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Lake Tahoe Area Traveler’s Stats Revealed by Online Lodging and Vacation Rentals Directory Rentalo.com

Interests, behaviors and preferences for Travelers and Vacationers Searching for Vacation Rentals, Hotels and Bed and Breakfasts in the Lake Tahoe Area


Miami, FL (January 25, 2010) – Rentalo.com, the online lodging directory has recently performed an intensive market analysis on its database of 17,951 opted-in travelers who visited the Lake Tahoe Area from July of 2008 to January 2010, to better understand traveler needs when searching Lake Tahoe vacation rentals. In an effort to educate the travel industry, the lodging website has decided to perform and publicly share Lake Tahoe travel demand studies so experts and industry participants may fully understand the dynamics and consumer habits.
Editors, media publications and travel experts looking for similar data on other vacation destinations or additional consumer data such as budget, length of stays, peak seasons and inventory must contact Rentalo.com directly. Also, those interested in last-minute deals and discounts in the Lake Tahoe area should visit: rentalo.com/vacation-rentals /SpecialOffers.html, or subscribe to Rentalo’s Special Offers RSS feeds.

Lake Tahoe Destination: South Lake Tahoe
The study shows that 63.71% of the travelers looking for South Lake Tahoe vacation rentals showed an interest in comparing offers from other accommodation types like hotels and bed and breakfasts. 54.31% also wanted to receive offers from nearby destinations like Kirkwood, Lake Tahoe, Genoa, Glenbrook, Tahoma, West Lake Tahoe, Woodford and Gardnerville.
30.97% of those looking for South Lake Tahoe vacation rentals sent inquiries 3 or more months in advance, 42.37% did so within 30 days prior to the arrival date and 24.84% 1 to 2 months in advance.
South Lake Tahoe is a destination for big groups as 49.64% of the inquiries received were for larger groups with 4 or more people. 36% were families with children, 11.98% were couples and there were no solo travelers.

Lake Tahoe Destination: North Lake Tahoe
North Lake Tahoe vacation rentals seekers also like to do comparison shopping, as 67.84% of those inquiring accepted to receive offers from hotels and bed and breakfasts. 37.44% inquired on nearby destinations as Truckee, Tahoe Vista, Kings Beach, Donner Lake and Olympic Valley among others.
Last minute trips are popular in North Lake Tahoe as 53.50% of the inquiries for this destination were received 30 days prior to arrival. 21.77% were received 3 or more months in advance while 22.14% were 1 to 2 months in advance.
Families traveling with children accounted for 42% of the inquiries while 18.01% were from couples looking for a romantic getaway. 39.96% were for large groups with four or more people traveling.

Lake Tahoe Destination: Tahoe City
Stats on Tahoe City reveal that 58.54% of travelers looking for Tahoe City vacation rentals were also interested in comparing offers from hotels and bed and breakfasts.
41.90% started looking for accommodations within 30 days prior to arrival, 28.21% 3 or more months in advance and 25.31 1 to 2 months in advance.
Tahoe City can be considered a family destination as 46.10% of the inquiries were for families with children, 10.53% for couples and 43.15% for family reunions and big groups of more than 4 people.

Lake Tahoe Destination: Lake Tahoe, NV
The study on Lake Tahoe, NV reveals that 52.28% of the travelers looking for Lake Tahoe, NV vacation rentals also like to compare offers from hotels and bed and breakfasts. 10.86% also inquired on nearby destinations like Tahoma, Gardenville, Carson City, Tahoe City and others.
37.93% plan their vacation one month in advance, 34.33% 3 or more months in advance and 23.38% 1 or 2 months prior to arrival date.
According to this study, Lake Tahoe, NV can be considered a family vacation destination since 43.01 % of the inquiries were from families with children.  21.83% from couples looking for romantic getaways and 35.07% are from people planning family reunions and larger groups with 4 or more adults and children.

“As a leader in the travel lodging and vacation rental industry, www.Rentalo.com believes in sharing consumer intelligence data, as a way to support and contribute to the travel and hospitality industry,” says Gabriel Amorocho, Marketing Manager at Rentalo.com. “Publishing our findings on the Lake Tahoe area’s consumer trends only demonstrate Rentalo.com’s desire to contribute to the travel industry and its participants.”

About Rentalo.com
Rentalo.com is recognized as a leading global travel lodging and vacation rental web site. Its broad inventory of vacation rentals, bed and breakfasts, and hotels is accessible through search engines, RSS feeds, affiliate online distribution partners, as well as thousands of journalists and editors through e-mail, press releases and travel publications. Through selected partnerships, Rentalo's inventory is available to an online audience of more than 100 million travelers in 15,000 destinations worldwide.  For more information, go to rentalo.com or call (877) 710-5914, 1(305) 558-5577.