50% more reservations compared to 2019 for all concierge services in France and already reservations for 2023.
The Easter holidays are already coming and, after a long period of health crisis, many French people are now ready to leave to enjoy the sunny days. Among the preferred destinations for holidaymakers in France, the Pays de Loire region is doing well with families thanks to attractive prices for seasonal rentals.
If 2021 was a particularly complex year for tourism with the health crisis, 2022 already suggests good prospects for recovery for the sector in France and in particular in Pays de Loire. In any case, this is what the seasonal rental figures for the coming months suggest, from the recent study by Smily dedicated to this region popular with tourists.
Thus, Smily notes that if the average price for a seasonal rental is currently 70 euros for an apartment and 90 euros for a house per night, 70% of requests concern families – of 4 people minimum. Regarding the services provided, holidaymakers mostly request access to wifi, Netflix, a swimming pool or a jacuzzi.
As for the owners, the annual income achieved thanks to this increase in demand and tourist activity is between 10,000 and 12,000 euros on average. Another interesting data, the Smily analysis reveals that until December 2021, people booked their vacation rental up to 8 days before. The trend is a little different this year, around 20 to 22 days before since the start of 2022, with holidaymakers being more cautious about booking at the very last moment.
The annual income recorded thanks to this increase in demand and tourist activity reaches 10 to 12,000 euros on average.
Finally, more generally, Smily has already noted reservations taken for 2023 and underlines for 2022 a 50% increase in reservations compared to 2019 for all concierge services in France.
Smily, the tool that helps owners simply manage their vacation rentals
Brand of BookingSync (French company) dedicated to individuals, real estate agencies, concierge services, professionals and with a business volume of 300 million euros, Smily allows owners to broadcast their rental advertisement for “furnished tourist accommodation to more than 1,000 tourist portals and 50 million travellers. With more than 25,000 properties in France listed in the bosom of Smily and BookingSync and more than 2.3 million nights recorded per year by the software, the tool is now positioned among the best global platforms in the tourism sector.
“Thanks to numerous reference partners such as Veepee Voyages, Abritel, Airbnb, Booking.com, leboncoin or even Expedia, Smily gives owners the means to enjoy an occupancy rate of their rental property(ies). absolutely extraordinary seasonal workers and to be able to concentrate calmly on their core business: the traveler experience. »
Sébastien Grosjean, founder of BookingSync and Smily
Designed in 2009 and officially established in 2014, BookingSync is a seasonal rental management software for professionals designed by Sébastien Grosjean, who has been in the business since childhood. When it was created, the start-up raised just under 1 million euros in just 15 days from 160 investors. Since then, BookingSync has completed four other fundraisers and in 2020 developed a new vacation rental management service for individuals: Smily. The company now has active employees in 17 countries and is positioned as a global reference in the sector. To date, BookingSync has achieved a sales volume of more than 1 billion euros and is active in 76 countries. BookingSync.com
Since 2020, BookingSync has also offered the Smily service, a platform for individuals wishing to focus on the traveler experience. The software simplifies the management of their rentals by connecting each property to more than 1,000 websites. More than a platform, Smily is the partner of an easy, safe and profitable vacation rental activity for the owners of the 630,000 seasonal rentals in France, out of the 3.6 million second homes. Olivier Le Floch was appointed CEO of Smily in May 2021 to ensure the development of the company. Its ambition is to increase Smily’s notoriety among the general public by recruiting more than 10,000 new owners in the next twelve months, and thus make it a benchmark in France. Smiley.com
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