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How to Attract Domestic Travellers to Your Holiday Home

Reading Time: 6 minutes To say that the past few months has been a difficult one for the holiday letting industry would be an understatement. With thousands of holiday home business owners forced to close their properties for months due to the coronavirus, there is at least some light at the end of the tunnel now, with the recent announcement that self-catering cottages can …

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How to Write a Risk Assessment for your Holiday Home

How to Write a Risk Assessment for your Holiday Home

Reading Time: 7 minutes Owning a holiday home isn’t just about securing bookings, there are many essential tasks that coincide with running a holiday rental. One of which is ensuring guests safety. As a responsible holiday home owner, you have a duty of care to keep your guests safe and to carry out a risk assessment. What is a risk assessment? A risk assessment …

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Report: The Rise of Staycations – UK Travel in 2020/21

Report: The Rise of Staycations – UK Travel in 2020/21

Reading Time: 8 minutes A Summary of UK Travel Habits in 2020 and Trends for 2021 The state of the travel industry in 2020/21 is a complicated affair. Even amidst a crisis, current data can give us helpful insights into how people feel about travelling at home and abroad, and how we in the industry can best support and reassure tourists and holiday cottage …

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Travel Trend Alert: Low Impact Travel

Travel Trend Alert: Low Impact Travel

Reading Time: 5 minutes Humans are curious creatures, and we’re always going to want to explore the world around us to broaden our experiences of life and to better understand different cultures. But it’s a hard fact that the way in which we travel currently is having an impact on the planet. Here is where slow travel comes into play. “Slow travel, also known …

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Coronavirus: Advice for Holiday Cottage Owners & Holiday Let Businesses

Coronavirus: Advice for Holiday Cottage Owners & Holiday Let Businesses

Reading Time: 14 minutes Note: This is not official advice from Schofields, but is intended to provide guidance which may help. Official advice is being updated constantly and can be different for England, Scotland and Wales, so check the recent government guidance.  These are difficult and unprecedented times that we all find ourselves in. The coronavirus is significantly impacting the travel and tourism industry …

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Wales is the Top Holiday Home Location for 2020/21

Wales is the Top Holiday Home Location for 2020/21

Reading Time: 6 minutes In a recent survey we ran, travellers expressed their concerns for holiday companies not being financially sound, worried that their bookings would be lost or cancelled if they went bust, and their concerns for their own personal health. Nevertheless, our data reveals that even amidst a global pandemic, people still want hope for the future. People are still renewing their …

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Coronavirus: Deep Cleaning Tips for Holiday Rentals

Coronavirus: Deep Cleaning Tips for Holiday Rentals

Reading Time: 8 minutes (Updated 17 July) Providing a safe and clean property has always been one of the highest priorities for holiday let owners and managers. It’s now more important than ever to re-evaluate your cleaning procedures and take measures to clean and disinfect your rental to protect yourself and your guests. It’s essential to regain the trust of travellers that you reassure …

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