Internet no match for sunshine breaks Friday 2 November 2007 PDF Print Just 14% of the 18,000 holiday homes advertised on holidaylettings.co.uk provide internet access for their guests, ensuring that families spend quality time together, away from the internet and enjoying their holiday. With over 17,000 holidays taken in Spain this summer through holidaylettings.co.uk, Spain is still the favourite holiday destination for British families. Encouragingly, only 9% of the 5,073 holiday homes nestling in and around the Costas enable guests to get online during their stay. “Whilst the internet and sites like Holiday Lettings are proving increasingly popular as a means for finding holiday accommodation, it is a relief to see that holidaymakers are being encouraged to relax and leave work and day-to-day habits behind whilst on holiday,” comments Ross Elder, Managing Director of holidaylettings.co.uk. How other countries fare in their holiday home online offering: Family friendly internet destinations Cyprus - 5% Turkey - 8% Spain - 9% Balearic Islands - 10% Canary Islands - 12% Work / business friendly internet destinations UAE - 98% USA - 72% Canada - 62% Belgium - 60% Australia - 46% “It isn’t surprising to see such high provision of internet access in Dubai, North America, Australia, or more long haul destinations as a whole,” adds Ross Elder. “The further afield people travel, the more likely they will want or need to make contact with family or work colleagues.” -end- For more information, contact: Kate Stinchcombe PR Officer 01865 204738 / 0779 111 4296 About holidaylettings.co.uk holidaylettings.co.uk provides an effective means of online advertising for holiday homeowners and a user-friendly search tool for holidaymakers to book accommodation direct with owners. There are currently more than 17,500 holiday homes to choose from in 105 countries worldwide. Established in 1999, holidaylettings.co.uk is the UK’s most visited holiday home website (source: Hitwise) attracting more than 1 million visitors each month and is part of FTSE 250 company Rightmove.co.uk. This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Holiday Lettings in the following categories: Travel, Construction & Property, for more information visit http://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.