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Solmar Villas Eyes Web Wonder for 2005

Independent villa specialist Solmar Villas has launched
its 2005 programme, with all properties now featured solely on the enhanced
website, offering real time booking of a range of
exclusive villas.The decision to drop the traditional brochure comes as a growing number of
travel bookings are being made online, with Solmar Villas reporting its
online bookings accounting for 75% in 2004.

All properties on the Solmar Villas website are now exclusive to the
company, with the website’s new real time search and booking engine ensuring
customers secure their preferred holiday instantly, without having to wait
for confirmations. 

With 26.8 million Britons now connected to the Web (NOP World September
2004), the online travel market is predicted to reach 17% of the total £28
billion UK travel sector by 2007.  The travel sector already receives the
highest proportion of visits from search engines at 38%, ahead of shopping
and banking, underlining the decision by Solmar Villas to focus on the
online presence of their 2005 programme.

The Solmar Villas website features details on all properties, including
information on facilities and location.  In addition a full range of
flights, car hire options and holiday extras such as cots and insurance can
be added and booked straight from the website to create a complete holiday

The 2005 programme features an increased number of hand-picked properties in
Mainland Spain, the Balearic islands and the Canaries.  All Solmar Villas
properties have private swimming pools and are chosen for their quality,
location and facilities.


Offering complete flexibility over travel plans, Solmar Villas tailors each
holiday to individual requirements, with prices for villa rental, not per
person.  Flights are booked either through Solmar Villas or independently,
with Solmar Villas also offering low-cost flights as an option for
flight-inclusive packages. 

Additional services available include UK airport parking, airport transfer
and overnight hotel accommodation.

Prices for seven nights villa rental start from £399 in April 2005 at a
range of villas in Menorca, Mallorca, the Costa Blanca and Costa del Sol.
For Winter sun, Solmar Villas has a range of late deals on seven nights
villa rental including the Canaries from £299 and Cyprus from £199.