Uncategorized

Family Travel is Thriving in 2018

A new survey from AAA Travel found that an estimated 88 million Americans plan to take family vacations in 2018. The AAA study found the surge in vacations was due in part to 44 percent of millennials planning a family getaway, which is more than Generation X (39 percent) or baby boomers (32 percent). One […]

Read More

Facebook Takes on Google with Trip Planning Ads

“Facebook isn’t really in the conversation yet when it comes to competing with Google in travel advertising. But Facebook has the ability to reach travelers at various stages of the trip-planning process so it has the potential to be even more disruptive than it has been.” – Dan Peltier Companies such as Google and TripAdvisor […]

Read More

7 Vacation Rental Industry Trends to Watch in 2018

In an industry that’s constantly growing, changing and bringing in new legislation, we’re excited to see what 2018 brings. Phocuswright already predicts the market will reach $36.6 billion by the end of this year, but what other vacation rental industry trends can we expect to see? Read on to find out our predictions for the coming 12 […]

Read More

Warm Up This Winter in Florida

VISIT FLORIDA speaks with Chicagoans on why they’d rather be in Florida We must say it’s quite enjoyable for it to only be March 1 and already near 80 degree temperatures everyday. The last day of winter is at the end of this month and we would love to invite anyone experiencing this absurdly cold […]

Read More

Panama City Beach Ranked As A Top Beach In USA

2018 Travlers’ Choice Awards Say PCB #11 in United States Panama City Beach has long been known for its powder-white beaches, emerald green waters and a down-home yet exciting atmosphere. So it comes as no surprise to be voted as a 2018 Travelers Choice Award Top 25 Beach in the United States. Ranking at #11, […]

Read More

Advances Made to Website and Booking Engine

Big improvements are coming to Resort Collection’s booking engine in 2018, and we couldn’t be more excited! We are always looking for the best and most innovative advances with technology in the travel industry. We want to make our booking engine and website as user-friendly as possible for our consumers. Our new platform will not […]

Read More

#BookDirect on February 7

Guest Education Day: Let your guests know it pays to book direct, book smart, and book local using #bookdirect. With a multitude of new travelers searching for vacation rentals, vacation rental managers and homeowners are joining forces for one day (February 7th) with a singular message (#bookdirect) to let travelers know that there are many […]

Read More

FREE Things to do in Panama City Beach, Florida

Fun and Excitement Without Reaching for Your Wallet! 5 Free Activities to See and Do Living in Panama City Beach our entire lives, there has never been a shortage of fun things to do and new places to explore on the 27-mile Gulf-front stretch of beach. Since PCB isn’t one of the more expensive beach […]

Read More

HomeAway/VRBO Adding and Increasing Fees

HomeAway Raises Subscription Fees 25% and Adds New Transactional Fees for Vacation Rental Managers This week Expedia-owned HomeAway announced recent changes to its revenue model for vacation rental managers. The new pricing and fee structure includes a 25 percent increase in the cost of listing subscriptions along with a new fee assessment for property management companies using “integrated […]

Read More

New Skift Research Report: A Deep Dive Into the Google Travel Ecosystem 2018

Without question, Google will continue to aggressively grow its multi-billion dollar advertising business by securing stronger direct relationships with both the supplier and the traveler. — Luke Bujarski We see Google as the most relevant and disruptive company in travel today. Directly or indirectly, Google touches just about every travel brand that has any online […]

Read More