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reach more customers

On the web you only really get one chance to make any impression. When the first impression isn't good you don't get a second chance because the potential guest will never return. A poorly designed site can literally exclude large percentages of your potential customers who will simply turn to your competitors. Our Elegance range of templates has been designed from the ground up with literally hundreds of researched and proven design concepts to ensure that your villa web site reaches more of your potential customers and keeps them on your site rather than a competitors, for example:

  • Research shows that over 50% of all users are 'search' dominant rather than 'link dominant'. In other words if you don't have a search good search facility on your site they will not browse your site. Our sites have their own unique search facilities placed prominently on each page.
  • Research has shown that fast loading sites achieve proportionally more traffic than slow loading sites. In other words if your site's too slow your customers will leave. While our sites are designed to be fast loading they also offer your customers a choice between optimizing for dial up or broadband speeds.
  • 14% of users have some form of disability (e.g. color blindness, poor sight or inability to use a mouse device). That is a large percentage of users to ignore if your site is not designed to cater for their needs. Our sites offer accessibility to users with disabilities including: text only versions of every page (commonly only found on large sites such as bbc.co.uk) and full access key controls i.e. the site is fully operational without a mouse; user local browser control over text size etc.
  • 25% of users browse at 800x600 screen size while the majority browses at 1024x768 or greater. Many web sites are built to operate at the lower screen size thus wasting a lot of screen real estate, others build to the most common larger size thus forcing 25% of customers to scroll horizontally. Our templates are designed to expand or contract regardless of the screen size to ensure the maximum use of screen real estate without any horizontal scrolling.
  • There is no point in having a fully featured web site if its offline or on a slow internet connection. That is why your web site will be hosted with a guaranteed uptime of 99.9% and Industry-leading (18,000 MBit) Connectivity to the internet.
  • Microsoft's dominance in the browser market is being eroded by a number of other browser manufactures so it's important that your web site delivers consistent results across a wide number of browser platforms. Poorly written HTML code could at worst prevent certain users from viewing your site or at least will slow down site delivery and make it difficult for search engines to list your site properly. For this reason, all our sites are validated to ensure100% error free with the industry leading professional validators which exceed the quality standards laid by the W3C (web's governing body) standards for X-HTML. Please be aware that many sites that validate to the W3C's free on-line validation standards would not pass the industry leading professional validation which we adhere to.
  • Poor spelling, grammar or broken links will quickly annoy your customers. For this reason, each and every page of your site is checked for spelling, grammar to Microsoft standards prior to release and your site links are automatically checked daily to ensure they are functioning.
  • These and hundreds of other usability design features ensure your site can reach more people and keep them on your site.

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choice of templates and colors
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  • We offer two distinct templates in our new Elegance range. Please visit our sample Classic Template or Sunshine Template to preview these templates in action.
  • We will happily customise any of the sites colors to suite your tastes, at any time.
  • No need to decide on your template preferences before ordering a site since we will develop your site in both templates for you to preview before you decide.

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all inclusive package

Our all inclusive package includes:

  • A comprehensive site with all the pages demonstrated in our sample templates and all the features listed on this page. This will allow your potential customers to quickly access the key information they require on your villa (e.g. key features, gallery, instant quote) but will also allow them to browse in more detail where required (e.g. layout with room pop-ups, facilities and equipment, faqs etc.). Everything they need to complete a booking is at their fingertips, villa details, availability, prices, on-line booking and instant secure deposit payment.
  • Your choice of domain and email (with web mail facilities) and hosting.
  • Live on the internet in one week. We promise to have the first draft of your web site live for your viewing in one week (following receipt of your villa information and pictures). You can then decide on your template preference and final options from the previews.
  • Marketing pack. We will give you the benefit of our experience by supplying our 'Marketing your Villa on the Internet' pack. Customers who have followed advice have seen significant improvement in their level of enquiries.
  • As many changes to text and pictures as required. Throughout your contract with Elite, you can request as many changes to text and pictures as required. We appreciate that you will be continually changing your villa offer to your own customer's so we would expect your villa web site to change to reflect this. A timescale will be provided on receipt of any change request and we will schedule the work. Many of the features of your web site, such as prices, offers, availability, faqs, testimonials etc. are instantly controllable through your owner's control area.
  • Listing on search engines. We will submit your site to all the popular search engines (such as Google and Yahoo etc.).
  • Standards compliance. We will validate each and every page on your site for spelling, grammar, exceed W3C standards compliance and will daily check each page's links.
  • Weekly statistics. We will supply you with comprehensive on-line weekly site statistics (viewable from your owner's control area) to enable you to monitor who visited your site, where they came from, what pages they visited etc.
  • New features. We are also continuing to develop our templates and any new features will be available as part of the package.

