In his most recent blog post on Frommers.com, Arthur Frommer gives some predictions for the 2011 year in travel, and a surge in vacation rentals is what he sees.
Arthur Frommer published his first travel book in 1957! Since his first publication, the Frommer’s collection of travel products has grown to over 300 guidebooks, and a popular travel website, www.Frommers.com.
Based on 50+ years of travel guidance, Frommer is a very good analyst of the travel industry.
Coming in at #1, here’s what Frommer had to say about vacation rentals:
1) A Greatly Increased Use of Apartments and Vacation Homes in Place of Standard Hotels
It’s the most pronounced trend in travel…because of the skyrocketing popularity of such alternative accommodations. Large segments of the traveling public are today convinced (and they’re right, in my view) that apartment/home rentals cost much less than hotels and improve the quality of the stay.