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Vacation Rental News

  • Escapia published Update for Vacation Rental Industry Wednesday, February 18, 2009
    Escapia Research™ recently published updates and reports on the vacation rental industry. These reports will help vacation rental managers understand the industry better and run their business well in this economically-challenged time. This data surely manifests that the market condition is down in general. By knowing this fact, managers will need to distribute properties in a manner that will not break the bank. Offering dynamic pricing and booking incentives to guests may help them market their products.

  • Vacation Rentals portal Homeaway Inc. acquired Paris-based Homelidays  Sunday, February 15, 2009
    One of the biggest names in vacation home rentals in the US and the UK, Homeaway, Inc. announced its acquisition of another huge vacation rental company, Homelidays SAS. Homelidays SAS is a Paris-based holiday rental site with more than 40,000 listings in its portfolio. The acquisition of Paris-based Homelidays is the 12th acquisition of Homeaway since its inception in February 2005. Because of this acquisition, the home vacation rentals inventory of Homeaway Inc. surged to more than 360,000 vacation home rentals to cater to the travelers of the 118 countries they serve.

  • Vacation rental market to see a massive growth Saturday, January 17, 2009
    According to the latest research conducted by the company PhoCusWright, the vacation rental market will now have a great influence on the online agencies, online travelers, hotels and resorts.

  • Convert Timeshare To Vacation Rental in Current Economy Wednesday, January 07, 2009
    Timeshare owners who find they are over their head have the option to refinance their loan. Often owners will be able to work with the resort developer to get a new loan at a cheaper interest rate. If they feel that they cannot afford another loan they may also have the option of returning the timeshare back to the resort. One of great options for timeshare owners to convert their weeks into vacation rental. Since vacation rental business is booming, more and more people are looking to great destinations.

  • More violation notices continue to go out for vacation rentals in Bar Harbor. Monday, January 05, 2009
    Weekly rental violation notices are still being mailed out even though there is an appeal in process to change the codes for vacation weekly rentals...Currently there are several other weekly vacation rentals that are pending appeals before the board of appeals. There are several people who are taking their cases to the board because they own rental cottages and need the income they provide.

  • Obama Vacation Island in Hawaii Experiences Major Power Outage  Saturday, December 27, 2008
    The President-elect Barack Obama and his family are on a 12 day holiday in vacation rnetal on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. And it was during his stay here that the island experienced a widespread power failure.

  • Whiteface Lodge Private Residence Club offers Vacation Home Ownership  Wednesday, January 23, 2008
    You can now purchase your dream vacation home at a fairly low price because you can share ownership with other owners. These luxury vacation homes are furnished in Adirondack decor and all offer the comforts you would expect if you were at home. Kitchens are furnished with cool stainless steel appliances and countertops are covered with granite. Bathrooms have heated flooring and many of the holiday homes have porches which are equipped with fireplaces.

  • 10 top travel destinations for USA and overseas Sunday, January 13, 2008
    While searching for best vacation rental or holiday home, make sure to check with this list. You will find great bargains and excellent deals if you rent directly from owner. You will stay in private home and still enjoy benefits of visiting 10 top travel destinations in 2008!

  • 2008 Travel predictions and vacation rental industry Friday, January 11, 2008
    The top three travel destinations in US, according to Tampa Bay area residents are Florida, Hawaii and California. And when asked where they intend to travel in Europe next year, their answers were Italy, Great Britain and Spain. According to surveys by TripAdvisor, these people preferred taking about three vacations in a year. The survey also brought details about some travel trends for the year 2008. 22% of them prefer going biking for a vacation this year, compared to last year’s 13%. And 47% of the travelers prefer going hiking this year, which is an increase from last year’s 43% percent of travelers. 78% of the surveyed travelers believe that mobile phones should not be allowed on flight while 58% claim that they cannot and don’t feel it appropriate to tell a fellow passenger to turn off video content that is inappropriate.

  • Chinese Tourist Get United States Visas for Group Travel Thursday, December 13, 2007
    Soon people in China will be able to travel to the United States by using tourist visas. An agreement between the two countries was recently signed in Beijing. The agreement puts the United States on the Approved Destination Status (ADS) and makes the US the 134th country on China’s list. We sure hope that many vacation homes will welcome Chinese tourists soon! Chinese tourists should be able to travel as a group in the spring. As of right now the US will only allow business travelers. China believes this agreement will stimulate the vacation industry and provide mutual ties in the economy and culture of the two countries.

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