The vast majority of British travellers are leaving it until the very last minute to book their summer holiday, according to holiday rentals site HomeAway.
To cope with the last minute summer rush and for extra convenience for holidaymakers all year round, HomeAway has introduced an instant online booking system for travellers.
HomeAway’s fast, safe and secure online bookings and payments system gives instant confirmation for last minute breaks and prices start from £14pn (€16).
Listing a selection of apartments, cottages, houses and villas complete with pools and terraces, gardens and BBQs in countryside and waterfront locations, HomeAway’s new “we found a place to” campaign highlights the site’s new features which help people find the perfect holiday they may have thought sold out months ago.
HomeAway is promoting a luxury villa in Kato Paphos which sleeps up to eight guests and benefits from a private garden and roof terrace. Furnished to a high standard, rooms have ceiling fans and air-conditioning and the master bedroom is en-suite with balcony. The roof terrace is a great place for topping up your tan or watching the spectacular sunsets over a glass of wine. Twin patio doors lead onto a private garden with a spacious patio and there is a large L-shaped shared pool surrounded by sun loungers and pretty pleasant gardens for relaxing and sun bathing. Summer prices start at £670 (€776) per week.
Erica Chang, regional director at HomeAway, commented: “Based on enquiries in 2013, people have been booking last minute breaks with 87% more enquiries being made one month prior to departure compared to six months prior. For those people who have left things late, we are here to help.
“Travellers don’t need to worry about missing out on great deals because many of the properties on the site are taking advantage of the ‘Book Now’ facility so that their guests can make a secure booking online there and then with a credit card meaning no one else can pip them to the post. Within 24 hours they will receive a final confirmation direct from the owner assuring them the deal is done and all they need to worry about is where the passports are and which bikini to pack.”