Vacation Rentals in Summer 2009
Holiday Rentals - Vacation Rentals in Summer 2009
Summer 2009 will be a tough year for the tourism industry as a whole. Airlines, hotels, cruises and vacation rentals companies are feeling the impact. The crisis is settling in and vacationers are cutting their vacation budgets.
They are skipping vacation all together, downgrading from luxury hotels to more affordable hotels or switching from hotels to holiday rentals, vacation rentals villas and holiday rentals apartments.
American and European travelers are staying close to home in order to save money in this trying period. Hotels in the US have experienced double-digit drops in occupancy and rates, forcing them to slash prices to attract customers.
Vacation rentals agencies need to adapt by offering great deals to travelers. More and more travelers are becoming last minute travelers.
Holiday goers that want a deal take their time shopping online before they decide on the best deal offered by holiday rentals owners. All destinations are affected; primary destinations include Miami, Paris, New York, Hawaii and secondary destinations include Deauville and Daytona Beach.
Vacation rentals owners need to offer steep discounts or include perks such as a boat rentals, car rentals or cleaning services. Discounts of 30-50% are not uncommon for summer 2009 holiday rentals.