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Rocky Mountains Ski Destination Traveler Data is Shared Publicly by Online Vacation Rental Directory Rentalo.com

Interests, behaviors and preferences for Travelers and Vacationers Searching for Vacation Rentals, Hotels and Bed and Breakfasts in the Rocky Mountain area.

Miami, FL (PRESS RELEASE - January 29, 2010) – Rentalo.com, the online lodging directory has recently performed an intensive market analysis to its database of 13,935 opted-in travelers who visited ski destinations like Breckenridge, Vail and Keystone from July 2008 to January 2010 to better understand traveler needs when searching for cabins and vacation rentals in Colorado. As an effort to educate the online travel industry, the renowned lodging website has decided to publicly share Rocky Mountain travel demand figures so experts and industry participants may gain better understanding of the dynamics and consumer habits on vacation rentals and lodgings in Colorado.

Travel editors, experts, and other media publications interested in similar data pertaining to other vacation destinations, or additional consumer data statistics and facts such as budget, amenities, length of stays, peak seasons, and inventory data should contact Rentalo directly.  

Traveler Demand Figures for Breckenridge vacation rentals
Rentalo´s analysis shows 60.2 percent of the travelers inquiring for Breckenridge accommodations showed an interest in comparing offers from other accommodation types like hotels and bed and breakfasts in Breckenridge.
In accordance with early vacation planning in a premiere and demanded vacation spot, 45.3 percent of those looking for Breckenridge accommodations sent inquiries three or more months in advance of their stay. Some 23.3 percent of travelers inquiring in this destination were looking for lodgings one to two months in advance, while 27.9 percent of vacationers were placing inquiries within 30 days prior to the arrival date. This last group was certainly taking advantage of the comparison shopping and the reverse offer functionality Rentalo provides lodging seekers to find last-minute accommodations in Breckenridge.
The top vacation spot is also a destination for all kinds of travelers alike. Half of the inquiries received (approximately 50 percent) were for four or more people looking for a group accommodation. On the other hand, 37.2 percent of the inquiries were families with children and only 16.4 percent of the interested travelers were couples.
Interesting to notice is that 51,6% of the travelers inquiring on Breckenridge cabins rentals also showed interest in finding accommodations in nearby destinations and vicinities in Colorado like Silverthorne, Keystone and Copper Mountain. This certainly indicates travelers demonstrate interest in the region as a whole and are willing to evaluate final destinations upon comparing them.

Traveler Demand Figures for Vail vacation rentals
Rentalo´s analysis shows 62,2 percent of the travelers inquiring for Vail lodgings showed an interest in comparing offers from other accommodation types like bed and breakfasts and hotels in Vail.
As far as early vacation planning, 40.3 percent of those looking for Vail accommodations sent inquiries three or more months in advance of their stay. Approximately 24 percent of travelers inquiring in this destination were looking for lodgings one to two months in advance, while 31.9 percent of vacationers were placing inquiries within 30 days prior to the arrival date. Once again, travelers prove they take advantage of the comparison shopping and the reverse offer functionality Rentalo provides to find last-minute accommodations in Vail.
The top vacation spot is also a destination for all kinds of travelers alike. Around 48.2 percent of inquiries were for four or more people looking for a group accommodation. On the other hand, 33.6 percent of the inquiries were families with children and 19 percent of the interested travelers were couples.

Traveler Demand Figures for Keystone vacation rentals
Rentalo´s analysis shows 60.3 percent of the travelers inquiring for Keystone lodgings showed an interest in comparing offers from other accommodation types like bed and breakfasts and hotels in Keystone.
When it comes to early vacation planning, 37.9 percent of those looking for Keystone accommodations sent inquiries three or more months in advance of their stay. Rentalo´s data also shows 23.8 percent of travelers inquiring in this destination were looking for lodgings one to two months in advance, while 33.6 percent of vacationers were placing inquiries within 30 days prior to the arrival date.
Keystone is also a destination for family and group traveling. Around 40 percent of inquiries were for four or more people looking for a group accommodation. On the other hand, 43 percent of the inquiries were families with children and 23 percent of the interested travelers were couples.
“Understanding consumer desires and vacation habits is a vital process in satisfying customer demands,” says Gabriel Amorocho, Rentalo.com’s Marketing Manager. “Our objective is not only to benefit internally from these analyses, but also to provide our customers with the most suitable solution to their needs. And, as we do so, also to help industry participants in identifying consumers’ preferences and act on those identified trends. We believe that this information can greatly improve the understanding of vacation lodging dynamics in a challenging environment.”

About Rentalo.com
Rentalo.com is a leading online travel lodging and vacation rentals website. Its 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 the United States and abroad.  For more information, go to http://rentalo.com or call (877) 710-5914, 1(305) 558-5577.  

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