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Ian McAulay
Ian McAulay 5/5 5 months ago

We advertise with Holiday France Direct and several other companies. Holiday France Direct simply walks away with First Place - for the last seven years we have advertised we have received a regular flow of guests - all of which have been good. The advert itself allows you generous space for info on the property and ample photos. If we ever have a query the staff are extremely pleasant to deal with and any query is dealt with immediately. For an extremely reasonable advertising price we also get a generous discount on one return crossing plus a 20% discount for our guests which has proved to be a big incentive. You have complete control of all correspondence, arrangements and payments with your guests - their e-mail address is available at the onset.

Andrew Dunn
Andrew Dunn 5/5 5 months ago

The holiday rental market has changed a lot over the last few years with the leading players taking over their competitors, and using their near monopoly position to increase their charges to unsustainable levels, and even charging both holiday makers as well as owners. At the same time the number of bookings from these websites has dropped. Holiday France Direct stands alone in offering an excellent service at a sensible price and has dramatically improved it's performance recently. As a result, holidaymakers pay lower prices while owners receive an improved income. In addition to this, the ferry discounts offered to both guests and owners are very worthwhile. I have no hesitation in saying that Holiday France Direct offers the best holiday rental website around today.

Vanessa Rogers
Vanessa Rogers 5/5 4 months ago

It has been a delight to advertise on Holiday France Direct in comparison to some of the 'big' names in the holiday rental market who just seem to want to make money out of advertisers AND travellers alike on each booking and really don't care about either. With Holiday France Direct you receive really friendly, personal and helpful service from the Holiday France Direct team and we have received quite a few enquiries and one booking so far and we haven't been advertising with them for long. The advertising process is easy and uncomplicated and you receive incentives like a 20% reduction in Brittany Ferry bookings for yourself AND your guests, even if they haven't booked directly through Holiday France which we've happily passed on to our guests and is being used. It is so refreshing to advertise with a company who seem to really care about their customers and who are happy to provide a great and simple platform for advertising without meddling in the booking process. A win win situation!

Jane Gregory
Jane Gregory 5/5 4 months ago

Holiday France Direct is a website that enables you to book ferries to Europe and accommodation when you get there. There are a very competent service and very customer orientated. The website is easy to use and you get good information about the place you are booking. The owners of the holiday homes get a Brittany Ferries discount code for their guests to use on their ferry ticket. All in all it's a good way to sort out a holiday on the continent.

Shirley G
Shirley G 5/5 5 months ago

As owners of 2 properties in France BF005613 and BF004619 we find it one of the better online booking systems both for ourselves and holiday makers. It is good value for money and the holiday makers have a straight forward booking system and get a 20% discount off their ferry too. It is easy to update the availability calendar and if you forget you get the gentle reminders to update. The customer support deal with any queries with courtesy and are very prompt. We would definitely recommend Holiday France Direct Direct.

How to Advertise your Holiday Property: Preparing your Advert

Preparing your Advert

Your next step is to prepare your advert. In order to make your property more appealing:

  • Think about your target customers – you need to write for them
  • Describe the area and highlight things to see and do – both on and off-site
  • What things are there appealing for families (beaches, zoos and theme parks)?
  • What things would appeal to couples (wine-tasting, golf, gourmet dining)?

To enter your advert online, you will need to have ready:

  • Full details of your property
  • The distance from the nearest main town
  • Images of your property to create your gallery
  • Your rental prices
  • Your contact details - please put these in the contact area only, not in any headings or descriptive/pricing text. Please note that customers wishing to email you do so from the secure contact form at the bottom of your advertisement
  • For annual set fee advertising, your tva or siret number if applicable

A note about images

Attractive, bright and clear images of your property do the selling for you! Here are our top tips:

  • Take your image on a bright day and from an attractive angle.
  • Our advert layout lends itself to standard landscape images – sorry, we don't accept portrait or panoramic pictures
  • Include the swimming pool if you have one and arrange garden furniture attractively
  • Include a selection of internal images to reassure prospective guests
  • If there are people in any of the images, you require their written consent to use the image. Parental consent is needed for images of children.
  • Images must be supplied in JPG format
  • Images need to be at least 1000 pixels wide x 650/800 pixels deep
  • Download our useful guide

A note about videos

Videos are another great way to show off your property at its best. Here are our top tips:

  • Ensure your recording device is up to taking tip-tip quality video, including good sound.
  • Prepare your property for your video shoot. We recommend laying the dining table and making up the beds for example.
  • Get a script ready to guide viewers round your property and end up on an upbeat note, such as 'We look forward to welcoming you to your home from home in Brittany.'
  • Plan your route, starting from the outside and working through the rooms methodically.
  • And when you're ready, upload your video to YouTube and copy and paste the link into the video field in your owner admin area.
  • Download our useful guide

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