Chris Slade describes the son et lumiere presentation at the abbey of Bon Repos called "Le Pays de Conomor" in Brittany, which takes place during the first two weeks of August.
Holiday property owners in Brittany and Pays de la Loire had a better year in 2010 than in 2009 according to our recent survey. This has surprised us as it conflicts with anecdotal evidence we have been hearing. How does this compare with your experience? Are you surprised?
Do you need your own website to market your holiday rental property or are holiday rental listing sites good enough to deliver the return you need for your money?
Have you seen the number of results that get returned when you search for "holiday rental property in brittany" or "loire holiday rental" or "gite near la baule" or any other phrase that includes a combination of "france", "brittany", "holiday" or "property"? How does your site stand a chance of getting a decent ranking and therefore being noticed? Link building is one activity that could improve your ranking.
Remember! Yours isn"t the only holiday property in the area, and it won"t be the only property seen by search engine visitors looking for their ideal holiday retreat. So it needs to stand out from the crowd and it needs to do so from the moment the visitor arrives on your site.
Whilst text content is generally (but not always) what gets your site noticed by search engines in the first place, for holiday rental websites it is often the imagery on the main landing pages that grabs the visitors attention and keeps them on your site. Website visitors have short attention spans – if they don"t see what they want within a few seconds of opening your website they will go elsewhere.