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Vacation Planning Trends for Mexico’s Pacific Coast Top Leisure Destinations by Lodging Directory Rentalo.com

Hotels Versus Vacation Rentals Comparison Shopping and Vacation Planning Trends for Travelers Visiting Zihuatanejo, Mazatlan, Rosarito and San Josedel Cabo in Baja California


Miami, FL. February 20, 2010 – The leading lodging and vacation rental directory Rentalo.com has conducted a trend analysis on 7,170 opted-in travelers searching for hotels, bed and breakfasts, and vacation rentals in Mexico’s top vacation spots from July 2008 to January 2010.  The lodging directory is making these insightful findings available to the travel industry in order to contribute to the industry’s understanding on consumers’ vacation planning habits and interest in comparison shopping.  This analysis confirms Rentalo’s success as a lodging web site that focuses on facilitating comparison shopping and vacation planning for travel planners.  

Mexico’s Top Fishing Vacation Destination: Zihuatanejo


Seventy-four percent of the vacation planners showed interest in comparison shopping among Zihuatanejo vacation rentals, bed breakfasts, motels, and hotels.  20 percent were also interested in receiving offers from vacation houses, condos, guesthouses, inns, and hotels in Zihuatanejo including Troncones and Ixtapa.

Fifty-four percent were early planners who started their Zihuatanejo vacation planning 2 or more months in advance from the travel date, 18 percent of the inquiries were sent 1 to 2 months in advance, and 25 percent were from last minute travelers inquiring within the last 30 days prior to the arrival date.

Mexico’s Top Shopping Vacation Destination: Mazatlan

Seventy-five percent of the vacation planners showed interest in comparison shopping among Mazatlan vacation rentals, bed and breakfasts, and hotels.  There was no interest in receiving offers from vacation cabins, cottages, guesthouses, motels, and hotels in other nearby destinations. 

Fifty-eight percent were early planners who started their Mazatlan vacation planning 2 or more months in advance from the travel date, 18 percent of the inquiries were sent 1 to 2 months in advance, and 23 percent were from last minute travelers inquiring within the last 30 days prior to the arrival date.

Mexico’s Baja California Top Golf Vacation Destination: Rosarito


Fifty-seven percent of the vacation planners showed interest in comparison shopping among Rosarito vacation rentals, bed and breakfasts, inns, and hotels. 59 percent were also interested in receiving offers from vacation homes, inns, resorts, and hotels in Rosarito including Tijuana, Imperial Beach.

Sixty percent were last-minute planners who started their Rosarito vacation planning within 30 from the travel date, 20 percent of the inquiries were sent 1 to 2 months in advance, and only 17 percent were from travelers inquiring 2 or more months prior to their arrival date in Rosarito.

Mexico’s Baja California Top Beach Vacation Destination: San Jose del Cabo


Sixty-seven percent of the vacation planners showed interest in comparison shopping among San Jose del Cabo vacation rentals, b&bs, inns, resorts, and hotels.   There was no relevant interest in receiving offers from other accommodations such as vacation cabins, inns, and boutique hotels nearby by San Jose del Cabo.

Sixty-seven percent were early planners who started their San Jose del Cabo vacation planning 2 or more months in advance from the travel date, 30 percent of the inquiries were sent 1 to 2 months in advance, and 24 percent were from last minute travelers inquiring within the last 30 days prior to the arrival date.

In today's environment, easy access to information plays an important role in consumer's decisions. “Planning a vacation getaway is half the fun.” says Frank Suarez, Clients Services Manager for Rentalo.com “www.Rentalo.com’s free inquiry service allows travel planners to compare, easily and quickly, quotes from hotels and vacation rentals.”

The Lodging directory has helped over 400,000 travelers find vacation rentals, hotels, and bed and breakfasts since July of 2008.  Additional trends and analysis data is available from Rentalo.com on its opted-in database of 1 million travelers and vacation rental listing owners.

About Rentalo.com
Rentalo.com is a leading online travel lodging and vacation rentals website. Its broad inventory of vacation rentals, bed and breakfasts, and hotels is available online and via RSS feeds, affiliate 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, visit rentalo.com or call 1(305) 558-5577.


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