We know it is early in the year but that doesn't mean we can't set the bar high for 2013. An article was recently published 0n a Barefoot portal partner, Perfect Places about an optimistic view on the year for vacation rentals. This January, Perfect Places reported a 32% increase in online bookings compared to the same month one year ago. Based on a previous survey, Perfect Places found that property owners had a better 2012 than they did 2011. Furthermore, these owners had an optimistic view on 2013 as well. If this survey is any indication of future success, then 2013 should be a huge year for the industry.
"Haggart said that each vacation rental is unique compared to relatively generic and standardized hotels. While this uniqueness is a great for travelers, he said it does lead to more questions prior to booking which in turn leads to more offline bookings over the phone"
To combat this unique situation, Perfect Places has worked very hard to partner link with as many different rental software companies as possible in order to deliver the ultimate end user experience. With this type of news to start the year off it is very easy to look optomistically to the future. If you wish to read the full article it can be found here.
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