Private home rentals growing in popularity

Hotel News - 12/05/2008

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The largest website in the UK for private holiday rentals just added it’s 50,000th listing. In addition to listing holiday rentals, the website also offers tips for booking and recently added guest reviews. offers two times the number of listings compared to other websites in the industry. In addition, it is the only website in the industry to offer guest reviews and guarantee renters against fraud.

A recent estimate put the number of private holiday home rentals at a quarter of all holiday accommodations abroad. The phenomenon of renting directly from owners has become increasingly popular over time and is a trend which is expected to continue.

In 2008, recorded an unprecedented number of booking inquiries and visits.

Greg Grant, Managing Director comments, “, along with our parent company HomeAway, Inc., is committed to making it as easy and secure to book a holiday home rental as a hotel, and to offering the most efficient marketing channel to holiday home owners. With our huge selection, advanced search tools, the introduction of the HomeAway Rent with Confidence Guarantee and guest reviews, we have set new industry standards in terms of quality of service and traveller confidence.”

With the great savings available on private accommodations while on holiday, travelers can splurge on accommodations the night before the flight at an airport hotel.

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