VacationHomes.com’s Top Ten Holiday Vacation Home Destinations previews where vacationers are heading this winter
September 29, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel NewsLOS ANGELES – As summer fades and the travel industry enters prime winter travel-booking season, the editors of VacationHomes.com and Vamoose.com, two of the most popular vacation rental websites on the Internet, have assembled their list of the Top 10 Holiday Vacation Home Destinations to gauge where winter travelers will be spending the holiday season.
The list results from an analysis of website traffic, property inquiries, and hundreds of thousands of page views on VacationHomes.com and Vamoose.com. Since many families travel with children over the holidays, many elect to stay in a vacation home rather than a hotel due to extended vacations and the desire for a home-style atmosphere and full kitchen amenities during the holidays.
"This year's list contains some of the expected big-name winter resorts, but we’re seeing more vacationers taking a look at the off-the-beaten-path destinations," said John McGanty, general manager of the travel division at Internet Brands, Inc., the parent company of VacationHomes.com and Vamoose.com. "This continues an overall trend we've been seeing throughout the year toward slower-paced, more leisurely family trips that are still affordable."
TOP 10 HOLIDAY VACATION HOME DESTINATIONS
From the editors of VacationHomes.com & Vamoose.com
1. Lake Tahoe, Calif.
2. Breckenridge, Colo.
3. Beech Mountain, N.C.
4. Vail, Colo.
5. Catskill Mountains, N.Y.
6. Beaver Creek, Colo.
7. Winter Park, Colo.
8. Big Bear Lake, Calif.
9. Aspen, Colo.
10. Park City, Utah
Additional information on destination attractions and rental pricing is available at VacationHomes.com and Vamoose.com.
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, RealEstateABC.com, ApartmentRatings.com and ePodunk.com. Internet Brands' travel division includes VacationHomes.com, Vamoose.com, Wikitravel.org, World66.com, BBOnline.com, CruiseMates.com, CruiseReviews.com, FlyerTalk.com and SlowTrav.com.
Internet Brands was founded in 1998 as CarsDirect and added the new parent company name of Internet Brands in June 2005.