Tag Archive: travel

short-term rentals

7 Myths About Short-Term Rentals

June 28, 2019 6:22 pm Myth 1: the short-term rental industry is not that big Globally, the short-term rental supply listed on major Online Travel Agencies grew 33% from 2017 to 2018 to reach a total of 7.1Mn properties. Myth 2: the short-term rental industry is not relevant compared to the hotel industry Countries like France, Italy and Croatia have […]
multigenerational travel

It’s a Family Affair: Multigenerational Travel

June 28, 2019 6:13 pm More families are loading up the minivan with kids, parents, in-laws, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins (or some combination thereof) and heading off to enjoy a holiday together. Multigenerational trips or those involving at least three generations of family members, are in vogue—and there seems to be no end to the opportunities for travel brands […]
occupancy

Steady Occupancy and Revenue Figures Continue at Southeast Destinations

July 31, 2018 3:01 pm In the most recent lodging data for the Southeast released last week by Vermont-based Inntopia in their DestiMetrics Monthly Market Briefing, participating destination communities at seven resorts in four southeastern states including South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, and Alabama are maintaining consistent occupancy and revenues for both the month of June and the full summer season. […]
assigned seats

Southwest CEO Says Assigned Seats Still Don’t Make Sense

July 31, 2018 2:50 pm You have to give Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly credit. Analysts are constantly prodding him to embrace tried-and-true approaches for generating ancillary revenue. For the most part, he resists. He doesn’t want to mess with the airline’s secret sauce. — Brian Sumers With higher fuel prices likely to stick around for the foreseeable future, U.S. […]
beach warning flags

Beach Warning Flags

June 29, 2018 6:25 pm Stay safe. Know the beach flags. When swimming in the Gulf of Mexico, safety should be your top priority. In Panama City Beach color-coded beach flags are in place to keep the public aware of sea conditions at all times. Remember, double red means stay out of the water – you could be arrested for […]
opma travel circle

Do You Like To Travel?

June 29, 2018 4:04 pm OPMA Travel Circle is giving you exclusive deals and the absolute best rates.  Resort Collection is a member of the most prestigious organization in our industry, the Onsite Property Management Association (OPMA). OPMA is a membership-based association that joins like-minded property management companies together with vendors/suppliers in order to protect, regulate, and advance the vacation rental […]
air travel

Fourth of July on Tap To Be Busiest Air Travel Day in U.S. History

June 28, 2018 8:31 pm Many U.S. travelers have become accustomed to long security lines in recent years, but new technologies could make the experience somewhat faster and more bearable this summer. — Dan Peltier Buckle up. The Friday before July 4 may approach a record for the busiest day ever for U.S. airports, the head of Transportation Security Administration […]

Have You Seen This Child?

June 28, 2018 7:22 pm Chances are you have…on trucks, billboards, and more! The boy (we call him Goggles) is the face of our 2018 marketing campaign and is already turning heads—in a very good way. His bright smile and colorful, orange goggles give the perfect picture of what it’s like to go to the beach. Look for him locally […]

AAA: Summer Gas Prices Expected To Start Dropping

June 1, 2018 3:14 pm Short term gas prices may have peaked. The American Automobile Association predicted Tuesday prices at the pump should soon start dropping because oil and gas futures plunged after Russia and Saudi Arbia expressed interest in raising the oil supply. “The drop in crude should amount to a discount of at least 10 cents at the […]

Summer Booking Pace Surges During April At Southeast Destinations

May 31, 2018 7:23 pm Southeast destinations in Florida managed strong… during the month of April following a sluggish performance last month for summer bookings. According to the most recent data released by Vermont-based Inntopia in their monthly DestiMetrics Market Briefing, as of April 30, aggregated occupancy among participating destinations for the full summer season from March through August is […]