Holiday booking sees Leap in January says

Admit it, you’d rather be on a tropical island drinking a pina colada (and/or getting stuck in the rain). It is never too early to plan for your holiday, also HomeAway.com is giving other services such as Airbnb a run for their money when it comes to finding amazing accommodations for well-deserved holidays away from the office.

According to “Phocuswright’s A Market Transformed: Personal Accommodations in the U.S.,” travelers who opt to stay in holiday rentals versus hotels or dwelling stays rose from 1 in 10 in 2011 to 1 in 3 in 2016.

But do not wait until the spring. According HomeAway travel pro Melanie Fish, the biggest time to reserve is.

“We have a look at historical data from HomeAway.com and discovered that holiday home demand tends to jump 75 per cent from December to January, with all the most popular time to reserve a holiday being the second and third weeks in January,” Ms. Fish said in an email delivered to The Washington Times, including that as the holidays pass, as individuals begin thinking about their journeys in the new year.

“The figures jump dramatically since when people are collectively on the holiday season, they create plans for the next time they will have the ability to break free from everything,” Ms. Fish said. “They’ve decided where they would like to go, so the next step is to reserve it. It is human nature to want a trip to look ahead, and also, for many people, summer holiday is the upcoming big break after the holidays.”