The future's bright, the future's Norfolk
PUBLISHED: 15:16 17 April 2014 | UPDATED: 15:33 17 April 2014
Why Holidaycottages.co.uk are investing in the future of tourism in the county
Norfolk isn’t short of attractions for tourists. Whether they head for the seaside to enjoy the miles of unspoilt coastline and clean sandy beaches, or explore the inland countryside and waterways of the Broads, there’s something to suit everyone.
In 2012 there were over 33 million trips to the county with domestic visitors accounting for the vast majority. This contributes a huge amount of money to the Norfolk economy each year, £2.8 billion in fact, going directly into the pockets of hard working employees, businesses and accommodation providers of the tourism industry.
Over £213 million was spent on accommodation, and with UK tourism as a whole increasing steadily over the years and growth predicted to continue, these already impressive spending figures look set to rise in the coming years.
National, independent self-catering holiday company, Holidaycottages.co.uk, see over 10,000 website searches each week for cottages in the East of England and Norfolk, and are looking to broaden their Norfolk collection to meet demand.
A firmly established and respected agency with a portfolio of over 1,800 properties throughout the rest of the UK, the family-run company are keen to welcome new property owners on board.
James Morris, Managing Director, explains: “This is a very exciting time for Norfolk. The Council have been investing in the county’s tourism industry, helping to fund the Norfolk Trails walking network and supporting the Cool Tourism Project to identify innovative opportunities for rural tourism. The expected increase in tourists is good news for holiday cottage owners in the county.”
But owning the most beautiful holiday property, in the most idyllic setting is not a guarantee of success. That’s where Holidaycottages.co.uk are looking to help.
Property Manager Stacie Harding says: “The key to a profitable holiday let is exposure. If potential guests don’t come across your property during their search for accommodation, you’ve lost out. With over 4 million visitors to our website, 45,000 downloads of our app and a wide reaching television advert, Holidaycottages.co.uk are well placed to ensure that your property reaches its full potential.”
Foreign visitor numbers to the UK are also booming, with 2013 figures up 6% on the previous year. Holidaycottages.co.uk have all bases covered in this regard. Their foreign websites and agents ensure that your property reaches the attention of visitors from abroad as well as domestic tourists.
The company were honoured to receive a Gold Trusted Merchant Award from independent review system Feefo, having achieved an outstanding overall customer service rating of 98%. Offering a personal and professional service to both owners and customers is, and always has been, a core value of the family-run agency.
As a property owner partnering with Holidaycottages.co.uk you can expect numerous benefits. You’ll be assigned a friendly, dedicated Property Manager who will carry out inspections and be your direct contact regarding your cottage. Promotion of the Norfolk area and your property will take place across all marketing channels, including the fully responsive website which works on all devices, printed brochures, social media, press and advertising. Access to a bespoke owner account online will make tracking reservations and financial information simple.
So, with even the weather looking set to reach record temperatures this summer, now is the ideal time to be thinking about getting on board with Holidaycottages.co.uk to ensure that your property reaches its full potential. Contact Holidaycottages.co.uk’s friendly property team on 01237 426 764 to arrange a free, no obligation appraisal.