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South Africa’s Cape Town Vacation Trends and Comparison Shopping Deals
by Worldwide Lodging Directory Rentalo.com

Travel Lodging Website Reveals Hotels versus Vacation Rentals Comparison Shopping Trends, Vacation Planning Trends, Vacation Themes Trends, and Special Deals on Vacation Rentals and Bed and Breakfasts for South Africa’s Top Family Vacation Destination

Miami, FL. March 28, 2010 – Rentalo.com, the leading lodging vacation rentals website, has revealed its findings of a recent marketing study conducted on 1,228 opted-in travelers who searched for hotels, bed and breakfasts, and vacation rentals in South Africa’s Cape Town from July 2008 to January 2010. This marketing study validates recent forecasts by travel experts on consumers’ increasing interests in comparison shopping.  Directory also reveals vacation planning and theme trends, as well as special lodging deals for this top family vacation destination in South Africa.

The study revealed that 65 percent of the vacation planners who inquired for a place to stay showed interest in comparison shopping among Cape Town vacation rentals, bed and breakfasts, and hotels. 42 percent of travelers were also open to receive offers from nearby destinations like Atlantic Seaboard, City Bowl, and Hout Bay.

“Comparison shopping is a time consuming process yet effective in finding the best alternative when looking for lodging options” says Francisco Suarez, customer service manager at Rentalo.com. “Rentalo makes it easy for travelers to compare offers from vacation rentals, hotels, and bed and breakfasts via the free destination inquiry service also called wanted ads service.”

Below, the directory facilitates comparison shopping by featuring three great lodging deals on vacation rentals and bed and breakfasts, ranging in price from ZAR 590 to 1500 per night.

Cape Town Bed and Breakfast Option – from ZAR 590 per night

This charming Cape Town vacation rental offers guests the perfect blend of comfort, service, and privacy with all the amenities to feel at home. It is located in a secure residential complex only three minutes walk from the beach, and a 20 minute drive from Cape Town’s center. It has four bedrooms and three bathrooms and can sleep up to eight people comfortably. More information and pictures can be found at Rentalo.com, ID 187297.

Cape Town Vacation Rental Option – from ZAR 1299 per night

This holiday 2-bedroom apartment is located on the beachfront of Blouberg, approximately 21 km from Cape Town center, and 21 km from Cape Town International Airport. The apartment has a secure, access-controlled, underground parking with direct access to lifts. This luxury self catering apartment is on the seventh floor of the newest apartment complex in the area. It has stunning views of Table Mountain, the sea, and Robben island, and sleeps up to four people.  For more information visit Rentalo.com, ID 187297.

Cape Town Guest House Option – from ZAR 1500 per night (1 or 2 people accommodations)

This amazing guest house is set in a tropical walled garden in the heart of urban Cape Town. The owners will pick you up from the airport, arrange car hire, suggest trips, outings, make dinner reservations, and open the guest house bar on demand! Five uniquely decorated luxurious double rooms all with en-suite bathrooms with every conceivable extra make for a memorable stay. Imagine relaxing in a hot Jacuzzi spa set in a lush, leafy garden. Enjoy drinks, conversation, and good music in Barry's exclusive bar followed by an elegant dinner in one of the nearby Waterfront or Green Point trendy restaurants. Winner of the AA Travel Guides Accommodation Awards in 2000, 2001 & 2002, AA Travel Guides Hall of Fame 2003 – 08, and SA Tourism Grading Council 5 Star Guest House rating.  For more details, visit Rentalo.com, ID 25110.

Rentalo’s marketing study also revealed that 55 percent of the travelers planning to visit Cape Town started their vacation planning at least 2 months prior to arriving to Cape Town, while only 19 percent of the travel planners started their trip planning within the last 30 days prior to arriving to their Cape Town lodging.  The remaining 22 percent started their plans 1 to 2 months in advance.

Cape Town’s most popular vacation theme is family vacations with 42 percent of the inquiries from families traveling with children.  20 percent of the inquiries were from couples planning romantic getaways, and 8 percent from people traveling alone.

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.

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