Tuesday, August 10th, 2010
A website launched in July 2010 is offering Australians a unique option for finding accommodation in Europe. And with research showing that more than 84% of Australian travellers over 40 intend to travel overseas in the next three to four years and that Europe comes out on top of wish-lists of nearly one in two travellers, (Travel Trends - Australian Travellers over 40, Galaxy Research 2009) it couldn’t come at a better time.

Getaway Guru offers travellers a property portfolio of Australian owned holiday rentals across France and Italy. From an apartment in Rome, cottages in Burgundy, Languedoc and Provence to a luxurious farmhouse in Le Marche in Italy, there is something for every Australian traveller and every budget, with more properties being added weekly.

“We’re offering a unique service,” says Getaway Guru owner, Leanne Anderson. "There are no agencies, no tours being sold, just Australian owned property in France and Italy where you can deal directly with the owner. There’s nothing else like it in Australia."

The site will save Aussie travellers time and money and make the search for their dream French or Italian holiday rental so much easier. “No more endless google searches to find the right property – it’s all here, on one site, in your backyard,” said Anderson.

The site was borne out of the frustration of searching for accommodation during regular family trips to France and Italy. “I spent hours searching on the internet and then quite accidentally came across an ad for a property in Languedoc France owned by an Australian. I contacted the owner, we started chatting and the property sounded perfect. We booked and had such an excellent experience that for my next trip to Italy I decided to find something Australian owned. Again I had to spend hours on google and thought to myself – there has to be a better way,” said Anderson.

Using the internet to find holiday rentals is a time consuming and often bewildering experience and with the amount of properties available online, it can be difficult, if not impossible, for Australians to find the right property. “We just want to make the whole process easier says Anderson. She goes on to explain that one of the greatest benefits is that, more often that not, payment for the holiday rental you find on Getaway Guru is in Australian dollars, saving hassles with foreign currency fluctuations and calculations. “It can’t get any easier than that," she says.

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Getaway Guru

Getaway Guru provides Australian travellers with personal and customised support in planning their overseas travel and lifestyle adventures and offers a portfolio of Australian owned overseas holiday rentals.

Leanne Anderson
P: 0425 508 901
W: www.getawayguru.com.au


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