Hawaii’s Kauai Comparison Shopping and Vacation Planning Trends Revealed by Lodging Directory Rentalo.com

Stats on Traveler’s Interests and Preferences When Searching for Vacation Rentals, ,Hotels, and Bed and Breakfasts in Kailua’s Top Vacation Spots

Miami, FL. February 15, 2010. – In an effort to better understand the demands and consumer habits of travelers, Rentalo.com, the leading online vacation rental directory released market research studies on Kauai vacation rentals and lodgings to determine the preferences of its website visitors. These vacation rental analyses have been made publicly available to offer industry experts insightful information regarding the needs and habits of those in search of vacation rentals in Kauai. The study was performed on the website’s database of 3,789 opted-in travelers who visited Princeville and Poipu Beach from July 2008 to January 2010.
Travel experts, editors, and media publications interested in similar data pertaining to other vacation destinations, or additional consumer data stats such as budget, amenities, length of stays, peak seasons, and inventory data, should contact Rentalo directly.  

Family Golf Vacation Spot:
Princeville, HI

The study shows that besides inquiring about Princeville vacation rentals, 67.79 percent of travelers looking for accommodations in Princeville also requested to receive offers from bed and breakfasts and hotels.  21.18 percent were also open to receive offers from nearby cities such as Hanalei, Anini Beach, Kilauea, Haena, Kauai, Anahola, Kapaa Kauai, and Lihuekalapaki. 

Fourty-six percent of the inquiries were received 3 or more months in advance, 26.54 percent 1-2 months prior to arrival date, and 23.69 percent were last minute inquiries sent with only 30 days of anticipation.

According to the study, the majority of travelers search for Princeville as a romantic destination, 17.06 percent of the inquiries included families with children, 50 percent were from couples looking for romantic getaways, 14.54 percent were people traveling alone, and 18.24 percent were from groups larger than 4 adults.

Beach Vacation Spot: Poipu Beach, HI

Stats on Poipu Beach revealed that 71.17 percent of the travelers who inquired on Poipu Beach vacation rentals  also wanted to compare offers from other alternatives like bed and breakfasts and hotels.  18.82 percent accepted to receive offers from Kaaawa, Koloa, Lawai, Kalaheo, Lihuekalapaki, Kauai, Kapaa
Kauai, Kekaha and Waimea.

Fifty-six percent inquired for rentals 3 or more months in advance, 20.33 percent did it one to two months in advance, and 21.56 percent only 30 days prior to arrival date.

Poipu Beach is another favorite for romantic travelers. 16.50 percent of the inquiries were from families planning family vacations with children, 50.20 percent from couples looking for romantic getaways, 11.61 were people traveling alone, and 20.74 percent from people planning reunions of larger groups.

“At Rentalo, travelers can send an inquiry, and within seconds they can start comparing offers from vacation rental owners, innkeepers, and hotels.” says Frank Suarez, Customer Service Manager for Rentalo.com, “Our service saves time, and also helps them find properties that meet their specific lodging needs”.

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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