Destin, FL (PRWEB) February 4, 2009
Despite severe winter weather, steadily rising gas prices and weak U.S. economy, Americans are still finding time to travel to their favorite destinations - with a few changes. A new online vacation rental directory is helping people find value prices on accommodations.
Many making their summer vacation plans are opting for more economical options. Instead of an expensive European vacation, for instance, they are choosing a more affordable drive to a closer destination. And instead of booking a hotel for a few nights, families are finding vacation rentals as a more flexible and cost-effective alternative.
"With the economic situation being what it is today, more and more of guests are returning to the beach for a relaxing, simple and more economic vacation," says Amber Leto, Director of Rentals at Seascape Golf & Beach Resort in Destin, Florida.
"With the current financial state of affairs, families are finding comfort in the destinations they've been traveling to for years - just to relax and unwind. It's simple… it's comfortable… there's no guess work. And their finding it more affordable to stay in vacation rentals with family and friends. It's a great way to get back to the basics and enjoy your vacation."
As a whole, the vacation rental industry has enjoyed steady growth, thanks in part to an ever-growing number of travel websites specializing in vacation homes, condos and more.
Joe Scurto, founder of VRDirectory.Net, notes, "Vacation rentals provide individualized and flexible options to travelers - options you won't get at a hotel. When searching for accommodations, many property owners provide valuable details on the home, its surroundings and even the destination in general. It's that sort of personalized touch that has converted long-time hotel guests to vacation rentals."
If you're looking to take a budget-friendly summer vacation this year, look no further than booking a vacation rental for your family. To search from hundreds of homes, townhomes and condos in the United States, visit VRDirectory.Net - you'll be glad you did.