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advanced facilities
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  • The site does all the work for you. The site will allow your customers to browse your villa's pictures and features, quote, take a booking and a deposit for you automatically while simultaneously updating your availability calendar. The site is highly integrated, whereby, a customer can decide to book straight from a quote or an offer, which will pre fill the booking form. On booking if a customer wishes to pay their booking deposit by credit card then they will be directed automatically to a secure site where they can pay with credit or debit card before being returned to a thank for payment page on your site.

Classic template




sample quote screen


  • Intelligent quoting engine. Not only checks availability and pricing but intelligently automatically offers nearest alternative dates and incorporates offer pricing, discounts etc. as necessary.
  • Intelligent site forms (i.e. quote, booking and contact pages) are intelligent e.g. emails are checked to ensure they are valid, booking dates are checked to ensure they are available etc. and report highlighted field errors to the customer. In addition, all forms generate professional response emails to the customer (copy yourself of course).

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sample local information

  • Flash technologies. Our sites incorporate the use of flash technologies usually only found on more expensive sites to present, page headings, homepage mini-gallery and scrolling testimonials, a gallery slide show and a villa location presentation.
  • Local information page. Provide useful links content for your customers as a service, where you can request to add categories of interest (e.g. restaurants, attractions etc.) and as many links as you require in each category. As part of our service we will automatically check for broken links on a daily basis.
  • A news page (for our Orlando villa owners) which highlights the more 'upbeat' local news, theme park news and travel new . It is relevant content, interesting to a villa visitor, adds interest to your site in general and keep visitors returning.

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visitor site controls

Customers today are demanding more control over their browsing experience and the following features allow your customers to tailor their browsing experience of your site:

  • Select 'dial-up' versus 'broadband' selection. Research has shown that one of the largest reasons a customer will leave your site is slow page downloads. With such a picture intensive site its imperative that your download options match your customer's connectivity capabilities. For this reason we offer the customer a dial up versus broadband toggle which will optimize the download and quality of site pictures to match their connection speed.
  • Activate currency conversion. The site automatically maintains currency conversions for the top 26 currencies and if requested dynamically enables currency conversion such that if the customer hovers their cursor over any price on any page then a dynamic currency conversion will be shown.
  • Currency selection. While the site will initially default to display your selected currencies the browsing customer can simply select their preferred currency and the entire site will dynamically change to reflect their preferred currency selection. The site will also react instantly to a customer’s request for either daily or weekly pricing preference.
  • Text size selection. Most modern browsers offer their customers facilities to select their preferred browsing text size. The Elegance templates have been designed to enable this facility which will allow your customers to view your site at their preferred text size settings.
  • Select once. As with all our visitor site controls, once selected ALL pages react instantly to the customer's viewing preferences.

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owner's control area

Your own personal (passworded) owner database control area where you can update key information which will instantly be applied to your web site. You can control the following:



sample owners control area screen

  • Daily pricing in all your manually controlled currencies.
  • Late offers
  • View your on-line weekly site statistics
  • Bookings. Please note there is a notes section whereby you can keep notes on a particular booking e.g. deposit paid, notes on customer requirements etc.
  • Testimonials. The testimonials have their own page but will also display as scrolling text on the home page.
  • Faqs
  • Control key variables such as pool/spa pricing, surcharges, discounts, tax for each currency as required. Where an automatic price has been calculated you can select to override manually if preferred.
  • Control your own travel links on a travel links page so that they can exchange link capability with other sites.
  • Control the messaging text which appears on each page. For example, if you want to emphasize an offer or special pricing etc. then simply change the text for a particular page and it will instantly change on your site.


