.com, http://www.cruisecritic.com, http://www.familyvacationcritic.com, http://www.flipkey.com, http://www.independenttraveler.com, http://www.onetime.com, http://www.seatguru.com, http://www.sniqueaway.com, http://www.sm! artertravel.com, http://www.travelpod.com, http://www.virtualtourist.com, and http://www.kuxun.cn.
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*Source: comScore Media Metrix forÂ TripAdvisor and its subsidiaries, Worldwide,Â August 2011
Holiday Lettings, the UK's number one holiday home rental website, has seen an increase in traffic and growth in holidaymaker enquiries compared with January 2011. The number of properties listed on the website has increased to over 54,000.
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