One of the longest spells of dry and sunny weather in living memory has led to record levels of customer demand for holidays in the UK and South West. Devon-based Blue Chip Holidays, the region's largest provider of four-and five-star self catering properties, has such high demand that it is on the look out for additional high-end properties to meet the last-minute rush for family breaks.
Commenting on the strengthening of the staycation phenomena Allan Lambert, Managing Director of Blue Chip Holidays, and Director of The Institute of Travel and Tourism, said: “Customers have fallen well and truly in love with holidays in the UK, especially in the South West where we have some of the best beaches in the world, some of the best chefs, a host of fantastic attractions, and a range of fabulous cultural events to keep the whole family entertained.
"Following the fantastic summer of 2013 we are seeing a tangible uplift in UK breaks with more travellers than ever actively choosing to holiday closer to home. Currently, we only have 15% of our portfolio remaining available through to the end of the month, and we fully expect to sell out even with new properties coming on daily.”
Despite expanding from 850 properties to in excess of 1,000 in less than a year, Blue Chip Holidays, which has properties in Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Cornwall, the Isle of Wight, Yorkshire, and Wales, is urgently seeking new properties and high end apartments to keep up with demand.
Lambert added, “As a business we focus on providing the very highest quality of holiday homes in the very best of locations to meet demand from guests looking for places to rival anything that you can find overseas. These types of holiday homes perform exceptionally well bringing owners great returns and guests unforgettable holidays, and these are exactly the type of properties that we are currently looking to recruit to the business.”
Holiday home owners and investors interested in contacting Blue Chip Holidays for advice on renting out their holiday home, or for an income projection, can call 08453228387. Alternatively owners can visit www.bluechipowners.co.uk