As the peak summer months of 2017 rapidly approach here we take a look at which destinations have proved most popular with Villas Worldwide / Villas du Monde clients this year.
For those of you familiar with the company you will know that it is a French agency which has been trading for over 20 years with French, Spanish and English personnel to assist with reservations and owners requirements.
The clients are international too, though the majority are French with the bulk of the rest being from the UK. There are quite a few Scandinavian customers too, notably from Norway, Sweden and Denmark, as well as a healthy number from Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Spain, Italy and Holland. There are even a few long haul travellers from the USA and Australia. All are welcome and we do our best to ensure each and everyone has successful holidays and a smooth reservation process.
The Villa Rankings
Spain is the number one destination for Villas Worldwide / Villas du Monde this year and we put that down to a number of factors. Value for money, easy access, a large range resulting mainly from dynamic staff in our Javea office and finally the reliable weather. A feeling of security in Spain is also an influence. The favourite regions are the Costa Blanca, Costa Brava and the Costa Dorada.
France has moved down the pecking order this year as the traditional French clients have been seeking lower cost options though interest from the UK is as high as ever. Interestingly there has been a rise in clients taking high-end holiday villas and those with private tennis courts continue to be very popular too. The most requested regions are the Dordogne, Cote d'Azur and Brittany.
Portugal ranks in third place with value for money once again being a major influence both in terms of the villa accommodation but also in the cost of living especially dining out in restaurants. A pro-active move to source more villas contributed too. In order of popularity, the regions are Lisbon, Algarve and Costa Verde.
Italy had a late surge of bookings this year and maintained it's fourth place. A destination of unique cultural interest the regions rank Tuscany followed by Sicily.
Greece has grown in popularity this year. Helped by an expansion of the range particularly on the Greek mainland as well as a more flexible approach to arrival days outside the main summer months allowing clients to take advantage of the best flight deals and the warm low season weather. The clients choice of regions is first the Peloponnese which is easily accessed from Athens and Kalamata airports then the islands of Crete and Evia.
Overall Villas Worldwide / Villas du Monde has seen a rise in the number of reservations across the board for 2017 which is due in part to the recently introduced client review system demonstrating product and service reliability, a clear property visiting policy and higher rankings in the internet search engines as the company has become better known globally, featuring in the mainstream press, such as The Sunday Times, The Telegraph and The Guardian.
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