Press Release



Vacation Rental Trends and Deals for Chicago Illinois
by Vacation Lodging Directory

Hotels versus Vacation Rentals Comparison Shopping Trends, Vacation Planning Trends, Vacation Themes Trends in Chicago

Miami, FL. March 20, 2010 – The leading directory of vacation rentals, released a recent study on travelers searching for vacation rentals in Chicago from July 2008 to January 2010. Performed on a database of 2,561 travelers, the study validates recent forecasts by travel experts on consumers’ interests in comparison shopping.

Comparison Shopping Trends for Chicago

The study revealed that 66 percent of the vacation planners who inquired for a place to stay showed interest in comparison shopping among Chicago vacation rentals, bed and breakfasts, and hotels. Sixty-five percent of travelers were also open to receive offers from nearby destinations like Oak Park, Bedford Park, Bridgeview, Oak Lawn, Melrose Park, Oak Brook and others.

Vacation Planning Trends for Chicago

Twenty-two percent were early planners who started their vacation planning 1 to 2 months in advance, 33 percent were from last minute travelers inquiring within the last 30 days prior to arriving to their Chicago lodging, and another 44 percent were travelers planning at least 2 months prior to arriving to Chicago.

Vacation Themes for Chicago

Chicago’s most popular vacation theme is family reunions with 31 percent of the inquiries requesting accommodations for groups of more than 4 adults or families with kids, 26 percent for couples on romantic getaways, and 22 percent for people traveling alone.

“Planning a family vacation is fun, but can be very time consuming.” says Frank Suarez, Customer Service Manager for “At, we make it easy for travelers to compare value offers from vacation rentals, hotels, and bed and breakfasts that meet their specific lodging needs.”

Chicago Corporate furnished apartment – from $100 per night

Located in the heart of Chicago, this corporate furnished apartment offers breathtaking views, rooftop deck with poolside service, premier gym, wireless internet lounge, and much more. Overlooking 1,200 acres of glorious Lincoln Park greenery and offering panoramic views of Lake Michigan, our Vacation Rentals residents indulge in luxuries uncommon to furnished rental living. Relax by the rooftop pool with its sweeping view of the city, take advantage of the extensive exercise facilities, or enjoy a complimentary Starbucks in our Cyber Cafe. For information and details, visit, ID 195702.

Chicago Corporate Apartment Guest House – from $150 per night

In Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood, this is a complete self-contained apartment suite with private entrance. Relax in the private two-person Jacuzzi and steam room (robes and slippers provided). Entertainment - premium cable TV, VCR/DVD with a library of movies, stereo, and CD player - can be enjoyed in front of the fireplace or in bed. During nice weather enjoy the deck and private garden. For more information on this apartment, please visit, ID 312182.

Chicago Vacation Property – from $200 per night

Beautiful Victorian apartment is located in the heart of Lincoln Park, great/safe neighborhood of Chicago. Close to park, cafes & restaurants, and DePaul University. Easy parking, six minutes walk from public transportation - CTA (near Fullerton Train Station - Red or Brown line). This Chicago vacation property features independent fully furnished rental unit with fully equipped kitchen, in a high end home ready to accommodate your needs for a great get-away. Additional details can be found at, ID 19167.

In today's economic uncertainty, consumers are showing increased interest in comparison shopping.  “At, finding the best values in lodgings takes little time mainly because the information is easily accessible to consumers.” says Alfredo Purrinos, President and Founder of “Our free inquiry service allows travelers to easily and quickly compare lodging options.”

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. 

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