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sms text messages
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  • On receipt of a booking you will receive email notification as well as an SMS to your mobile notifying you of the dates, customer name and contact details. Ideal if you are away from your email for periods of time in a day.

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professional response emails
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In addition to the site producing professional (multi-part) automatic email responses to contact, quote and booking forms you can generate your own professional emails (through your owner's control area):

  • Generate professional response emails to both customers and potential customers alike.
  • Incorporate quotes and or payment requests simply

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marketing advice pack
marketing pack


  • We will give you the benefit of our experience by supplying our 'Marketing your Villa on the Internet' pack. Customers who have followed our advice have seen significant improvement in their level of enquiries.

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technologically advanced

For those interested in the technologies behind the sites:

  • Technologically advanced. While most sites are produced as simple static HTML pages our sites by comparison are extremely technologically advanced, whereby, they are100% database driven through scripting languages which deliver dynamic X-HTML and flash to your customer's browsers. Each page is effectively dynamically crafted and tailored specifically according to your latest changes in the owner's control area and the browsing customer's requirements. This is what makes all the interactive features and instant control of prices, offers etc. technically possible.
  • X-HTML v's HTML. The X in front of the HTML is very important since it’s the new developing standard for web site design. Previous browsers such as IE6 and Netscape all interpret variants of HTML in slightly different ways … in other words your web site will look and perform slightly differently depending on which browser your customers are using. X-HTML is a much, much stricter language which cannot be written in a variety of flavors and thus current and new developing browsers will give a much more consistent delivery of this stricter enforced standard. Elite believe this is important since the dominance of IE6 is being eroded by new standard driven browsers (e.g. Firefox) which will make it more and more important to have an X-HTML site in the future. Additionally, new browsing features are being designed into X-HTML which cannot be designed in to HTML which our new Elegance templates will be best positioned to take advantage off in the future.
  • Browser technology independence. While a small minority of your browsing customers may not have enabled their browsers for all the technologies utilized (e.g. flash or javascript) to ensure maximum usability we have designed the templates to offer alternative X-HTML functionality which will ensure the full functionality of your site to the browsing customer.
  • Professional Multi-part emails. All emails produced by the site are produced in X-HTML with plain embedded text. This means that your emails will always be readable to your customers regardless of the capabilities of their mail packages and will always receive the best presentation of your professionally produced emails.
  • 99.9% site uptime. When it comes to hosting, we believe in nothing but the best, your web site will be held on our dedicated servers which are looked after by the world's leading hosts offering state of the art £15m data center (where employees can only enter the server rooms one at a time through air locks which include weight entry recognition). For fail safe, backup generators, multiple hard drives, dual routers, cooling systems and gel battery power banks are utilized and monitored 24/7 which guarantees 99.9% uptime, and are confident in this guarantee because, even fail-safes have fail-safes. In addition, Industry-leading 18,000 MBit Connectivity to the internet allows for no-nonsense, fast transfers at all times. The result is that more users can access and interact with your web site, faster.
  • Daily automated link checking. It is important that links on your site not only work on day one but continue to work throughout the life of your site, we automatically check daily for broken links which reduce your customer’s viewing experience. If a link fails for a number of days in a row then we will contact you about whether you want to continue with or replace the link etc.

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weekly site statistics
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  • Weekly on-line site statistics so you can keep track of web site visitors. Understand how people are locating your site, how long they are staying on your site and what pages they are navigating.

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search and site map navigation

Our web sites answer your customer's key navigation questions which are: where am I? where have I been? where can I go? and importantly provides the following navigation aid features:

  • Search facility Research has shown that rather than navigate a site looking for information over 50% of your users look for sites with a search facility so they can quickly determine whether your villa meets their needs. E.g. they might type 'spa' or 'baby facilities' or 'games room' to find this information quickly. Our search facility is present on EACH page and delivers fast and accurate searches on text throughout your site with an advanced search facility. This is normally a very expensive add on to a site requiring its own separate server with unique database. This is exclusive to your site and has no advertising etc. and is updated as a mater of course whenever we change the text on your site. Please try out this invaluable facility e.g. search for games room or pool etc.

  • Dynamic site map which intelligently informs the customer where they are in a site with 'you were here' indicator.

