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Vacation Planning Trends for Jamaica’s Top Leisure Destinations
by Vacation Rentals and Lodging Directory Rentalo.com

Hotels versus Vacation Rentals Comparison Shopping, Vacation Planning & Theme Trends for Leisure Travelers Visiting Negril, Ocho Rios, and Montego Bay

Miami, FL. February 27, 2010 – Rentalo.com, a leading lodging and vacation rental web site, recently conducted a trend analysis on its database of 3,955 opted-in travelers searching for vacation rentals in Jamaica’s top leisure destinations from July 2008 to January 2010.  The lodging directory is sharing these insightful findings so that travel industry experts and analysts may better their understanding on consumer’s interests in comparison shopping, vacation planning dynamics, and vacation theme interests.  The study below demonstrates the demand for travel sites like Rentalo.com that facilitate comparison shopping and vacation planning for trip planners.   

Jamaica’s Top Family Vacation Destination: Negril

Seventy percent of the vacation planners who inquired for a place to stay showed interest in comparison shopping among Negril vacation rentals, bed breakfasts, motels, and hotels.  57 percent were early planners who started their Negril vacation planning 2 or more months in advance from the travel date, 17 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.  Negril’s most popular vacation theme is family reunions and vacation getaways with 32 percent of the traveler’s inquiries requesting accommodations in Negril for groups of more than 4 adults, 29 percent for couples, 23 percent for families with children, and 13 percent for people traveling alone.

Jamaica’s Top Beach Vacation Destination:  Ocho Rios

Ninety-two percent of the trip planners showed interest in comparison shopping among Ocho Rios vacation rentals, bed and breakfasts, hotels, and resorts.  27 percent were also interested in receiving offers from vacation cabins, cottages, guesthouses, motels, and hotels from nearby vacation spots such as Runaway Bay and St Ann.  Early planners who started their vacation planning for Ocho Rios 2 or more months in advance from the travel date account for 49 percent, while 26 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.  Ocho Rios’s most popular vacation theme is family getaways with 33 percent of the traveler’s inquiries requesting accommodations for families with children, 31 percent for couples, 24 percent for groups of more than 4 adults, and 14 percent for people traveling alone.

Jamaica’s Top Family Vacation Destination: Montego Bay  

Seventy-eight percent of the vacation planners showed interest in comparison shopping among Montego Bay vacation rentals, bed and breakfasts, and hotels. 64 percent were also interested in receiving offers from vacation homes, inns, resorts, and hotels from Falmouth.  60 percent were 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 23 percent were from last minute travelers inquiring within the last 30 days prior to their arrival in Montego Bay.  Montego Bay’s most popular vacation theme is family reunions with 35 percent of the traveler’s inquiries requesting accommodations for groups of more than 4 adults, 30 percent for families with children, 28 from couples, and 8 percent for people traveling alone.

“This study confirms travelers’ high interest in comparison shopping among hotels and vacation rentals” says Alfredo Purrinos, President and founder of Rentalo.com “www.Rentalo.com’s free inquiry service allows vacation planners to easily and quickly compare lodging options.”

The lodging directory has helped over 400,000 travelers find the best values in 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 close to one million travelers and vacation rental listing owners in 15,000 vacation destinations worldwide.

About Rentalo.com
Rentalo.com is a leading online travel lodging and vacation rental 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.

Media Contact:
Carolina Plata
c.plata@rentalo.com
1-305-558-5577 ext 607

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