Mountain View, California (EastBayDaily) — Perfect Places has seen an increase in overall bookings in 2012, and that has carried over to spring break, according to Rick Haggart, President.
"Vacation rentals are the lodging of choice for many families traveling over spring break," Haggart said. "The overall increase in bookings we have seen this year has certainly carried over into spring break."
Haggart said people are traveling to some familiar places to kick off the start of travel season. He said Florida, Hawaii, California, South Carolina, Georgia and Alabama are the top destination states for inquiries and bookings on the Perfect Places network of vacation rental sites.
"Florida is strong every year and throughout the year," Haggart said. "The Destin area and Key West are leading the way for the Spring Break period. Of course, California offers quite a bit of variety in terms of entertainment and leisure, and both the beaches and mountain destinations are strong. Lake Tahoe and Mammoth in particular got a much needed boost from recent heavy snowfall. Hilton Head in South Carolina is a perennial favorite and is strong again this year."
Haggart attributes the success of vacation rentals during spring break to people looking for value and flexibility in their lodging. "The advantages of vacation rentals over hotels and resorts are becoming well known." Haggart said. "Spring break is an ideal for vacation rentals because the stay is typically more than just a few nights and the extra amenities and value really add up. A full kitchen can lead to big savings on meals and there is usually more room for everyone to be together at a price vacationers can afford."
Perfect Places $250 Spring Break VISA® Gift Card Sweepstakes
In order to offer even more value this spring, Perfect Places will be giving away one $250 Spring Break VISA® Gift Card. Since it's a VISA® card, it's accepted just about everywhere, and the winner can spend the money in any way.
"The winner can us it for flights, gas, meals while traveling, or to book a vacation rental," Haggart said. "We know money is still tight for most people, and this is our way of saying 'Thanks' for traveling this spring."
To enter the sweepstakes, simply go to the Perfect Places Facebook page to enter.
About Perfect Places: Perfect Places offers over 60,000 vacation rental properties in more than 80 countries. Perfect Places operates a portfolio of vacation rental websites including PerfectPlaces.com, forGetaway.com, LakeRentals.com, CoastRentals.com, MountainSkiRentals.com and RentJillsHouse.com. Since 1996, Perfect Places has been a leading source for travelers looking for vacation rentals. Travelers can search for short-term rentals at Perfect Places websites for free. They'll find a wide assortment to choose from, including homes, condos, villas, cabins, bed and breakfasts and more.