Danville, CA (PRWEB) April 2, 2009
NextWeekVacations.com is launching the first vacation rental marketplace solely focused on helping consumers find huge travel deals with last minute rentals. Different from existing vacation rental sites, NextWeekVacations.com only accepts last minute listings for rental dates that are typically less than 30 days away with discounts of at least 20-50% off.
"My family is always making last minute plans to go away to Florida for long weekends and we love the value, space, and luxury afforded by vacation rentals," said Angelo Tomaras of Atlanta, Georgia. "However, it's just too frustrating to look for last minute deals at existing vacation rentals sites since the calendars are not often current and you don't know if they're willing to discount for last minute rentals."
Homeowners and Property Managers are already listing their vacation rentals online, but NextWeekVacations exposes just their specials to a new audience that's focused on last minute travel. NextWeekVacations also offers Homeowners and Property Managers new tools that make liquidating last minute rentals faster, more predictably, and at optimal prices. These include automated discounting which will slowly drop the price as the check-in date nears and offer management rules which will automatically respond to offers within a given price range. It's free to list on NextWeekVacations and you can add as many pictures as you want. Consumers pay 5% of the rental price upfront to NextWeekVacations to hold their reservation.
"Getting bookings is harder this year than ever before," said Burton Saade, a "For Rent By Owner" vacation homeowner. "Discounting last minute rentals is a lot of work and NextWeekVacations provides a marketplace to make this much less painful and more profitable."
"NextWeekVacations is quickly becoming a valuable supplement to traditional property rental sites for homeowners and property managers across the country," said Founder Tim Hickman. "Having a separate presence on the web for liquidating your hard to book dates makes sense. No property manager or homeowner wants to promote their severely discounted last minute rentals next to their full priced rentals."
NextWeekVacations is also leveraging an increasing trend in travel. Families are increasingly traveling more last minute, more local, and are demanding discounts. For consumers, these last minute deals may be one of the few silver linings in this economy.
How It Works:
Homeowners often advertise rentals with sites such as HomeAway.com or VRBO.com. When rentals go un-booked, owners lose valuable income. NextWeekVacations offers an efficient way to quickly liquidate upcoming rental dates without reducing the appeal of full priced rentals. The homeowner rents hard-to-fill last-minute vacancies and travelers' get a great deal on last-minute vacations. No longer do vacationers have to search through hundreds of listings to find both something that's available and discounted. It's right there for travelers at NextWeekVacations.com.
NextWeekVacations is founded by internet veterans who are also vacation homeowners. After managing their own vacation rental properties for several seasons in North Carolina's Outer Banks, they realized the biggest obstacle for rental owners is last minute discounting and vacancies. The resulting recession spurred the team to create NextWeekVacations.com. The company is based in Danville and is privately funded.