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Let's face it, going on vacation is never good for the wallet. Certainly not if you take a plane with the whole family, rent a car on the spot and spend the night in hotels. All the savings are a good thing then. We'll give you a few tips on how to enjoy your holiday cost-efficiently.


Search for the cheapest flight

It may be obvious, but don't book the first flight to your holiday destination. Not only can the price of a flight fluctuate a lot throughout the year, but also per day of the week you're searching for. For example, flight tickets to destinations in Europe usually seem to be cheaper when you search on Monday or Friday. Use websites like Skyscanner or Google Flights to compare many providers at once.


Avoid combideals

The same applies to overnight stays as to flights. You can easily find good deals by searching carefully. A flight accommodation package from a travel agency may sound attractive, but don't forget that you also pay the agency. Use comparison websites like Booking.com and compose your own trip.


Avoid the hotel chains

Continuing the previous tip, we would like to draw your attention to the fact that there are very good alternatives for the pricey hotel chains. For example, if you're looking for a comfortable room at a low price in people's homes, it's easy to find one through Airbnb. Also, local businesses sometimes charge a lower price for more service. Usually all you need to do is search a little better online.


Travel in low season

Besides the fact that off-season trips are much less crowded, they are of course also much cheaper. Check for your travel destination what the best period to go is and try to find a balance between a good price, pleasant weather conditions and the opening periods of the activities you have in mind.


Plan your trip in advance

You can save a lot of time (and money) if you plan in advance which places you want to visit and what you want to do. In this way you avoid staying in one place unnecessarily long. Of course, you don't have to record every minute, but a general idea of the time you want to spend where never hurts. Then try to stick to it as much as possible.


Pack your suitcase efficiently

Try to take as much from home as possible by packing it cleverly and leave at home what you probably won't need anyway. That way you won't have to buy all kinds of stuff on the spot and in the worst case you'll have to pay for extra luggage. Be prepared for bad weather by bringing at least one pair of trousers and a sweater to warm destinations.


Book alternative car parks at the airport

There are comparison aprons to find a cheap parking at the airport. The rates of the official car parks are usually very high and people often do not know that there are alternatives. These are usually further away from the airport, but are offered in combination with a shuttle or valet service, so it takes little or no extra time. Flying and Parking is such a handy website to find a parking Charleroi, for example. You can easily sort and adapt the offer to your requirements.




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Let's face it, going on vacation is never good for the wallet. Certainly not if you take a plane with the whole family, rent a car on the spot and spend the night in hotels. All the savings are a good thing then. We'll give you a few tips on how to enjoy your holiday cost-efficiently.


Search for the cheapest flight

It may be obvious, but don't book the first flight to your holiday destination. Not only can the price of a flight fluctuate a lot throughout the year, but also per day of the week you're searching for. For example, flight tickets to destinations in Europe usually seem to be cheaper when you search on Monday or Friday. Use websites like Skyscanner or Google Flights to compare many providers at once.


Avoid combideals

The same applies to overnight stays as to flights. You can easily find good deals by searching carefully. A flight accommodation package from a travel agency may sound attractive, but don't forget that you also pay the agency. Use comparison websites like Booking.com and compose your own trip.


Avoid the hotel chains

Continuing the previous tip, we would like to draw your attention to the fact that there are very good alternatives for the pricey hotel chains. For example, if you're looking for a comfortable room at a low price in people's homes, it's easy to find one through Airbnb. Also, local businesses sometimes charge a lower price for more service. Usually all you need to do is search a little better online.


Travel in low season

Besides the fact that off-season trips are much less crowded, they are of course also much cheaper. Check for your travel destination what the best period to go is and try to find a balance between a good price, pleasant weather conditions and the opening periods of the activities you have in mind.


Plan your trip in advance

You can save a lot of time (and money) if you plan in advance which places you want to visit and what you want to do. In this way you avoid staying in one place unnecessarily long. Of course, you don't have to record every minute, but a general idea of the time you want to spend where never hurts. Then try to stick to it as much as possible.


Pack your suitcase efficiently

Try to take as much from home as possible by packing it cleverly and leave at home what you probably won't need anyway. That way you won't have to buy all kinds of stuff on the spot and in the worst case you'll have to pay for extra luggage. Be prepared for bad weather by bringing at least one pair of trousers and a sweater to warm destinations.


