TripAdvisor Survey Reveals Vacation Rental Stays on the Rise for Americans in 2012
46 Percent of U.S. TripAdvisor Travelers Surveyed Planning a Rental Home Stay this Year Compared to 40 Percent in 2011
NEWTON, Mass., March 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TripAdvisor®, the world's largest travel site*, today announced the results of its third annual vacation rentals survey of more than 1,200 U.S. TripAdvisor travelers, revealing an increased interest in rental properties this year. According to the survey, 46 percent of respondents are planning a vacation rental stay in 2012, while 40 percent said they stayed in one last year.
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"The survey shows vacation rental stays continue to grow in popularity among TripAdvisor's U.S. travelers, as more people turn to rentals for the comforts of home, additional living space, and overall value they have to offer," said Dermot Halpin, president of vacation rentals at TripAdvisor.
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TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) manages and operates websites under 19 other travel media brands, and together the sites attract more than 69 million unique monthly visitors**. TripAdvisor's travel media brands include www.airfarewatchdog.com, www.bookingbuddy.com, www.cruisecritic.com, www.everytrail.com, www.familyvacationcritic.com, www.flipkey.com, www.holidaylettings.co.uk, www.holidaywatchdog.com, www.independenttraveler.com, www.onetime.com, www.seatguru.com, www.sniqueaway.com, www.smartertravel.com, www.tingo.com, www.travel-library.com, www.travelpod.com, www.virtualtourist.com, www.whereivebeen.com, and www.kuxun.cn.
*Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, Worldwide, January 2012
**Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Inc. and its subsidiaries, Worldwide, January 2012
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