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The Internet is a Gold Mine for Private Vacation Property Owners

The Internet is a Gold Mine for Private Vacation Property Owners

For many private owners of vacation rental properties, the Internet is a dream come true. Gone are the days of placing expensive ads in local newspapers hoping to find vacation renters.

(PRWEB) July 2, 2002

NEW YORK, June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- For many private owners of vacation rental properties, the Internet is a dream come true. Gone are the days of placing expensive ads in local newspapers hoping to find vacation renters.

Gone too are the summers and weekends of little or no extra income while their vacation properties stand vacant. The Web has changed all that, it seems, with its global reach and 24/7 availability.

 And increasingly, private vacation property owners are finding ways to

Make the online world work for them. Some create their own Web sites, with

Varying degrees of success. Others turn to third-party Web sites like

Vacations-Abroad. com (http://www. vacations-abroad. com (http://www. vacations-abroad. com)), which lists private

Vacation rentals throughout the Americas, Europe and the Caribbean, to do the

Marketing for them.

 "This rental season has been great," said Tommy Sanford, who lists his

Gulf Shores, Alabama condominium on Vacations-Abroad. com. "At least half of

Our renters have been from the site."

 Sanford's is not an isolated case. According to Linda Jenkins, owner of

Vacations-Abroad. com and its sister site Travels-Abroad. com

(http://www. travels-abroad. com (http://www. travels-abroad. com)), several of her clients are making $20,000 a

Year by listing their vacation rentals on Vacations-Abroad. com. Many others

Are able to make capital improvements to their properties with the cost

Savings from advertising.

 Jenkins attributes her clients' low vacancy rates to the Internet's

Worldwide audience and an understanding of the medium. "Because we

Aggressively market Vacations-Abroad. com, and because we have taken the steps

To ensure strong search engine rankings, our clients' properties are being

Seen by travelers around the world," Jenkins explained.

 Statistics from Vacations-Abroad. com averages 200,000+ page views monthly

And of those 60,000 are unique visitors.

 "I have to admit that at first I was skeptical about the effectiveness of

Internet marketing," said Ashok Hargunani, owner of a condominium on Marco

Island, Florida. "But [Vacations-Abroad. com has] succeeded in changing that

Notion."

 For more information about Vacations-Abroad. com and its impact on the

Private owner vacation property industry, contact Linda Jenkins at

1-819-688-2228 or prop@vacations-abroad. com, or log on to

Http://www. vacations-abroad. com (http://www. vacations-abroad. com).

 CONTACT:

 Linda Jenkins

 Vacations-Abroad. com

 1-819-688-2228

 prop@vacations-abroad. com

 http://www. vacations-abroad. com (http://www. vacations-abroad. com)