Travelers Turn to Vacation Rentals for their Holidays for Better Value and More Privacy
Vacation Rental properties are more popular than ever in 2009 as travelers seek alternatives to staying in pricey hotels. According to TravelRentalNetwork.com, travelers want the luxury of a hotel with the comfort and privacy of a home -- without breaking their budgets.
Montreal, Canada (PRWEB) May 12, 2009 -- In spite of tough economic times, the demand for travel remains high although travelers are more open than ever to seeking alternatives to traditional hotels. According to TravelRentalNetwork.com (http://www.travelrentalnetwork.com), a premium Vacation Rental listing site servicing travelers around the globe, Travelers are looking to its customers are demanding vacation rentals more than ever, looking for the luxury of a resort with the comfort and privacy of a home - without breaking their budgets.
In response to the recent economic slowdown, travelers are looking to maximize their vacation value by forgoing overly expensive hotel rooms and opting instead for vacation rentals, which are often more luxurious than hotel rooms and offer superior value to individuals travelling in groups.
For example, eight people staying at a hotel room with standard double occupancy would cost about $800 a night ($200/room) at a standard four-star hotel room. For the same price or less, this group can get a luxury villa with four bed rooms that will include a private pool and other exclusive amenities.
The savings get even higher when one considers that vacations rentals often come with their own fully-equipped kitchens, which allow guests to cook up (or have a private chef cook up) world-class meals using local ingredients at a fraction of what a restaurant would charge. In today's value conscious economy, travelers in all price segments are doing the math and deciding that a vacation rental makes a whole lot more sense than a standard hotel room.
To accommodate the growing demand for vacation rental properties, TravelRentalNetwork.com is expanding its listings, adding hundreds of properties in popular destinations around the world. For a short time, vacation rental owners are being encouraged to be the first post their vacation rental properties in a destination for the low price of just $149 a full year. TravelRentalNetwork.com allows property owners to list their vacation rentals to a wide variety of customers in all price segments. Founder and President Brian Schwimmer stated that this site "will really allow homeowners to target a desirable market by giving them access not only to our bank of customers, but also to a network of over 70,000 travel agents looking to book vacations for this summer. And all of these travel agents have told us the same thing - their customers want to save money with vacation rentals."
Of course this should come as no surprise, as the vacation rental industry is one of the fastest growing segments in travel. It includes not only high-end customers looking to book exclusive villas, but also mid and low range customers looking to save money and avoid crowded hotels. Families and groups, in particular, are attracted to vacation rentals for the privacy, flexibility, and comfort they provide. As one traveler recently commented to a TravelRentalNetwork.com agent, "when you get the family together and everyone's staying in the same place and it's just you guys - it's priceless."
TravelRentalNetwork.com was founded in 2009 as a direct response to the growing demand for vacation rentals on the market, and its staff includes former travel agents, travel marketing specialists, real estate agents and property management experts.