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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Vacation Trends and Special Deals for California’s Top Leisure Destinations
by Vacation Lodging Directory Rentalo.com

Hotels versus Vacation Rentals Comparison Shopping Trends, Vacation Planning Trends, Vacation Themes Trends and Special Deals in California

Miami, FL. March 11, 2010 – The leading lodging web site Rentalo.com reveals the findings of a recent study conducted on 18,331 opted-in travelers who searched for vacation rentals in some of California’s top leisure destinations from July 2008 to January 2010.  This study validates recent forecasts by travel experts on consumers’ interests in comparison shopping.  In addition, Rentalo.com shares some of the most recent special offers in the area.

California’s Leisure Destination: Newport Beach

Comparison Shopping Trends for Newport Beach: The study revealed that 65 percent of the vacation planners who inquired for a place to stay showed interest in comparison shopping among Newport Beach vacation rentals, bed breakfasts, and hotels.  26 percent of leisure travelers showed interest in staying nearby Newport Beach in cities like Santa Ana, San Juan Capistrano, Laguna Beach, Laguna Niguel and others.

Planning Trends for Newport Beach:  37 percent were early planners who started their vacation planning 1 to 2 months in advance, 42 percent were from last minute travelers inquiring within the last 30 days prior to the arriving to their Newport Beach lodging, and the remaining 19 percent were travelers planning at least 2 months prior to arriving to Newport Beach.

Vacation Themes for Newport Beach: Newport Beach’s most popular vacation theme is family reunions with 40 percent of the inquiries requesting accommodations for groups of more than 4 adults or families with kids, 20 percent for couples on romantic getaways, and 21 percent for people traveling alone.

Newport Beach Special Deal: A beautiful furnished home located at the beach, suitable for eight guests. This Newport Beach vacation home has a fully equipped modern kitchen, three bedrooms and two bathrooms. It is currently offered with a 44% discount at an incredible

California’s Top Leisure Destination: Palm Springs

Comparison Shopping Trends for Palm Springs: According to the study, 49 percent of the trip planners showed interest in comparison shopping among Palm Springs vacation rentals, cabins, bed and breakfasts, and hotels.  48 percent showed interest in staying in the vicinity of Wintergreen which includes Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Cathedral City, Thousand Palms, and others.

Vacation Planning Trends for Palm Springs:  29 percent were from last minute travelers inquiring within the last 30 days prior to their arrival date to the Palm Springs lodging, 44 percent were early planners who started their vacation planning 2 or more months in advance from the travel date, and 25 percent of the inquiries were sent 1 to 2 months in advance.

Vacation Themes for Palm Springs:  The most popular vacation theme for Palm Springs is romantic getaways with 37 percent of the traveler’s inquiries requesting accommodations for two, 22 percent for families with children, and 9 percent for people traveling alone.
Palm Springs Special Deal: Offered with a 25 percent discount, this luxurious Palm Springs vacation home rental is located next to the Cimarron Golf Resort. It offers guests three bedrooms and three bathrooms and can accommodate up to nine people. There is a gourmet kitchen, a patio with a fountain, and a pool. More information is available at rentalo.com, ID 2877.

California’s Top Leisure Destination: San Diego

Comparison Shopping Trends for San Diego: According to stats collected, 60 percent of the vacation planners showed interest in comparison shopping among San Diego vacation rentals, bed and breakfasts, hotels, and resorts.  67 percent showed interest in comparing quotes for other lodgings in San Diego area including Pacific Beach, Coronado Island, Mission Beach, La Jolla, and others.

Vacation planning Trends for San Diego:  43 percent were from early planners inquiring 2 or more months in advance, 32 percent of the inquiries came from last minute planners who started their vacation planning within the last 30 days prior to their travel date, and 22 percent of the inquiries were sent 1 to 2 months in advance.

Vacation Theme Trends for San Diego:  The most popular vacation theme for San Diego is family vacations with 43 percent of the inquiries requesting accommodations for families with children, 39 percent for groups of more than 4 adults, and 18 percent for people traveling alone.

San Diego Special Deal: With a 10 percent discount, this San Diego discounted vacation rental can sleep up to two guests and has one bedroom and one bathroom. It is located in the heart of downtown and it is tastefully decorated and furnished. There is an in-building parking free of charge. Horton Plaza, Petco Park, and Seaport Village are all nearby. Details and pictures are available at rentalo.com, ID 186161. 

“Planning is the key to enjoy a relaxing vacation.” says Frank Suarez, Customer Service Manager for Rentalo.com. “Rentalo.com facilitates vacation planning by making it easy for travelers to compare offers from vacation rentals, hotels, and bed and breakfasts to meet their specific lodging needs.”

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. 

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 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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