Holidaymakers these days are spoilt in terms of what is offered! No longer are they restricted or confined to the options provided to them by package holiday operators, but they can now take control of organizing and scheduling their own holiday! During the boom time of the package holidays offered by glossy and glitzy high street travel agents back in the seventies, eighties and nineties, there were serious limitations and restrictions of the duration of a holiday when booking one through a high street travel agent. Commonly holidays offered by the tour operators usually consisted of either 7, 10 or 14 days stays. With ever changing life trends, brought about from pressures at work and the inability to take holidays for extended periods, this became impractical and inconvenient for some faced with these types of predicaments.
These restrictions have to a certain extent now become a little more flexible as the high street travel agents have had to rethink and adapt their business model, as a result of fierce competition from online travel sites and private holiday home owners, who were utilising the power of the internet to market their holiday properties to an ever increasing internet audience.The increasingly popularity of the internet also helped bring about the birth of another boom industry, the budget airlines. The attraction of cheaper flights ensured that more destinations have become more accessible and readily available to the general public. Other contributory factors include the fall of communism in the past decade or so which has since allowed European destinations such as Bulgaria, the Czech Republic and Romania to be considered by holidaymakers as extremely viable holiday options. City breaks in Budapest Prague, for example, are two such destinations that have become popular choices amongst holidaymakers in recent years. Inevitably these circumstances have attracted people to invest in holiday homes both home and abroad for their own personal use as well as financial reward.As a result of all these factors, but most significantly the popularity of the internet coupled with the advances in the technology which powers the internet such as ever increasing broadband speeds and more efficient web development tools and gadgets, holiday homeowners have never had it so good when it comes to marketing their much loved holiday homes to a much wider audience than anyone could have expected or imagined way back before the turn of the millennium. The technology available today must seem a far cry from the old days where marketing prowess and exposure would have been limited to advertising in local newspapers and directories.
Consequently, this has seen an extraordinary rise in the number of holiday home owner websites and web companies advertising owner’s holiday homes on the web! To the holidaymaker, the options to build their own dream holiday are limitless. Various types of accommodation, newer and extensive destinations, budget airlines, modifying the length of their stay are all options they could only have dreamed over a quarter of a century ago.
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