Book alternative car parks at the airport

There are comparison aprons to find a cheap parking at the airport. The rates of the official car parks are usually very high and people often do not know that there are alternatives. These are usually further away from the airport, but are offered in combination with a shuttle or valet service, so it takes little or no extra time. Flying and Parking is such a handy website to find a parking Charleroi, for example. You can easily sort and adapt the offer to your requirements.




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CAP distinguishes itself in the travel sector!

The travel sector is a very competitive and dynamic market and because of the recent developments the international players are increasingly under fire.

As a smaller company you have the possibility to get carried away in the big organizations and to offer a lot of extra services, such as flights, car rental, activities etc... This makes it more and more difficult to offer each service at top quality and to guarantee a personal approach.  

CAP is of the opinion that it is better to focus on what we are really good at: Renting out holiday houses with a personal service.

CAP stays on the train of an evolving market and is always open to new trends. Yet we have never changed our core values and mission. By focusing for almost 30 years on holiday rentals in Spain, France and Italy, we can call ourselves true specialists.

We visit the holiday homes ourselves and are able to fully inform our clients and find the perfect home that will suit them. Also owners can come to us with all their questions. We listen to both parties and advise them in a professional way.

There is a noticeable shift. Travellers are returning to the smaller businesses where they can really be heard.

At CAP we build a positive relationship of trust and strive for long-term relationships. With the latest news about our sector, we can proudly announce that CAP is still in line with the latest developments, but does not go out of its way and remains in financial stability.

CAP is a healthy company with motivated employees who listen to the needs of the client and owner. Put your fears away, book without fear with CAP and be sure of your holiday in a beautiful holiday home. Always welcome at our office in Ghent or in Merendree. The CAP team will be happy to help you with great enthusiasm.

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Meet The Giant of the Provence!

Rent a holiday home here in the region of Vaison La Romaine between the vineyards and beautiful villages. Here, you will encounter the Giant of the Provence, also known as the Bald Mountain or as the gem of the Vaucluse, reaching higher than its surroundings.

The famous Mont Ventoux is the pride of the local population and of the many people who have a holiday home in the France. Vaison la Romaine is known for being on the “Plus Beaux Détours de France” list, which means it is one of the most worthwhile places to visit in France. Quite right if you ask us, when you consider the beautiful natural phenomenon that is Mont Ventoux.

From your holiday home, the mountain can be discovered by foot or cycling. Even the most prepared cyclists see a challenge in the steep trails Mont Ventoux is known for.

If you are renting a holiday home in the Provence in the area of Mont Ventoux, the amazing panoramic views on the Provence and the unique flora and fauna of the Vaucluse. At the foot of the mountain there’s Comtat Venaissin on the one side and Carpentras, the Valley of Toulourenc and Val de Sault on the other side. Both sides offer traditionally French products: Comtat Venaissin has many vineyards and truffle farms, adjacent to the strawberries of Carpentras and the lavender fields of Val de Sault. The diversity is breathtaking.

When following the path of the Giant of the Provence, the landscape becomes rocky. Once you have reached the top, you will be able witness a beautiful view over the Camargue, the Lubéron and the Alpilles. Maybe you will see your holiday home from up there! When the sky is clear the Alps, the Cévennes and the Mediterranean Sea become visible as well.

The origin of the name Mont Ventoux is said to stem from ‘windy mountain’ in French. They are not wrong because if you have bad luck, the wind will make the climb up pretty hard. The reward you will find on the top, however, is worth every drop of sweat.

You can start the climb from Bédoin, Malaucène or Sault. Although Mont Ventoux is a known resort amongst athletes, the top is accessible by car as well so everyone can reach the top.




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The best local markets in the French Riviera.

Renting a holiday home in the Côte d’Azur, the French Riviera, means visiting the local markets on a daily basis. Just thinking of the artisanal soaps, herbs, nougat, wines, antiques and souvenirs makes you want to taste, smell and enjoy it all. Take a look at what CAP has to offer in the French Riviera!

