The new year's earnings start now for homeowners
PUBLISHED: 13:14 31 October 2019 | UPDATED: 13:25 31 October 2019
As we slip into the colder months, a surprising number of staycationers already have their Spring and Summer getaways in the bag
Devon is set to continue to prove itself and grow as a holiday hotspot with huge tourist investments pouring in. Dartmoor and Exmoor hold fast as magical must-visits for holidaymakers and no cycling tour of Britain is complete without a ride through Devon's unforgettable countryside. Stunning coastline, sophisticated bars and quaint villages continue to bring ever-more holidaymakers to Devon in droves.
A mere decade ago British staycations were popularly considered no match for the overseas trip. Research at the time revealed that British tourists felt they didn't get the same benefit from exploring their own countryside landscapes and coastlines as they did sunbathing somewhere dramatically different from their day-to-day.
The last few years have seen a strong reversal of this trend. The fluctuation of the British pound, Brexit and climate change concerns about air mile emissions are prompting more and more holidaymakers to stay put. The figures are only set to rise. With more competition for beautiful, goldstar accommodation, holidaymakers are also getting in quickly and booking their holidays well in advance.
Take the leap and get ahead of the new year
Whether you've poured heart and soul into presenting the ideal hideaway or you're considering making the switch from residential to holiday letting, you'll want to greet 2020 with the best head start.
A few careful decisions now could help you avoid the last minute panic as a seasoned holiday rental business owner or reap benefits as a landlord taking a leap into the industry.
That's exactly what hundreds of thousands of homeowners are doing right now by working with trusted holiday rental industry experts like HomeAway. Find out how much you could be missing out on with the online earnings calculator.
Take control of your income
Once you've decided to share the sea views, woodland walks and cultural attractions at your doorstep with others, the next step is to take control of your investment.
HomeAway allows you to decide who stays in your property, when and at what price while they handle the rest of the booking process. Their dashboard is designed to help you optimise your earnings and catch the right eyes. 24-hour customer support is available so you're never left in the lurch. You can be as hands on or off as you want to be, whether your holiday rental business is established or new.
They've been in the game since 1996, longer than any of their competitors and have fine-tuned the holiday booking experience. The platform is fully equipped to avoid any confusion and to keep you the driving seat when it comes to your property. The HomeAway mobile app even allows you to set up and manage it all on the go, if need be.
Don't slip behind
Devon homeowners with fingers on the pulse of British tourism are successfully evolving their businesses or capitalising on properties that have already welcomed many over the threshold.
They're making both happen by taking bookings well in advance and rightly tapping into HomeAway's high visibility, easy booking and legal security. As part of the Expedia group, HomeAway can offer visibility to over 600 million holidaymakers if your property qualifies.
2020 is set to be an exciting year for the holiday rental industry but anyone who wants a piece of the action needs to move now.