Vacasa Travelers Are Seeking Sun & Sand This Holiday Season

by Carolee Chanona

With COVID-19 cases still on the rise and the hope of vaccines still a ways away, this holiday season might be the strangest one yet, but does that mean that no one will travel this season? According to Travel Pulse, it turns out there’s still hope. Vacasa, the vacation rental management company, released its 2020 Holiday Trends & Destination Best Bets, to shed much-needed light on what Americans might be planning to do over the holiday season and, most importantly, where they might be planning to go.

40% of People Will Travel to a Vacation Destination this Holiday Season

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Turns out, the biggest motivator for this holiday season will be spending quality time with loved ones. Over 1,000 people participated in the survey; 43 percent of which said they will be traveling closer to home this year, mostly by car, and mostly to visit family, friends or a significant other. Two in five of the participants said they will travel to a vacation destination, and most of those said they were interested in rental properties as opposed to hotels. That’s where Belize fits in.

Waterfront or beachfront vacations are high in demand; 45 percent are looking at a beachfront rental and 34 percent are looking at waterfront rentals, indicating a trend that people, no matter where the destination is, want a relaxing and quiet vacation away from many popular stressors. People are tentatively planning these trips, however, as opposed to how it was in the past. Almost 75 percent of people reported they will change their travel plans should there be a spike in cases in the area where they are traveling, indicating that health and safety risks are an important factor in where and how people will travel this holiday season.

Beachfront & Waterfront Destinations in Belize

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Swan Villas by Vacasa.

Beach destinations are a-plenty in Belize; but, these Vacasa properties are worth a visit year-round, with more becoming Gold Standard certified on a near-weekly basis. Whether travelers are looking to book a weekend getaway or the trip of a lifetime, Vacasa is the trusted partner for all things vacation rental. In addition to adhering to Belize’s Gold Standard program, guests of Vacasa can rest assured with its Premium Clean program; expanded housekeeping measures meet or exceed CDC recommendations and align with guidance from hospitality industry experts. Enjoy peace of mind with flexible travel options, even up to 7 days before check-in; you can reschedule your trip, or cancel and receive 100% of the cost as a Future Stay Credit.

If you’re interested in a vacation rental for the holidays, please check out Vacasa’s website. Statistics and insight originally appeared on Travel Pulse.

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