Friday, April 1, 2016

Don’t Trust Your Vacation to a Stranger: Survey Reveals What Travelers Need to Know Before Booking a Summer Vacation Rental

Wyndham Vacation Rentals survey finds 88% of do-it-yourself hosts dread dealing with travelers’ top concerns – filthy rooms, lack of service and safety issues

Nearly 70% of travelers who have tried renting both ways prefer the peace of mind that comes with renting from a professional manager over renting directly from an owner

The arrival of spring kicks summer vacation planning into high gear – for many that means finding a vacation rental. Before booking that dream vacation home, travelers need to think twice about who they rent from as it makes a big difference when it comes to safety, service and peace-of-mind according to a new survey from Wyndham Vacation Rentals.

Nearly 90 percent of do-it-yourself hosts secretly dread doing the things needed to deliver a great vacation experience – dealing with guests, handling inspections and cleaning the house. As a result, nearly 70 percent of travelers who have tried both would prefer to rent from a professional management company as opposed to an owner during their next stay.

Stranger Danger: Rental Guests Book with Caution

The private space and home-like amenities of vacation rentals have strong appeal - 89 percent of those who never tried a rental would consider doing so - but tales of vacation rentals gone bad when booking directly with a homeowner weigh on renters’ minds.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Visit Some of America’s Best Kept Secrets with Wyndham Vacation Rentals

World’s largest professional manager of vacation rentals offers properties in TripAdvisor’s top three Travelers’ Choice Destinations on the Rise for 2016

Wyndham Vacation Rentals, the world’s largest professional manager of vacation rental properties and part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN), today announced that it offers more than 1,700 vacation rental accommodations in the top three destinations on TripAdvisor’s list of Travelers’ Choice Destinations on the Rise for 2016. TripAdvisor’s ranking is based on the year-over-year increase in positive feedback and booking interest on the site.

“We’re excited to see three of our destinations top TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Destinations on the Rise for 2016,” said Mary Lynn Clark, president, Wyndham Vacation Rentals North America. “As travelers continue to discover these hidden gems, vacation rental accommodations can give them the authentic experience they’re looking for along with added space and privacy.”

Monday, February 1, 2016

More Non-Skiers Heading to the Mountains, Finds Wyndham Vacation Rentals® Study

Study finds 10 percent increase from last year in number of non-skiers taking ski or snowboard vacations with family and friends

More non-skiers are visiting the slopes this ski season, and they’ve got opinions on where to stay. This year, nearly one in three non-skiers said they join their skiing and snowboarding friends and family on ski vacations, up from one in five last year. Eighty-two percent prefer to stay in a vacation rental when tagging along. These are among the findings of a recent study* of more than 9,000 skiers, snowboarders and non-skiers conducted by Wyndham Vacation Rentals, the world’s largest professional manager of vacation rental properties and part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN).

The study shows each party tends to agree when it comes to lodging for a ski vacation, with 84 percent of both skiers and snowboarders also preferring vacation rentals. This preference has strengthened from last year when 77 percent of skiers and snowboarders reported a preference for vacation rentals.