In the current economic climate, we all like a good deal to save a few pennies, whether it is “Buy 1 Get 1 Free” shampoo in the local supermarket or grabbing a bargain on Ebay. So when it comes to booking your holiday, many people spend a considerable amount of time hunting for the best deal on the internet as it could mean huge savings. One way to lower the cost of your holiday is by going self-catering and booking the accommodation directly with the owner. In recent years, thanks to the booming of low-cost airlines, renting direct from owners of holiday villas and apartments has become a popular way to holiday. For a typical family of four, you could find yourself saving hundreds of pounds. The benefits for larger groups could be even more significant.
There are many holiday rentals websites on the internet which allow holiday goers to contact and make rental bookings directly with owners of the accommodation. Based in Manchester and founded by their director who has an in-depth knowledge of the overseas property market, an impressive new comer on the internet is the slick Alpha Holiday Lettings (www.AlphaHolidayLettings.com). It is a fresh and professional looking website with some innovative and useful features, and is very easy to navigate. You will find many rental properties in popular holiday destinations in the UK and around the world, as well as smaller, off the beaten track locations too. The property listings are laid out in a clear and easy-to-view manner, with large photos showing both the interior and exterior of the accommodation. There is a very useful “Live Chat” facility on the website, where visitors can chat with the Alpha Support team in real time by typing, having their queries answered online instantly. For those who do not have much time to spend searching for suitable holiday accommodation, Alpha Holiday Lettings offers a fantastic “Property Match” service. By simply registering your contact details and brief search criteria on the website, holiday makers will receive regular updates of holiday rental properties matching the criteria specified. This service is free and has proven to be very popular indeed, leading to increased visits to the website and bookings for property owners. Alpha Holiday Lettings is the only major holiday lettings website to offer this service.
For holiday home owners, there is a good deal to be bagged too. To celebrate the launch of the website, for a limited period only, Alpha Holiday Lettings is offering Free 12-months rental advertising, absolutely obligations free. No payment details are required and owners can decide if they wish to continue after the free period. Apart from the usual sections you would expect to be able to edit on a rental advert, such as property description, pricing and availability calendar, their free advert also allows the display of 20 large photos, Google Map to pin-point the exact location of the property, and a web link to the owner’s private website, all free of charge. Unsurprisingly, the response to the free offer has been fantastic. Maureen McCowen, who listed her 3 bedroom apartment in Alicante on the site, says “I've just got my first booking through Alpha Holiday Lettings. I really like this site - it has big photos, is clear, easy to use and Alpha is very helpful. I look forward to many more bookings with them”.
Holiday home owners who wish to take advantage of the free rental advert offer can sign up at www.AlphaHolidayLettings.com before the offer ends. You can also follow their pages on Facebook (Alpha Holiday Lettings) and Twitter (@AlphaHolidayLet) for the latest hot rental updates and offers.
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