Holiday Lettings has revealed it has seen a 20 percent increase in enquiries for its holiday villas and cottages compared to January-March 2010. Similarly to other travel companies, the lettings group has noticed the last minute trend, with a 54 percent increase in February holidays booked in the same month. Holiday Lettings has seen demand in April increase by 67 percent, with UK homes the most popular. Spain continues to dominate the summer demand, with half of properties fully booked for the first and second weeks of the school holidays. “The Balearics are particularly benefitting this year – we’re currently seeing a 26 per cent increase in demand for accommodation there year on year and third of accommodation is already booked for the first week of the school summer holidays in July,” said Kate Stinchcombe-Gillies from Holiday Lettings. She said the tough economic climate had appealed to budget-conscious families. “In most cases there’s no VAT to pay on a rental and perhaps most importantly for families, the cost per person is significantly less – half that of booking hotel rooms in many instances,” explained Stinchcombe-Gillies.