Are you looking for a vacation rental for your vacation online? Beware of what you are provided with from the net: behind a lot of false messages it could hide, in fact, a real fraud.
The warnings of the authorities do not even seem to work at all: the State Police web safety department has developed a real handbook on the subject but, despite this, the frauds continue to run wild on the web. Just as the chronicles of these days remind us.
“It i always the honest people the ones to lose, those who see their vacation ruined along with that of their loved ones, friends or relatives. Whether you organize it on your own or in a group it is good to pay a lot of attention – stresses Sandro Teloni, founder of the Villas in Italy organization and of the project www.homelikevillas.com, a real network of holiday homes between modern and ancient villas with pools, farmhouses and historic residences, which are weekly rented from Saturday to Saturday, in three regions of Italy: Marche, Umbria and Tuscany but with venues also in Puglia and in other regions around Italy. The platform received a great praise in short time from the prestigious magazine Vanity Fair, which included it among the “ten best sites in the world to rent vacation homes” by selecting it from “the proposals that offer all the guarantees you need and the necessary services to make each trip special ”.
“We are not a portal like many others because we do not simply meet supply and demand, but we show our faces first and foremost by providing our guests with a name and a face of those who will take care of them. Our network of modern villas, ancient villas, country houses and historical residences, entrusts the whole organization to our Travel and Vacation Consultants, young professionals with a great preparation and training in hospitality who follow the guests from the simple request for information and up to after check-out, in case of booking, advising and providing them with all the right info to make them feel safe. And this after having viewed and checked every single venue upfront. If you think that last year – continues Teloni – 98% of Italians, from 18 to 75 years of age, have used the Internet for activities related to their vacation and that the turnover, only in our country, has been of over 24 billion euros, it is understandable why the crafty of the web dive into this sea magnum looking for someone to bite. In the Marche region, a reality that I know very well, the Postal and Communications Police is doing an excellent job which, as an operator, I feel I need to contribute by giving some tips that could really be useful, like getting information on who proposes the property and on the house to rent “. “In Homelike Villas – explains Alessandro Teloni, responsible for the acquisition of the new structures – we provide detailed photos of our holiday homes but also videos of the interiors and exteriors. Because we want everything to be done in the light of day. To help customers move during the holiday, we also send them a video with what to do and see in the area. We never ask for money in advance and we have set a deposit of only 500 euros, preferring to postpone any payment to more “secure” methods for everyone, such as bank transfers or traceable transactions. Our best guarantee? The fact that we invite guests to visit the homes they are interested in beforehand. For them the doors of our vacation homes are and will always be open because we want the living room you want never to hide surprises ”.