Amsterdam, The Netherlands 20th of November 2001 - easyhome, announces international expansion to the UK by launching holidaysrental.co.uk, a website with over 20.000 holiday homes in 18 countries!
“British consumers have traditionally been overcharged”, according to Karien Bos (Commercial Director), “with holidaysrental.co.uk British consumers will have access to the same prices that ‘locals’ would pay for their holiday accommodations. Consumer prices are not marked up, holidaysrental.co.uk obtains its commission directly from the owner”.
“We have already begun prospecting distribution partners in the UK, results have been very good and we will announce several high quality partners in the coming weeks” according to Karien Bos.
Holidaysrental.co.uk sees the market stronger than ever before “there are more consumers on-line, who have more experience with the Internet and buying on-line. Holiday homes rental is one of the few flourishing sectors in the [Internet] industry. We are very confident that British consumers will appreciate our excellent services.”
easyhome started its operations in the most competitive holiday homes market in the world, The Netherlands. By first building up a quality business in the Netherlands with easyhome.nl and then building up a presence in other markets, easyhome has become an online holiday home market leader. easyhome operates a Dutch website at the domain www.easyhome.nl
, and has recently launched an English site at www.holidaysrental.co.uk
,. easyhome has partnerships in the Netherlands with well reputed companies for both distribution (Wegener eMedia, TravelPlanet.NL, holidayspot.nl and others) and additional services (flights: eBookers, car rental: Sunnycars, travel insurance: Unigarant). All of easyhome’s technology, front- and backoffice, has been outsourced to Travel Service International, an independent company which provides the world’s first touristic CRS.