Year 2013 is predicted to be interesting and rosy for tourism and vacation rentals industry. This forecast is based on a careful analysis of travel patterns of tourists in 2012. Mentioned below are few more trends (in addition to the other important developments listed in Part 1) which are predicted to happen in vacation rentals business in 2013. The aim of discussing these developments is to assist vacation rentals owners in preparing their business strategy and discerning vacationers in planning their itinerary.
Tourists will continue to flock the traditional vacation hotspots, but will exhibit a significant change in loyalty and show greater fondness for larger cities in 2013. In 2012 itself, urban locations contributed 70% in the list of top 10 most preferred destinations.
Cities are experiencing an unprecedented rise as prominent vacation destinations, but the demand is confined to smaller parties of tourists not exceeding 2-3 in numbers. Large groups constituted by 10 or more people still prefer remote vacation retreats set out in the serene and tranquil lap of nature or remote areas.
Past trends indicated that holiday houses were reserved exclusively by large traveler groups with an average member size of four to eight travelers. However in 2012 it was seen that tourists traveling in parties of two are gradually shifting their loyalty from hotels to predominantly vacation rentals. This trend is going to gain more strength in 2013.
Travelers are likely to reserve holiday houses for a period exceeding two nights. Vacation stays will customarily stretch for a minimum of one week or more. People will look for more amenities from rentals and will be inclined to organize marriage, parties etc on exotic locations.
More countries are legalizing gay rights and this is leading to a large number of gay travelers looking for gay friendly vacation rentals. There are already several websites promoting gay travel so the inclusion of gay friendly facilities is set to rise in 2013.
Experimental travel in something that’s already being experienced and has been around for over four decades but 2013 is expected to see a sharp rise of people who want to vacation with a luxury RV. This will result in high demand for these vacations travel vehicles. Vacation owners seeking quality travelers can benefit if they provide their guests with such modern luxuries as well.