Sunday, 14 March 2010

Even Celebrities book holiday rentals

Holiday rentals are most certainly making the headlines, as reported in the Daily Mirror this week, Victoria Beckham will be splashing out to rent a cliff top mansion close to Cape Town so that her and sons, Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz and be close by to support hubby David in the world cup this summer.

The 5 week rental is at a cost of £660,000 and is rumoured to be the most expensive in South Africa's history.

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Wednesday, 10 March 2010

5 Reason to book your holiday rental through an auction by

Find out why bidding on a holiday rental could be the right move for you.
It’s always exciting to win something, so imagine the feeling of winning your perfect holiday rental in auction.
Holiday rentals are strongly becoming the accommodation of choice. With extra room to relax and unwind in compared to hotels, the price per square foot can work out up to four times less expensive in some of the most popular European destinations.
In the current climate, many holiday makers are looking for ways to make their budget go further. Here are 5 reasons why you should consider booking your holiday rental through an auction.
First and foremost-Its fun
There is a lot of fun to be had in participating in an auction. The excitement of getting the winning bid can be outshone only by having secured your dream holiday rental.
Great deals
By bidding in auction on your holiday rental you stand to receive great savings and special deals not normally found through more standard holiday rental portals
Pick up a last minute break
If you’re looking for a last minute get away, holiday rental auctions are a good place to start, as much unsold availability is listed. Search by date and save yourself time scrolling through pages and pages of unavailable property.
Keep your options open.
Have more than one favourite? Bidding in a holiday rental auction means that you can participate in more than one auction at a time. Simply stop your bids on one when you’re confident of winning another.
Variety of durations
Many standard holiday rentals can be fixed for 7 night durations, with a set change over day. Holiday rental auctions have listings for a variety of durations and arrival days. Auctions help you to find a rental that fits with the dates and time you have free to take your holiday. When looking for a short break with a difference, a holiday rental auction could offer you an ideal solution for a 2 or 3 night stay.
www.bidabooking,com is the UK’s first online holiday rental auction site, that allows you to choose the perfect rental for your perfect holiday at the perfect price for you! Whether a villa in France, an apartment in Spain or a once in a life time holiday to Florida.
Established in 2008 by Mother and daughter team Keely and Linda Capel, gives you the freedom to choose what you bid on and when, whilst remaining in control of how much you pay for your holiday rental.

Monday, 1 March 2010

How to pack for your holiday

Not so much an art more of a science, packing your suitcase your holidays can be one of the most stressful parts of the entire trip.

If you find yourself with piles of clothes all over the bedroom and have to sit on top of your suitcase and hope the zip doesnt break then these tips are here to help you.

Before you even open the wardrobe door, draw up a list of all the essentials that you need. These should include:
Sun creams, Sunglasses, Travel documents, cash, travellers cheques and credit cards and any medications you may have.

Then plan through what you intend doing whilst on your holiday and the types of clothes youll need. Think carefully and dont forget your underwear and toiletries!

Most people especially us women find that we end up taking far to much and return with items we never even took out of the suitcase/

As a general rule lay out all the items you wish to take, half it then half it again. This is the exact amount of clothing that you will actually use whilst away.

Always make ensure you take at least one sweater or light jacket and one pair of long trousers. Even thought the climate in the country you are visiting may be extremely warm it can still get cooler in the evenings.

Try and co-ordinate what you do take with at least two other items you pack, this way you can recycle items and get more use out of them.

2-3 swim suits or bikinis are more than enough for a 7 night break check if your accommodation provides beach towels, if they do this will allow you to leave yours at home, giving you valuable extra space.

Footwear should include 1 pair of flats (sandals or flip flops), 1 pair of evening high heels and a comfortable pair of shoes suitable for walking.

A large bag for daytime and the beach is always useful and a good item to use as hand luggage to give you extra carrying room and a smaller one can be easily tucked into a nook in your case for evenings.

If in doubt on any outfit, leave it out! Be realistic, the more you squeeze in, the more creased your clothes will get, and ironing is not something you want to do whilst on your holiday!