Go2 Gets Set for 2012 Olympics Holiday Rental Onslaught

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Go2 Holidays, the self-catering Search, Comparison and Review website, recently celebrated its first birthday and is now readying itself for a busy year ahead as the 2012 Olympics in London fast approaches, bringing with it an inevitable flurry of interest in UK accommodation.

Having established its position as a provider of cottage and holiday let search and comparison in the UK, Go2 Holidays (http://www.go2-holidays.com) is seeking to build on the success of its first year by targeting the 2012 Olympic Games.

Everyone knows the best ideas are the simplest. And Go2 Holidays began with a very simple idea – to bring together holiday lets and cottages from different companies, and individual owners, into one website where users could then search, compare and review them to their heart’s content. It sounds obvious, and we all know it’s an idea which has worked well online for gas, electricity and insurance, but for some reason, it’s a facility which has been somewhat lacking in the holiday rental sector - in the UK at least.

After several years of frustration at having to trawl through the offerings of individual holiday company websites, jumping from one to another via a search engine, repeatedly entering the same details into each site, Ian Potts, the founder of Go2 Holidays, decided to do something about it. Go2 (http://www.go2-holidays.com) is the result. Not only does this site bring together a vast range of properties from both large self catering providers such as Hoseasons and area specialists such as Imagine Ireland, it also provides its own private listing facility in a bid to combine the best of all worlds in one place (agency-run and direct private owner properties). To cap it all off there are area guides, user reviews and even hotels to search too – all presented in a clear, colourful and easy to use design.

“Going on holiday is meant to be relaxing,” Ian comments, “but sometimes just finding the right accommodation is too much like hard work. With Go2 we simply wanted to take the stress out of the process, and give folks one place where they search and compare cottages in Newquay, for example, without the need to go jumping about from site to site. We made Go2 because we had a need for it, and I think our visitors feel the same way.”

Building and maintaining a site like Go2 is a lot of work, but if its first year has been a busy one, the next twelve months look set to get busier yet! With the 2012 Olympic Games coming to London there looks set to be a run on accommodation throughout many parts of the UK, and Go2 Holidays is in a good place to cater for the demand. And with an entry in this year’s Good Web Guide’s ‘Website of the Year’ award, Go2 has its gaze firmly set on a medal of its own.

Go2 Holidays launched in the middle of 2010 – the fruition of an idea by its founder Ian Potts and the desire to take the stress out of finding and booking self-catering holidays. Now in its second year this South West based Search, Comparison and Review website continues to build upon its strong foundations, with an ever-increasing range of properties – now over 17,000 in the UK and Ireland alone.

To learn more about Go2 and how it can speed up your search for a holiday visit: http://www.go2-holidays.com

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