At MHM, we find that while it can be easier to find and book a cottage through an agency, booking direct with an owner can ensure customers not only get more appropriate information about a cottage before bookings, but often get better value for money.
Devon, England (PRWEB) May 04, 2013
Keen to ensure that self-catering holidaymakers understand the pros and cons of booking holiday cottages through either an agency or direct with the owner, holiday property marketing experts My Holiday Marketing has published timely advice to help customers choose the most suitable route when booking a UK holiday cottage.
Director, Rick Bond says:
“At MHM, we find that while it can be much easier to find and book a cottage through an agency, booking direct with an owner can ensure customers not only get more appropriate information about a cottage before bookings, but often get better value for money.”
MHM has now published some timely advice for those planning to book a holiday cottage in the UK this year to help customers – and indeed owners – understand what levels of service and benefits they can expect from either option.
The information helps customers planning to book a holiday cottage understand which route best suits their circumstances. Written from a customer’s perspective, it is also relevant to new and existing holiday cottage owners considering which route they should choose to market their properties.
There are two choices available to people seeking to book a holiday cottage: an agency or direct with the owner. The agency route may offer the easiest and most secure way to book a cottage, but, for the more discerning or budget conscious, booking direct with the owner often delivers better value for money and ensures bookers find a cottage that fits exactly with the type of holiday desired.
Finding individual holiday cottage websites can prove quite a task. So, the advice also includes information about UK holiday cottage directory sites such as My Favourite Holiday Cottages– these being a quick and easy way to find detailed information about, for example, a thatched holiday cottage in Dorset, sleeping 8.
“Although we work mainly with owners, we recognise our responsibility to ensure that those who want to stay in a holiday cottage will be able to choose a way to find and book a cottage that meets their specific needs,” says Harry Roberts, also a Director at MHM. “There’s nothing worse than arriving at a cottage and finding that it fails to live up to pre-conceived expectations. So, we’ve prepared a summary, part checklist, part explanation, to help customers - and owners – decide which option is best for them”.
The article can be read and downloaded online from My Holiday Marketing’s Blog site.
Rick Bond is a director of My Holiday Marketing, offering advisory and marketing services to holiday property owners. For further information about the services offered, contact Rick on 0845 680 5431. Or e-mail on rick(at)myholidaymarketing(dot)co(dot)uk