The new year's earnings start now for homeowners

PUBLISHED: 12:30 31 October 2019

Cornwall named one of the top staycation spots

Cornwall named one of the top staycation spots

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As we slip into the colder months, a surprising number of staycationers already have their Spring and Summer getaways in the bag.

Decked with inspiring moorland, cliff walks and seascapes, Cornwall currently sits as the top choice for UK holiday destinations. Huge investments in Cornwall's hospitality developments have put it in the spotlight while flights from London Heathrow and Birmingham have brought the remote county ever closer. Stylish restaurants are constantly popping up and a ream of festivals have hit the agenda for next year with Porthilly Spirit recently announcing their 2020 dates. Without a doubt, next year's holidaymakers have their eye on Cornwall.

A mere decade ago British staycations were popularly considered no match for the overseas trip. Research at the time revealed that British tourists felt they didn't get the same benefit from exploring their own countryside landscapes and coastlines as they did sunbathing somewhere dramatically different from their day-to-day.

The last few years have seen a strong reversal of this trend. The fluctuation of the British pound, Brexit and climate change concerns about air mile emissions are prompting more and more holidaymakers to stay put. The figures are only set to rise. With more competition for beautiful, goldstar accommodation, holidaymakers are also getting in quickly and booking their holidays well in advance.

Take the leap and get ahead of the new year

Whether you've poured heart and soul into presenting the ideal hideaway or you're considering making the switch from residential to holiday letting, you'll want to greet 2020 with the best head start.

A few careful decisions now could help you avoid the last minute panic as a seasoned holiday rental business owner or reap tax benefits as a landlord taking a leap into the industry.

That's exactly what hundreds of thousands of homeowners are doing right now by working with trusted holiday rental industry experts like HomeAway. Find out how much you could be missing out on with the online earnings calculator.

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Take control of your income

Once you've decided to share the sea views, woodland walks and cultural attractions at your doorstep with others, the next step is to take control of your investment.

HomeAway allows you to decide who stays in your property, when and at what price while they handle the rest of the booking process. Their dashboard is designed to help you optimise your earnings and catch the right eyes. 24-hour customer support is available so you're never left in the lurch. You can be as hands on or off as you want to be, whether your holiday rental business is established or new.

Cornwall named one of the top staycation spotsCornwall named one of the top staycation spots

They've been in the game since 1996, longer than any of their competitors and have fine-tuned the holiday booking experience. The platform is fully equipped to avoid any confusion and to keep you the driving seat when it comes to your property. The HomeAway mobile app even allows you to set up and manage it all on the go, if need be.

Don't slip behind

Cornwall homeowners with fingers on the pulse of British tourism are successfully evolving their businesses or capitalising on properties that have already welcomed many over the threshold.

They're making both happen by taking bookings well in advance and rightly tapping into HomeAway's high visibility, easy booking and legal security. As part of the Expedia group, HomeAway can offer visibility to over 600 million holidaymakers if your property qualifies.

2020 is set to be an exciting year for the holiday rental industry but anyone who wants a piece of the action needs to move now.

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