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Staycation boom continues in UK

A Shropshire businesswoman who launched her business to host accommodation said the staycation boom is continuing across the county as people enjoy the UK, despite the easing of travel restrictions.

Vicky Brown ended her 22 year career in car sales to launch Pass the Keys Shropshire which manages short-term and holiday rental properties such as those listed on Airbnb and other such sites.

She said the business has become so successful she is already looking to expand her team to host more short term rental properties and holidays lets.

“My business has been going just ten months and I couldn’t be happier with the results so far. I have always been interested in property so this is like a dream job.

“I manage Airbnb properties for people who might have their own unrelated businesses, have a family or live abroad and have a portfolio of properties which they are unable to manage to the high standard expected as they live abroad or elsewhere in the country.

“It is a full management service so the owner doesn’t have to do anything - only enjoy the income from their property. I organise the welcome, the changeover, the bookings and deal with any problems guests may have 24/7.” 

Vicky, who lives in Hadnall, said the properties she currently manages were across Shrewsbury and north and south Shropshire but she had availability for more.