Feeling at home while travelling and finding the perfect place to enjoy relaxation and free time. These two maxims are the primary drivers for those looking at the holiday rental market and new ways to spend their vacations.
The holiday rental sector has seen rapid growth in recent years with many property owners getting in on the rental market as a lucrative way to make money from their vacant properties. And demand shows no signs of diminishing in the near future.
Travellers turned off by hotels
It seems that now there are many travellers who ‘flee’ from the somewhat aseptic decorative airs of big hotel chains in pursuit of charming places apt to share with family or friends.
Self-catering accommodation, especially houses and apartments are among the top sought-after options.
Demand for this type of accommodation, especially in the summer months has increased by 52 per cent over the same period last year, according to a report prepared by Homeaway.com. Parameters such as value for money and even aspirations to experience authentic local accommodation are two of the drivers that are moving this market. The Airbnb platform has emerged as one of the greatest exponents of this growing phenomenon.
Seeking authentic experiences
The tourist of today does not settle simply for a trip: they want to live made-to-measure experiences, immerse themselves in local cultures or plan getaways. These are some of the conclusions that have come from the online booking platform Booking.com. This website has discovered that the holiday rental market is a booming phenomenon, with more than 950,000 homes offered on its site.
What are the benefits of renting such accommodation for your vacation or short-stay holiday?
Well, according to the luxury apartment rental site www.edinburghpearlapartments.co.uk travellers can take advantage of secure, well-located accommodation offering all the comfort and convenience of a typical home.
Guests can enjoy, for example, cooking their own food in a well-appointed kitchen, have access to many facilities and amenities such as in-house gyms, spas and such like. This type of accommodation really does make you feel happy and at home, even when you are not.
Being able to have your own space while away, share it with friends at no extra cost, and simply experience authentic local living are some additional attractions. Notably, group travellers report that it’s actually much more affordable to share a large luxury apartment or house rather than book multiple individual hotel rooms.
So, it seems that the boom in holiday rental accommodation will continue as long as demand exists. And there seems to be no shortage of that at the moment.
The next time you are planning a short getaway, a business trip, or longer vacation, why not check out the various, and interesting, options for holiday rental properties in the destination you are planning to visit.