RENTALO.COM - SEARCH ENGINE TO 100,000 RENTAL ACCOMMODATIONS ADDS VIRTUAL TOURS OF DESTINATIONS ON ITS WORLDWIDE DIRECTORY
VIDEO TOURS TO ACQUAINT VIEWERS WITH CITIES AND RESORTS, NEIGHBORHOODS AND THEIR ATTRACTONS IN MIAMI, PARIS & MEXICO CITY
MIAMI, FL - Rentalo.com, one of the fastest-growing internet directories for
vacation and business rental lodgings worldwide, provides quick access to close
to 100,000 rental homes, hotels, villas, apartments, guesthouses and B&Bs
in 15,000 locations in the U.S. and around the world. Rentalo offers a free
“destination-based inquiry service with newly added browse options that
allow viewers to search by accommodation category and by price, size, and name.
Newest enhancements on the Rentalo.com internet site are virtual tours to more than 250 destinations all expected to be online in August. The virtual tours, created and designed by VRX Studios, Inc., present maps at each location and then via icons the map takes browsers on a place-by-place tour of the destination, its museums, gardens, markets, neighborhoods and other attractions. Click here to view the list of destinations in Rentalo that have property listings with virtual tours (or click here to see a sample virtual for Banff, Alberta, Canada)
In Miami, for example, there are three maps with icons that lead to views of the art in museums, tropical gardens, historic neighborhoods, marketplaces and other districts. Click on the Art Deco District and there is a circular tour of the streets, buildings and beaches that make up that popular section of Miami Beach; click on Villa Vizcaya and one gets a good look at the famous Venetian palazzo, its gardens and Venetian poles lining the waterfront; and click on Tropical Gardens and one experiences the feel of the lush, plant-filled gardens and palm trees in their tropical setting.
The virtual tours are the latest additions to helpful features on Rentalo.com. Rentalo.com also does the research for them. Its unique option of free destination-based inquiry service with newly added browse options allows travelers to search by category of accommodation and by price, size, and name. The traveler, travel planner or travel agent submits a free inquiry with criteria -- destination, type of property, dates and price range and shortly thereafter offers are generated instantly via email. Rentalo's fully automated inquiry service provides an efficient way to find the perfect place to stay -- it quickly finds properties for them to book everywhere in the world Internet users appreciate the timesavings Rentalo’s inquiry service provides.
“Used your service to find rental lodgings during the New Orleans Jazz Fest. Within 48 hours we had more options to choose from then we could count… I will use this service again and have already recommended it to some of my friends…. Thank you!” said Janet, one satisfied user.
What a great service!”, said another, “This is the way e-commerce
is supposed to work Kudos and thank you!
And “I am really impressed with the speedy responses on the request for rental property!! Usually I spend hours searching for rentals that meet my criteria on dates and locations,” said a third.
Rentalo.com also offers email privacy.
Surveys have shown that more than 90 percent of online browsers do not want to disclose their personal email addresses because of the potential of Spam. To combat this possibility, Rentalo.com offers an email privacy option. Developed in conjunction with private-emails.com, this completely private and confidential option allows this lodging service engine to provide a virtual email address to online inquirers so they can use Rentalo.com’s free destination-based research service anonymously.
“Sort-by” and “filter-by” options
The browse features on Rentalo helps online visitors narrow their search with "sort-by" and "filter-by" options. Upon selecting a destination, visitors can sort Rentalo's listings by “filtering” through three categories of vacation rentals, hotels and B&Bs, and then they can “sort-by” price, size (number of beds) and name (a-z).
Other search options allow business and vacation travelers to narrow their search for a rental accommodation to check for a variety of criteria that include amenities such as cell phones, DVDs, internet access, patio, pool and Jacuzzi, etc.; are pet-friendly; and offer handicap access; sports and special needs; attractions and local transport.
In just a few years, Rentalo.com has become the leading internet site for
vacation rentals and it is now approaching four million page views per month.
Its fully automated, free inquiry service makes it a very attractive site for
business as well as vacation travelers who often write to thank the online directory
for the instant responses they receive from property owners. Rentalo’s
unique property locator service selects the properties that match the traveler’s
and then notifies him or her instantly of the request.
In Rentalo's extensive inventory, travelers can easily search for vacation properties in all price ranges from budget to luxury in cities and resorts worldwide: throughout the U.S. and Canada, the Caribbean, Central and South America, Europe and the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
Alfredo Purriños, a former NASA engineer, founded Rentalo.com in 1995. It is a division of Hi Q Telecom Inc., which provides telecommunications services from its base in Miami Lakes, Florida. To see more on the 100,000 rental accommodations, free inquiry service, browse options, email privacy and virtual tours, visit www.rentalo.com.
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