If you go on vacations regularly, you must have heard about renting (if not already rented) rooms or houses directly from homeowners via peer-to-peer vacation rental services such as Airbnb, VRBO, and HomeAway.

According to a recent omnibus survey conducted by Leger for the AIF, results revealed the following information.

The top three advantages of peer-to-peer vacation services mentioned by vacationers:

  • saving money (65%)
  • having a kitchen (59%)
  • being in control (57%)

What Do Vacationers Think About Peer-to-Peer Vacation Services Disadvantages mentioned included:

  • no housekeeping (47%)
  • no concierge/front desk (23%)
  • not a part of a resort (17%)

Interesting is that the usage of the peer-to-peer vacation services is higher among timeshare owners than non-owners (70% vs. 34% and 69% vs. 11%).

The disadvantages mentioned, however, do not apply to timeshare rentals as they typically include a full set of resort amenities such as formal check-in, concierge service, housekeeping and other valuable perks unavailable at traditional vacation rentals.

Source: read the original article on arda.org 

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