España Breaks is owned and operated by The Breaks Company (UK) Ltd; a UK-based, online marketing agency specialising in promoting self-catering accommodation across Spain and mainland Europe.
The first "Breaks" website was launched in 2002 with Lanzarote Breaks as the pilot destination. Free to holidaymakers, the service is funded by advertising subscriptions from travel agents and property owners.
Our model is now well proven for attracting quality customers to holiday rental property and we achieve high occupancy rates for owners, at a much lower cost than traditional advertising methods.
With an average monthly audience of over 50,000 unique visitors (peaking at 65,000 in January-March), we have a proven track record for delivering results.
We are well aware people need extra reassurance when booking accommodation direct so we've gone a whole lot further than most holiday rental websites.
España Breaks was the first portal to introduce a quality scoring system for all property listings, putting the best quality ads at the top of our search results. We call it AdScore.
We reward owners and agents who offer the things that holidaymakers love (e.g. ease of payment, a good review history, offering welcome packs) with higher priority. That means the people who have a track record for providing great holidays get seen first when you're searching.
Unlike other holiday rental sites, we have a tough policy on identity. All advertisers have to show their full names and contact details at all times. We are also the first site to use an ID check scheme that asks advertisers to prove they are who they say they are.
Look out for ID checked advertisers with this sign: VERIFIED ADVERTISER
The scheme has been highly popular and over two thirds of our advertisers have signed up.
There is absolutely no charge for holidaymakers to use España Breaks and since we have no involvement in the bookings process, we have no bias on the holidays we recommend.
España Breaks only does Spanish holiday rentals. That means you get real experience and focus when you use our service, giving us several advantages over other rental websites:
We offer commission-free advertising, based on a flat annual fee. Our tight focus, flexible packages and excellent technology means we remain up to 50% cheaper than other websites. You really can afford to add us to your advertising plan.
We've always felt that owners and agents who provide the best service should get more exposure than those who don't. So in 2009 we introduced our AdScore system that assigns a quality score to every advert.
It's very simple: High scoring ads get shown first in the listings and receive more exposure. We also guarantee enquiry levels for good ads so if you do a great job for holidaymakers, it's a win-win!
We're a small team who've been doing this since 2002; that means when any of us pick up your call or email, we will know exactly what we're talking about. No call centres or sleazy sales staff - we offer real experience and friendly faces.
For more about our service visit our advertising section.