The period before going on holiday plays a very important role in the end experience of tourists. After all, the starting gun isn’t fired when your guests arrive at your holiday accommodation and you hand the keys over to them. Nobody could deny that as holidaymakers our imaginations start to fly long before we get round to packing our suitcases. And dreaming about new destinations and planning new adventures makes the time to our next holiday pass by more quickly. The search for accommodation, choosing a destination and weighing up the various options available on the market are all part of the holiday experience.
These days, the tourist sector conducts an increasing amount of its business over the Internet. It’s a different situation compared to a few years ago, when many tourists would opt to leave their holiday arrangements in the hands of travel agencies. But thanks to the speed and simplicity of the web, people can now view all types of holiday accommodation using their electronic devices, so you need to know how you can stand out from the competition.
If you’re the owner of holiday rental accommodation, you’ll know that it’s not always easy to catch the attention of tourists and entice them to book your property for their break. There’s an awful lot of accommodation on offer, and it’s difficult to stand out from the rest in the eyes of potential guests. So, what can you do to make your tourist rental home more attractive?
If you own accommodation, you’re sure to be counting down the days until the next holiday period. In Spain, we know that the three main dates are Easter, the summer months and the days around Christmas, as well as some long weekends which may be of greater or lesser advantage to us depending on the autonomous region or the way the dates fall.
Have you thought about the details? Preparing your holiday rental accommodation for your guests
A few years back, most tourists chose to organise their holidays through travel agencies, but these days holidaymakers usually plan their own trips as they please. And when it comes to choosing accommodation, the Internet is the medium that is generally used to get information. So, if you own a holiday rental home, it is worth bearing in mind that your advert needs a nice description and some attractive photographs.
We spend a third of our day working and saving money for the future. But we also deserve a rest now and then, don’t we? Are you one of those people who enjoy a break away whenever they get the chance? Can’t you go ‘x’ months without a short holiday? Then you can count yourself among the 33% of Spaniards for whom travelling is a priority.
Here at Muchosol we include ourselves among that same third of the Spanish population — we believe it’s necessary to travel if we want to discover new cultures and traditions, see wonderful places, and, most importantly, get away from the day-to-day routine and return to our everyday lives with our batteries recharged.
Where is the holiday lettings sector going? What are your aims and targets for 2016?
Fifty directors from some of Europe’s biggest holiday lettings agencies talked exclusively to Muchosol about their strategies for success, as well as their current concerns.
The experts have spoken, and here’s what they had to say:
1. Clients are looking for experiences, not just a roof over their heads
“We want to offer holiday packages, not just accommodation. Offering our clients excursions, dining experiences, opportunities to try new sports… creating memorable experiences.” Ottavio Pasotti, Garda Domus. Trento
New recommendation from our team! It’s time to discover one of the favourite holiday destinations of Annika, our German colleague. For an escape to good temperatures and the summer heat, Annika recommends a coastal destination which it’s hard not to fall in love with. Beautiful gem of the French Riviera, let’s discover… Nice!
Hi Annika, which destination would you recommend?
Hey, today I would like to present a special city which is not only home to an incredible beach with a dazzling blue sea but also a rich culture: we are travelling to one of the most exciting cities of the French Riviera: Nice.
Are you craving a few relaxing days holiday with your family? Or do you fancy enjoying the beach and mediterranean party scene with friends? Salou is a paradise in the heart of the Costa Dorada which combines perfect tranquility with leisure for every type of tourist.
You can stay in an apartment with sea views and enjoy the golden fine sand beaches during the day, whilst the evenings are spent strolling along the lively promenade and discovering some of the seafront bars. What more could you want on holiday? Just book an economic holiday where quality takes priority which is exactly what you will find renting an apartment in Salou with Muchosol.
Whilst curled up on your sofa at home having a movie night in have you ever dreamt of going to some of the famous film locations which feature on the screen before your eyes? And photographing the same places where your favourite actors and actresses have been?
If you have always wanted to experience the thrill of discovering a place which has been part of film history, this is the opportunity to turn your dreams into reality.