Homestay provider Vrbo predicts some of the top travel trends for 2020.
According to the brand, more travelers are looking to book same-city stays. Rather than enjoying a staycation within their own city, in which travelers stay at their own home, they’re choosing to book a hotel or home rental in their home city, and then explore things to do in their own backyards. This trend is particularly popular in Philadelphia, Chicago, Dallas and Atlanta.
Travelers are also booking “cele-cations,” or vacations to celebrate with a group, whether that celebration be a wedding, birthday or anniversary. Cele-cations are sometimes combined with same-city stays, especially when travelers want to host larger groups of people than they could in their own home. In these cases, they might book a large homestay property or hotel suite.
Portugal continues to rise in popularity as a destination for American travelers. Lisbon is popular, as is Vila Nova de Gaia, a beach destination. Other popular destinations on Vrbo’s list of top five seaside spots for 2020 include Catania, Italy, and Chania, Greece.
The fastest-growing destinations for 2020 bookings, though, according to Vrbo, are Terlingua, Texas; Bella Vista, Arkansas; Westport, Washington; Cherry Log, Georgia; and Edisto Island, South Carolina.
“This is the third year in a row travelers’ desire to be outdoors has filled the up-and-coming destinations list,” said Melanie Fish, travel expert, Vrbo. “Clearly people want the comforts of a home away from home while soaking in scenery.”
Travelers also continue to look for more and more unique accommodations, such as barns, castles, boats and treehouses.
Alexandria, Virginia, is full of cultural attractions, historic landmarks and outdoor activities. With its close proximity to Washington, D.C., Alexandria is a great city to see on its own or if you’re visiting our nation’s capital. There are plenty of things to do for less than $100 a day.
While many people visit Las Vegas to gamble, some go to watch the shows or explore the Strip and surrounding attractions. Almost all of the hotels in Vegas feature an expansive casino with plenty of tables, slot machines and other games. Along with gambling, most of the casinos also allow players to smoke in the casinos. A new Las Vegas resort is about to change the scene.
The sustainably chic h2hotel in Healdsburg, California, relaunched its Living Room styling amenity that allows guests to decorate a suite with a variety of plants from Dragonfly Floral, an organic flower farm and full-service florist. Upon check-out, guests can choose to purchase any of the in-room plants. The offer is available year-round and starts at $150.
As companies worldwide decided to close office doors for good and allow employees to work remotely full time, travel-spirited people are eager to home hop and work from new, exciting locations. WhyHotel provides the flexibility of an extended stay without feeling like you live in a hotel, but instead in a comfortable home. The newly announced, pop-up in Miami, Florida, is sure to be a top stay for the modern digital nomad.
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