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Comparison Shopping and Vacation Planning Trends for Eastern Canada’s Top Vacation Destinations by Lodging Directory Rentalo.com

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Versus Hotels Trends for Leisure Travelers Visiting Popular Vacation Destinations in Canada including Quebec, Ontario, Wasaga Beach, and Prince Edward Island


Miami, FL. February 22, 2010 – Rentalo.com, a leading lodging and vacation rental directory, recently conducted a trend analysis on its database of 15,299 opted-in travelers searching for hotels, bed and breakfasts, and vacation rentals in Canada’s top vacation destinations from July 2008 to January 2010.  In an effort to cooperate with the travel industry, the lodging website has decided to share these findings so that travel experts and industry participants may gain better understanding of the vacation planning dynamics and consumer’s level of interest in comparison shopping.  The study results shown below confirms Rentalo’s business model success as a lodging web site that facilitates comparison shopping and vacation planning for trip planners.  

Canada’s Top Quebec Ski Destination: Mont Tremblant


Sixty-nine percent of the vacation planners showed interest in comparison shopping among Mont Tremblant vacation rentals, bed breakfasts, motels, and hotels.  65 percent were also interested in receiving offers from vacation houses, condos, guesthouses, inns, and hotels in the vicinity of Mont Tremblant including St Jovite, and Lac Castor.

Thirty-eight percent were early planners who started their Mont Tremblant vacation planning 2 or more months in advance from the travel date, 27 percent of the inquiries were sent 1 to 2 months in advance, and 32 percent were from last minute travelers inquiring within the last 30 days prior to the arrival date.

Canada’s Top Quebec Leisure Destination: Montreal

Eighty-six percent of the vacation planners showed interest in comparison shopping among Montreal vacation rentals, bed and breakfasts, and hotels.  28 percent were also interested in receiving offers from vacation cabins, cottages, guesthouses,motels, and hotels in the vicinity of Montreal including Longueuil, St Laurent, Anjou, Brossard, Boucherville, Dorval, Laval, and Pointe Claire.

Vacation planning for Montreal in mixed among early-planners and last-minute planners with 36 percent from early planners who started their vacation planning 2 or more months in advance from the travel date, 20 percent of the inquiries were sent 1 to 2 months in advance, and 41 percent were from last minute travelers inquiring within the last 30 days prior to the arrival date.

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’s Top Ontario Beach Destination: Wasaga Beach

Fifty-eight percent of the vacation planners showed interest in comparison shopping among Wasaga Beach vacation rentals, bed and breakfasts, inns, and hotels.  61 percent were also interested in receiving offers from vacation homes, inns, resorts, and hotels nearby Wasaga Beach including Elmvale, Collingwood, Blue Mountain, Creemore, and Midland.

Vacation planning for Wasaga Beach varies among early-planners and last-minute planners with 36 percent from last-minute planners who started their vacation planning within the 30 days from the travel date, 16 percent of the inquiries were sent 1 to 2 months in advance, and 46 percent were from early travel planners who inquired 2 or more months prior to the arrival date.

Canada’s Top Ontario Golf & Leisure Destination:  Toronto


Seventy-seven percent of the vacation planners showed interest in comparison shopping among Toronto vacation rentals, b&bs, inns, and small hotels.  46 percent were also interested in receiving offers from other accommodations such as vacation cabins, inns, and boutique hotels in the Toronto vicinity which includes Scarborough, Downsview, North York, Etobicoke, Mississauga, Vaughan, Richmond Hill, and Markham.

Forty-one percent were last-minute planners who started their vacation planning within the 30 days from the travel date, 22 percent of the inquiries were sent 1 to 2 months in advance, and 34 percent were from early travel planners inquiring 2 or more months prior to the arrival date.

Canada’s Top Island Vacation Destination:  Prince Edward Island

Sixty percent of the vacation planners showed interest in comparison shopping among PEI vacation rentals, inns, motels, and hotels.  62 percent were also interested in receiving offers from vacation rentals, bed and breakfasts, and other lodging in Prince Edward Island such as Belfast and Charlottetown.

Fifty-three percent of the inquires were from early planners who started their vacation planning 2 or more months in advance from the travel date, 15 percent of the inquiries were sent 1 to 2 months in advance, and 32 percent were from last minute travelers inquiring within the last 30 days prior to the arrival date.

“According to this study, leisure travelers can be grouped in 2; those who plan ahead, and those who plan last-minute.” says Gabriel Amorocho, Marketing Manager for Rentalo.com “www.rentalo.com’s inquiry service allows both early and last-minute travel planners to efficiently compare all lodging options.”

Additional consumer statistics is available on Rentalo’s opted-in database of 1 million travelers and vacation rental listing owners.  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.   Over 400,000 inquiries for vacation rentals, hotels, and bed and breakfasts were received in 15,000 destinations worldwide since July of 2008.

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 http://rentalo.com or call 1(305) 558-5577.

 

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