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Free Online Advertising for Vacation Rentals
Travel directory listings can be a great help while looking for free advertising listings
May. 26, 2009 06:15 AM
With the advent of the internet and the spread of its reach to the most remote corners of world, vacation rental advertising online has never been easier. Due to varied nature of human tastes and widely scattered vacation spots across the globe, internet may be the only and the fastest medium to book vacation rentals, airline tickets or hotels in real time. As a vacation rental owner, advertising on the internet is very easy and also free at most websites. One could begin by writing a good descriptive and informative paragraph about the vacation rental available.
The description or the listing should have a catchy headline that catches the reader’s attention. Something like “In the very heart of nature” or “The sandy tan paradise” etc. The reader should be fascinated by your headline. The description itself should contain details about the number of bedrooms, equipment installed, furnishings etc. Your description should make your vocational rental stand out in the crowd of other advertisement sin the same category. Always highlight things like saunas, swimming pools, tennis courts etc. They help putting your advertisement in the luxury class and obviously fetch you better rentals.
There is no one better to write your advertisement, since, as the owner, you would be best informed about the property. It is just a matter of expressing the same to the prospective renters. Many a vacation rental web sites also help by giving you the option of dedicating a web page to advertise your property. In case you opt for a larger advertisement or a webpage itself, make sure they contain good quality photographs of your rental property. Pictures speak better and more efficient than words.
Make sure you describe the common areas, kitchen and bedrooms in such a way that the renter can visualize them beautifully in his/ her mind. If your property is stand-alone like a condo, cottage or a villa, the pictures of the exterior can set it apart, especially if you can capture the docks or swings or saunas. If it is on a beach, you can have a picture of the beach front that the renter can use. Take your own time and come up with the best description you can, since first impressions are the last impressions.
Since, internet has become the biggest resource for vacation rentals across the globe, the advertisement modes have also evolved over the past few years. Many vacation rentals sites offer free listings for limited periods like 3 months or six months. Many websites also give you free listings on a percentage of the rent proceeds when rented. Holiday home listings are also available for off season renting and offer free listings. Travel directory listings can be a great help while looking for free advertising listings. Using the travel directory listings you can advertise only at those pages where your vacation rental belongs to. Another innovative and imaginative way to advertise your vacation rental is through blogging and travel forums. Since you are already into vacation rentals, you can request your old customers to give you honest testimonials that can be used to post on various blogs and forums related to places where your vacation rentals are located.