In May 2011, the USA Today published an article about vacation rentals and how they are currently booming December Global Holidays. The holiday home rental industry is one of the fastest growing and is taking the travel market by storm, as more property owners find there is money to be made, and the travelling public find there are savings as well as many additional benefits to renting a holiday home. Worldwide there are thought to be 6 million holiday homes available.
There are several regions in the world which are really benefiting from this industry growth, where many properties exist which are available for rent – these are some of the core areas.
On the southernmost cost of Portugal is the Algarve, one of the most popular places for holiday home rentals. This coastal region with many popular beach resorts is Portugal’s main tourist destination, enjoying a prime location with warm weather and cool blue seas.
Costa Del Sol – Moving east past the Gibraltar straights along the Mediterranean coast we come to Spain’s holiday home hotspot. Literally meaning ‘coast of the sun’ this area at the south of Spain features many famous towns and popular tourist hotspots. The properties in this region vary from historical white coastal villages to magnificent modern properties with cooling outdoor pools.
Further east and inland into France is the Alpine retreat of Paradiski. This huge ski area allows you to ski between Les Arcs, Peisey-Vallandry and La Plagne, since 2003 when the area was connected by a new double-decker cable car. You can also explore Val D’Isere, Tignes, Courchevel, Meribel, Val Thorens – some very famous ski resorts. Rented ski chalets are a great way to enjoy a skiing holiday as you get space and privacy to relax after a long day on the slopes.
Back into summer, the Tuscany region of Italy is very popular for holiday makers. The Italian culture, and landscapes draw people to Tuscany holiday homes – with many museums devoted to art and science due to the large number of influential figures from history who called Tuscany home. The main City in Tuscany is Florence, one of the most visited cities in the world – outside the city Tuscany has over 120 nature reserves.