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comprehensive pricing options

Our templates have extremely flexible currency capabilities (maintained through your owner's control area) which cater for your villas pricing requirements, including:

  • No limit to the number of currencies you can allow your customers to pay in.
  • Prices are maintained for your villa by day, offers, a variety of pool and spa combinations, booking deposits etc.
  • Prices can be maintained manually or can automatically track another currency using a manual or automatic exchange rate based on the FT.com. For automatic exchange rates there is an optional tracking facility which lets you track within +/- a percentage of the FT.com exchange rate.
  • Additionally, where a currency is maintained via an exchange rate (either manual or automatic) you can elect to allow price information to calculate automatically or you can override these manually if required.
  • Prices can be displayed including or excluding tax.
  • You can request changes to pricing options ongoing, for example, add Euros, change from automatic currency calculations to manual etc.

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web standards and disability compliance
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Web standards

Elite's Elegance range of templates not only meet but exceed the quality assurance checks laid down by the W3C (the web's governing body). Why is this important?

  • Microsoft's dominance in the browser market is being eroded by a number of other browser manufactures so its important that your web site delivers consistent results across a wide number of browser platforms. Poorly written HTML code could at worst prevent certain users from viewing your site or at least will slow down site delivery and make it difficult for search engines to list your site properly. For this reason, all our sites are validated to ensure 0% errors with the industry leading professional validators which exceed the quality standards laid by the W3C (web's governing body) standards for X-HTML. Please be aware that many sites who validate to the W3C's free on-line validation standards would not pass the industry leading professional validation which we adhere to.

Disability compliance

In addition to regulatory compliance (US Government's Section 508 and eEurope Plan) and common human decency there is a hard nosed business reason to make your web site accessible for users with disabilities since its estimated that 14% of users have some form of disability (e.g. color blindness, poor sight or inability to use a mouse device) that's 30 million users in the US alone. That is a large percentage of users to ignore if your site is not designed to cater for their needs. Our sites have taken account of a very large number of the hundreds of guidelines laid down by the WAI (W3C's Web Accessibility Initiative) in all our pages including the following key features:

  • Elite's Elegance range of templates adhere to the web founder's ideal of separation of content from presentation through the strict use of cascading style sheet standards. This is essential to ensure that the content remains consistent across a wide variety of browser devices, enables the customer to dictate their own preferred viewing preferences on your site, (e.g. text size) and is a essential prerequisite for sites which wish to provide content for users with disabilities.
  • All pages have a ‘text only’ facility (yellow writing on black background) which is of huge benefit to people with sight disabilities (commonly only found on large sites such as bbc.co.uk)
  • Every page has full access key controls i.e. the site is fully operational without a mouse
  • While the Elegance templates have been designed to make full use of any local customer enabled browser features such as javascript and cookies the site has been designed to work in circumstances where these facilities have not been enabled thus making the site more accessible to a wider audience with a variety of local settings.
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range of options
  • You can now optionally have a 'mini-gallery' of photographs in place of your main selling home page shot whereby, if you hover over the gallery indicator, the user can select an image to display using bi-directional scrolling of available photographs.
  • You can optionally have a flash gallery or a more traditional gallery. The major advantage of the flash gallery is that if the user does not intervene (to take control) then the gallery will automatically play like a slide show.
  • You can request to change colors on your site at any time.
  • Where calendars are utilized (quote and booking forms) you have the choice of two types of calendar (on screen or pop-up) and additionally can decide whether to mark off dates which are not available e.g. booked dates on the booking form calendar and decide which day of the week to start the calendar on.
  • Availability calendar option. You can select, the start day of the availability calendar (e.g. Saturday), whether the calendar shows as a traditional calendar or a ‘blocked’ calendar whereby dates are kept together to improve user identification of free blocks. You can also decide how many months to show on screen and whether to start the months at the current month or the start of the current year and what the max number of months the user can review for availability e.g. 24 months ahead.
  • Configure your booking form to either update your availability calendar automatically or you can control it manually ....... its your decision.
  • The intelligent quote engine has an option which will force the availability towards complete weeks (i.e. if they ask for 6 nights we will suggest 7) and a preferred booking day (e.g. Saturday) if required. For customers with more than one villa we can also cross check your other villa's availability and suggest that where applicable.