Nice - every morning: Every morning, there are various markets in Nice. There are flea markets, markets with fresh produce and many flowers and plants colour the streets daily around the central place of Old Nice, Cours Saleya. It makes for an impressive Instagram backdrop.

 

Cannes - every morning: Inside the market hall of Cannes, the Marché Forville, you will find every ingredient for a banquet. Fish, cheeses, meat, wines, fruit and more. Take the opportunity to shop there every morning so every night can be a feast in your holiday home!

Saint-Tropez - Tuesday and Saturday mornings: In the shade of old plane trees, about 120 merchants sell their wares on the famous Place des Lices. Local specialties, clothing and all kinds of bric-a-brac. Go with the flow and buy that straw hat, you will love it by the side of the pool in your holiday home.

Fréjus - every evening from 8 pm to 11 pm: The evening market in Fréjus is certainly worth visiting. You will love strolling down the boulevard or the harbour and the cosy mix of vacationers and locals.

Sainte Maxime - every day: In Sainte-Maxime there’s a place and a moment for every market. In the mornings, you can enjoy typical provencal specialties and delicacies. In the evenings starting from 4 pm, there is a fair where local people display their artisanal goods.

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Go hiking in the Monti Sibillini National Park!

Are you planning on renting a holiday home in Le Marche, Italy? We would love to introduce to you the best natural zone in the area. The national park Monti Sibillini is a part of the Apennine Mountains en just a formidable part of Italy. It is one of the smaller parks in Europe but it is definitely not inferior in terms of beauty, culture and diversity.

The wonderful valleys, dozens of mountain peaks and ancient villages offer everything an experienced hiker could wish for. Novice hikers will find their liking as well at Monte Sibilla because it is very accessible.

During peak season our Italian colleagues organize weekly fun mountain hikes to Monte Sibilla. Leave your peaceful holiday home with swimming pool in Le Marche behind for a day because we’re leaving at 8:30 am from Rifugio Sibilla. An experienced English speaking guide takes us into the mountains. During the walk you can ask every question you have about the fauna, flora and the history of the Monti Sibillini national park.

The mountainous landscape and vast fields make the walk extremely beautiful. While walking, you will see mystical panoramic sights over Gran Sasso, Monti della Laga and if you’re lucky the Majella as well.

Another highlight in the mountain range are the plateaus, most importantly the Piano Grande. In June the plateau is colored yellow and red because of the blossoming flowers. The landscape turns into a colourful sea of flowers.

Monte Vettore has the highest peak of the landscape and is a fun challenge for hikers. From the peak you can see the Terminillo and the coast of Le Marche.

Are you ready to experience the beautiful walk through National Park Monti Sibillini with your own feet and senses? Rent a holiday home in Le Marche and put on your hiking shoes!

Get a glimpse of what a guided tour looks like: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sgfzTwTVTQ




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Enjoy a typical Le Marche Italian dinner!

Are you renting a holiday home in Le Marche, Italy? Maybe you’re looking for the perfect Agriturismo, or villa with pool, to start planning your holiday. There is, however, one thing for sure: you have been invited to a cozy dinner, Le Marche style!

Do you love Italian culture? Are you a fan of fine dining? Or are you just a fan of cozy gatherings? Every Monday evening in July and August, our Italian colleagues prepare a delicious and typical meal in the centre of San Ginesio.

The traditional dinner takes place in the city park or the village square. Every week, the dishes are served to long tables where people are enjoying the scenery, each other and a good glass of wine to accompany the food.

Guests who rent a holiday home with CAP are all invited to join. It’s a lovely opportunity to exchange experiences and maybe tips and recommendations about the Le Marche area. Maybe you’ll even meet new friends or fellow travel enthusiasts! You’ll be welcomed with a glass of prosecco after which you indulge in the local delicacies such as bruscetta al pomodoro, lasagne rosse, grigliata mista and patate al forne. Obviously there’s only one way to end an Italian evening… with tiramisu and limoncello.

There’s something for the little ones as well. Every young explorer loves a delicious pasta terra nostra al pomodoro! Maybe they’ll like it even better when you just call it pasta with tomato sauce ;) .

The menu may change, but the invitation clarifies what will be on the menu that night.

Are you dying to get a seat at the table? Feel free to contact us!

A presto!




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