Vacation rentals are a growing trend in the travel and hospitality industries today, with millennial travelers specifically looking for a unique and personalized experience. You can customize your accommodations by your travel needs without being pigeonholed into a standard guest room or suite. Plus, prices for these rentals are typically very reasonable. Here are four travel scenarios where a vacation rental may just be your best option.
1) Family Reunions – Your house is not large enough to host your extended family, so what are your options? You could rent out an entire ballroom or conference center at a hotel, but chances are good that this is simply too large a space.
If you are looking to give your family a truly unique experience, I would recommend renting one of the amazing family cabins in the Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge area of Tennessee. Many of these residences feature multi-level balconies, full kitchens, fireplaces, and other amenities that will fit all of your needs. Turn your family reunion into an experience everyone will enjoy by planning your event in a vacation rental near you!
2) Corporate Retreats – Similar to family reunions, corporate retreats have a tendency of getting a little stale when they are held in a general conference facility. Making your corporate retreat a memorable experience is as simple as putting your team in the right location.
My recommendation for your next corporate retreat is holding your event along the Northern Coast of California. Many of the rentals in this area of the country feature breathtaking views from multiple rooms, allowing your message to sink in with help of your picturesque surroundings.
3) Honeymoons – Sure, the Honeymoon Suite at a four-star hotel is a one-of-a-kind experience, but how many people can really afford this option? If you can afford it, can you afford during your entire honeymoon?
Instead of breaking the bank with a fancy suite, enjoy a longer honeymoon in a reasonably priced vacation rentals. There are Vacation Rental Management Companies (VRMCs) that offer romance packages, which will add to the value of your stay and help you cherish your time together. You might even be lucky enough to find a rental with a heart-shaped hot tub, like the one at Love Nest #334 in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.
4) Business Trips – This is a growing trend in travel, but when the Sage of Omaha, Warren Buffett, instructs his employees to check out vacation rental options for Berkshire Hathaway’s annual meeting, you know that vacation rentals are taking off.
Younger travelers (millennials specifically) are already utilizing Vacation Rentals by Owners (VRBOs) for their business travel needs, and they are finding these options on sites like VRBO.com and Airbnb. Help cut your company’s travel budget, and see if you can find a rental for your next business trip!