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Vacation rentals on the rise

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One of the top travel trends for 2013 according to editor Kate Maxwell, is the growing popularity of alternative vacation accommodations. Not only do apartments, condos, villas and the like, provide a more authentic perspective on a destination, they can offer great vacation deals for traveling families or groups of friends.

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Advantages of Vacation Rentals

Space and flexibility – A prime benefit of vacation rentals is that night owls and early risers can coexist peacefully. How many times have you struggled to read lips in order to watch television in the same room as your sleeping child? With living rooms, kitchens, even multiple bedrooms, traveling families can enjoy activities as they wish, regardless of anyone’s early bedtime.

Save money – with laundry facilities in rentals, families and groups can pack light, reduce or eliminate travel baggage fees and toss in a load of laundry without turning travel laundry into a chore. Making breakfast in your kitchen is a simple way to save money or if you have a chef in the group, dinner in your vacation rental “home” can be both cost effective and a great way to explore local cuisine and culture.

Real-time Booking and Customer Service

With professionally managed vacation rentals, like Wyndham Vacation Rentals, you also benefit from a high level of confidence in the product. Reservations can be booked in real-time on the brand’s websites. Individual properties also reflect the backing of a trusted hospitality brand, Wyndham Worldwide, and ensure quality customer service provided throughout your trip. In fact, you can even take advantage of additional hotel-like amenities in the convenience of some rentals – housekeeping, concierges, restaurants, spas and more. Wyndham Vacation Rentals offers a Vacation Rental Bill of Rights that provides a checklist of items travelers should look for when booking a rental that includes concerns about service, rental selections, cleanliness and reliability, and offering travelers a service pledge throughout the entire rental experience.

Vacation Values and Affordable Travel

Spring break with the family in a house on the beach; a ski getaway with friends; reading Jane Austen in a Cotswald cottage… Vacation rentals affiliated with major hospitality brands like Wyndham Vacation Rentals are available in hundreds of destinations and offer exciting vacation adventures. For families, small groups and multi-generational travel, the ability to share the expense of accommodations without sacrificing privacy can be a significant money saving opportunity.

For tips on planning vacations with rentals Fodor’s and USA Today outlines helpful tips on where to look and what to ask.

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