The UK Upgrade was created to give properties added visibility on the Internet at a reduced price. This means that for only £130 (plus VAT) on top of you HomeAway.co.uk paid listing, owners can benefit from a listing on both HomeAway.co.uk and Owners Direct, as well as 20 international sites of HomeAway Inc, making their property visible to millions of travellers worldwide.
The UK Upgrade is also a great time-saver for owners: if an owner purchases the UK Upgrade on HomeAway.co.uk, they only need to update their listing on HomeAway.co.uk, and their Owners Direct listing will be updated automatically. This includes updates to rental rates, availability calendar, property description, photos, etc.
Please note however that, HomeAway.co.uk and Owners Direct being different sites that operate independently, for technical reasons some features cannot be mapped from HomeAway.co.uk to Owners Direct with the UK Upgrade. This includes:
- Featured Listings
- Special Offers
- Reviews and Guestbook comments (these won't be displayed on HomeAway.co.uk either)
- Certain facilities listed on your HomeAway.co.uk listing
- Multi-units: if you are advertising 5 multi-units, 4 will be displayed on Owners Direct
- Photos: if you are displaying 24 photos on your HomeAway.co.uk advert, 20 will be displayed on Owners Direct
If you opt for free SMS alerts with the UK Upgrade, it can take up to 45 minutes to receive a message, and updates to your HomeAway.co.uk listing can take up to 3 hours to reflect on your Owners Direct listing.
However, if you purchase separate listings on HomeAway.co.uk and Owners Direct, you can benefit from all the different features on offer on both sites. For example, you will be able to display a Featured Listing or Special Offer on both HomeAway.co.uk and Owners Direct. Listing updates and SMS alerts will be a lot faster. And reviews and guestbook comments will be displayed on your listing. In addition, your HomeAway.co.uk will include the full number of multi-units and photos.
To read more about what each site has to offer, please click the links below.
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