Release date: January 2008Leading French holiday website www.frenchconnections.co.uk has become first in the industry to join the YouTube generation by posting video tours of its properties. At the French Connections site holidaymakers can now go on a virtual exploration of their holiday home - from swimming pool to en suite so they know exactly what to expect and feel safe to book.Responding to research showing how vital images are to holiday decisions, the site also has a new design for its holiday property pages. In addition to video, these can now show more and bigger photographs, not only of holiday homes but local towns, markets and scenery. And, in a total embrace of the latest technology, theres a new search facility with predictive text and a generous range of advanced selections, making it quick and simple for busy users to find exactly the right property.Holidaymakers needs have fired our innovation, says French Connections director Glynis Shaw. Its paid off with hugely increased traffic, enquiry and booking rates this month. We really know and love France and want to share with others just how much the country has to offer. Their journey starts at our website.