Thailand tourists seem to be using the site to book vacation rentals in the country, which many in the travel industry believe are beginning to eclipse hotel bookings for large groups and families due to cost savings.
Phuket Island which is situated off Thailand’s south west coast has always been a popular tourist destination in the country thanks to its natural beauty and exotic ways. Its increase in holiday home rental by owner accommodation has opened up the island to families and large groups of people, who can now afford to stay on Phuket.
James Curl, director of the Holiday Ferret was astonished that Thai cookery classes were so popular. “Apparently, you can learn to cook Thai cuisine. I struggle with toast, but if I was there with noodles in front of me and to the left of me, I’d be tempted to pick up a spatula.” He also added, “It would appear that Phuket is a number one choice for the traveller or tourist that wants to visit Thailand. The water sport activities are particularly good. Other activities and attractions like the Gibbon Rehabilitation Project and elephant trekking are also catching the eye.”
Other destinations which are faring well on the Holiday Ferret are those in England, France, and Spain, with Florida in the U.S also seeing plenty of page views. Udon Thani runs a close second to Phuket as the most viewed location on The Holiday Ferret, but Thailand’s south westerly Island is holding its own in the battle for most viewed.
Many visitors to the island have commented warmly on the standard of accommodation available on Phuket, especially those that stayed in a vacation home rental. The traveller that opts for self catering holiday homes normally needs to control diet and the environment for the rest of the group. Families tend to love them.
The Holiday Ferret is hoping to feature more properties from North America in the coming months, especially those in Florida. It is also hoping that the visitor numbers and holiday and vacation rental owners continue to flock to the Holiday Ferret.
“We aim to please”, said James Curl.
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The Holiday Ferret is a worldwide holiday and vacation rentals advertising company. An owner's holiday apartments are showcased direct to potential tourists and holiday makers, who can contact and book the vacation rental properties direct with the owner.