Sick of spending ages on hold on the phone trying to book a holiday? Maybe you are out and about with friends and you want to book a holiday then and there and you arenâ€™t near to your computer. Sykes Cottages has come up with the perfect solution, a whole new way for their customers to book holiday cottages, the â€˜Cottage Finderâ€™ mobile app.
The Sykes Cottages iPhone and Android app means that booking a holiday cottage will never be the same again. In six easy steps, users can reserve a holiday cottage, starting by clicking on the cottage icon. From there, they can search for their perfect holiday cottage simply by putting in where they want to go, the dates that they wish to travel on and the number of nights that they want to stay for. The app then searches through over 3500 cottages in the Sykes Cottages catalogue and displays the results in an easy to view list. The app also allows visitors to see further information about the cottages, like interior photographs and to view the properties on a map. Through the app, users can reserve a cottage and a member of the Sykes Cottages reservations team will be in touch with them to confirm all the details. The whole process can take less than sixty seconds!
In the twenty five years that Sykes Cottages have been established, they have always been looking for new ways to stay ahead of the competition, so it makes sense that Sykes Cottages, the UKâ€™s leading independent holiday rental agency, were the first in the holiday cottage industry to launch an innovative app.
Since the appâ€™s launch in 2010, the â€˜Cottage Finderâ€™ app has been downloaded thousands of times and has helped hundreds of people book holidays all over the UK and Ireland. It has also been in the top 20 travel apps in the iTunes store on numerous occasions since its launch. The concept behind the Sykes Cottages first of its kind app has also been bought by other holiday cottage companies wanting to develop a similar service.
Itâ€™s clear that Smartphone use is on the increase with more and more people opting for internet enabled phones. Some research suggests that up to 45% of the UK population have a Smartphone. The â€˜Cottage Finderâ€™ from Sykes Cottages is a totally free app and is available on both android and iPhone, two of the most popular operating systems.
This post is brought to you by Sykes Cottages, the UKâ€™s leading holiday cottage rental agency. Established for over twenty five years, Sykes Cottages have more than 3500 holiday cottages to rent in the UK and Ireland.
Photo by: Dr Hilary Rhodes