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Lake Tahoe, the largest alpine lake in North America, has it all for those who enjoy vacations near the slopes. Here at FlipKey, we figured out skiers really like to travel to this winter wonderland in big groups; more than 1/3 of all reservations were made for parties of eight or more. Planning a wedding? Doing a family reunion? Or just getting away with friends for a week? Lake Tahoe is your best bet. And since planning time averages just 4-6 weeks, we highly suggest you take a look at some of our research below…
Ahh, Disney. The castles, the characters, the rides. Who could resist this wonderful paradise with the slogan “Where Dreams Come True?” Here at FlipKey, we figured out, NO ONE can. Our research shows that requests and rental prices are pretty consistent year-round. Meaning, it’s always a good time for a Disney vacation. And with 50% of inquiries coming from groups of 4-6 people, Disney is a clear favorite among families. So, Griswolds: pack up your bags, take out those mouse ears, and get ready to cross off “Disney Family Vacation” from your bucket list. After all, who wants to miss out on the magic?
The first word that comes to mind when someone says the Caribbean is paradise. So it should be no surprise that with over 7,000 islands it can be tricky to pick the perfect destination for your getaway. Fortunately, FlipKey’s Travel Trends data gives you the information you need to make the most out of your tropical escape: The top 5 spots to visit in the Caribbean are:
Once you have picked your spot, you should think about when to take your holiday in the sun. Since prices spike to around $400 a night in March and April, you should avoid traveling to the Caribbean during these months if you are on a tight budget. Prices are lower around Valentine’s Day, allowing you to take your special someone on a romantic retreat.
As the weather cools down we know that you ski bunnies have nothing on the mind but snow. Chances are, depending on where you live, you’re aching for the mountains out west that are already starting to collect snow for another amazing season. So it was no surprise to us at FlipKey that when we analyzed our traveler data for Colorado we found that 4 out of 5 top travel spots in Colorado are the ski towns Breckenridge, Keystone, Vail and Steamboat Springs.
If you’re planning a trip to the Rockies for the top ski weeks of the year, Spring Break and Christmas Break, then make sure you give yourself 10-12 weeks to book your vacation rental due to high demand. But don’t forget about Colorado’s summer slopes! You will find below average rental prices during the off-season, from May through November. There are plenty of activities to partake in even after the slopes are closed. 15.1% of our travelers head to Estes Park to check out the hot springs and Rocky Mountain National Park nearby. Plus, you only have to plan your trip 5-7 weeks in advance and will find a more peaceful getaway.
We have been conducting in-depth research of travel data collected on FlipKey, and it’s time to start unveiling the results. In an effort to extend the summer, we bring you travel trends from the Aloha State: Hawaii vacation rentals offer great value for groups of all sizes, but we discovered that Hawaii truly sparkles as a top spot for romantic rendezvous. 45% of all travelers planning Hawaii vacations travel in groups of two, and the short romantic getaway is a surprisingly popular option for islands that are a few thousand miles from… everything.