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If you are a villa owner, we have some great news for you! Villa Finder is an official partner with Avantio, a rental software company with over 20 years in the industry and an international team from 24 countries. About Avantio Avantio’s property management software is an all-in-one solution, available in 7 languages. They have been supporting agencies across the globe to streamline processes and maximize revenue. With the vacation rental channel manager, villa owners can instantly update your portfolio on over 50 platforms and portals at the click of a button. When you are working with Avantio, the team will also create and optimize your vacation rental website, to showcase your unique brand and increase direct bookings. About Villa Finder Management and Distribution Solution At Villa Finder, we specialise in bringing the right villas to the right clients. We pride ourselves on being responsive, proactive and having a thorough…

With pristine beaches, majestic mountains and waterfalls, it’s not strange that Mauritius charms travellers around the globe. The pandemic puts a damper on our holiday plan, but rejoice, the island is now open to tourism! Mauritius travel requirements differ for vaccinated and un-vaccinated guests. Check them out below! Mauritius travel requirements for fully-vaccinated travellers You are free to stay in villas, hotels or other types of accommodation.You will need to provide a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours before departure.On Day 0 (when you arrive in Mauritius), do an antigen test at the airport or at the hotel (if you stay in a hotel). If the result is negative, you can explore the island.You will need to do another test on Day 5.Covid-19 insurance is required, unless you are a Mauritian citizen or a resident/occupational permit holder.Fill in the All in One travel form and submit it to immigration…

We are always charmed by Sri Lanka’s rolling green hills, the ancient UNESCO sites and its rich history and culture. With the pandemic situation, we find ourselves missing the Pearl of the Indian Ocean quite a bit. But guess what? The country is now open again for tourism. Check out Sri Lanka Covid-19 Travel Requirements below! Travel requirements for fully vaccinated travelers If you are fully vaccinated, you can enter Sri Lanka without having to quarantine and no need to stay for a minimum number of nights or in a specific accommodation. The requirements are as follow: Must have completed the complete dose 14 days before coming to Sri LankaOriginal vaccination certificate (and English translation if applicable)A valid tourist visa. The visa needs to be applied online via www.eta.gov.lkYou do not need to show a negative PCR test upon arrival. You should carry the original vaccination certificate / card (and…

If you are concerned about being quarantined on holiday, rejoice. Koh Samui is one of the destinations where you can travel without quarantine, thanks to the new rules for 63 listed Low-Risk countries and the Samui Plus SandBox program for other countries than listed under those 63. Read on to find out what you need to know about Samui SandBox. Current situation: As of February 1st, all fully vaccinated travelers can enter Thailand without quarantine following the “Test and Go” entry program. Here are the requirements: Fully vaccinated for more than 14 days before traveling.Negative PCR test, taken maximum 72 hours prior to departure.PCR test on Day 1 (upon arrival). You must book an SHA hotel for Day where you wait for the PCR result. Self-ATK test on Day 5. All travellers must download and install the MorChana application, and set it on at all times for the COVID-19 precautionary…

With palm-fringed beaches, colourful sacred temples and friendly people, Phuket is a dream holiday destination for many travellers. And, this paradise island is open again. In this article, we will update any information regarding requirements to enter Phuket. Current situation: As of February 1st, all fully vaccinated travelers can enter Thailand without quarantine following the “Test and Go” entry program. Here are the requirements: Fully vaccinated for more than 14 days before traveling.Negative PCR test, taken maximum 72 hours prior to departure.PCR test on Day 1 (upon arrival). You must book an SHA hotel for Day 1 where you wait for the PCR result. Self-ATK test on Day 5. All travellers must download and install the MorChana application, and set it on at all times for the COVID-19 precautionary measures and to record the self-ATK result on Day 5 in the application.You must have an insurance with Covid-19 coverage up…

We love the French Alps for several reasons. In warmer months, the area is an excellent spot for hiking and camping. The endless green hills, the crisp mountain air, the way our voices got carried by the wind – everything is just so perfect and peaceful. As snow starts to fall, the area transforms into a white winter wonderland. It’s one of the best holiday destinations for skiers and snowboarding enthusiasts. There are plenty of gorgeous ski chalets to boot! Choices are aplenty, but we have selected some of the best ski chalets in France below. Check them out! 1. Chalet Moulin III Chalet Moulin III is a true luxury retreat nestled in the French Alps. In summer, you will have a breathtaking view of mountain greens and lustrous meadows as your backdrop. This 4-bedroom ski chalet boasts a stylish combination of a traditional wooden hut and modern design. You…

The pandemic is coming to its end, travel restrictions are one by one being lifted and there is new information at an almost daily basis. This can be confusing, but it is our goal to keep it clear and updated for you. In this article, we constantly update the Covid-19 travel requirements of our destinations in Asia. Note: as the rules can be complicated depending on your type of travel, in this article we will only focus on restrictions on non-essential travel, ie. travel for tourism purposes. For quick access, simply click on the country you want to travel to. Indonesia Covid-19 Non-Essential Travel Requirements Since March 7th, Bali has reopened! Not for all countries yet, but at the moment travelers from 61 countries can enter quarantine free and with a Visa on Arrival. For a list of the eligible countries, please click here. The below conditions apply: You need…

An exclusive research by Villa Finder, the leader in villa rentals in Asia-Pacific, on the impact of the travel restrictions on the US$440m villa market in Asia, together with an outlook of the upcoming re-start of the vacation rentals sector in the region The Covid-19 pandemic has heavily impacted the travel industry, and the villa market in the Asia Pacific region is no exception. Border closure, social distancing, new hygiene standards and the overall uncertainty about whether it is safe to travel are some of the changes the market over the past year. In this article, we are going to share more about how the pandemic has affected the APAC villa rental market, how villa owners have coped with this and also what the future will look like for villa rental. The APAC villa rental market in 2021 Due to the total travel shutdown, the overall Asia Pacific market reduced…

Being in the villa rental business for the past 9 years teaches us one thing: Families have very different travel needs than any other types of travellers. Whenever we expand to another destination or add a new villa into our portfolio, we always have a checklist for its kid-friendly properties. When our mom clients ask us about Niseko, we can happily say that the destination is a great choice. In this Niseko family guide, we have asked our Japan experts to share their best tips on how to travel to Niseko with kids. We will be providing some options and inspirations for you to plan your trip. Is Niseko family-friendly? The short answer: absolutely yes. We have seen enough kids in Niseko to confidently say that the destination is very family-friendly. Skiing aside, there are plenty of other things for families to do, although most of our clients come to…

Fresh seafood, dairy products, Japanese beers and the Genghis Khan – a grilled meat dish – are some of the highlights of Hokkaido cuisine. There are plenty of dining venues to savour these items in Niseko – from food carts, to eateries and Michelin-starred fine diners. The town’s wide-ranging dining scene also features fusion restaurants, French or Italian gourmet diners, cafes and après-ski bars. So if you don’t know where or what to start with, just have a look at our Niseko dining guide below! Where to eat in Niseko Town Located southwards of the Niseko United resorts, Niseko Town isn’t at the heart of the action at Niseko Village, but a town where many long term residents call home. You’ll find affordable accommodation and dining options here, but it’s best to rent a car as it’s harder to get out to the main ski areas.  Sushi Hanayoshi – Come…