“Top 10 Summer Vacation Home Hotspots of 2007” announced by VacationHomes.com and Vamoose.com
May 26, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel NewsLOS ANGELES – As the summer travel rush kicks off this weekend, the operators of VacationHomes.com and Vamoose.com, two of the most popular vacation property rental websites on the Internet, have assembled their annual list of the Top 10 Summer Vacation Home Hotspots of 2007.
The list results from an analysis of months of website traffic, including hundreds of thousands of page views and property inquiries. It shows that for travelers who prefer to stay in a vacation home instead of hotel, this year’s summer hot spot may not be the stereotypical dream vacation destination such as Hawaii or Puerto Vallarta.
“Warm weather and palm trees continue to be a common theme in the vacation plans for many travelers this summer – but what may come as a surprise is that resort destinations in Florida dominate this year’s list,” said John McGanty, general manager of the travel division at Internet Brands, Inc. “This indicates that vacation home renters, especially those with family in tow, are traveling to more leisurely or relaxing destinations rather than typically crowded tourist towns.”
TOP 10 SUMMER HOME VACATION HOTSPOTS
From the operators of VacationHomes.com & Vamoose.com
1. Orlando, Fla.
2. Naples, Fla.
3. Disneyworld Resort
4. Kissimmee, Fla.
5. Hilton Head, S.C.
6. Las Vegas
7. Playa del Carmen, Mexico (Caribbean Coast)
8. Santa Barbara, Calif.
9. South Lake Tahoe, Calif.
10. Marco Island, Fla.
VacationHomes.com and Vamoose.com are owned by Los Angeles-based Internet Brands, Inc., a leading operator of media, community and e-commerce websites.
About Internet Brands
Los Angeles-based Internet Brands is a leading operator of media and e-commerce sites for large ticket consumer purchases, such as cars, real estate, mortgages and travel. The company empowers consumers to make better product choices and save money. Internet Brands' sites deliver superior content and consumer insight and have received dozens of "best-in-class" awards.
Internet Brands' automotive division includes CarsDirect.com, Autos.com, Wikicars.org, GreenHybrid.com and Autodata Solutions. The company's home division includes DoItYourself.com, LoanApp.com, Loan.com and RealEstateABC.com. Internet Brands' travel division includes VacationHomes.com, Vamoose.com, Wikitravel.org, World66.com, BBOnline.com, CruiseMates.com, CruiseReviews.com, and FlyerTalk.com.
Internet Brands was founded in 1998 as CarsDirect and added the new parent company name of Internet Brands in June 2005.