If you are a frequent traveler or you manage vacation rental properties, you will be interested to know what is currently trending so that you can use that information to your advantage. For travelers, it is a unique way to learn about new experiences, to get the most out of your trips and for vacation rental property owners, you need the trends to help you stay on top of your game.
That said, here are what is believed to be the top trends worth watching out for concerning beach vacation rentals in 2018:
Shorter booking windows
Families and vacationers no longer have to plan their vacations months in advance. Though last-minute bookings are always there, and they are not necessarily a bad thing, the normal booking window will decrease dramatically, and it will be possible to secure rentals in just a matter of days. Remember, people will always wait for deals before they book, and the rental property owners know this, and they are slowly becoming comfortable with short booking windows when deals are made available.
Larger holiday cottages are becoming more popular
More and more families are beginning to spend time together, pushing up the demand for larger cottages. The bigger properties that seemed to have lacked customers, are now being nabbed faster than you can imagine. Furthermore, families happen to be repeat customers who will probably want to use the same facility year after year, and this is good news for owners with big properties.
The rise in demand for pet-friendly beach vacation rentals
Most people consider pets to be integral parts of their families, and they wouldn’t be comfortable leaving them behind when heading off to a beach vacation. As a result, there has been an increase in demand for pet-friendly beach rentals, and owners who were previously inclined to oppose pets, have had a change of heart, and are now accepting tenants with pets.