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Vacation Rental and Lodging Directory Rentalo.com Discloses Traveler Demand Figures for Mexican Maya Riviera

Traveler Vacation Preferences Searching for Hotels and Bed and Breakfasts, and Vacation Rentals in Mexico’s Riviera Maya Top Vacation destinations Cancun, Cozumel, and Playa del Carmen


Miami, FL. February 21, 2010 – The online lodging directory Rentalo.com has recently delivered a comprehensive market analysis based on its database of 14,415 opted-in travelers who demonstrated interest in visiting Cancun, Cozumel, and Playa del Carmen from July 2008 to February 2010.  Looking for a better understanding of the travel trends in the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico and educate the Internet travel industry on the vacation lodging demands of visitors, the renowned travel website has decided to publicly disclose accommodation data so experts and industry participants can observe the dynamics and consumer habits of vacationers in Mexico.

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
Cancun

Rentalo´s data analysis shows 71.45 percent of the travelers inquiring for Cancun vacation rentals  showed an interest in comparing offers from other accommodation types like hotels and bed and breakfasts in Cancun.

In accordance with early vacation planning in a much demanded vacation destination, 45.9 percent of those looking for accommodations in Cancun sent inquiries three or more months in advance of their stay. Some 28.3 percent of travelers inquiring in this destination were looking for lodgings one to two months in advance, while 22.5 percent of vacationers were placing inquiries within 30 days prior to the arrival date. This data proves visitors traveling to Cancun are aware of the risk of not finding suitable accommodations and thus plan accordingly and ahead of time.

The beautiful Mayan Riviera is also a destination for all kinds of travelers alike with an emphasis on family trips. Approximately 32.7 percent of the inquiries received through Rentalo were for four or more people looking for a group accommodation in Cancun. On a similar note, 31.9 percent of the inquiries were families with children. On the other hand, Cancun may be seen as a romantic destination as 29.7 percent of the inquiries received were placed for traveling couples.

Traveler Demand Figures for
Cozumel

The beautiful island of Cozumel, off the eastern coast of Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula, is a popular tourist destination. Widely known for its scuba diving and its tropical beaches, Cozumel is Mexico's largest island ideal for active travelers. 68.5 percent of the travelers expressed interest in comparing offers from hotels, bed and breakfasts, and vacation rentals in Cozumel.

When it comes to vacation planning in the Island of Cozumel, 52.3 percent of those looking for Cozumel accommodations sent inquiries three or more months in advance of their stay. Some 25.2 percent of travelers inquiring in this destination were looking for lodgings one to two months in advance, while 15.7 percent of vacationers were placing inquiries within 30 days prior to the arrival date. This data proves visitors traveling to Cozumel are aware of the limited offer for accommodations in the island and thus plan accordingly and ahead of time.

The favorite diving spot is also a destination for family and adventure traveling alike with couples accounting for 42 percent of the visitors. Approximately 30.4 percent of the inquiries received through Rentalo were for four or more people looking for a group accommodation in Cozumel. On a similar note, 31.2%percent of the inquiries were families with children.

Traveler Demand Figures for Playa del Carmen


The beautiful beach area of Playa del Carmen is populated with different lodging alternatives that visiting travelers want to evaluate and compare. Rentalo’s studies show 71.6 percent of the travelers inquiring for Playa del Carmen vacation rentals showed an interest in comparing offers from other accommodation types like hotels and bed and breakfasts in Playa del Carmen and vicinities.

As far as early vacation planning, 52.8 percent of those looking for Playa del Carmen lodging sent inquiries three or more months in advance of their stay. This number is higher than in neighboring Cancun, mainly due to a smaller number of available rooms. Approximately 20.3 percent of travelers inquiring in this destination were looking for lodgings one to two months in advance, while 22.5 percent of vacationers were placing inquiries within 30 days prior to the arrival date.

The Playa del Carmen area is a destination that caters mainly to large groups of travelers, backpackers, and couples. Around 34 percent of inquiries were for four or more people looking for a group accommodation in the Mexican Maya Riviera. Also, about 30 percent of the interested travelers were couples and close to 12 percent were people traveling by themselves. Requests for lodging in Playa del Carmen from families with kids accounted for 26.7 percent of the placed inquiries through Rentalo.com.

Rentalo.com has helped over 400,000 travel and vacation planners book 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 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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